The Roland® Classic FX Plug-In Bundle represents the world's most accurate – and the only authenticated – plug-in emulations of vintage Roland and BOSS analog hardware from the 1970s. The sound of these classic products, including the RE-201 Space Echo, Dimension D and BOSS CE-1 Chorus, has graced legions of recordings – from Bob Marley and The Clash to Radiohead, the Talking Heads and so many more. Roland entrusted Universal Audio to painstakingly model all three effects from "golden" hardware units, including a Dimension D unit belonging to famed producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads, No Doubt, Violent Femmes).
In 1973, Roland created the Space Echo system that utilized multiple play heads to create warm, highly adjustable echo effects, which added wonderful tape character and chaos to performances and recordings. The Space Echo can be heard on numerous recordings, from 70’s space rock like Pink Floyd and David Bowie, to countless reggae and dub albums, to more recent bands like Portishead and Radiohead. Universal Audio has been entrusted by Roland to re-create the highly beloved RE-201 unit, considered the best of the Space Echo line. Our team spent over a year developing our RE-201 Space Echo, which truly captures the physical behavior of this complex device, “warts and all."
The Dimension D is a one-of-a-kind studio gem that adheres to the principle of doing one thing, and doing it extremely well. Its one and only function: producing the best sounding stereo chorus effects ever made. However the Dimension D is more than a chorus; it's really a unique sound enhancer for adding spatial and stereo widening effects. This classic 1979 Roland device has been heard on countless records, from luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads and INXS. Universal Audio went to great lengths to preserve this bucket brigade chorus with all its unique design elements and sonic characteristics.
Even for the mix engineer, stomp boxes can provide “secret weapon" effects not found any other way. In 1976, BOSS originated the chorus effect pedal, the CE-1, and nobody has come close to matching the CE-1’s captivating chorus sound since. Its unmistakable warm analog stereo chorus and vibrato have been heard on countless tracks -- particularly on guitars, bass and electric keys. It's the perfect effect for widening the stereo sound of any given instrument. Universal Audio has been commissioned by Roland to accurately model the CE-1, and the results are nothing short of spectacular.
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