Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

$349.00

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$349.00

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It's not a record until it's mastered
on an Ampex tape machine.

The ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces can provide the final “analog polish” to your music, turning songs, into albums. Fully authenticated by the Ampex Corporation, the ATR-102 plug-in faithfully captures the unique dynamics, colorful frequency response, and tape saturation of the original hardware.

Now You Can:

Add analog polish to your mixes with the most popular professional 2-track tape machine ever made

Harness tape “glue” and color to instrument buses for analog cohesion

Artfully color signals through the entire ATR-102 circuit, including transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths

Mix with presets from noted ATR-102 users Chuck Ainlay, Richard Dodd, Buddy Miller, Mike Poole, and more

5-Minute UAD Tips
5-Minute UAD Tips

5-Minute UAD Tips

Featuring the Magnetic Tape Bundle

The Most Popular Professional 2-Track Ever

The Most Popular Professional 2-Track Ever

With its cohesive sound, punch, and ability to provide subtle-to-deep tape saturation and color, the ATR-102 has remained a fixture in major recording and mastering studios worldwide since 1976. The ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in faithfully replicates the unique dynamics, frequency response, and saturation characteristics of the original hardware. Scrutinized and fully authenticated by the Ampex Corporation, the sound of the ATR-102 plug-in is virtually indistinguishable from its analog cousin.

Color Your Sources with the Authentic Sound of Tape

Color Your Sources with the Authentic Sound of Tape

Whether you’re looking to “glue” an entire mix, or add subtle analog shades to individual tracks and buses, the Ampex ATR-102 plug-in gives you myriad magnetic tape colors that can be tweaked to your heart’s delight, thanks to the deep control set.

All the Original Controls

All the Original Controls

Like the ATR-102 hardware, the plug-in allows you to choose between various Signal Paths (Input, Sync, Repro), different Tape Speeds / Emphasis EQs (NAB, CCIR, AES) and Tape Formula combinations — even including home/consumer tape. You can also use the adjustable Tape Delay feature for Automatic Double Tracking effects on vocals, guitars, and more.

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      Key Features

      Ampex®-authenticated plug-in emulation of the ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder — the most popular professional 2-track machine ever made
      Provides rich, cohesive tape sound, without the hassles of calibration, maintenance, tape degradation, etc.
      Models entire ATR-102 electronic path, including transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths
      Features multiple tape formulas, head configurations, and calibration levels
      Adjustable Wow, Flutter, Hiss, Hum, Crosstalk, and (L/R) Tape Delay
      Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
      Independent L/R Input Gain (Record) and Output (Reproduce) Level
      IPS Speed/Emphasis Curve chooses between 3.75 NAB, 7.5 NAB, 7.5 CCIR, 15 NAB, 15 CCIR, 30 AES
      Independent L/R record Bias, Record EQ, and Playback EQs, with Auto and Manual Cal capabilities

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      Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder プラグイン

      J. Bell

      2020年1月22日

      Kind of...

      It does a thing, I guess.
      it doesn't really sound much like a 102 though, but it's kinda hard and gritty if you like that sort of thing..

      S. Kaufman

      2020年1月21日

      Excellent

      Actually, I bought it for myself, based on a mixing session that I worked on in another studio . Very impressed. Does what I expected and more. Adds warmth, all of the features others have already described.
      Will have to spend more time with it, post some mixes to to soundcloud and Bandcamp to get a feel for how maxes with it react to their algorithms. Will post an update sometime soon. A+.

      s. yang

      2020年1月21日

      Secret weapon that makes my music alive!

      If I only recommend one analog tape recorder plug-in, I would definitely recommend Ampex atr-102.

      Ampex atr-102 tape recorders make music even more vibrant.

      Its unique punch, comp and even analog saturation make for a very interesting change.

      It is arguably one of the most satisfying plugins of the UAD plugin.

      D. Borgers

      2020年1月15日

      Spot on!

      I've been producing since I was 22 and used countless numbers of the ATR-102 over the many years during mixing, and later in the process, for mastering projects.

      Digital recording can sound 'sterile,' even using tube gear emulations. But slap this on a 2 mix and feel it instantly get 'warmer' with the 'glue' us older guys were used to with tape. More like a 33 rpm record; recordings that are easier to listen to, and with less ear fatigue. And no maintenance or calibration. When a sale comes up, buy this plugin!

      The three tape types are pretty accurate. 456 always sounded 'brighter,' 900 with less coloration, and so on. This sounds like the ATR-102s I remember.

      D. Borgers

      2020年1月15日

      Spot on!

      I've been producing since I was 22 and used countless numbers of the ATR-102 over the many years during mixing, and later in the process, for mastering projects.

