EP-34 Tape Echo
EP-34 Tape Echo
This is very much a one trick pony, but it does that trick very well. I don't have all the functionality as something like Timeless, but sometimes creating a dozen modules to get a good tape delay is a bit unrealistic when clients are bearing down on you.
The Echo Plugin
The best echo plugin that I ever heard.
This plug in gave new air to my older recordings, true and accurate, will recommend it!
The EP-34 is a good replica of a tape-based echo. I have never used the original to this IRL. But I grow up with Roland Space echoes and I think those have to be an important part of any home studio. I think this one is a good complement to UA's replica of Rolands space echo. They differ alot in character and that is a nice thing.
I couldn't believe the other day that I listened to the mix and something just wasn't right
with the lead guitar. EP 34 saved me big time, I could boost the lead just right and and a subtle delay time made a lead flow just right. It's not just delay it actually enhance and glue the sonically.
I simply can't explain with words how realistic this model is.
It behaves exactly like a tape-based delay, which impressively includes the self-oscillation phenomena. The device will begin to "feed-back" on it's own looped signal, which can indeed get pretty insane and will eventually wig-out, but it is also possible to control this process and create immensely beautiful beds of delay, generated from the source sound itself. Whether it's dub or just subtle modulation this plug is permanently present in all of my mix templates. I love it.
Classic plugin you have to have in your arsenal
Title says it all. I use the Echoplex all the time. Killer on vox. (Not as good as the UA's "Cooper Time Cube" but still kick ass). I like to buss the Echoplex to the vox and it acts almost like a pad. It creates amazing ambience. So many cool and creative things you can do with the Echoplex. As I always say, you can't go wrong with Any UA plugs. UA plugins are the first plugins that made me feel justified in spending 200+ on non tangible gear. UAD's are truly a investment.
Echo fantasy +++
Réglages un peu sensibles au premier abord et les boutons sont un poil petit mais on s'y fait très vite pour obtenir très rapidement un résultat de tape echo très convainquant...Avec de bons réglages, fonctionne sur toutes les sources audio...avec un peu de fantaisie par rapport aux delays habituels !
Ep-34 coolest echo ever
This delay takes me back to the days of old with the same magic quality you hear on so many albums we grew up loving. Going to be fun to play with the oscillating echos.
My number one Tape delay
Love this tape delay. Warm and classic sound. Makes guitar solos shine. UA did a great job.
Great sounding delay
Delays are tricky. To my ears, most just sound average. They impart nothing, no matter how much you tweak the settings or fiddle with eq or ducking effects.
The EP-34 sounds good. It's got plenty of functionality, but right from when you put it in a track, it sounds good. That's all I need, stuff that does what it should and sounds good doing it. Nice one, UA.
99% real 110% More reliable!!!!
This thing is dead up like my real one... but sits better in a mix because its a plug in, no mechanical noise, and it works every time!!! SO thats awesome... can be used to add depth and space to about anything, plus all the funky tricks!!! for sure my " Most Fun" Plug in!!!!!
As useful as the real thing
I demoed this EP-34 on a project, and immediately bought it. I've used the hardware version for years, both live and in the studio, and the EP-34 Tape Echo Plug-In sounds and responds like the modeled hardware, along with the quirks and artifacts. Having the ability to overload the input via the recording level gives me the ability to be expressive with the plug in. And...no banging on it to get the tape moving!
I wish it had a stereo version since I often use two of these plug ins set slightly differently to get stereo effects.
Ive been stacking these now and the effect is pretty fantastic. I love using varying amounts of each of the stacks to give really subtle yet big space. Right on again, guys.
Isn't it funny, I wondered how the late Tommy Bolin got all those strange noises out of his guitar. Well I'm confident he had a echoplex on his side.
All those spaceships taking off are made just by tweaking the echoplex, Within a few minutes I created those sounds also with this really great EP34 plugin.
Even when not inputting a sound at all, but by just tweaking the knobs you get really great results.
Best Echo In Musicville
I owned the Echoplex hardware unit back in the day and I remember replacing the tape loop often. The UA version sounds much better and is more versatile. I love it and use it on guitars, vocals and keyboards.
Great delay, easy to use, lots of vibe. It is a great compliment to the Space Echo.
Good sounding but limited
I'm kinda mixed about this plugin. On the one side, it is the best sounding tape delay plugin I've heard, on the other side it is about as limited as the hardware.
I've found that by using Logics Delay Designer and the UAD Ampex plug I can get just as good of a tape delay with far greater control and flexibility. It's like having the best of both worlds. Lush panned delays with realistic tape degradation wow and flutter. The only downside would be the DSP usage, but the EP-34 isn't easy on the DSP either.
This does have the ability to self-oscillate just like the original. But that effect has been over used already so I don't feel like I'm missing out.
Would be great if UA took this knowledge and made a tape delay with modern features.
it´s my first tape delay. It´s amazing! Sounds so different from others delays.
Im new to this tape plug-in,, but I must say this is an awesome plug-in. I would recommend this to my friends