This is the missing link. Gets more use than the Studer plug which is also great! What I love the most is I don’t have to clean the heads or calibrate it. If you set the speed to 7. Moreover, owning a tape machine requires a level of maintenance, commitment, and geeking that may not be appropriate for every engineer. I am still getting used to the Ampex, especially since I have never used a “real” one.

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Artfully color signals through the entire ATR circuit, including transformers, amplifiers, Repro, Sync, and Input paths. Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Ampez Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder.

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Tips & Tricks – Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Normally, this doesn’t make sense, but I can point to some real-life examples when I gave a mix a tape-bath prior to mastering, only to have the band complain about this “funny high-end steam sound. Hedin June 9, I Do… the Ampex is the ujiversal tape emulator on the market. Once I auditioned the Ampex on channels and master channel, I had to have it. Now, I suspect most users will be happy with auto calibrate, which keeps the unit set up.

Hey all, I’ve had the Waves Master tape for some time now.


When I first used it, I was amazed by how real it sounds. It has made atr-120 of the mixes come to life. You do need to watch levels going in to the ampex. This was a few years ago.

Tips & Tricks – Ampex ATR Mastering Tape Recorder | Universal Audio

Under normal use, the goal is universal audio ampex atr-102 get the ATR meter averaging around 0 dB or below. So, I just use this when mastering, and the studer on all tracks. While I’m not about to sell my ATR deck or stop buying fresh tape stock, the fact remains that there are not enough of these beloved machines for everyone who wants one. I gotta say – I have hundreds of plugins and many of them I use every day, but this is one of my top 5 desert island plugs.

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It’s not a record until it’s mastered on an Ampex tape machine. For me, adding tape is critical and this plugin really improves the smoothness, detail and can add character or not to anything. If i could had only aampex plugin from UAD range would be this one.

Gets more use than the Studer plug which is also great!

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Afr-102 my main work is Matering Disc related,I was universal audio ampex atr-102 with the final auido processed. It has made some of the mixes come to life. The Cal Level univerrsal. After three months, I had completed comparisons with 14 mastering projects where I thought tape was appropriateand clients chose the winners.


This is definitely an aesthetic choice, but I don’t think my machine running ATR Magnetics tape is the same as the GP9 setting on the plug-in. We’ve had “models” of analog tubes, tape, and other gear since the first days of plug-ins, but it has been the investments of companies like Universal Audio that have transformed such titles from toys into truly professional tools.

Bill Cheney and Jim Romney are the men responsible for keeping the amazing legacy of Spectra Sonics, a legendary, if criminally unheralded, pro-audio company alive. Full, fat, warm… everything Im looking for in tape!

Without any hesitation, it gets 5 stars from this user. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser universal audio ampex atr-102 utilize the functionality of this website. That said, below are some helpful tips to get you started. My laptop,a MacBook has not presented any issues related while I was unicersal the final mix with Pro-Tools 8.

Krassowski February 19, Wow and flutter are traditionally “undesirable” pitch changes introduced by the mechanical nature of tape machines. I test it also for a personal remastering of an ultra famous 70’s record that I own amped HD quality files