Galaxy Tape Echo

Galaxy Tape Echo


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Endless, lush, dub-style delays and psychedelic spring reverb.

In 1973, Roland created the RE-201 Space Echo* — a tape delay/spring reverb system that created warm, warped, unabashedly analog echo effects. From subtle tape textures to mindbending chaos, this iconic contraption can be heard on classic Pink Floyd and David Bowie, to seminal dub sides from King Tubby, Scientist, and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

The Galaxy Tape Echo plug-in for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an exhaustive emulation of the iconic, legendary ’70s unit, and expertly captures the physical behavior of the inspiring hardware, down to its distortion, musical wow and flutter, sci-fi pitch shifting, and real time tweakability.

Now You Can:

Add subtle tape delay or colorful cacophony to drums, vocals, guitars, and synths

Harness distortion, wow and flutter, and pitch shifting, for organic time-based effects

Use wild-self-oscillation for creative sci-fi textures and moods

Employ the ambient shimmer of spring reverb on any source

Take a listen

Take a listen
Space is the Place

Space is the Place

Universal Audio has painstakingly captured every quirk and characteristic of this complex device. For example, just like the hardware, you can drive the input hard to add hair to a vocal, or widen a drum bus with fat analog character. Tweak the controls and harness seemingly infinite wow and flutter and pitch shifting combinations — perfect for energizing electric guitars. From rockabilly slapback to hazey trails of swirling delay, the Galaxy Tape Echo is a secret sauce for any source in any genre.

A Faithful Reproduction — Warts and All

A Faithful Reproduction — Warts and All

The Galaxy Tape Echo keeps the controls of the original hardware, and adds some for modern workflows. Use the original Mode Selector for various head combinations, Repeat Rate for timing control, and Intensity for repeats and self-oscillation. The Echo/Normal switch mutes the signal to the echo, while global Bass and Treble let you season to taste. New features include Tempo Sync, Pan controls for reverb and delay, and Tape Select, for varying delay timbres. By capturing the eccentricities of the original, and adding enhancements along the way, the Galaxy Tape Echo is a tool of infinite creativity.

*The Galaxy Tape Echo product is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by Roland. The Roland name, as well as the RE-201 and Space Echo model names, are used solely to identify the classic effects emulated by Universal Audio's product.

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      Key Features

      Add subtle tape delay or colorful cacophony to drums, vocals, guitars, and synths

      Harness distortion, wow and flutter, and pitch shifting, for organic time-based effects

      Use wild-self-oscillation for creative sci-fi textures

      Employ the ambient shimmer of spring reverb on any source

      Create with plug-in-only features Tempo Sync, Effects Pan, and Tape Select

      Customer Reviews

      Galaxy Tape Echo

      Overall Rating

      L. Wrana

      July 7, 2020

      Jeilte ding

      Mach den Gönnjamin und kaufs dir auch !

      H. Kim

      July 4, 2020


      Good Quality!

      N. Pinto

      July 1, 2020

      As close to the original Space Echo as you can get ;-)

      Highly recommended!

      C. Gabbianelli

      July 1, 2020

      Corrupts Delay Compensation in PT

      Consistently corrupts the delay compensation in my PT sessions. Pretty disappointed in UAD's lack of resolution to this issue after all of the money I've invested into using their hardware and software.

      G. Polito

      June 27, 2020

      Very nice guy!

      This dude does his job! Very great sound!!!

      D. Torres

      June 19, 2020

      Great sound


      N. Degtyarev

      June 18, 2020

      Great Galaxy Tape Echo Plugins

      Great plugin very happy thank you UAD!!!

      G. Bullock

      June 15, 2020

      A go to plug-in ...

      I use the Galaxy Tape Echo on nearly every mix I do. I apply to vocals and bass for space and depth, or to add warmth and atmosphere to dull tracks.

      L. Brigham-Bowes

      June 8, 2020

      fun as h*ll!

      LOADS of things to tweek. can go from subtle to nuts in seconds. SO much fun.

      I. Ortiz

      June 7, 2020

      Galaxy tape echo

      A very dope plugin that’s excellent on vocals or where ever you want.

      F. Foster

      June 5, 2020

      Galaxy tape echo

      another one of those hidden gems that I use all the time to get that perfect vocal sound

      C. Banet

      June 2, 2020

      Great Space Echo emulation

      Sounds very analog and convincing. Was surprised to learn there's another Roland Space Echo name brand UA plugin. I really don't see how it can be much better than this one. A ton of great noises to be had from playing with this one.

      a. kamal

      June 2, 2020

      Really very musical

      Am a professional guitar player/composer/studio owner and producer. As an "old" guy I thankfully kept most of my cult gear which i owned over the years.They are much used, well looked after and in pristine condition. They will stay that way since virtually all emulations of my gear via UA have rendered them in my studio cupboard. I love that the emulations also reflect my own "dial a sound" philosophy, i.e. they sound virtually(pun intended)the same, they only buzz and hum less and require no maintenance. The Tape Echo Emulations are wonderful, musical,free your mind as you dial em und use em. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

      A. Gallab

      May 28, 2020

      Great Emulation

      Don't wanna deal with the real thing breaking all the time? Have you ever been in the middle of a session and *boom* your space echo craps out and needs to be sent in for repair? Welp, this solves all those problems. It's not a real tape echo but it's damn close.
      Saturation can be a little harsh at times. Similar to the stomp box version of this tape machine. But otherwise I find it to be pretty great.

      J. Bru

      May 27, 2020

      Guitarra y Voz

      Me ha gustado mucho con la guitarra, también lo he probado con alguna voz y merece la pena.

      N. Outhuijse

      May 24, 2020

      great for guitars

      great for guitars

      A. Kolomvatsos

      May 22, 2020

      It's a classic

      I use it almost exclusively on my guitar tracks. It's my go-to delay for guitar

      J. Benninghoff

      May 19, 2020

      This one is a dream

      In combination with the Brigade Chorus, i can easily recreate all of my favorite sounds from the 80s. You can create so much depth to your guitars.

      S. Reynolds

      May 16, 2020

      Great for guitar

      This is a great plugin. I use it all the time to add depth and interest to my guitar tracks.

      I. Kornilov

      May 10, 2020

      Welcome from Russia, developers and users of APOLLO X and Universal Audio plug-ins!!!

      Everything is great! VERY GOOD and HONEST PLUGIN!!! Studying!!!