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Welcome to Ocean Way Studios — the world’s first dynamic room modeling plug‑in.

Developed by Universal Audio and Allen Sides, the Ocean Way Studios plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces rewrites the book on what’s possible with acoustic space emulation.

By combining elements of room, microphone, and source modeling, Ocean Way Studios moves far beyond standard impulse response players and reverbs — giving you an authentic replication of one of the world’s most famous recording studios.

Record live or mix through Ocean Way Recording’s legendary Studio A and Studio B

Use “best of the best” vintage microphones from Allen Sides’ world-renowned collection

Choose among Allen Sides’ favorite room positions with 8 source types, for stunningly accurate sound dispersion behaviors

Position, blend, and process three mic pairs (Near / Mid / Far) in real time

Retain mic bleed, proximity, and other naturally occurring behaviors for realism far beyond other reverb/ambience plug-ins

Re-mic loops and soft synths to bring them to life

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The Legendary Rooms of Ocean Way

The Legendary Rooms of Ocean Way

From the opening of Bill Putnam’s United Recording in 1957, to the annexing of neighboring Western Studio in 1961, to their reinvention as Ocean Way Recording under Allen Sides — the famed “Studio A” and “Studio B” at Ocean Way Studios have shaped the sound of countless classic records. From Ray Charles and the Beach Boys, to the Rolling Stones, and Radiohead, music creators have sought out the sound of these beautifully balanced rooms for more than five decades.

Dynamic Room Modeling

Dynamic Room Modeling

Ocean Way Studios reinvents ambience processing with UA’s proprietary Dynamic Room Modeling technology, an exclusive combination of signal processing and advanced measurement techniques. Whereas standard convolution reverbs only provide a sonic snapshot, Dynamic Room Modeling offers the full spectrum of a studio’s ambience possibilities. Specifically, Dynamic Room Modeling provides the unique dispersion properties of various sources, as recorded through various vintage microphones that can be positioned in each room — in real time — via a simple click-and-drag interface. This technology gives the Ocean Way Studios plug-in a shocking level of sonic realism.

An Unrivaled Microphone Collection Under Your Control

An Unrivaled Microphone Collection Under Your Control

With virtual access to $250,000 of hand-picked, vintage microphones, Ocean Way’s microphone setups and Distance controls are the centerpiece of the plug-in. The setups capture the ideal microphone selections and placements for each room and source type.

Up to three vintage microphones pairs (Near, Mid, Far) are available in each setup, allowing for creative sonic blending. Click-and-drag the microphones to position them in the room, then EQ and filter their sound as desired — complete with mic bleed and proximity effects.

Transform Tones With Reverb and Re-Mic Modes

Transform Tones With Reverb and Re-Mic Modes

Ocean Way Studios offers two modes of operation: Reverb mode, using send/return paths to mix wet and dry signals; or Re-Mic mode, to fully immerse the original source audio within Ocean Way’s rooms. Re-Mic mode is by nature “fully wet,” and can be used to entirely replace your original room and microphone sounds with the fabled sound of Ocean Way.

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      Ocean Way Studios plug-in

      Key Features

      Breakthrough acoustic emulations of Ocean Way Recording’s legendary Studio A and Studio B
      Dynamic Room Modeling combines room, microphone, and source models for unprecedented realism
      Incorporates sonic profiles of vintage microphones from Allen Side’s world-renowned collection
      Includes mic bleed and mic proximity effects for stunning accuracy
      Choose from eight instrument / vocal source types with unique dispersion patterns
      Position and blend between three vintage mic pairs (Near / Mid / Far) in real time
      Use in “Reverb” mode, mixing wet and dry signal; or “Re-Mic” mode, replacing your original room and mic sounds altogether
      Preset mic selections, placements and creative direction by Ocean Way’s Allen Sides
      Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide


      Ocean Way Studios

      N. Thompson


      Great plugin but REALLY needs an update!

      The GUI of this plugin reminds me of early 2000s Waves products. The plugin is very slow to respond and uses WAY TOO much DSP. A great plugin that we all love in great need of an update PLEASE.

      D. Ho


      If you record at home like I do...'re probably sitting at a desk close-micing instruments to get the best signal-to-noise ratio. This plug-in is the best way to move tracks back into a beautiful acoustic space. Awesome on percussion, background vocals, strings.

