Universal Audio releases Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder for the UAD-2 platform 16/12/10
Universal Audio has announced the release of the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in for the
UAD-2 platform. Here's what they have to say about it...
For more than three decades, 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 -- by far the most popular
professional 2" multitrack tape machine ever made.
Modeled by UA's world-renowned DSP engineers with help from AES
magnetic recording expert Jay McKnight over a 12-month period, the
Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in for UAD-2 is the first
and only product of its kind. This plug-in faithfully models the
entire tape path and circuit electronics of the hardware, plus the
sounds of four distinct tape formulas. "This is one of those products we've been working toward for a very
long time," said Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio. "Recording
engineers have been pining for the magical sound of 2" analog tape on
Mac and PC for years. Now, with help from Studer, independent magnetic
tape experts, and our own team of DSP wizards, we can offer the true
sound of analog recording on this legendary tape machine."
"The Studer legacy, including its premier analog tape machine the
A800, is something we take great pride in," commented Michael
MacDonald, Harman Professional Executive Vice President of Marketing
and Sales. "So it was with caution that we selected a partner to
develop a plug-in emulation. Put simply, it had to live up to the
Studer name. With their renowned DSP engineers and the stunning sound
of this plug-in, Universal Audio has exceeded our high expectations.
We look forward to further collaborations." Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In features include:
Studer-endorsed, UA-modeled emulation of the world's most popular
Multichannel Tape Recorder
Provides the warm, natural sound and punchy low-end response of 2"
analog tape from clean, to saturated, to clipped
Provides painstakingly accurate A800 electronic path and magnetic
tape model, including Input, Sync and Repro paths
Features four of the most popular Tape Formulas and Calibration Levels
Pricing and Availability:
Available for purchase via UA's Online Store, the Studer A800
Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in sells for $349.
The Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in is available as
part of the new UAD Software v5.8.0 release. In addition to the Studer
A800 plug-in, v5.8.0 includes the Solid State Logic-authenticated SSL®
E Series Channel Strip and SSL® G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins, as
well as highly anticipated 64-Bit Mac OS support and additional
performance enhancements for all UAD-2 users on the Windows platform.
UAD Software v5.8.0 is available as a FREE download for Mac and PC
users worldwide. More information: