Starlight Echo Station
Unmatched Authentic Vintage and Modern Delay Effects.
Fasten your seatbelts for sonic time travel with UAFX Starlight Echo Station, featuring jaw‑dropping emulations of classic tape echo, bucket-brigade, and digital delay units in a single, uber‑powerful stompbox.
Built upon futuristic UAFX dual‑engine processing and unflinching sonic accuracy, Starlight sets a new benchmark in delay effects, beautifully crafted to travel the farthest reaches of your imagination for decades to come.
Create with stunning emulations of iconic tape echo hardware, with selectable New, Used, and Worn tape machines
Craft legendary bucket-brigade analog delay effects with the color, texture, modulation, and haze of the original hardware
Play pristine, studio-grade digital delays with dynamic and inspiring modulation textures
Quickly access sounds with Live/Preset modes, and play with silent switching, spillover, optional preamp coloration, tap tempo, and true or buffered/trails bypass*
Download additional vintage Cooper Time Cube delay effect at product registration
Build your pedalboard around timeless UA design and robust craftsmanship, built to last decades
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Tape EP-III: Perfectly Captured Tape Delay and Preamp
A glorious system of motors and tape, vintage early‑'70s tape echo units are beyond legend — and Starlight Echo Station's Tape EP‑III is, soup‑to‑nuts, the most complete circuit emulation of the classic hardware. From its wow/flutter randomness to the sound of the tape splice, every eccentric trait of the hardware is here, including its incredibly musical preamp circuit. Plus, you can tweak your repeats with New, Used, and Worn tape machines for tons of color and texture.
Analog DMM: Iconic Bucket‑Brigade Effects
Syrupy repeats, thick modulation, and mind-bending sci‑fi effects are calling cards of this vintage American bucket‑brigade delay. Starlight Echo Station captures the best characteristics of multiple handpicked units from the late‑'70s/early‑’80s, modeling the entire circuit — right down to the colorful preamp and unpredictable clock rate dumping — giving you startling "whoosh" effects, astonishing vibrato and chorus textures, and all the hazy zaniness of the original.
Precision: Hi-Fi Delays, Inspired Modulation
Featuring pristine, mirror‑image repeats with dynamic, shimmering modulation effects, the Precision effect is a goldmine of modern delays. Easily craft with hi‑fi studio‑grade flange and chorusing textures and pepper your creations with ping‑ponging repeats, adding movement and interest to your parts.
Dual Stereo Delay Engines for Endless Creativity
Starlight's UAFX engine powers separate stereo instances of each delay effect, thanks to its unique dual‑engine processing. It's like having two tape or bucket-brigade hardware units running simultaneously, giving you a full stereo spread of complex, awe‑inspiring spatial textures, and seamless delay effect transitions with trails.
A State-of-the-Art Stompbox
With modern, high‑powered features like studio-grade conversion, dual‑processing engines, additional downloadable effects at registration, Live/Preset modes, true/buffered bypass* with silent switching, effect trails/spillover, tap tempo, and analog dry through, Starlight Echo Station is your interstellar delay navigator — from here to the never‑ending beyond.
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“UAFX pedals have truly recreated classic analog effects of the past, and made them better.”
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– Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson)
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– Tyler Bryant (Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown)Note that Starlight Echo Station requires a modern 400 mA isolated power supply (sold separately). Go here for power supply recommendations.
