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

      J. Klein

      August 16, 2016

      Still love it

      I still love this plugin - one of my favorite UAD tools.
      Great sounding and indispensable - even if we saw a lot of great delay plugins in the recent years.

      But - still no option for customizing the size ?
      This is my main concern with UAD plugins. Even Apple reworked a lot of their plugins for that reason.
      Come on UAD, is it really that hard to implement this feature when you are rewriting the UI anyway?
      My eyes are always bleeding with some of your plugins.

      M. Clay

      August 4, 2016

      Bless The UAD♫

      ❤ This Galaxy!

      I am gobsmacked at your kindness. I NEED the Roland. Please keep supporting it. I make DUB and it is integral to my sound and there is nothing else on the market quite like it.

      The GALAXY is wonderful. I am enjoying it as much if not more than the Roland. It is fitting the DUB REGGAE amazingly. I have already made a Dub Track with it. So guys if you make Dub and you are looking for a vintage high quality delay this will work just fine.

      I owe you one for this UAD. You sure know how to treat your customers well. It is no surprise your company is excelling. Thanks.

      T. McKinnon

      August 2, 2016

      Thank You Universal Audio!!!

      When you guys did not renew your license with Roland...I saw the rumbles in blogs and articles and just a few days ago begin to rethink my investment. I am commented to UA both hardware and software and plan to stay the course with this company and their superior products. Anyway I love the 201 and now that you have put out your own I love your version. And the fact that you support the Roland version and gave customers who paid for the 201 the Galaxy let me know that you do care about us!

      Also it sounds amazing thanks again!!!!!

      R. Rodriguez

      August 3, 2016

      differences

      what is the difference between this and the Space Echo plugin??

      P. Degen

      August 15, 2016

      What happened to Roland?

      Well, to be completely honest, I have this plugin for quiet a while now (but then it was called Roland Space echo), and I seldom use it in tracks. It works fine, but somehow I can't find good use with it.

      H. Barnard

      August 1, 2016

      5 Stars

      Great sounding effect, but also very useful for creative sound design... awesome!

      UAD User

      May 11, 2019

      The new go to

      I have owned several Roland Space echoes. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how the plugin recreated the tone and feel of the original. UAudio has not disappointed. Making my songwriting demos sound like masters.

      C. Kuffner

      April 10, 2019

      Works great buuuuuuut.....

      It would be cool if it was capable of stereo delays. I get that it’s modeling hardware, but seems like the sort of plug where an “advanced” menu enabling true stereo delay effects would be a game changer. I get that limitations can define greatness but also....

      C. Kuffner

      April 10, 2019

      Works great buuuuuuut.....

      It would be cool if it was capable of stereo delays. I get that it’s modeling hardware, but seems like the sort of plug where an “advanced” menu enabling true stereo delay effects would be a game changer. I get that limitations can define greatness but also....

      S. Campbell

      April 4, 2019

      Awesome.

      Self-oscillating. A lot of variety and versatility. Can really give the source shape and great texture, easy to automate too.

      P. Gharapetian

      March 29, 2019

      great space echo

      with a market that's quickly becoming saturated with tape delay emulators, this one still stands out on top. thanks!

      M. Szynkowski

      March 16, 2019

      amazing on instruments

      This sounds amazing on all kind of instruments especially keys, strings.

      S. McFadyen

      February 28, 2019

      Decent, but harsh saturation.

      Galaxy Tape Echo is handy if you just want to throw up a clean tempo synced echo really fast. If you're looking for warm nuanced repeats, you won't find them here though. The saturation is quite harsh and fizzy. Not what one would expect from a tape echo. Run this one with lots of headroom. Look for thickness and subtlety else where.

      J. Wüllner

      February 15, 2019

      Not only a delay, not only a reverb, so much more

      I really love to mess up sounds with this thing. I often record only my return channel while messing around with it and slice the sound scapes to create unique rythmic patterns. Stunning and weird on guitar or piano & strings in a very lovely way. A must-have.

      d. platipodis

      January 22, 2019

      Solid

      Works on everything

      I. Semenov

      January 15, 2019

      Classic for world, new level for me

      Beautifully, amazing and sometime cosmic sound on guitars, vocals etc. I never
      thought the tape delay will get so big place in my personally FX-world.

      M. Korovenko

      January 13, 2019

      Galaxy Tape Echo

      Very versatile little fella, I love how it sounds on strings.

      E. King

      December 16, 2018

      As close as you’ll get to real thing

      Sounds great, all the joy of a real space echo without the maintainace hassles. Never will quite get the same random delight of a hardware unit but as close as you get to real thing.

      UAD User

      December 14, 2018

      Galaxy Tape Echo

      Nothing beats the sound of an actual tape echo but you can get some pretty neat sounds out of this plugin

      M. Diaz Velez

      December 14, 2018

      Tape pe pe pe Echo cho cho cho... analog feeling on digital world!

      Amazing emulation!!! You need to use your ears, instead the screen, is music, and this emulation has the sound and feel of real thing. Just try and let it amaze you.