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

Oxide Tape Recorder gives you the musical, mixable sound of tape, letting you quickly add clarity, punch, and warmth to vocals, guitars, drums, and more, so every track sounds like a record.

Included Versions

UAD Native
Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

Apollo Realtime & UAD‑2
Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • Inject the warm color and punchy low-end response of analog tape to your tracks
  • Apply tape saturation and circuit overdrive via simple Input/Output controls
  • Choose among 7.5 and 15 IPS Tape Speeds and two emphasis curves for colorful tape textures
  • Experience in-the-box recording “through” tape in real time using Apollo interfaces

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Get Hit-Making Analog Tape Sounds

Get Hit-Making Analog Tape Sounds

Developed by the same team behind UA's industry-leading Ampex and Studer tape machine plug-ins, Oxide Tape Recorder gives your productions the warmth, presence, and vibe of professional analog tape, with only the essential controls, so you can get sounds faster.

Explore Groundbreaking Tape Emulation Technology

Explore Groundbreaking Tape Emulation Technology

Whether you’re tracking in realtime 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 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


      s. dionigi

      November 28, 2023

      molto bello

      Aggiunge armoniosità

      J. GIBELY

      October 17, 2023

      Dope !!!!

      Vraiment l’une des meilleures émulations à bande du marché parfait pour booster vos 808’s ou kicks

      J. Aguilar

      October 16, 2023

      Fat and clean sound

      love this! now everything sounds bigger !

      D. Smith

      September 18, 2023

      Great warm, silky sound

      Very fair price for a great plug-in, adds that harmonic character that some digital plugins just miss.

      M. Bence

      September 12, 2023

      Want a full low end?

      This thing bring beef to low end.

      I. Vorobei

      August 20, 2023

      Love warm of sound

      Compared with Studer looks like more colourful sound. Lovely result.

      A. Alsatouf

      August 9, 2023

      My favorite tape

      Very simple controls, but has an amazing silky sound, love it on anything

      O. Kudin

      July 29, 2023

      Warm and crisp

      Simple yet bright at the top and warm at the low end.

      Very easy to use with great sound.
      Absolutely on any instruments will be in demand.

      I recommend

      Z. Gaubas

      July 10, 2023

      Oxide Tape Recorder

      Nice sounding plugin. Easy to use.

      A. Legner

      July 9, 2023

      Analoges Feeling

      Gibt Wärme und Dampf

      D. NICOLAE

      July 9, 2023


      I like the simplicity and the sound
      Very good tape emulator!

      g. parenti

      July 6, 2023


      Increíble, solo colocarlo ya está sonando con una excelente saturación armónica!

      A. Sanchez

      July 4, 2023

      Good on bass

      Gave my bass guitar track a thick, bold sound.

      D. Groulx

      June 26, 2023

      Love it !

      Sounds great! Doesn't require much CPU. This and the Studer A800 have replaced all of my previous ''CPU guzzling'' tape emulators....and sound much better to boot!

      K. Volchenko

      June 23, 2023

      It is magic!!!

      Oxide closed the question about low end in my mixes! It is great plugin and now it “must have” on all !!!

      J. Tofte

      June 16, 2023

      Great for that classic analog sound

      It's brilliant. The price is awesome. You won't regret it.

      A. washington

      June 14, 2023

      "Great Experience with the Oxide Tape Recorder"

      I really like my new Oxide Tape Recorder from Universal Audio. It's easy to use and adds a warm, rich sound to my music. The controls are simple, and it lets me change settings for different sound effects.

      It does a great job making music sound like it was recorded on classic tape machines. I especially love the warm color and strong bass it gives my tracks. It also lets me choose different tape speeds for more sound options.

      Using it with an Apollo interface for recording is easy and improves my work. In short, the Oxide Tape Recorder is a great tool for making high-quality music with a vintage touch.

      N. Grassmann

      June 13, 2023

      buy it (especially for the price)

      super fast and easy to use. great saturation and nice warmth (analog).

      O. Cuellar

      June 12, 2023

      great tape recorder

      adds that extra sizzle to mix buses, best of the best , thanks UAD

      R. Matamoros

      June 11, 2023

      la mejor cinta que he probado

      estaba esperando esta oportunidad y definitivamente hice una excelente compra. La cinta suena genial y la he puesto por toda mi plantilla de mezcla.