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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

      A. Gallab

      May 28, 2020

      Not bad but could use more features

      It's not a bad tape recorder but isn't that versatile. Maybe some people like that but I feel like the lack of features don't allow you to do what you can from a true tape recorder.

      J. Bru

      May 27, 2020

      Sonido ligero de Cinta

      Supongo que al ser un plugin con muy pocos ajustes, tampoco se puede esperar mucho. Hace su función y en algunos tracks me ha gustado, en otros no he notado gran diferencia y ahí es cuando echas en falta poder realizar ajustes. Cumple su función.

      O. Siqueiros

      May 25, 2020

      Something special

      Difficult to explain, but easy to feel, when using the oxide tape "something" changes, if the vocal sound was good, it just improves, I don't know what it is, but it becomes more "pleasant" to my ear.

      M. Kaloshyn

      May 24, 2020

      Love this tape!

      Glue, bass, hi!

      A. Gandy

      May 20, 2020

      A must have

      What this did on my live pre recorded drums was insane! Not only does it warm it up it also brought some clarity. I’ve used it on instruments and vocals and it never lets me down.

      F. Ruiz

      May 20, 2020

      Oxide Tape Recorder

      Wow. I never Knew you could have that convincing of analog tape in a digital format!!!!!!

      T. Semler

      May 17, 2020

      Good as you can get with digital.

      I’ve been tracking exclusively on a 2” ampex mm1100 machine for the last 4 years and this plug in has helped de-stabilize my “tape or die” mentality.
      It sounds great. Hard to tell if it’s tape or not, but more importantly, brings some of the lushness I associate with tape to the digital stage.
      Especially love it on drums and bass.

      J. Brown

      May 14, 2020

      Oxide for the win!!!

      I started out recording to tape in the studios at school. Over the years I have used the many tape-like saturation plugins and this tape emulation just feels right! It smooths out the vocals, it adds a bump to the bass at 15 ips! It sounds very familiar to the analogue workflow and characteristics that I started on. It's become a staple on every mix in some form.

      T. Whibley

      May 14, 2020

      Love it!!

      Title speaks for itself, I am a full convert to UA, Luna is fantastic , just don't screw it up by trying to catch up to all the other DAW's.
      I am mainly an audio recording guy with a little midi.... drums, keys etc.
      Oxide is the mojo!

      E. Wells

      May 3, 2020

      Great sound/very simple

      This plugin has my favorite saturation of the UAD tape plugins. It’s simple and easy to use. Part of me wishes it was more flexible, like u-he’s Satin plugin, but I also kind of like it’s simplicity and mindless workflow.

      M. Wurzbacher

      May 2, 2020

      Exzellent damit zu arbeiten...

      Es mach Riesen Spaß damit zu arbeiten. Von der Mikrofonespur bis zum Master Einfach satten Runden Sound zu generieren. Ob filigran oder mit extremen Einstellungen, ein Resultat das sich Hören

      M. Greiling

      May 2, 2020

      Warm Sound

      really good emulation of tape sound.
      very warm and friendly to lower frequencies

      A. Pashka

      April 27, 2020

      Analog Sound

      Excellent tool to have at your disposal. Really added the warmth and grit I was looking for

      I. Ptitsyn

      April 24, 2020

      Oxide Tape Recorder

      Это крутой плагин. Реально работает... Бас-гитра, ударные... все зазвучало... Это песня - это круто! Спасибо UAD!!!

      I. Ptitsyn

      April 24, 2020

      Oxide Tape Recorder

      Это крутой плагин. Реально работает... Бас-гитра, ударные... все зазвучало... Это песня - это круто! Спасибо UAD!!!

      S. Joseph

      April 24, 2020

      Works!!

      Does what it is suppose to and does it well. Very easy to use with low dsp usage . Works wonders on on any or every track.

      N. Ibañez

      April 19, 2020

      Top to beginners

      If you are looking to give your mixes an analog sound but you are not familiar with the use of tapes this is the plugin for you!

      H. KIM

      April 18, 2020

      it`s better than ampeg, studer

      I using this gear for mastering

      P. Sviyazov

      April 17, 2020

      Awesome

      Just what I need to make mix softer

      J. Carlson

      April 16, 2020

      Low End Saturator

      I enjoy the sound this put on low end. I tend to add it to 808, bass guitar or anything with a lot of low end.