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

      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.

      B. Schumacher

      December 26, 2019

      I regret buying it

      This is my least favourite tape simulation

      R. Kristensen

      December 24, 2019

      Great Tape Recorder

      Simple, so very easy to use and it just sounds great.
      Very good at glueing things together giving the mix warmth, low-end and punch.

      O. Vargas Campuzano

      December 23, 2019

      Love it!

      Sounds good, and it's really easy to use

      Y. Novgorodov

      December 16, 2019

      Nothing extra

      Very easy to use!

      P. FRATTINI

      December 12, 2019

      Warm and simple.

      Mixing and mastering in-the-box on an everyday basis has been more than challenging in many ways, for me. But thanks to this little gem, warming up tracks, groups or mixes has never been so simple, smooth and so immediate.

      P. FRATTINI

      December 12, 2019

      Warm and simple.

      Mixing and mastering in-the-box on an everyday basis has been more than challenging in many ways, for me. But thanks to this little gem, warming up tracks, groups or mixes has never been so simple, smooth and so immediate.

      B. Smith

      December 11, 2019

      A must have on everything.

      I add the Oxide on all my bus. It seems to glue the sound together. I even have used it on my master bus to add tape to the entire mix. Great plug-in far beyond price for too many applications.

      B. Tari

      December 7, 2019

      Good Choice!

      I love this!

      D. Schaefer

      December 3, 2019

      Tape is Back

      Love this Plugin, had actually been inspired by the promo video to put that on all tracks and "simulate" a recording on tape...I created a template specifically for that matter, already got songs in mind that require just that old-school touch! Love it!

      G. Livingston

      November 28, 2019

      Great simple saturation

      Love that tape. saturation on everything.

      A. Bertók

      November 19, 2019

      favorite

      Oxide tape is one of my favorite things for mixing.

      A. Krechmer

      November 17, 2019

      Oxide Tape

      One of my favorite plug-in! Irreplaceable with local track processing and easy to use. 10/10!