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by P. Moshay (5/19/2016):

Ive owned a Space Echo (and still do) for longer than i remember, and find the plug in… Read more

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Roland® RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay Plug-In

This plug-in is no longer available for purchase, but will continue to be supported.
Check out the EP-34 Tape Echo for a comparable product.

Warm, Highly Adjustable, Multi-Head Tape Delay Captured From the Best of the Space Echo Line

Created by Roland in 1973, the Space Echo has been adding wonderful tape character and chaos to performances and recordings since its inception. Pink Floyd and David Bowie, countless reggae and dub albums, to more recent bands like Portishead and Radiohead, all offer examples of the warm, highly adjustable tape delays that the Space Echo affords. UA spent over a year developing our RE-201 Space Echo — considered the best of the Space Echo line — to capture the physical behavior of this complex device, “warts and all.” The resulting RE-201 Space Echo plug-in is truly a unique instrument unto itself.

UA’s RE-201 Space Echo faithfully retains all the controls and features of the original, such as the Mode Selector for various head combinations, Repeat Rate for fine timing control, and Intensity which sets repeat count and allows the unit to achieve self-oscillation. The all-important Echo/Normal “Dub” switch is retained for muting, as well as the simple tone controls. Last but certainly not least, the atmospheric shimmer of the Space Echo’s spring reverb is faithfully captured, putting this fantastic plug-in on par with the original unit as a tool of infinite creativity.

Our emulation also adds substantial “digital only” features like host Tempo Sync, Output Volume, Echo and Reverb Pan. Finally, a Tape Select is present allowing the user to select between three distinct grades of tape loop quality, new, used and old—plus the clever “Splice” switch allowing the user to trigger the chaos-inducing tape splice at will.



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  • Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs)

    "Every time I hook up my real 201 [Space Echo] to use in a mix, I end up going back to the UAD [RE-201]. It's so good"

    Joe Chiccarelli

    (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket, The Killers

    “As a vocal delay, the [UAD Roland RE-201] Space Echo is perfect. I like driving the input hard to get a bit of crunch. Mixed behind a lead vocal, it can add some additional excitement."

    The Crystal Method

    “The [UAD] Roland RE-201 plug-in is truly a phenomenal representation of the unique design and sound of the original.”

    Adam Blake

    Zoot Woman

    "The Dimension D is perfect for adding stereo width and the RE-201 Space Echo always seems to come in handy."

    Hans Zimmer

    (The Dark Knight, Gladiator)

    "That used to be my bread and butter. Fling it through the Space Echo and it would instantly sound fantastic."

  • Henry Jackman

    (The Da Vinci Code)

    "The [UAD] Roland RE-201 Space Echo sounds as fantastic as the original. All the joy, without the hassle."

    Mike Shipley

    (Allison Kraus, Maroon 5)

    "We’ve been using the [UAD emulation of the Roland] Space Echo on the new Maroon 5 single, 'Misery'."

    Jacquire King

    (Norah Jones, Tom Waits)

    "All the [Roland] plugs...I've used the hardware...I'm just using the plug-ins now, because they sound so good."

    Vance Powell

    (The Raconteurs)

    "If you take UA's RE-201 and Dimension D plug-ins, you can kind of get a [RE-]301. Both of those plug-ins are brilliant."

    Paul Vnuk, Jr.

    (Recording Magazine)

    "Once again UA has come as close to modeling the real thing [with Roland/BOSS Plug-Ins] as you are going to get ..."

  • Jonathan Wilson

    (Future Music UK)

    "The star of the Roland plug-ins is the Space Echo … but both chorus plug-ins are also excellent in their own right."

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    Vibe and unique sounds
    by P. Moshay(Thursday 19 May, 2016)

    Ive owned a Space Echo (and still do) for longer than i remember, and find the plug in more useable and sonically dead on to my hardware version, except being able to automate the plug in which is so powerful! Read More

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    Roland® RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay Plug-In
    by M. Nykvist(Tuesday 17 May, 2016)

    Sad it dissapered from the store! sooo spacey!!!!! Read More

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    it provides nice space-feeling for gt.
    by J. Ryu(Friday 1 April, 2016)

    I have used soundtoy's echoboy for a long time. I've thought the echoboy is the best delay tool in the box. Tracking electric guitar, I simply insert the demo version of Roland® RE-201 and soon realized that this sound is more realistic and warmer than echoboy. The guitarlist told me same feeling. Read More

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    sounds just like the real thing
    by K. Sluiter(Saturday 12 December, 2015)

    I've used the original many times, and this plug in really sounds like the real thing! Like most of the UAD plugs, it's made transitioning to 100% itb mixing that much easier. This plug in, in particular, makes me want to explore figuring out how to map the parameters to a controller as it… Read More

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    Get it!
    by D. Lillberg(Friday 27 November, 2015)

    Just great sounding and very fun to play around with! Read More

  • Jacquire King

    Jacquire King is a three-time Grammy winning producer, engineer and mixer with credits that include Of Monsters and Men, Norah Jones, Modest Mouse, and more. Read More

    Salaam Remi

    From Amy Winehouse to Big Boi, Salaam Remi is one of the top producers in the world. Here, he shares how he uses Apollo and UAD-2 to craft his tracks. Read More

    The Black Keys

    The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney detail their recording process and how UAD Powered Plug-Ins are essential to their careful balance of raunch and refinement. Read More

  • Rich Chycki on mixing Rush and Dream Theater with

    Rock veteran Rich Chycki has crafted mixes for Rush, Dream Theater, and Aerosmith. Read More

    Diplo on crafting mega-hits with UAD plug-ins.

    One of the most in-demand producers in music, Diplo has crafted hits for M.I.A., Snoop Lion, and Beyoncé. Read More

    Joe Zook Mixes OneRepublic and Serena Ryder

    WIth multiple platinum-selling records under his belt, Zook is one of the industry's most sought-after mix engineers. Read More

  • Noel Hogan's Production Renaissance

    Noel Hogan shares his Cranberries history and his current recording and production methods. Read More

    Damian Taylor Brings "The Weirdness"

    The Grammy-nominated producer explains how he got Battle Born, The Killers' latest album, battle-ready with Universal Audio. Read More

    Audio Legend Joe Chiccarelli

    The Grammy-winning producer, mixer, and engineer is responsible for capturing some of modern times’ most beloved sounds. Read More

  • Tony Maserati

    Tony Maserati’s renowned chops has had him mixing everyone from Lady Gaga, Sting, and Mariah Carey, to The Notorious B.I.G. and Alicia Keys… Read More

    Paul Epworth

    Epworth on producing Adele's Grammy-winning album, her all-UA vocal chain, and his unique production aesthetic. Read More

    Rik Simpson

    Simpson has worked on three of Coldplay's albums, including Mylo Xyloto, which he co-produced, engineered, and helped mix. Read More

Features & Specs

Roland® RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay & Spring Reverb Plug-In


  • Meticulous model of original Roland RE-201 Space Echo
  • Tape oscillation effects and spring reverb emulation
  • Entrusted by Roland for accurate analog modeling
  • Original features: Mode Selector, Intensity and “Dub”
  • New features: tempo sync, effects pan, tape select
  • Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide.

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