Universal Audio Premiers Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In For UAD-2
Universal Audio has premiered the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in for Mac and PC. Authenticated by Studer, and modeled by UA’s team of DSP engineers and AES magnetic recording expert Jay McKnight over a 12-month period, the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in is strictly for their UAD-2 card.
This plug-in claims to faithfully model the entire multitrack tape circuit path and electronics of an A800 machine – plus the distinct sounds of multiple tape formulas. For more than 30 years, artists and engineers alike have been drawn to the warm sound, solid “punchy” low-end, and overall presence of the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder. The sheer number of albums recorded on this legendary 2” analog tape machine — including classics from Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and Jeff Buckley — serve as examples of the musicality of analog tape.
» Studer-endorsed, UA modeled emulation of legendary A800 Multitrack Tape Machine
» Provides the warm, natural sound and punchy low-end response of 2” analog tape
» Models complete A800 electronic signal paths, including Input, Sync and Repro paths
» Features four of the most popular Tape Formulas and Calibration Levels
» Tape saturation and overdrive via easy-to-use Input / Output controls
» Provides magnetic tape sound without the hassles of calibration, maintenance, tape degradation, etc.
» IPS Speed/Emphasis Curve chooses between 7.5 NAB, 7.5 CCIR, 15 NAB, 15 CCIR, 30 AES
» Gang Controls allows for fast global adjustment of all instances
» Run 24+ tracks with a single UAD-2 QUAD DSP Accelerator Package
» Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card (…bummer)
» Mac & PC
UA’s Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in is available now for $349. More information on the Universal Audio Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in.