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Customer Reviews 34 Reviews

4.88 out of 5 stars

by C. Modog (8/22/2016):

I get this plugin a few days ago. I didn't know much about it, so I use it on electric… Read more

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Overview
Galaxy Tape Echo Plug-In.
Endless, lush, dub-style delays and
psychedelic spring reverb.

In 1973, Roland created the RE-201 Space Echo* — a tape delay/spring reverb system that created warm, warped, unabashedly analog echo effects. From subtle tape textures to mindbending chaos, this iconic contraption can be heard on classic Pink Floyd and David Bowie, to seminal dub sides from King Tubby, Scientist, and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

The Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an exhaustive emulation of the iconic, legendary ’70s unit, and expertly captures the physical behavior of the inspiring hardware, down to its distortion, musical wow and flutter, sci-fi pitch shifting, and real time tweakability.

Now You Can:
  • Add subtle tape delay or colorful cacophony to drums, vocals, guitars, and synths
  • Harness distortion, wow and flutter, and pitch shifting, for organic time-based effects
  • Use wild-self-oscillation for creative sci-fi textures and moods
  • Employ the ambient shimmer of spring reverb on any source
  • Create with plug-in-only features Tempo Sync, Effects Pan, and Tape Select
Galaxy Tape Echo
Space is the Place
Space is the Place
Universal Audio has painstakingly captured every quirk and characteristic of this complex device. For example, just like the hardware, you can drive the input hard to add hair to a vocal, or widen a drum bus with fat analog character. Tweak the controls and harness seemingly infinite wow and flutter and pitch shifting combinations — perfect for energizing electric guitars. From rockabilly slapback to hazey trails of swirling delay, the Galaxy Tape Echo is a secret sauce for any source in any genre.
A Faithful Reproduction — Warts and All
The Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in retains all the controls of the original hardware, and adds a few features for modern workflows. Use the Head Selector for various head combinations, Echo Rate for fine timing control, and Feedback which sets repeat count and allows the unit to achieve self-oscillation.

The all-important Echo/Mute, or “Dub” switch is also included, letting you mute the signal to the tape echo while global Bass and Treble controls let you season the effect to taste. New “plug-in-only” features include Tempo Sync, separate Pan controls for reverb and delay, and Tape Select, letting you choose from new, used, or old tape cartridges for varying timbres of delay. By capturing all of the eccentricities of the original, and adding enhancements along the way, the Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in is a tool of infinite creativity.
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* The Galaxy Tape Echo product is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by Roland. The Roland name, as well as the RE-201 and Space Echo model names, are used solely to identify the classic effects emulated by Universal Audio's product.


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FAQ
Galaxy Tape Echo Plug-In.
Basics and FAQ.
Is this plug-in comparable to the previously branded equivalent?

Yes, the plug-in is sonically identical with the same feature set. Only improved graphics, Pro Tools page tables, and new presets differentiate this plug-in from its previously branded equivalent.

If I own the previously branded equivalent, do I get this plug-in for free?

Yes, all owners of the previously branded equivalent automatically receive the new equivalent plug-in when the new software is installed and authorized.

Will older software versions that contain the previously branded plug-ins still be available from UA's website?

Yes, older versions continue to be available, and the previously branded plug-ins continue to exist on the platform. However, the previously branded plug-ins are not available for purchase.

Can I load presets from a previously branded equivalent into a new equivalent plug-in?

Yes, preset files created with a previously branded equivalent can be loaded into its new equivalent plug-in. Similarly, settings copied from a previously branded equivalent can be pasted into the new equivalent plug-in. However, settings created in the new equivalent plug-ins cannot be loaded/pasted into the previously branded equivalents.

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Reviews

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  • Ivan Barias

    (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Estelle)

    "The new UAD Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in is one of the most organic sounding delays. It will give you tons vintage flavor on electric guitars, synths, and drums."

    Joe Chiccarelli

    (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)

    “Tape delay has been a mainstay of thousand of albums since the New Wave records of the early ’80s. The reverb emulation in the Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in is just perfect to put behind a lead vocal to give it a bit more excitement and color."

