VINTAGE TAPE ECHO
Outer Space is a faithful emulation plugin of a famous vintage tape echo made in the early seventies.
As the original unit, Outer Space features a tape echo section with three playback heads and two spring reverb tanks.
We have modelled three different tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback.
We have also modelled the ballistic response of the delay rate (repeat rate) which can create eerie pitch shifts (due to the Doppler effect), one of the classic tape echo-based sound effects.
Introduced in 1974, the Roland Space Echo RE-201 was an instant hit among engineers, guitar players, and dub pioneers.
A real analog system providing both tape echo and spring reverb for a rich and organic sound.
- Volume/Pan for each Head
- Low/Hi Cut for Feedback Section
- Ducking control
- Pre-Emphasis Filter
- Rate Ballistic control
- Variable Speed (± 50 ms)
- Preamp switch
- and more!
We’ve modelled three different tape types.
The original RT-1L, a more modern replacement, and an older worn out tape. Each tape will affect the sound in a subtle but different way, especially at higher feedback (Intensity) settings.
WOW/Flutter, Ducking, and other parameters will also change according to the selected tape, creating different amount of pitch and volume changes.
Changing the speed of the repetitions (Repeat Rate) will also affect the tape frequency response.
Just like the original unit, with the Mode selector you can choose 12 different combinations of echo playback heads and reverb:
- 4 Echo only
- 7 Echo+Reverb
- 1 Reverb only