Sound City Studios lets you produce music in one of the most famous recording studios in history—including the same room, mics, iconic console, and outboard gear— as heard on classic records from Nirvana, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, and more
Available only from UA, Sound City Studios lets you add the vibe and character of this legendary space to your drums, guitars, vocals, synths and more—right in your own bedroom or home studio.
Immerse Yourself in a Historic Room
Sound City's Studio A is the birthplace of hundreds of hit records. Voiced with original multitrack recordings cut at Sound City, we expertly captured the distinct "warts and all" character—with historical setup guidance from engineers who used it everyday—so you can easily put your productions in the same space where magic was made.
Easily Find Your Sweet Spot
Simply choose your source—vocals, drums, guitar, ensembles, or piano—and get proven room and mic setups, from the big reflective sound used on Nirvana's Nevermind to Tom Petty's intimate "wood" corner. You can even re-mic your guitars with a selection of perfectly placed cabinets and room mics.
Reposition Vintage Mics with Dynamic Room Modeling
Go far beyond historic setups and customize your space by moving a stunning collection of classic condenser and ribbon mics from AKG, Neumann, and RCA—in real time for authentic room sounds beyond the original chart-topping positions.**
Explore Sound City's Iconic British Console
The centerpiece of Room A since the early '70s, Sound City's iconic console artfully colored everything that ran through it. Now you can get the same satisfying analog character and tone with perfect emulations of the vintage 3-band EQ and compressor on all your sources.
Crush, Gate, or Add "Air" with Secret Weapon Compression
Along with the legendary limiting of the iconic Rev E 1176 compressor, Sound City Studios gives you the first-ever emulation of the Dolby A301** noise reduction system—a multiband EQ/limiter used and abused by Sound City engineers—so you can get the same glossy-to-hyped background vocals and explosive drum sounds heard on decades of hit records.
Add Chart-Topping Ambience with Iconic Echo Chamber
Put the finishing touch on your tracks with the same natural, open-sounding reverb used by everyone from Queens of the Stone Age, Phoebe Bridgers, and Death Cab for Cutie and season your ambient space using perfectly placed pairs of dynamic, small-diaphragm condenser, and ribbon mics.*
*Use of artist names does not constitute official endorsement of Sound City Studios software.
**All trademarks are property of their respective owners and used only to represent the effects modeled as part of Sound City Studio software.
Universal Audio Sound City Studios Download Features
- Place your drums, guitars, vocals, and more inside Sound City's famous Room A
- Transform your sources with the magic mic locker of Sound City
- Sculpt perfect guitar tones with expertly placed cabinet and mic setups
- Get the authentic tone of Sound City's iconic British console, including 3-band EQ and inline compression
- Sculpt your sounds with Sound City's collection of analog outboard gear including "secret weapon" Dolby A-style effects, 1176 limiting, and more
- Bathe your sources in Sound City's lush-sounding echo chamber