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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

      h. kim

      June 16, 2021

      Good!!!

      Good!!!

      C. Chile

      May 30, 2021

      Totalmente adictivo

      Me encanta poder darle calor analogo a mis señales y esta herramienta es genial!

      L. Tian Siung

      May 29, 2021

      Great tone

      sounds magic!

      S. Puha

      May 24, 2021

      Great agressive vintage tone

      Love the vibe

      S. Puha

      May 24, 2021

      Great agressive vintage tone

      Love the vine

      o. martinez lopez

      May 15, 2021

      Tape rules!!

      Sounds warm & punchy!!!

      R. Rasiński

      May 11, 2021

      Just an analog :)

      It's great to add some analog sound to the mix as well as the individual tracks.

      R. Rasiński

      May 11, 2021

      Just an analog :)

      It's great to add some analog sound to the mix as well as the individual tracks.

      K. Marshall

      May 9, 2021

      Magnetic

      Lovely tool to bring a mix together

      J. Geary

      May 7, 2021

      Tape Trio!

      As many others here have said, this isnt a "lite" version of the Studer or Ampex machines. The Oxide has a flavor of its own! As someone who likes to fiddle with all the options under the hood its a lifesaver for short deadlines with it's "set and forget" design. Low DSP usage and the pleasant "glue" it adds when used across a mix makes this a win win for me!

      C. Uquillas

      May 3, 2021

      Excellent

      Great plugin !

      H. Warmels

      April 29, 2021

      Nice for all tracks!

      Gives a nice extra to all the tracks

      J. Wolff

      April 26, 2021

      Oxide OD

      I put this on next to everything. If I’m in Luna I literally out this on everything. I love putting it on buses even on default settings because it just helps everything sit together nicely. Which is something that I was seriously lacking and having trouble with before this and other UA plug-ins.

      P. Stoppini

      April 23, 2021

      Incredible sound

      It gives "that" touch to everything, from single track to the mix bus, once you heard it you are not able to do without it

      C. Alexander

      April 20, 2021

      great bit of kit

      brings an extra edge to my individual tracks within the mix. and that's brilliant .love it on vocals ,snare drum and bass, ooooh, fattener

      S. Gill

      April 18, 2021

      Great for Summing

      I went all in for what the Luna platform has to offer. This means running your tracks into the Oxide tape, and then going into Analog Bus Summing. I compared this with a slew of other solutions, including putting the plugins in other software, and using hardware analog summing dedicated hardware. In the end using a DAW or hardware summing sounded about the same, but the Luna platform is in a different level of platform. When combining Oxide tape with one of the Neve or API summming options and the ATR-102, its hard pressed to compare. I switch between the Oxide and A800, and they both have their best suited material. When you put it in one track or another it is not always apparent but when you listen to all the tracks individually running through it, you get real close to using real tape. I have not had so much fun with a plugin or platform since I left reel-to-reel tape in 2007. To me this brought back all the excitement I had so missed working with tape, but not having to deal with maintenance or parts or fixing or aligning, etc... Well Done!!

      j. Heindorff

      March 30, 2021

      Sounds amazing

      Just do magic on every instrument. Really amazing on a Wurlitzer, Wow!,

      K. Kaunan

      March 18, 2021

      Simple and impactful

      What I like about the oxide is the great texture and feel you can achieve with limited options. Highly recommended!

      D. Rhodes

      March 17, 2021

      Great plugin

      Loving this on kick drums, snare, bass - adds saturation and mild compression without being over-powering.

      P. Guellard

      March 15, 2021

      Problem?

      Yes, my only problem was, once you apply demo version to your tracks, you will have to buy it...this plug-in is actually this "magic dust" that help you turn any mix into a pro sounding audio. Amazing!