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UA releases Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In for UAD-2 Platform
Old 7th September 2011
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Software UA releases Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In for UAD-2 Platform


— The Authentic Sound of the World's Favorite Mastering Tape Machine, Now Available for DAW Users on Mac and PC —

Universal Audio (UA) is proud to announce that the Ampex® ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder –– considered by many engineers to be the best-sounding tape machine for final mixdown –– is now available as a faithful plug-in emulation on the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform.

For more than three decades, the two-channel Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder has turned music recordings into records. The perfect complement to the workhorse Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In, the officially sanctioned ATR-102 plug-in provides the final, cohesive analog polish and punch for any in-the-box mastering session, without the ongoing maintenance and calibration of a physical tape machine.

Impeccably developed over a nine-month period in the renowned UAD engineering tradition — and incorporating presets from noted ATR-102 users Chuck Ainlay, Richard Dodd, Buddy Miller, and Mike Poole — 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 Ampex

Corporation, the sound of the ATR-102 plug-in for UAD-2 is virtually indistinguishable from its analog cousin.

Available for purchase via UA's Online Store, the Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder Plug-In sells for $349.00.

The Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder Plug-In is available as part of the new UAD Software v6.0 release. In addition to the Ampex ATR-102 plug-in, v6.0 includes the release of the Brainworx® bx_digital V2 EQ and SPL® Vitalizer MK2-T direct developer plug-ins, as well as highly anticipated Pro

Tools compatibility enhancements and Mac OS X Lion support.

ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In features include:
  • 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.
  • Adjustable (L/R) Tape Delay, Wow, Flutter, and Crosstalk
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card available from authorized dealers worldwide
  • Models entire ATR-102 electronic path, including transformers, amplifiers, Input, Record. and Repro paths
  • Featuring multiple Tape Formulas and Calibration Levels for mix down
  • 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
More information on the ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In:
Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In

Promotional video for the ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In:
Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-In Trailer for UAD-2 - YouTube

UAD Software v6.0 is available as a FREE download for Mac and PC users worldwide:
UAD Downloads

Learn more about the award-winning UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform here:
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Old 10th September 2011
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Second UA Ampex ATR 102 demo video!

Hi Sluts,

I´ve just uploaded an additional demo of the UAD Ampex ATR-102:

1080p and fullscreen strongly recommended to see what´s going on!

I just wanted show how it alters the transients and adds depth to a mix with lots of peaks (drums, palm mutes, bass) in it.
Chorus (Wow & Flutter) and Tape-Delay Effects also included from 3:47 on.

Have fun!
Best wishes,
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