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STUDER A-800
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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.

For more than 30 years, artists and engineers alike have been drawn to the warm analog sound, solid low-end, and overall presence of the Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder. The sheer number of albums recorded on this legendary 2” analog tape machine — including classics from Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, A Tribe Called Quest, and Jeff Buckley — serve as shining examples of the musicality of analog tape.

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UA Apollo First Look (user review)

...of a UAD 2 DUO, at least for mixing in the DAW. You can apparently run 20 instances of the Studer A800 (mono/44.1k), but i can only get 17 which is a bit disappointing, but i guess thats down to having an audio interface as well? Not sure anyway, as DSP usage is maxed...

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New Order's Blue Monday Kick vs. Oberheim's DMX Kick

Blue Monday's kick drum was a DMX, not DX, recorded on a Studer A800 (30 ips no NR) via an MCI 400 desk. It was reamped in Britannia Row's games room with a JBL 3340 studio monitor. I can't remember, but I probably used a U87 about 3 or 4 feet away from the speaker. Michael...

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Who Uses Plugin Alliance?

...new retina graphics for Studer A800 and Lexicon 224 (Mac only) * Supports UAD Spark, Apple Silicon M1, macOS 12 Monterey, and Windows 11

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