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. Park

      September 13, 2020

      Make me feel good when I play my Strat.

      I have played the guitar over 30 years. I have used tons of delay box including Roland.
      UA Galaxy tape echo is very realistic, so always it make me smile whenever I play my Strat.

      J. López Uribe

      September 12, 2020

      Favourite on guitars

      Great plugin for addding depth to your tracks

      J. Wilson

      September 11, 2020

      Great Warm Sound

      Great warm sound that emulates that classic tape echo warmth you are looking for. Love it, thank you UA!

      E. Grebeznieks

      September 10, 2020


      Tape Echo is a great tool in my musical Arsenal

      T. HIGUCHI

      September 10, 2020



      R. Silich

      September 5, 2020

      Just WOW

      Absolutely amazing plugin, love it!!!

      R. Metelkin

      August 31, 2020


      Wherever I use it, it always turns out atmospheric and voluminous, I especially liked to work with it on guitars. Very ambient and shimmer, top in my Delay collection

      M. Pribble

      August 24, 2020

      Sounds exactly like I remember!

      I owned one of these bad boys back in the day and this sounds just like it!! brings back so many wonderful memories just using the plug in!!

      E. Koch

      August 20, 2020

      not complaining..

      it's not the roland i don't have,
      but yeah; this is one super sweet tape saturation muti delay for sure...
      i have nothing to compare it to, but that's the same reason i certainly appreciate having it :)

      C. Bruce

      August 9, 2020

      My Favorite

      My favorite plugin. When you have a Radiohead preset you know I’m gonna love it.

      A. Redman

      July 18, 2020

      Far out!

      What's not to love about this! I'm not one to get over exited about guitar effects, so five stars for this is unusual. I alway's fancied a real one but never got around to it. This is better though, there are some subtle advantages one only finds in practice so do try a demo. My favourate feature is the the little switch marked 'Beat Sync' which is very useful. I use Luna which is also a real pleasure.

      J. ALMANZA

      July 18, 2020

      Galaxy Tape Echo

      This plugin creates an special atmosphere to the sound. Very good quality.

      B. Koontz

      July 9, 2020

      Most realistic simulation I've ever heard.

      I've used the hardware unit Space Echo on many recordings. This plugin is the inky one I've come across that acts like the real thing.

      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!!!