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FATSO™ Jr. / Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor

FATSO Jr. / Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor

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Regular Price: $299.00

$119.00

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Get the rich sound of magnetic tape, class A transformers, and tube circuits.

Able to warmly burnish frequencies and transients, or crush them with thick saturation, the FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces exhaustively emulates the iconic, industry standard Empirical Labs hardware.

Used by legendary engineers Ed Cherney, Al Schmitt, and Brendan O'Brien, the FATSO can also increase the apparent volume of your source material. The FATSO plug-in is officially endorsed and scrutinized for accuracy by its designer, Dave Derr.

Now You Can

Inject your tracks and mixes with the warm, musical qualities of magnetic tape, tubes, and class A transformers

Lightly color, or destroy, drums, vocals, and more with tube and tape saturation

Harness “plug-in only” Tranny Saturation, Sidechain Filtering, and Stereo/Mono controls

Dial-in a wealth of analog textures with Warmth and Spank controls

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FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor plug-in

Go From Tame — to Trashed

Go From Tame — to Trashed

The FATSO plug-in offers a wide palette of possibilities for adding fat analog character and cohesiveness to your DAW tracks. It’s also a creative tool, able to add varying degrees of saturation — from subtle to severe — on any source. The FATSO's Input control lets you dial in shades of harmonic generation and distortion, while the Tranny and Warmth features provide varying amounts of of tape and tube tone.

Plug-In Only Features

Plug-In Only Features

The FATSO plug-in’s versatility is greatly expanded with the addition of Dave Derr's custom mods. The FATSO Sr. offers a “Tranny” saturation control, Sidechain Filtering and deeper compression parameters including Threshold, Attack and Release. These special FATSO Sr. mods are only available with the UAD Powered Plug-In version of this essential studio tool.

Key Features

Recreates the warm, musical qualities of magnetic recording tape, tubes, and class A transformers

Licensed and endorsed by Empirical Labs, created by Universal Audio

Clipping, Warmth, Tranny, and Compression Select allow for a wide variety of analog tonal shaping possibilities

Additional UAD plug-in exclusive, FATSO Sr., provides original concept developed by Empirical Labs’ Dave Derr

FATSO Sr. features include Tranny Saturation, Sidechain Filtering plus Threshold, Attack, and Release

Stereo or Mono operation with independent Left/Right controls

Customer Reviews

FATSO™ Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor

Overall Rating

C. Camden

December 9, 2019

Get this.

This is simply magic on a drum bus. Worth it for that alone for me.

C. Davies

December 6, 2019

Great sound!

I bought this because I needed to fill the '4 items for the 3 price' offer, on a whim, and LOVING it. adds so much more than just compression. I use it now on almost everything for a nice thick warm sound.

D. Fries

November 19, 2019

Good Compressor!

Good with drums, guitar, banjo, but not for everything.

UAD User

November 15, 2019

Brings A Vintage Vibe

I was looking for a way to turn my modern sounding drum loops into an early 70’s singer/songwriter vibe. This really warmed things up in a musical way.

l. morrish-thomas

October 6, 2019

Does incredible things to the drum bus

Just makes drums sit really nicely in the mix. With this you can carefully adjust how much transients get tamed. The tranny section is really useful for translation onto small speakers too as it brings the harmonics out of the low frequency information

j. colin

September 30, 2019

Essential for every engineer

When things get thin call on the fatso! Loveeee it!

UAD User

July 17, 2019

Great Parallel Drums Compressor

Versatile on the mix bus for in your face aggression, drums bus, and my favorite implementation compression on a parallel drums bus and tucking it back in. Also something Andrew Scheps does on a lot of his mixes. He calls that P Drums bus: Fatso.

e. mullano

June 27, 2019

Suono caldo ed in evidenza

Da avere, ottimo su Voci, snare, guitars and more

G. Kovács

June 25, 2019

Glue and shine

Fatso is a great plugin, it gives the missing glue and shine to my drum bus, or to basically anything.

L. Romano

June 24, 2019

Great on drums and bass

I really like what it does to the drum overheads, bass guitar and parallel snare processing.

E. Sambugaro

June 21, 2019

Good!

Really good! With personal preset, i can use everywhere!

C. Torres

June 14, 2019

Phenomenal

The fatso is incredible, I have heard it’s effect from the analog and UA plugin and the emulation is a mirror sonic image

T. Feswick

June 5, 2019

Love it.

Excellent quality. Does exactly what it's supposed to. Love it on bass guitar.

M. Leys

June 3, 2019

Wow

damn it!!! I tried demo and it's really different and sound great!
It brings a special glue to the mix!

I. Batista

April 16, 2019

So so good!

The Fatso does what its name implies, it makes things fatter in a super musical way; it’s such a beautiful sound. Excellent un drums, percussion, parallel bus...bass, so so good, or should I say Fat?

S. Jacobsen

April 6, 2019

Just like the Hardware!!! But Better!

I have a buddy who owns one of the Emperical Labs hardware fatso's. I can tell you for sure this plug in emulates it PERFECTLY!!! Great on drums and many other instruments/sources!! Definitely one to own for sure!!!

J. Salazar

March 27, 2019

Jony_9_94@hotmail.com

It's amazing plugin analogue with transparent and hard compression.

J. Bergeron

February 15, 2019

Can't live without.

take the piano attack & warm it up!!!!

UAD User

February 13, 2019

Exactly as promised

This is a great plugin for warmth, saturation and to really tie the room together.

L. Lammert

February 11, 2019

Sounds great

That’s all :)