June 15, 2022
The first 2 algorithms are it. The tape echo and memory man are so good. I wish the precision delay had been a more interesting classic digital delay emulation, but the tape and dmm are...Read More
December 30, 2021
If they will only add a Binson to this it would be my all time fav pedal.Read More
October 10, 2021
Just a stunning pedal to have at one’s feet. Excellent, warm, gooey echoes in spades. Congrats.Read More
J. Ojeda Tello
July 24, 2021
Me encanta este Delay en sus 4 modos y esta construido como un tanque. Así todo me estaría faltando la opción de Tener un Preset...Read More
July 23, 2021
This is a star
I just followed up purchasing the Golden by buying the Starlight. This has just made my day. These are stunning. If you only ever buy two pedals, then these are the ones. Playing...Read More
June 18, 2021
Absolutely love this pedal I have been waiting like a kid that can't wait to see what Santa left under the Christmas tree for me. I have been turning knobs and playing for...Read More
Flagship, no-compromise stompbox offering the most authentic tape, bucket-brigade, and digital delays ever captured in an effects pedal
Definitive emulation of iconic tape echo units, with New, Used, and Worn tape machines
Legendary bucket-brigade analog delay effects with the color, texture, and tone of the original hardware
Pristine, studio-grade digital delays with dynamic and inspiring modulation textures
Store and recall your favorite preset, silent switching, spillover, tap tempo, true/buffered bypass, and trails*
Analog dry through, stereo/dual mono operation, and available modulation on each effect
Free Cooper Time Cube delay effect, downloadable at registration
Starlight Echo Station
Why emulate the limitations?
Starlight is a great delay. It perfectly reproduces the delay sounds of yesteryear. And perhaps it is in that perfection that lie the greatest limitations of this pedal. Why not extend all emulations to 2.5 seconds? Why not equip all emulations with low-pass and high-pass filters? Why not allow Tape and Analog to not go into self-oscillation? Why not increase the possibility of ping-pong to all divisions? Why, put simply, emulate all the limitations of those machines you are trying to emulate and not create something truly innovative? The audio quality of this pedal is indeed remarkable, but it lacks these very important little things, as well as midi support, which for a delay is almost indispensable.
The first 2 algorithms are it. The tape echo and memory man are so good. I wish the precision delay had been a more interesting classic digital delay emulation, but the tape and dmm are worth the price of the pedal.
If they will only add a Binson to this it would be my all time fav pedal.
Just a stunning pedal to have at one’s feet. Excellent, warm, gooey echoes in spades. Congrats.
J. Ojeda Tello
Me encanta este Delay en sus 4 modos y esta construido como un tanque. Así todo me estaría faltando la opción de Tener un Preset almacenado sin tener que prescindir del switch y la luz del TAP. Sería fundamental que sigan sumando diferentes delays y/o la posibilidad de hacer algún trabajo de edición en profundidad desde la App del movil o la PC
This is a star
I just followed up purchasing the Golden by buying the Starlight. This has just made my day. These are stunning. If you only ever buy two pedals, then these are the ones. Playing with two amps in stereo the sounds are inspiring. I am finding tones and songs from my fingers and guitar that I did not know were there. Thanks UA
Absolutely love this pedal I have been waiting like a kid that can't wait to see what Santa left under the Christmas tree for me. I have been turning knobs and playing for hours and hours. I really hope that UA update the UAFX app for naming and storing presets good job guys !!
All four modes are incredible, each different but equally amazing. Would be 5 stars but on a stage its going to be really hard to see what effect you're on as they all have the same colour led - strange oversight.
But the sound is truly incredible, look no further.
The UAFX Starlight is a delay-full delight!
What a find! A tape, DMM and Digital all in one pedal. UA knocks it out of the park. Fresh out of the box you’ll get great tones... highly recommend!
Sounds better than any of the UA plugins it is based on
Got my UA Starlight Delay pedal from Sweetwater today after a 3 month wait. But the good news it was worth the wait.
PROs: Excellent! Sounds way better than any of the UA plugins it is based on. Not sure why that is. The EP3 Echo Plex model is incredible. Sounds like the real thing. The whole signal is juiced up, thicker. The UA EP3 software plugin is just not as good. Would like to see a software editor for mac or iphone to store presets
CONs: Instructions are kind of sparse. UA should post a complete walkthru video. For now, its unclear if only one preset can be stored? Why
not a few? Also unclear how the stereo outs work if you plug in a mono guitar. So you take a stereo Y splitter cable to from the guitar so you have 2 inputs?
Way to go UA, James and Drew!
Ok. Let me say that this delay is stunning... and it hasn't stopped impressing me since the moment I had it!