Oxide Tape Recorder

Oxide Tape Recorder

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UA’s groundbreaking tape emulation technology in an easy-to-use plug-in.

The Oxide Tape Recorder plug-in provides UA's revolutionary magnetic tape emulation technology in a simple, affordable package — with all of the essential features. By harnessing the musical, mixable sound of tape, Oxide gives you clarity, punch, and warmth so every track "sounds like a record.”

Now You Can:

Easily inject the warm color and punchy low-end response of large format analog tape to your tracks

Apply tape saturation and circuit overdrive via simple Input/Output controls

Use presets designed by engineer/producer John Paterno [Brad Paisley, Los Lobos]

Experience in-the-box recording “through” tape in real time using Apollo interfaces

Load Oxide on 24 tracks with single UAD-2 QUAD DSP Accelerator

Choose among 7.5 and 15 IPS Tape Speeds and two emphasis curves for colorful tape textures

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Oxide Tape Recorder

Groundbreaking Tape Emulation Technology

Groundbreaking Tape Emulation Technology

The Oxide Tape Recorder plug-in was engineered by the same team behind the industry-leading UAD Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Machine and Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Machine plug-ins. Designed in conjunction with AES magnetic recording expert Jay McKnight, Oxide gives your tracks and mixes the warmth, presence, and vibe of professional analog tape.

Easy to Use

Easy to Use

Whether you’re tracking in real time using an Apollo interface, or mixing in your DAW, Oxide’s intuitive controls deliver musical results for beginners and pros alike. Just select IPS (inches per second), EQ, and noise reduction settings, and tweak input and output controls to taste. By emulating fat tape compression and colorful circuit behaviors, Oxide gives your tracks and mixes the cohesive glue that only analog tape can provide.

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      Key Features

      Simple, easy to use features, providing the essential sound of magnetic tape to your recordings
      Custom presets designed by engineer/producer John Paterno guiding you to great sound
      Provides the warm, natural sound and punchy low-end response of large format analog tape
      Tape saturation and circuit overdrive via easy-to-use Input / Output controls and Repro or Input paths
      Tape Speeds of 7.5 and 15 IPS; NAB and CCIR Emphasis curves
      Run 24 stereo or 40 mono tracks with a single UAD-2 QUAD DSP Accelerator
      Algorithm design by UA’s world-renowned team of DSP engineers and AES magnetic recording expert Jay McKnight
      Owners of Oxide get deep discounts towards UA's Magnetic Tape Bundle
      Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

      Customer Reviews

      Oxide Tape Recorder

      Overall Rating

      Д. Кириллов

      March 18, 2020

      Oxide tape

      My favourite saruration for drums and mastering

      R. Millot

      March 17, 2020

      Great and Simple

      Simple and effective for the analog sound

      M. Spannenkrebs

      March 17, 2020

      easy to use ..........

      do what it's for

      A. Stewart

      March 15, 2020

      Sooooo tasty!

      Perfect for adding warmth to tracks.

      M. Sergunin

      March 12, 2020

      cool thing

      very cool thing
      I use the bass and bass bus
      Love how the sound changes!

      M. Sergunin

      March 12, 2020

      thing

      very cool thing
      I use the bass and bass bus
      Love how the sound changes!

      J. WOODS

      February 21, 2020

      Get it.

      Oxide tape has multiple uses. You won't regret getting it especially if you get it at half price and you have 1 or 2 coupons it will cost you very little And you will use it all over your projects. It will definitely hold you down until you can get the studer800 and the Ampex tape.

      P. Mata Rodriguez

      February 18, 2020

      Great piece of software!!!

      I don't own the original hardware so I cannot compare, but the results on my guitar and Superior Drummer are great, it adds warm and character. Great piece of software!!!

      X. Emmen

      February 7, 2020

      It’s simply amazing

      Looking for warmth? Get this ... put it on you master and be amazed at the sheer quality and finish this gives. Why not put in in your chain and in your master? Double the fun, triple the feel and quality of your projects. Just simply amazing.

      F. Beats

      January 31, 2020

      Amazing tone

      The character you can get out of this guy should not be ignored. Vocals still not peaking through the mix, slap this guy on the bus. Snare or hats need a little sizzle, you guessed it, slap it on

      F. Beats

      January 31, 2020

      Amazing tone

      The character you can get out of this guy should not be ignored. Vocals still not peaking through the mix, slap this guy on the bus. Snare or hats need a little sizzle, you guessed it, slap it on

      s. yang

      January 31, 2020

      Very intuitive friend!


      A great plug-in that can help you get more out of your analog tape recorder.

      Walk to the first insert of all your tracks!

      This guy will improve your sound!

      G. Rhodes

      January 26, 2020

      In My Top 5 Plugins

      Oxide makes every track sound 10% better instantly. Requires almost no tweaking. I love this plugin.

      M. Fulwider

      January 17, 2020

      If I had only waited.....

      Well, normally I would say I am quite happy with my purchases from Universal Audio, but with this one I am a bit peeved. It seems that if I had just waited a couple of months I could have had Oxide with Luna for free! I feel like I just through some money out the window!

      S. Smith

      January 15, 2020

      Sounds great but makes my sessions crash

      Hi all, I'm running a Mac Pro Tower late 2013 with 64gb of RAM. Ever since I purchased (didn't have this issue during the free trial) this plugin, one of my larger sessions started crashing upon startup.

      Other than that it sounds pretty awesome.

      M. Dekytspotter

      January 5, 2020

      Analogue !

      Simple d’utilisation...filtre bande passante Analogic...chaleurise votre mix (...)
      Sans trop de prise DSP.

      D. Stanchev

      December 30, 2019

      Easy and pleasant

      Very good simulation that produces soft pleasant sound. Easy to set up.

      D. Stanchev

      December 30, 2019

      Easy and pleasant

      Very good simulation that produces soft pleasant sound. Easy to set up.

      D. Lacroix

      December 29, 2019

      GREAT TAPE EMULATION FOR DRUM BUSSES

      DRUMS NEED AN EXTRA CRISP TOUCH OR BASS NEEDS AN EXTRA CRUNC. OXIDE TAPE IS THE WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!

      U. Soto

      December 27, 2019

      In luv with this plugin!

      Just what I’ve been wanting for a while now, a nice warm and beautiful saturation! It’s on every single one of my recording paths and not afraid to commit to the sound that goes through it.