Tape echo offers a unique sonic signature, and few units offer a more recognizable sound than the Roland RE-201 Space Echo. With the T-RackS Space Delay, the endlessly flexible controls and the organic sound of this classic delay unit are captured with an unprecedented level of detail.First produced in 1974, the RE-201 offered 3 playback heads, var... Click To Read More About This Product
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Tape echo offers a unique sonic signature, and few units offer a more recognizable sound than the Roland RE-201 Space Echo. With the T-RackS Space Delay, the endlessly flexible controls and the organic sound of this classic delay unit are captured with an unprecedented level of detail.
First produced in 1974, the RE-201 offered 3 playback heads, variable speed motor and onboard spring reverb. Its 12 operating modes offered a massive range of warm, rich analog soundscapes for music production and sound design.
The limitless potential, ease of use and incredible sound made it a favorite of artists across the globe and in countless genres. From Bob Marley to Brian Eno, Pink Floyd to Portishead, Sublime to Sonic Youth, Randy Rhoads to Radiohead, the sound is heard on thousands of songs and is still in high demand today.
Using the same mix of dynamic convolution and physical modeling as IK’s Tape Machine Collection, the T-RackS Space Delay captures the sound of this iconic effect.
Re-creating the Magic
Analog tape-based systems are highly complex, adding a special musicality and magic to the material derived from the interplay of several interdependent factors. It took IK two years of full-time research to develop their award-winning T-RackS Tape Machine Collection, and the added variables of Space Delay required bringing this process to a new level. Like the Tape Machine Collection, creating the Space Delay began with an original unit fully restored to pristine “factory spec” condition. Every element of the design was carefully analyzed, inspected, and measured to create a precise physical model of every circuit, from the preamps to the playback heads. The resulting physical model works in symbiosis with a powerful dynamic convolution, updated to capture every nuance of the spring reverb and other elements of the sound. The end result is a breathtaking fidelity to the original unit.
Space Delay adds several updates to make this vintage classic easier to integrate with modern production techniques.
Stereo operation: Pan each of the 3 playback heads and the spring reverb separately for immersive stereo soundscapes.
Input filters: High-pass and low-pass input filters let you shape the sound before hitting the tape for more powerful sound shaping.
Ducking: Create dynamic echo effects or cut through even the most crowded mix with this convenient ducking feature.
Lo-Fi effects: With control over unit noise and tape age, you can add extra grit and grime to your tracks for more vintage sound.
The Power of T-RackS
Like all T-RackS plug-ins, the Space Delay offers you two ways to work: as a stand-alone plug-in, or inside the T-RackS 5 shell. Use these together with any of the other T-RackS processors to mix and master faster than ever, creating a powerful, lightning-fast workflow. The T-RackS shell offers a unique modular system with up to 16-processor chains, series and parallel routing, easy A/B/C/D comparison, up to 192 kHz / 32-bit floating point processing and much more, in both a plug-in and standalone mastering application.
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