EP-34 Tape Echo
EP-34 Tape Echo
Another wonderful plugin from UAD. I have used the original unit, and it is almost too close, but with the accurate interface that only a digital system can give you. The sound you can get by over saturating the tape is delightful. The only thing I would like would be for UAD to step away from the original unit and give the ability to increase the delay time past 700ms. If you are working with a track that is under around 85 bpm, then quarter note delay is pretty much out of the question. Otherwise, UAD has another happy customer. Guitar tracks sound amazing with this. Thanks again, and keep up the good work.
I love this plug! This is one where I just to buy it - just cause I really needed it! Yes, I have Echoboy. Yes I have other delay plugs. This one...it has VIBE! It just feels right. Can't explain into words. A little light bulb came on in my head once I heard it. I just heard "IT". That thickening agent you can use on EVERYTHING. That beautiful little vibe you get behind a guitar or a vocal. It can also go severely rogue if you start automating the delay times, that feedback sound, the sound of Jamaican Dub & british rock is what comes to my mind. Its a character plug...and lots of it. I just love the GUI sitting up there on my desktop when I'm working it. It feels right. Great job UA for offering such cool digital vintage feel.
A must have plug for my sound. I use it on everything since I got it it . Gritty, warm,fuzzy, and spewing character, much like one of bums in my hood. Don't worry it doesn't smell. You can use it to impart some waveform distortion without the echo being involved..great for bass, drums, vocals (for a real analog vibe) You can adjust the brightness or bass content making it a simple character E.Q.
It has its limitations and a strong personality so if you looking for pristine you wont find it here. Think Radiohead's KID A and you will hear the EP-34 vibe all over (though it may not have been what Nigel Godrich used)
Shes dark and mysterious, and she will talk back...and you'll like it!
I used to have a tape Echoplex, and loved the sound. I ended up selling it because I was afraid of it's mechanical reliability.
The UAD Tape Echo is a credible replacement sound-wise, though I'd love to see it add a few more controls; a real Echoplex had a completely different sound once the tape was 'played in' than it did with a fresh tape, and you could get a completely different sound when the heads were dirty and the tape got old.
My major complaint with the plugin is that its output is rather low, and not adjustible. I end using a compressor or other gain plugin after it just so it will have sufficient volume in a mix. I have the same issue with RealVerb.
I already have a lot of time based effects already, but I still wanted to try this one because of my love for delay. It turns out that it is the perfect delay for me. When combined with the Apollo, in real time I have an effect that is so close to the original tape echo machine with all of the imperfections that make it have a classic sound. I have outboard analog delay units and this unit is missing one thing, the physical object itself to touch and play around with. Thankfully the interface is like that of all other UAD products in that it feels almost as close to you as the original. It is perfect for bread and butter delay, but with a few quick turns of the pots, it can sound fuzzy, gritty and noisy as it should.
ep 34 is absolutly perfect for DUB music.
For the genre of music I use to play and like (dance music) is perfect in many situations. At the end I'm able to obtain very fantastic sound.
I really appreciated your work and I strongly reccommend to try the demo.
What an Amazing Tool to add to your "Tool Box", just another great plug in to add nice warm Echo/Delay. A nice deviation and another step away from the digital norm. I never had or used a Hardware EchoPlex Tape Echo but this plugin is the bomb!
It sounds nice on everything, I love it on Guitar. Fabulous Plug In.
I bought this one yesterday and oh my god it is fantastic. It's exactly what i was hoping for. I've waited a long time for it. I knew how it would sound cause of all the audio examples of the hardware out there, and the records it has been used on.
It's that old school delay, that dub sound from Jamaica. A little smokey.
I love that slider, i love the self oscillation (amazing on guitars). This is a really unique delay. And it has that old feeling, like you're really working with tape.
Without a doubt the best sounding Tape Echo Plug-In ever made! We've used an Echoplex for years. The EP-34 Tape Echo reacts and sounds like the real thing. Amazing!
This is my go-to plugin for adding presence to lead sounds, guitars and vocals. Its sound is amazingly warm, and it is a great complement to the UAD RE-201 Space Echo for tape effects and the FF Timeless 2 for crazy modulation. It is not just a matter of lowpassing any of the latter either - the EP-34 really is in a league of its own in warmth. Trying a slapback mode on vocals cannot be described as anything other than pure bliss.
very authentic sounding even though I have never heard the original. automate this puppy and ye will get the goods going.........
I wasn't going to buy another delay, I had all I needed with the Cooper and the RE-201. Or so I thought. This thing is a beast, and only its DSP footprint prevents me from using it on darn near everything. The delays are mono - you can pan them left or right, but for a stereo wash, go for the RE-201. The delays distort in a wonderful way, making this thing magic on guitars, vocals, keys...nothing else sounds remotely like it. I tend to use it for subtle distortion, and it is flat out gorgeous.
Awesome vintage effect with still lots of control over it..
This thing has changed how I produce music. Why ---- thats a trade secret - but there is not one single track I do not use this for now.
One thing I would like UAD to add is a stereo feature.
The EP-34 is one of my favourite plugins. I like the crunchy distortion and the warm echoes. It is harmonizing with my monophonic analogue synthesizer and guitar as well. What would i do without it? crying!
This thing is so cool! I didn't have anything that could make this kind of tape echo sound and the UAD EP-34 is really something special. Not too bad on the DSP either. Really adds some vintage character to what you're working on
This plugin sounds great when I am soloing the track but as soon as I bring the rest of the mix in I can't hear it. It is cool for creating effects but as a delay I can never hear it.
This is one piece of studio equipment I have always wanted,
but have shied away from because of the somewhat fragile
nature of the machine. By far the best echo unit you can
find. ( Cooper time cube is a close second.) It faithfully
reproduces the best qualities and controls of tape delay.
It is simple to operate, sounds good on any source and
can be automated, and tweaking on the fly is an important
aspect of any kind of delay. It is perfect.
HoulÃ lÃ , ma folie du moment ! nous sommes pile poil entre le cooper et le re201. On peut reconnaÃ®tre instantanÃ©ment ce grain de nos disques prÃ©fÃ©rÃ©s !
TrÃ¨s simple Ã utiliser, recommander de toute urgence !
It is a sense operating a totally original machine.
I am impressed.