Tape is back! In “UAD Ampex ATR-102 Explained,” studio guru Brock Jon gets inside the UAD plug-in recreation of the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder and shows you how to get that highly desirable “tape sound” on your tracks! Beginning with an introduction to the Ampex ATR-102 tape machine and its place in music history, Brock familiarizes you with the Primary Controls of the plug-in. From there, he explains the secondary controls that let you go deeper under the hood and really customize the tape simulation to your needs. Next, for those who really like to get advanced, Brock covers manually calibrating the ATR-102 simulation for the most exact settings available. Continuing on, Brock shows you how to apply the ATR-102 to the song “Waiting Out My Time in Richmond” by Dave Keats. Brock then shows you how to apply the ATR-102 to the Drum tracks and open up and fill out the sound. Then you’ll see the ATR-102 applied to the Bass Guitar, enhancing the low end.
The Guitar is now looked at and effected with the ATR-102 to add body and definition. With vocals, Brock uses the plug-in to even out its levels with its subtle compression effect. And finally, see and hear Brock use the ATR-102 on the Master Buss for 3 separate mixes: a pop-country, progressive jazz, and rock mix.