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  • 1 of 1 found this helpful.
    Master Tape gateway to the modern record

    by F. Henderson . 4 out of 5 stars

    I love recording my out of the box mixes back in through my Apollo 16 printing the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In to the final mix. It sounds so much more like the records I grew up on.


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    Subtle and effective

    by W. Rice . 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a studio basic. The effect is subtle but essential for providing the familiar warmth of tracking to tape on a quality machine. I recommend it, especially in conjunction with the Ampex 102.


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    Most historic engineering accomplishment in 20 Years

    by G. Brandt . 4 out of 5 stars

    OK , now the critique.

    I own an ATR 102. I have 1/4" and 1/2" heads. I have removed the input transformers.
    I have replaced the 1/2" record head with SAKi.Other changes done as well and yet, the machine sits in my garage unused. I decided to review this plug first because I'm basically lazy and don't have the energy to move the machine upstairs to my work room here in Wisconsin where I have moved from LA.

    I'm still in the middle of the road as far as a decision although I plan to eventually buy this and likely the Studer plug.

    ATR Bias needs work. Bias sounds harsh and not silky like the real machine. I would provide easier to control pots and a Bias meter with easy controls. Pots to small/sensitive

    Make bias tone silky like machine.


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    My favorite tape emulator, by far

    by B. Grotto . 4 out of 5 stars

    I happen to have a real ATR 102 1/2" deck, and it's really the only mix down deck I know intimately. The UAD comes damn close. I really dig what it does to the bottom end. It has a tendency to "pull in" the low mids, which can be really nice on some things (most things, actually, at least for my mixing style), but sometimes thins out a bit too much. With all that said, though, there are so many options (tape formula, tape width, speed, tons of cal choices, tranny in or out, etc) that it just opens up a TON of possibilities, and it's usually easy to find what works best for a particular mix.


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    studer 800

    by E. Andersen . 4 out of 5 stars

    great plugin, not tape but great sounds - expensive!


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    I have no idea what I'm doing and it still sounds great.

    by J. Grasty . 4 out of 5 stars

    The title says it all. I am still getting used to the Ampex, especially since I have never used a "real" one. Even without a lack of knowledge, the effect on the sound is great. It has made some of the mixes come to life.


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    I have no idea what I'm doing and it still sounds great.

    by J. Grasty . 4 out of 5 stars

    The title says it all. I am still getting used to the Ampex, especially since I have never used a "real" one. Even without a lack of knowledge, the effect on the sound is great. It has made some of the mixes come to life.


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    必須アイテムです

    by T. Seike . 4 out of 5 stars

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    Get to know it and it will work

    by S. Roefs . 4 out of 5 stars

    Great plugin! It takes some time to get to know it, and at first the effect might be less obvious than you might expect it to be. But it is definitely worth it while it's on sale ;-)


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    Warmth and Sparkle

    by P. Tuttle . 4 out of 5 stars

    I was on the fence about spending this much $$ on a plugin. I'll never look back. This is awesome! 4-stars for the high price, but audio is great.


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    It's a mainly bass tool

    by B. Muehlemann . 4 out of 5 stars

    What this plugin does to the low end is simply gorgeous. Glues everything together in a way I never achieved with just compression and EQ. Someone mentioned velvet earlier - that's the best way to describe it. The bass heavier the music, the more its gonna like the ampex. The transient response is nice too. Didn't really like what it does to the high end though. Most presets include a boost up there, and this sounds rather cold - some might say digital. So you're best off aiming for a linear high end response and get the sheen with other tools.


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    Unique tape sound

    by M. GUTARRA . 4 out of 5 stars

    I got this after hearing all the great reviews by the elite of engineers. The idea is to put it on all tracks above all other plugins. It has different tape heads you can use. I like the sound on certain types of music, not everything. Still, a very good tape emulation.


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    The first sample

    by D. Medvedev . 4 out of 5 stars

    Hi! Slowly prazbirayus with this device. One thing I can tell he's doing his job. Although not all the tracks it can be applied, it is necessary to accurately represent what you want to get to the finish. In general, good!


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    hum.. not shure for master after all

    by B. Armand . 4 out of 5 stars

    very impressive plugin, you run the demo, you are impressed by the "3D" effect", you buy it but.. after months of use, finally I take it off my master busses and realize that most of my mixes sound better without.. confusing. I think it can be great on vox, drum busses, accoustic guitars, it can be great for many reasons: warming up the sound, get a sensation of 3 dimensions, high end details, delays effects, wow and flutter.. but on a master, I feel I loose something in the feeling of stereo.. Does someone feel like I do?


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    Awesome

    by J. Grefsrud . 4 out of 5 stars

    This plugin is so good I'd like to use it on every channel! But the multi-unit Apollo-software is so buggy that I can't..
    Hoping to be able to use it more after UAD 7.2.


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    A800 hunger

    by J. Ford . 4 out of 5 stars

    I tried this plug last year while tracking Nawlins Funk and fell in love. It is convincing in most instances and takes abuse well. Being able to emulate multi tape formulas is cool. Finally, i wish the VU monitoring was I/O switchable. Still I have no real complaints. Thanks for the technology.


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    Ampex ATR-102

    by M. Stallings . 4 out of 5 stars

    Hey all,

    I've had the Waves Master tape for some time now. I liked it ok, but never had anything to A/B against ? The Waves always sounded a little cloudy and distorted easily . Since I had nothing to compare to, it seemed ok. Once I auditioned the Ampex on channels and master channel, I had to have it. For me, adding tape is critical and this plugin really improves the smoothness, detail and can add character ( or not) to anything. Being a minimalist, I got rid of the Waves since I would never use again. The Waves would be ok if all you need is a hint hear and there, but if its going to be instrumental in your product, then it was worth the "big money"! The 4 score was only because I spent too much. :-l

    mitch (Tampa, Fl)


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    Use with caution and find the holy grail

    by E. Jexén . 4 out of 5 stars

    So, I just use this when mastering, and the studer on all tracks. When you learn to tweak it it will sound absolutely amazing. The Studer & Ampex are a golden combo!


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    Nice indeed - don't over do though!

    by J. Conlon . 4 out of 5 stars

    A very nice plug in for sure...what a luxury recording with this!..but don''t over do it though...can muddy a mix if you recorded with it and them buss it on the master too, that's what I found with the music I had recorded, you might not find the same results though......probably best to used the Studer for that...had to try though!..very excellent product..so much fun!


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    About Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-in

    by C. Buyukuzun . 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a really good simulation of Studer A800. It's always so hard to repeat an analogue existence in digital world but I think UAD did it. It's saturation is very realistic and so easy to understand how to use. By the way, ''ganging'' feature is genius to emulate 24 channel input on the same deck. Thanks for all UAD team, from customer support to engineers!


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