FATSO™ Jr. / Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
FATSO™ Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
Been lusting after this for YEARS but never thought I could justify the purchase because of other saturation plug-ins I’ve accumulated. Finally circled back to this years later and it still makes me grin.
Tag it. Bag it.
Classic saturation sound, fantastic on overheads for high end transient control and great as a parallel drum smash bus as well!
My go to for bass period !!!!!
Outdated plug-in that UA knows is not compatible with modern screen resolutions. Their guidance after paying for an expensive plug-in is that all users should change their screen resolution because they can’t be bothered to update the gui or make a plug-in resizable. The new plugins like distressor don’t have the problem because they are built for modern resolutions. Avoid buying older UA plugins. When you contact customer service, Greg will not help.
give your cold edm beats life with this
Great, but agree needs a refresh!
I've had a hardware FATSO since about a year after it came out and bought the UAD plug as soon as that came out. The hardware FATSO is sweeter and more squishy or compliant, while the plugin is a bit stiffer and a little smaller sounding. The plug does a decent job getting close, the "Sr" features are great, but it's old and needs a refresh version. I agree with some others that the UAD Distressor is much closer sounding to the hardware, and they could do the same for the FATSO + mix control, more DSP efficient, etc. That said, I still use the plug all the time, it's very good in its own right, and it does have a lot of the fun, vibe and problem solving that the real thing does. It could just be better, knowing how good stuff is sounding all this time after the UAD FATSO first came out.
F. San Filippo
Is it a compressor? A tape sim? Half-bird/half-lobster?
I don't know what it is, but I dig it.
Has A Special “Something”
I used to have a hardware fatso jr. I listened to acoustic guitar tracks I’d done with it, & bought the UAD version. Sounds great. Warm, fat, sweet compression that I haven’t gotten from anything else.
A must in the signal chain. It really improves vocals.
Congratulations for the excellent work
Perfect plugin, sound amazing but needs a graphic update in order to enlarge the window
Really adds a warmth.
Great on drums
Mainly bought this to add fatness to my drums, would recommend!
I didn't realize I needed it. I use it whenever I want to fatten up any source or bus. I use it both to add saturation, and also as a compressor. Love it.
F. Guerrero Miranda
A great complement to give a great color to the tracks.
I tried a real FATSO at NAMM and the tone it adds to any source or mix is incredible. I do hope UA updates the plugin like they did with the Distressor, but don't let that stop you from using this while tracking or throwing on an entire mix.
Best crush plugin!
After seen Vance Powell and Scheps use this I finally got to try it out myself, now I can't stop using it!
Great on low end material. Appreciate software only addition. Essential
If you want to highlight vocals or drums, then FATSO is the best plugin!!! I recommend it!
Sounds exactly how it should
Everything sounds better with a lil fatso on top