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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

      B. Sancez

      May 24, 2022

      Excellent Budget UAD Choice

      The other tape machine UA offers has more control but this is a SOLID tape for the price point its sounds great just wish you had more control like the other tape machines. Using this with Kramer tape on individual tracks with half mix or less and getting excellent results.

      D. Jin

      May 22, 2022

      Vocal saturator

      I love this for subtle yet effective vocal saturation. It gives a nice low end that is not overwhelming, which I love after doing some low cut for clean processing.

      r. lewis

      May 18, 2022

      This one surprised me

      Have to admit wasn't expecting much out of this when I got it with my apollo, but I've been pleasantly surprised, sounds juicy in the low end, adds nice body to the mids and gives a slight lift to the highs, dsp hit is good too, I'd give it four and a half stars if I could, but five for exceeding expectations.

      E. Shacham

      May 16, 2022

      love the color...

      I just love the color this machine brings....
      remind me of when I was a kid , I used to play with my dads Tape....

      D. Shaw

      May 7, 2022

      Super pleased

      The oxide tape recorder is everything I hoped for and more! If you want to take your music to another level then get this plugin!! Apply to each track and witness the magic!!

      J. Reed

      February 17, 2022

      Simply Magic

      This plugin is amazing! Not only does it just make everything sound better, it gives you level controls so you have complete control of your headroom. The saturation is is awesome. The controls are simple and straightforward. I can't think of any way to improve this plugin. I don't mix without it.

      S. Alfarano

      February 16, 2022

      OXIDE TAPE RECORDER

      great tool to add compression and dymanics with a lot of natural harmonics as well, absolutely reccomanded

      j. haskin

      January 28, 2022

      Suddenly unavailable after being included with my purchase

      This plugin was included with my apollo twin usb. I updated the firmware and now it’s asking me to try the demo or buy it?

      I. Yunakov

      January 10, 2022

      Oxide Gold

      Great harmonics and distortion for the final stems

      C. Bors

      January 7, 2022

      i purchased for drum track and i love it :)

      On the xmas sale was very good price, and i believe for my ears too. And the look of the plugin is also nice. :)

      J. Manning

      January 3, 2022

      Tape Tape Tape

      Very good on drums.

      S. Lichawski

      December 15, 2021

      Great on drums

      I love the way it goes with drums. It gives me smooth bass on bass drums, clarity on snares and overheads.

      UAD User

      December 15, 2021

      Great buy!

      I was sceptical about the effectiveness of tape emulations but this affordable plugin is well worth the the money .
      It takes nothing away but gives a pleasing warmth to whatever you put through it , on tracks and master bus . I say buy it!!

      UAD User

      December 15, 2021

      Great buy!

      I was sceptical about the effectiveness of tape emulations but this affordable plugin is well worth the the money .
      It takes nothing away but gives a pleasing warmth to whatever you put through it , on tracks and master bus . I say buy it!!

      D. Davis

      December 7, 2021

      Tape goodness

      Good stuff.

      J. Waldman

      December 2, 2021

      Impressed

      I've owned the atr-102 for a while and love it. This one's a different beast, I'm finding it great for adding liveliness and mojo to tracks without sounding too drastic or saturated. First impressions are great!

      J. Lindberg

      November 5, 2021

      Shine and movement

      Can be used for practically any instrument and vocals. Gives a warm complex shine and a sence oc movement in the sound.

      C. Hlavka

      October 15, 2021

      Forward sound

      you can here the source come forward. I like it. Can dial in the subtleness with input and output controls very simple.

      Q. Adolphin

      October 4, 2021

      This is it

      Can’t finish a mix without it!! Great plug

      j. Del Rosario

      September 29, 2021

      Love it

      I use it with my guitars and i love it, it add a very nice harmony to the sound ❤️‍