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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


      T. bryan

      May 9, 2024

      Great product

      One of the best of the best!

      p. albert

      May 9, 2024

      Oxide tape

      Super très efficace

      F. Anicet

      May 9, 2024


      Great !!!

      E. Carvalho

      April 14, 2024



      A. Nemeth

      February 23, 2024

      Great stuff

      Only used few times, but does a great job.

      E. Alexis

      February 1, 2024

      Secret Weapon

      Did not know what to expect when I got this plugin because I haven't seen many people use it much in tutorials but when I placed it on my master chain, I felt the warmth and added volume I was looking for without pushing my levels too high.


      January 25, 2024

      Clean and rich

      This is very nice plugin and soon I buy sound interface on UAD.
      I'm sorry I didn't buy a universal audio card in the beginning.

      D. Salazar

      January 19, 2024

      "Oxide" your tracks!

      I never expected that this type of tape saturation would give so much character, quality and also presence to the instruments respectively and clearly depending on how it was recorded and what is used.

      With a few movements and depending on the results it shows, it is perfect to give it that "Presence" that we all seek quickly and to be as neutral as possible, although the latter one must "witness" it properly to understand it, at least in my opinion.

      Without a doubt a necessary Plugin for any studio.

      M. Grimm

      January 12, 2024

      Very nice

      This plugin sounds very nice.

      K. Thompson

      January 11, 2024


      High Quality Performance, Overall Enhancer, Great Plugin!!

      p. makkonen

      January 11, 2024

      truly analog feel !

      This plugin reminds me when i was working analog studio . Now i get the result what i've been waiting for.

      S. B

      January 9, 2024

      First pick

      My first pick when comes to melody processing, subtle and pleasant saturation.


      January 6, 2024

      Give live to your mixes!!!

      Definately, the right tool for giving warmth, character and live to instraments, drums and bass.

      A. Ogarev

      December 25, 2023

      Oxide Tape Recorder


      M. Jansson

      December 13, 2023


      Put this wide on all my tracks with just a hint of saturation. Magic!

      C. BARRET

      December 9, 2023

      Impossible à faire fonctionner

      Cela fait plus d'une semaine que je n'arrive pas à joindre le support d'uaudio, ils ne répondent pas aux messages que j'ai envoyés via l'application uaconnect ou via le site web.

      Aucun des produits obtenus via le bundle du BF ne fonctionne.

      Mon ilok est fonctionnel, je possède un nombre incalculable de librairies d'autres marques qui fonctionnent sans problème.

      Là, tout semble valide, les licences sont bien visibles dans mon ilok cloud et pourtant les plugins sont floutés avec un message comme quoi le produit n'a pas de licence.

      C'est inadmissible de ne pas avoir de réponse du support !

      J'ai acheté le bundle du BF à 50 balles pour rien si ce n'est être frustré et en colère...

      Ce n'est pas sérieux de traiter ses clients de la sorte.

      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.