Ocean Way Studios Plug-In
Welcome to Ocean Way Studios — the World’s First Dynamic Room Modeling Plug-In.
Imagine having access to one of the world’s premier recording studios, with full use of its vintage microphones, working alongside the man who has spent decades recording in its rooms, shaping your sounds in real time… with stunning results.
Developed by Universal Audio and Allen Sides, the Ocean Way Studios plug-in rewrites the book on what’s possible with acoustic space emulation. By combining elements of room, microphone, and source modeling, Ocean Way Studios moves far beyond standard impulse response players and reverbs — giving you an authentic replication of one of the world’s most famous recording studios.
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Match Microphones and Musical Instruments For Best Sound
Steve Vai has produced the new Ocean Way Microphone Locker app, based on the renowned CD-ROM created in the 90s, and long unavailable. Utilizing Allen Sides’ microphone collection at Ocean Way Recording studios in Hollywood, this new app allows the recording engineer to easily find the right microphone for the right instrument .
“When the app revolution hit, I remembered that great CD-ROM and knew it would make an extraordinary app,” explained Steve Vai. “I acquired the rights for the Ocean Way Microphone Locker CD-ROM contents and worked with Allen Sides, who is a very good friend, and Metal Sidecar, LLC to build an app from the material. Metal Sidecar did a fabulous job and the app is phenomenal. You can actually access Allen’s mic collection and match them with a complete range of musical instruments. You get tips on the best miking techniques and can listen to samples played by top session cats like Hal Blaine on drums.”