EP-34 Tape Echo

(233 reviews)
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Warm, crazy, and hazy delays from the most popular tape echo ever made.

The EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces gives you an exacting emulation of the legendary tape echo device used by Jimmy Page, Brian May, Chick Corea, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, and Andy Summers. Vintage Echoplexes are legendary for their idiosyncrasies — including distortion, wow and flutter, self-oscillation, squelch effects, and other random analog goodness. The EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in emulates all of this, and more.

Like the hardware, the EP-34 plug-in’s record head can be slid in real time for smeary weirdness, trippy dub excursions, and more. The musical input clipping of the original hardware’s hallowed preamp section is also captured via a Record Volume control, giving the EP-34 some subtle to not-so-subtle tonal coloring and distortion. With the addition of modern workflow enhancements like Tempo Sync, the EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in is must-have tool for any mixer.

Now You Can:

Craft hazy delays and vibey slapback with the most legendary tape delay ever made

Tweak the EP-34 Tape Echo’s controls for real-time effects and tone sculpting

Harness a vintage Echoplex’s unique input clipping distortion on everything from drums to vocals and guitars

Create with plug-in-only features like Tempo Sync, Wet/Solo, Pan, and Tape Tension

The EP-34 Tape Echo is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by any companies currently using the "Echoplex" name. “Echoplex” “EP-3” and “EP-4” model names, are used solely to identify the hardware emulated by Universal Audio.

Customer Reviews


Highly desirable sound of original EP-3 and EP-4 Echoplex* tape delay units, now available as a UAD-2 plug-in for Mac or PC
Tape echo effects virtually indistinguishable from those used on countless classic recordings of the past six decades
Unique movable record head design creates warm, rich sound unlike any other delay unit
Provides a range of tones, from simple slap effects to self-oscillation chaos
Amalgam of features from EP-3 and EP-4 hardware units, plus "digital only" extras for modern mix use
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

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EP-34 Tape Echo


(233 reviews)
0.23948497854077 out of 5 stars

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May 13, 2016

What can I say that hasn't been said?

It sounds really great. It's amazing how you can give a delay so many knobs and options, and it makes it so much harder to get "the sound".

These simple controls make it easy to dial in what you're looking for. Also, definitely watch the UA video about it. Some great tips and tricks.

S. Goodison 

November 4, 2015

Perfect tape delay.

I love using this on almost every mix I do. It's got a great sound, and if you really drive it with a very short delay time and low feedback then is gives great characterful space to vocals without being obvious. Excellent value for the price!

T. Urban 

October 28, 2015

Most creative delay I own

I love this delay. The sound is amazing and for me, I find it to inspire creativity. For a demo, you can see a youtube dub tutorial where I demonstrate this plugin in action.


I would not have this as my only delay. The cooper time cube is way easier for me to get clean measured delays on vocal and drum tracks. But it sounds great and is fun!

M. Herrmannstorfer 

May 7, 2015

Easy to setup

Not as versatile as the Roland Space Echo, but easier to quickly dial in the right amount of delay...

B. Elijah Smith 

April 23, 2015

Very cool on guitars & vocals!

Sounds very analog & adds a cool sonic texture I haven't found with other delay plugins. It's good to have on hand when you want to add some unique character to an instrument or vocal track.

G. Pearlman  

November 12, 2014


I have a real one, this one sounds just like it without the maintenance factor. My buddy is an EP geek/nerd/snob and thinks this thing sounds f-n great. Me too.

R. Kirk  

September 10, 2014

Sounds like the real deal!

Couldn't be more pleased - it responds and sounds like the real deal, with all it's features and quirks. I've been using it to liven up my guitar tracks. The stereo spread is just incredible, but it also sounds fantastic and punchy as a mono instance. It's really impossible to go into all the detail of this sound.. but it really brings the source to life with depth and movement.

I can't wait to try this on vocals!

Randall Kirk
Keyboardist, Guitarist, Producer, the band "Spain"

D. Kalligas  

September 10, 2014

This is awesome

I totally love this plug-in. Nice, dirty and gritty. This plug- has the feel and sound that i love.

Way worth it.

M. Tikopoulos  

September 7, 2014


What a stunning device this really is... Its warmth and versatility are like no other and uncomparable with any other delay device..! Combine more than one and the result is beyond this word..!!!!! Perfectly done once again UAD...!

M. Imboden  

July 31, 2014

Very authentic reverbs & delays

Well for years I was looking for an authentic, noticable but not too flashy reverb, mainly for the use on vocal tracks. I've tested alot of plugins and I ended up using some Lexicon stuff, which is really good too.
Then some lucky day, I've bought my first UAD card and tried this echo plug-in.
Since I own it, I use it in nearly every track to open up and widening my vocal-tracks.
From time to time I use it on acoustic guitars too...it's very nice sounding for both. It doesn't change the natural sound of your material but it prescinds the nicest nuances out of it.
I can absolutely recommend this plug-in for nice reverb and delay programs!

R. Castro  

July 21, 2014

great worble effect

I love messing with speed control on they delay. Automating it is such a cool effect.

H. Barry  

July 14, 2014

Another Great Weapon!

I was lookin' for something to tuck under vocals, drums, and guitars without being heavy just enough to add to the groove. I'm glad I purchased thiis, now I'm experimenting with delay more. Another great weapon added to my arsonal.

J. Grefsrud  

July 12, 2014

A lot of fun

Great sounding delay, and tons of fun! Very inspiring to work with!

C. Hoyer  

July 10, 2014

All character

Put off buying this one for a long time, but finally caved.
This thing is all character, from the drive and saturation to the echoes themselves. It all sounds so real!
Of course you can use this effect to do crazy stuff, but you don't have to at all. It's great just bubbling along in a mix on a much more tame setting. Use this if you don't want to sound like software.

H. Henning  

July 9, 2014


great effect for electric guitar, for example.

Sounds very authentic !

T. Mason  

July 8, 2014

EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in

Lovely little plug-in. I'm a dub producer and this hits the spot! Imparts a warmth and subtle character to the sound. Will use again & again.

A. Abernathy  

June 23, 2014

Sits beautifully in a mix

When my demo ran out I figured I'd just go back to my other delay plugs... Nope! I really missed this one immediately. The EP-34 just always sounds right to me - warm and beautiful and real... great compliment to the wilder and brighter sounding RE-201.

M. Fernandez  

December 13, 2013


Excellent software, like i expected.
With the wet button, when you print your audio and move it ahead according to the delay time , you've got a great tape sound without delay at no more expense.
The only drawback is the maximum delay time of 700ms. That's a 1/2 at 67bpm.
I thought software could beat the hardware on this.
Too bad, but not enough to ruin the pleasure and true character it adds to your music.

R. Macmullen  

July 9, 2013

multi use processor

this ep-34 tape echo is one of the finest plug ins I have ever used since it is a multi use item with excellent echo ,delay and added effects characteristics beyond any expectations .any sounds can be enhanced both dramatically or with great finesse .
eliminates the multi plug in useage conserving dsp , pgm and time
the ease of operating scope is another example of the uad perfection .
thank you once again for your professionalism
ralph macmullen

T. Spielmacher  

June 15, 2013

My perfect echo...

Vintage. Warm. Control. Historic. Mine!

I love delay. At times (especially for vocals) I will use it like a separate backing instrument. I'm shocked at how versatile, complimentary and modern this effect can be although there is plenty of old school "cheese" if one wants it.

Buy this.

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