      Digital recording can sound 'sterile,' even using tube gear emulations. But slap this on a 2 mix and feel it instantly get 'warmer' with the 'glue' us older guys were used to with tape. More like a 33 rpm record; recordings that are easier to listen to, and with less ear fatigue. And no maintenance or calibration. When a sale comes up, buy this plugin!

      The three tape types are pretty accurate. 456 always sounded 'brighter,' 900 with less coloration, and so on. This sounds like the ATR-102s I remember.

      T. Crémier

      2020年1月15日

      Ultimate tape emulation !

      This tape is the best plugin to obtain rich and fuller sound, cannot imagine myself not using it for mixing and mastering !!

      j. cleere

      2020年1月14日

      Love it!!!

      Makes a mix sound like a proper record at the end. Other tape emulators I've tried from other brands don't even get close theres no comparison

      C. Manchester

      2020年1月7日

      Thank goodness I don't have to buy tape

      Since I bought this I have used it on the master of everything I have done. My clients have been over the moon with the results. One very high profile client was shocked that it was a plugin and not the real thing, he loved the sound that much. It would be costing me a fortune if I had to buy real tape!! Great work UA.

      t. billonare

      2020年1月6日

      good

      perfect

      L. Cohen

      2019年12月28日

      Sounds good but...

      It adds tape hiss and a ton of latency. Sucks up quite a bit of DSP as well. Nice saturation effect. I recommend using this on final mix down and not live performance.

      R. Invernizzi

      2019年12月28日

      A must have!

      One of my "everyday plugin". I use it always in my master bus. On every work I do i use it. It gives great sound and character to the song. A top one!

      UADユーザー

      2019年12月27日

      Amazing Plugin

      This is a night and day sounding plugin. On the master bus this takes a dull sounding recording and puts a finished record sheen over the entire mix. Nothing like I’ve ever used. A must every go round.

      P. Bonney

      2019年12月24日

      Nice plugin!

      This is a great plugin. I'm not familiar with the actual hardware, but having toyed around with this, it is clearly designed to bring some shimmer and punch to your final mixes. It's sensitive, and so I'm still tweaking around under the hood. But I like the results, and find myself comparing different settings with bounced mixes.

      b. boyd

      2019年12月16日

      Analog goodness with digital ease

      Makes all the difference in the world! We’re talking going from cold and lifeless to classic “finished” record sound just by putting this thing on the master bus......incredible!!!

      J. Davies

      2019年12月14日

      Ampex is a mastering must!

      I wasn’t sure this was going to be worth the expense for mastering recordings. On a new release I used this plugin on every single track’s master fader. You can really notice the difference, whereas the Studer on individual tracks is more subtle. The Ampex is now something I (always) use to master recordings just like the SSL G-Buss compressor is a staple. Highly recommended.

      J. Kim

      2019年12月14日

      I cant imagine master a track without this.

      move to next level

      P. Nichols

      2019年12月13日

      Exceeds Expectations

      I presently use the Oxide Tape as well as Waves plug-ins for tape emulation and am most satisfied with the Ampex ATR-102 software. The depth and versatility of the plug-in enables further sonic adjustment but I have found that the default settings with minimal to zero fuss ticks all the boxes for me.

      In concert with other tape plug-ins like Oxide, which I use on individual channels, the ATR-102 exhibits an accretive quality that you would expect to find in an analog environment. It is now the first plug-in I use in a mix (master bus first insert-point) and am using it 90% of the time on drum busses as well

      I have experimented with using an instance of the plug-in on all sub groups (drums, bass, guitars, vocals) and really liked the result, however I also like Oxide for this as well - considering the trade-off regarding DSP, I'll probably reserve those times for when I have plenty of DSP headroom

      I made the purchase as part of a bundle but would pay for the individual plug-in at full-price - the plug-in has improved my time-to-final mix and is likely a permanent aspect of my workflow at the first insert point on my master bus (or subgroup) with the Neve 33609 in the following insert

      P. FRATTINI

      2019年12月12日

      The ultimate tape solution.

      You will come here for the looks and stay for the feel, the warmth and the style.
      It truly is a game changer.
      This emulation is just perfect. It glues any mix, warm up any track and puts an analogue vibe to basically everything.
      The options, the possibilities are quite astonishing. It’s an open world of solutions for your tracks and your mixes.
      You just can’t go wrong with it.

      R. Fernandes

      2019年12月9日

      Perfect

      Perfect sound! Great!

      S. Auclair

      2019年12月4日

      The Ultimate Glue!

      The first and final step in my production chain! The sound of music ;)