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

FATSO Jr. / Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor

$299.00

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$299.00

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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

M. Morgenroth

September 22, 2020

The FATSO is worth every penny. Rap Vocal cheat code!

I bought the Fatso Jr/Sr on sale a week ago and let me tell ya, I am a believer. After a few hours of getting familiar with the sound and controls, I knew I had purchased something special. I started by using it on my drum buss, and to fatten up some VST synths. But once I tried it within my vocal chain I was honestly astonished. This thing adds a dimension, color, and depth to vocals that I have never heard from any other plug-in, UAD or other. The warmth button along with the transformer circuit allow for the most musical de-essing that I have ever heard in the digital domain. If you are like me, you prefer to use some form of tape saturation to tame harsh sibilance. Once you use the Fatso for this task you simply won't be able to use anything else. You do not lose ANY high end, it is as I mentioned earlier quite astonishing. The UAD Fatso is going to be a mainstay in my vocal chain (mostly rap/hip hop) for the time being until I can afford the hardware unit from ELI. Very happy with my purchase. Thanks UAD!

E. Grebeznieks

September 11, 2020

Еxcellently!

the long-awaited purchase of this plugin was justified, I have not heard any analogues that can replace this plugin. I love him

S. Shaw

September 8, 2020

Wonderful for parallel bus

Compression plus tape mojo. The Sr version even has control over compression parameters. Really great one-box-rules-all for parallel processing.

K. Kerpel

September 5, 2020

Tremendous!

What a great product! Recently I have bought myself a UAD quad satellite. The Fatso was on my list for so long but the hardware device was too expensive. This is really an outcome and the sound is great!!

L. Burger

August 25, 2020

Fatso is a character. . .

Fatso adds character to your tracks.
The Tape simulation has a full bodied saturation, compression effect on your tracks.

M. Mchangani

August 9, 2020

Warm and presence

I use this in all my mixes, works on nearly everything!

C. Bruce

August 9, 2020

Awesome

I use this to get my bass right in smaller speakers.

B. Horvat

July 19, 2020

Farso Jr. /Sr.

Usefull and always in my mixing toolbox ready to be used. Most of the time I use it after the 670 fairchild on my drums bus.

B. Horvat

July 19, 2020

Farso Jr. /Sr.

Usefull and always in my mixing toolbox ready to be used. Most of the time I use it after the 670 fairchild on my drums bus.

g. gomez

July 15, 2020

awesome!

use in everything !! you will see!

P. Taraldsen

July 14, 2020

Glue and punch

The Fatso gives me the "omphhh" I need when mixing drums. Its works good on guitars as well.

M. Franco

July 13, 2020

Sounds good, sounds compress!

I use this on drum, Gts, and on buses, really colored tool. Easy to use and lots of presets to start with!

g. gomez

July 7, 2020

fatso !! awesome!!

is the best plugins ever! nice warm! versatile! always in my drums buss

G. Rios

July 2, 2020

good eq like original's

Exelente A+++

e. schlosser

July 1, 2020

the best

the best plugin I own

M. Reeves

June 29, 2020

Wonderfull Plugin

My mixes were missing something and I couldn't figure what. Along come Fatso and at last I know. Best thing ever !

G. Porrino

June 17, 2020

Fatso

Great on drum, or just about anything. Versatile and musical. Don't know how I lived without it.

F. Mazzarella

June 11, 2020

Amazing Sound

Amazing plug-in which gives my lead sounds the last final touch...use it all the time now

P. McLaughlin

June 10, 2020

It's in my template.

I have a Fatso bus. It lives there. I also have a bass juice buss and this can live there too. Try bypass automating it to make a section in a song standout.

C. Vazquez

May 24, 2020

DRUM BUSS

I know I’m limiting it’s use but wow this thing just sounds incredible on the drum buss!!! I just set it and forget!!! You will see!