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Universal Audio Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Download

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Emulation of the vintage Studer A800 in software plugin format. Dial in a clean sound or just the right amount of harmonic distortion with the world's most popular multichannel tape machine.
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The Universal Audio Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder – a must-have for recording enthusiasts! This classic analog machine has been used to create some of the best albums ever made, and now it can be yours. With its iconic sound and incredible power, this 2-inch tape recorder will elevate your music to legendary heights. From Metallica and Stevie Wonder to Tom Petty and Jeff Buckley, the range of artists that have achieved their signature sounds with the Studer A800 is proof of its supreme audiophile quality.

Fully authenticated by Studer, and modeled by UA’s world-renowned team of DSP engineers and magnetic recording expert Jay McKnight, the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in is the first product of its kind. By faithfully modeling the entire circuit path of the famous A800 machine from Allen Sides' collection at Ocean Way Studios, this is the most accurate representation of multitrack analog tape recording available.

*Use of artist name does not constitute an official endorsement of Studer A800 Tape Recorder software.

A Groundbreaking Tape Machine

Introduced in 1978, the Studer A800 was the first microprocessor-controlled tape machine. Years ahead of its time, the A800 remains a sonic benchmark, and can still be found in studios worldwide. However, with their massive steel frame and meter bridge, twin half-horsepower motors and cast alloy deck plates, original A800 units tip the scales at a backbreaking 900 pounds. The Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder poses none of the hardware hassles, yet retains all the beautiful sonics that make tape a beloved recording medium.

Capturing the Magic of Tape

Just like magnetic tape, you can dial in a clean sound, or just the right amount of harmonic saturation using the Studer A800's Input and Output controls. The IPS control steps through tape speed choices (7.5, 15, or 30 IPS), each with distinct frequency shift, head bump and distortion characteristics. The tape Type control lets users choose from four of the most popular magnetic tape formulas — each with their own subtle sonic variation. There is also a secondary set of controls like Noise, EQ, and Bias for an even more jaw-dropping palette of tape textures.

Universal Audio Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder

  • Use any audio interface, with both UAD Native and Apollo Realtime/UAD-2 versions included
  • Track and mix with the complete Studer A800 electronic signal paths, including Input, Sync and Repro paths
  • Add warmth, presence, cohesion, and low-end punch that only genuine tape can provide
  • Create complex analog textures with the distinct sounds of multiple tape formulas
  • Use the Studer A800 LUNA Extension to easily add warmth to your entire mix on a per channel basis
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