      D. Gastaldi


      Room molto realistica

      Lo uso quasi esclusivamente in re-mic, sono finalmente riuscito a non rimpiangere altiverb per le room di batteria, ma è molto bello anche per le chitarre elettriche, difficilmente sono riuscito a creare un ambiente realistico come con questo plug!

      j. seiterle


      Cool for guitars voice and synths

      Love to set my guitarrecordings apart from the rest of the mix. Beautiful.

      E. Morgan


      Secret sauce!

      Now THIS is a great plugin. More of a space creator than a reverb, although it does add 'Verb in a real world sense.
      I just used this on a pair of drum room mics and (Room B) in re-mic mode and it gave an amazing sense of space.
      Then I smashed it with an 1176 in all-buttons-in "British Mode" and raised the fader to taste. Added a lot of energy and excitement to the drum track.
      Really looking forward to using this more on other instruments really soon!

      I. Salazar


      Just try it...

      I place my value in plugins strictly on a need them or not basis. I ran the demo and after using it on just one record I purchased. There is not a single plug-in out there can do what Ocean Way does. Get that plush ambiance from any source in a zip. These type of plug-ins really stand the test of time. Money well spent.

      J. Forest


      Perfect for drums

      Best for sounding my drums huge in my home studio !

      g. weidner



      Adds depth and a realness i couldn't get from reverbs. puts my tracks in a great sounding room , with a great engineer setting everything up perfectly. U can also switch back and forth between several expensive microphone emulations. great plug in.

      D. Lombardi


      BEST room

      Haven't found another plugin that does the Remic feature. Insanely cool and useful for small home studios.

      J. Vierra


      A unique one of a kind plugin that works on everything.

      I'm sure it's been said before. The Ocean Way Studio plugin is truly a one of a kind deal. From ambient reverb, mic placement, room sound and other things I have yet to try. Who thought of making a plugin like this? Great for vocals, instruments, everything!!

      J. Berthier


      Definitly gives a realistic ambiance to your recording

      Didn't have the time to plunge into all the settings yet, but just with the preset the magic is there : my flat tracks sounds like projected in a real room and gain 3D. It reminds me the kind of recording you had in the 60/70's, very lively and warm, when you hear the room, not just the instrument.

      P. Bragaglia



      More than a Reverb, a tool that brings instruments to life!

      R. Dann


      One of a kind

      Unique, easy and sounds great. Nothing else like it.

      M. Jarzebski



      1084 and Ocean Way re-mic plus my acoustic guitar is money in the bank. I am impressed. Don't think it is just reverb. No! It is much more. Add it to DI instruments and it is real.

      P. Ribeiro


      Valeu a pena ter adquirido!!! simplesmente Incrivel!!!

      excelente plugin! depois de adquirir percebi que devia o feito a mais tempo...

      A. Spruill


      Amazing depth...

      Very versatile and convincing tones - what a fantastic tool to have at my disposal...

      M. Brandäo



      amazing re-mic!

      G. Akın


      One of the best!

      This plugin is an incredible tool especially in Re-Mic mode. If you put a dry vocal take into the OWS it comes to life, if you put a virtual drum kit in the studio it becomes a real drum kit, if you put a guitar cab in and create a room track it sounds bigger than life! Mic emulations are also very convincing. Match your aggressive sounding vocal recording with a U67 or a U47 and see how the character of the mic changes the sound. This is no simple reverb plugin, this is a very unique and high quality sounding room simulator. If you're in a home studio, or your studio doesn't sound like the Ocean Way Studios give this a try and let it breathe life into your recordings.

      R. Poulter


      Best Room Reverb

      This ocean ways studio plugin is the best room reverb I have ever heard. The re-mic system is an amazing feature but I mainly use this as my room reverb on every instrument bus I can. My only complaint would be I don't always have enough DSP! Here is hoping for a native version!

      R. Poulter


      Best Room Reverb

      This ocean ways studio plugin is the best room reverb I have ever heard. The re-mic system is an amazing feature but I mainly use this as my room reverb on every instrument bus I can. My only complaint would be I don't always have enough DSP! Here is hoping for a native version!