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The rich analog sound of the world’s most popular multichannel tape machine.

For more than 30 years, artists and engineers alike have been drawn to the warm analog sound, solid low-end, and overall presence of the Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder. The sheer number of albums recorded on this legendary 2” analog tape machine — including classics from Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, A Tribe Called Quest, and Jeff Buckley — serve as shining examples of the musicality of analog tape.

Fully authenticated by Studer, and modeled by UA’s world‑renowned team of DSP engineers and magnetic recording expert Jay McKnight, the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in is the first product of its kind. By faithfully modeling the entire circuit path of the famous A800 machine from Allen Sides' collection at Ocean Way Studios, this is the most accurate representation of multitrack analog tape recording available.


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  • Track and mix with the complete Studer A800 electronic signal paths, including Input, Sync and Repro paths
  • Add warmth, presence, cohesion, and low-end punch that only genuine tape can provide
  • Create complex analog textures with the distinct sounds of multiple tape formulas
  • Use the Studer A800 LUNA Extension to easily add warmth to your entire mix on a per channel basis

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LUNA Extension — Integrated Multitrack Tape

LUNA Extension — Integrated Multitrack Tape

With LUNA Recording System, you can use the Studer A800 as a LUNA Extension, and easily get tape character on every audio and instrument track, intuitively tweaking settings across all channels. As you build up your mix, you'll hear the cumulative "cohesive" effect of mixing from magnetic tape. Far beyond a simple tape plug-in, the Studer LUNA Extension is woven into the fabric of LUNA's mixer, giving Apollo interface users an analog inspired workflow with bona fide analog sonics to match.

A Groundbreaking Tape Machine

A Groundbreaking Tape Machine

Introduced in 1978, the Studer A800 was the first microprocessor-controlled tape machine. Years ahead of its time, the A800 remains a sonic benchmark, and can still be found in studios worldwide. However, with their massive steel frame and meter bridge, twin half-horsepower motors and cast alloy deck plates, original A800 units tip the scales at a backbreaking 900 pounds. The Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder poses none of the hardware hassles, yet retains all the beautiful sonics that make tape a beloved recording medium.

Capturing the Magic of Tape

Capturing the Magic of Tape

Just like magnetic tape, you can dial in a clean sound, or just the right amount of harmonic saturation using the Studer A800's Input and Output controls. The IPS control steps through tape speed choices (7.5, 15, or 30 IPS), each with distinct frequency shift, head bump and distortion characteristics. The tape Type control lets users choose from four of the most popular magnetic tape formulas — each with their own subtle sonic variation. There is also a secondary set of controls like Noise, EQ, and Bias for an even more jaw-dropping palette of tape textures.

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in
Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in

Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in

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Key Features

Studer-endorsed, UA modeled emulation of legendary A800 Multitrack Tape Machine

Provides the warm, natural sound and punchy low-end response of 2” analog tape — on Mac and PC

Models complete A800 electronic signal paths, including Input, Sync and Repro paths

Features four of the most popular Tape Formulas and Calibration Levels

Tape saturation and overdrive via easy-to-use Input / Output controls

Provides dead-on magnetic tape sound without the hassles of calibration, maintenance, tape degradation, etc.

IPS Speed/Emphasis Curve chooses between 7.5 NAB, 7.5 CCIR, 15 NAB, 15 CCIR, 30 AES

Gang Controls allows for fast global adjustment of all instances

Run 24+ tracks with a single UAD-2 QUAD DSP Accelerator Package

Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide


Studer® A800 Tape Recorder

Overall Rating


k. yahya


best of the best


k. yahya


best of the best


k. yahya


best of the best


I. Celmans


Very good plugin!

I have never worked with this type of tape recorder in my life. Only with cassette decks. Admittedly, I can't compare with a real device, but this emulation is so close to the behavior of magnetic tape recording, in many ways. The plugin is very good. The only thing I regret is that I bought it a month before the big sale.

D. Olsen


Love it

Love this emulation. I use it in tandem with the API 2500 on so many things and it’s just a lovely gluey combo on the 2 buss.

b. cheung


Best in its class

i love stuble satuation and this thing is one of the best!

M. Vergara


A unique color

Loved how it makes my vocals sound

c. rosario



I have worked with this machine many times back in the late 70s through the 90s
And this plug-in is very, very close

T. Cherry


My Go To Plugin On Mixes!

Can beat the sound that this puts on a record! Used it on a few of my Billboard charting records!

T. Mazumdar


Simply Stellar

This has to be my favorite tape plugin. The warmth it gives to the overall mix is unparalleled. Surprisingly, it is light on the CPU too!

M. Bence


Great sounding!!

Really great sounding plugin, one thing to keep in mind it really has a sound to it so it does alter from the original, but most of the time is in a better way.

M. Weber


One of the Worst imitator not emulator plugin.

This was such a waste of time, most of the higher rated reviews of this plug-in was from
non-experience user's that Never worked with Studer and Ampex, Otari, Sony etc. as I have.
UAD also has the worst Customer Service, I only wished that UAD gave refunds as many Professional businesses do "Beware of UAD Policies & Practice".

P. Bordas




J. Keen


Get this plugin!

Awesome tape emulation plugin, everything from ultralinear tape saturation to gritty/dirty tape distortion. Different types of tape selections and total bias control access. Makes your tracks really shine.

G. Funes


The best tape emulator

The best tape emulator I've tried. Incredibly warm, it really brings digital recordings to life.



Tape emulation - the best

Great sound and great plugin for saturation and analog.

d. yazir


My expectations were fulfilled

When I bought this, I expected to achieve analog tape warmth and cohesion in the mix that comes with the special mojo of the plugin with the sweet saturation. I suggest you guys either put this in your mix buss and mix into it or just put it on individual busses. I also recommend getting to learn the settings and you'll find that the plugin is also highly customizable.

A. Rosell


Bump Saturation and Power

Extremely versatile machine with a lot of analog flavor! Can't mix without it!

F. Anicet


Tape emulation at its best

Does the job ! nice saturation, very good sounding.

T. Poe


Saturation = Secret Sauce

Sometimes you want warmth, sometimes you want that something "extra". This is it. Tape saturation gives you so much and sounds amazing on guitar, bass, vocals, drums...EVERYTHING.