Audio Plugin Testing

Hi, and welcome to something I hope is helpful to you — some simple testing of audio plugins which you can use for comparing, or just to find out more about each one.

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Waves J37 Tape

With the Waves J37 you can step into a time machine and become an Abbey Road engineer. Well, sort of…

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UAD Oxide Tape

UAD’s cheapy/light/downsize version of tape emulation. But wait… it uses the exact amount of DSP resources that the Studer A800 uses. How can that be?

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UAD Ampex ATR-102

The Joys of Analog Tape:
Calibrate it every day. Keep the tapes in a controlled environment. Push the signal so you get less noise, but not so hard that it distorts. Clean the heads and capstan. Be careful you don’t stretch the tape rewinding. Keep a log of how many punch-ins and re-records you have done. Test the motor and transports.

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