    Ken Lewis

    (Kanye West, Drake, Bruno Mars)

    “The Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in gives me those great vintage slap delays and vintage reverbs that no other box can produce."

    Neil Mclellan

    (The Prodigy, St. Lucia)

    “The UAD Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in is really fantastic when you need to f*** up the drums and take the guitars to a tripped out space — good control and very responsive.”

    Richard Chycki

    (Rush, Dream Theater, Skillet, Aerosmith)

    “I've used tape echo units for years to give me that magical ambient wash that only those machines could provide. Now the Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in delivers all the warmth and grittiness of its original vintage brethren in a solid modern plug-in format."

  • Steve Levine

    (Culture Club, Beach Boys, Honeyz)

    “The Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in truly recreates all the nuances of the original hardware. Try automating the Delay and Regeneration settings to create those stunning Radiohead-style dub effects."

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    Galaxy Tape on guitar
    by C. Modog(Monday 22 August, 2016)

    I get this plugin a few days ago. I didn't know much about it, so I use it on electric guitar for some space effect. I was really surprised by the warm sound and the deep effect that I get with this little plugin. I will try on vocal too. Thank you UA for every plugin, they are great !!! Read More

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    galaxy tape echo
    by R. MACMULLEN(Friday 19 August, 2016)

    this galaxy tape echo overshadows the roland with the advanced enhancements my go to item use it on most instruments especially synth UAD are the universal leaders in audio perfection retroshackRmac Read More

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    Galaxy Tape Echo!
    by D. Kane(Thursday 18 August, 2016)

    What a killer tape emulation! Already, I've used it to great effect on synth tracking - really glued the whole thing together nicely! Read More

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    Old skool, old skool....
    by P. Winstanley(Thursday 18 August, 2016)

    I have lent on this plug (...well, the previous incarnation anyway) for so many years now. I can't imagine a world without it. Read More

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    Excellent
    by A. Leons(Wednesday 17 August, 2016)

    This one sounds great on everything! It sounds just like the original. I use it more than RE-201 which is also a great classic delay and echo plugin. Thanks UA! Read More

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Features & Specs
Galaxy Tape Echo Plug-In.
Features and Specs.
Key Features
  • Add subtle tape delay or colorful cacophony to drums, vocals, guitars, and synths
  • Harness distortion, wow and flutter, and pitch shifting, for organic time-based effects
  • Use wild-self-oscillation for creative sci-fi textures
  • Employ the ambient shimmer of spring reverb on any source
  • Create with plug-in-only features Tempo Sync, Effects Pan, and Tape Select
Documents
Parameters.
  • Echo Pan – 100L to 100R continuous knob; controls the stereo placement of the echo signal; RTZ via label
  • Reverb Pan – 100L to 100R continuous knob; controls the stereo placement of the reverb signal; RTZ via label
  • Input Volume – 0.0 to 10 continuous knob; controls the signal level input
  • Input Send – Mute/Echo two position switch; disables the signal sent into the echo portion of the processor 
  • Head Select – Twelve position rotary switch; selects which effects (Echo and/or Reverb) and tape heads are active
  • Bass –  ±5.0 continuous knob; controls echo low frequency response; RTZ via label
  • Treble –  ±5.0 continuous knob; controls echo high frequency response; RTZ via label
  • Reverb Vol – 0.0 to 10 continuous knob; controls the volume of the spring reverb effect 
  • Sync – Off/On two position switch; enables Tempo Sync mode
  • Echo Rate – 0.0 to 10 continuous knob: controls the time interval of the echo effect
  • Feedback – 0.0 to 10 continuous knob; controls the repeat level (feedback) of the echo signal
  • Echo Volume – 0.0 to 10 continuous knob; controls the volume of the echo effect
  • Loop Age – New/Used/Old three position switch; mimics the behavior of new, used, and old tape cartridges 
  • Loop Splice – Off/On two position switch; resets the location of the tape “splice” to inject randomness
  • Wet Solo – Off/On two position switch; enables wet only signal output
  • Output Vol – 0.0 to 10 continuous knob; controls overall volume at the output of the plug-in
  • Power – Off/On two position switch; hard bypass disables plug-in processing and DSP usage
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Presets
Galaxy Tape Echo Plug-In.
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