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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.

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.


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

Customer Reviews

EP-34 Tape Echo

Overall Rating

j. seiterle

February 26, 2023

push your amp

Apart of the wonderful dub and slapback experience it is a very powerful tool to push your amp to a nice break up.

V. Ruzicic

February 13, 2023

So real!!!

Very real and musical!!!!

J. Szeszel

January 13, 2023

Simple but effective.

Something more than echo

S. Andres

January 6, 2023

Great for guitar tracking

Great tool combined with some Unison presets and some other plugins , really inspirational.

S. Rico Hernandez

January 6, 2023

Un gran delay

Buenísimo como envío o inserción.

G. Ob

December 25, 2022

Create tool

Excellent tool for making creative echo sounds! One of the best of its kind

D. Weigleb

December 23, 2022

Finally! The Echoplex!!!

I have longed to play some Van Halen through a true Echoplex. This. Is. A. BEAST! Paired with some other effects I'm pretty close to VH 1 and VH2.

U. Audio Account

December 16, 2022

Nice delay

Not my fisrt option for delay, but when it works it’s perfect

A. Bugella

December 12, 2022

FLAVOUR, FLAVour, flavour, fla...

Very versatile. Adds an analog touch. It can be used on many track types and not just for guitar.

A. Gorobets

December 11, 2022

Characteristic sound

When it works, it works and sit perfectly on the mix.

J. Szeszel

November 14, 2022

Simple but with a nice character.

Very nice for vocals.

H. Nuesink

November 4, 2022

Absolute Top

And this is exact what you expect from the software from UAD.

M. Galavan

September 11, 2022

EP-34 Take Echo

I found this plugin easy to use. I think it is useful on guitars and vocals. It even has EQ controls like the original hardware did. Good for basic, warm, analog delay sound, subtle or crazy amounts.

F. San Filippo

July 29, 2022

I repeat myself when I’m distressed….

Best implementation of the hardware in plugin form. If you want to emulate this classic effect exactly, this is the one to get. If you just want a more generalized sort of dirty multi-delay, there are cheaper options.

M. Malloy

July 1, 2022

I owned and daily cleaned a real one in 1975

And this one was definitely cleaned before they digitized it. And they crushed it it’s just how I remember it it’s always been my favorite echo and now I have it back. I wish I’d purchased it ages ago.

G. Haas

March 7, 2022

Great for guitars and vocals

Simple and effective, great for guitars and vocals and a good contrast to all the digital delays on the market.

A. Mladenović

January 17, 2022

Brilliant on vocals!

My go to slap delay for vocals!

K. Bread

January 7, 2022

Echo Chamber

The Most Realistic Emulation of my favorite Urban Echo Chamber

J. Miller

January 4, 2022

Great for folks like me who don't drum, or program beats

I love this plugin! It's my go to for creating more interesting rhythmic patterns ... because I really don't know what I'm doing, so this thing is great for dragging a slider, tweaking some knobs, and there you are with something that sounds g-g-g-roovy! I like to think I'm channeling Daniel Lanois, but I'm probably not :P

G. Fricke

December 26, 2021

Not like any other

Digital delay has taken over the market. This plug-in provides the best in distinctive tone and effect to give my tracking something it really needed.