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Hello UAD-2 Owners :
We’re excited to see so many folks downloading Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder software for UAD-2, and activating 14-day demos. As many A800 users are quickly finding out, this plug-in has the unique ability to “glue together” your mixes — providing a rare combination warmth, air and punch — just like recording to 2” analog tape.
However, to really hear what the A800 plug-in can do for your mixes, we’ve gathered a few helpful tips:
How to “audition” the Studer A800 plug-in
The best way to “hear” the A800 is to disable/remove everything you’ve got on your tracks — EQs, compressors, reverbs, saturation plug-ins, etc. Or better still, just start a new mix from scratch. Place the A800 plug-in as the first insert on every channel. This is your new “starting point”, so to speak. Then, you can slowly add back your other plug-ins, adjusting them to match the new baseline sound of the A800. You may find yourself using less EQ and compression, for example. It’s important to note that the A800 plug-in is an authentic model of a Studer tape machine; so while it can be used on busses or master fader for that “mixed to tape” sound, it’s arguably more powerful for its cumulative effect — stacking it as the first insert on many individual channels. The effect of creating full mix from scratch with the A800 plug-in can be stunning.