This amazing plugin pays tribute to the tape delays that changed the way music sounded forever. From the early EchoSonic pioneered by Ray Butts, Mike Battle’s Echoplex, to Ikutaro Kakehashi’s masterful Echo Chamber series, tape delays gave guitarists and organ players a new, exciting tool to use on stage and in the studio. Hearing this fluttering golden tone, it wasn’t long before studios, recording engineers, and producers wanted to make it part of their signature sounds. In 1974, the music world was taken by storm, or rather, by space. An updated version of Kakehashi’s design, this time using standard 1/4″ tape in a continuous, loose loop, and no reels, became the go-to favorite for musicians and producers. Finally, floaty, magic echo in a self-contained, reliable unit. It didn’t just sound great, it was versatile too. It had multiple delay patterns to create different rhythmic feels, EQ control to hone the delay’s tone, an integrated spring reverb, and – most famously of all – adjustable tape speed, letting it create otherworldly, haunting pitch changes in the delay. Through the magic of our advanced TAE® modelling technology, we are able to perfectly emulate this groundbreaking delay as a plug-in. All of this magic, all of these quirks, and all of this legendary tone are recreated in Delay TAPE-201.
Main Features: – Virtual recreation of the classic tape echo – Accurate modeling of the electronic circuits and tape behavior, thanks to our TAE® and Phi® technologies – Features 3 delay tape heads and a reverb tank, that can be combined in 12 different ways – Choose between 3 delay types (Left/Right, Ping Pong or Mid/Side) – Processing in stereo with independent repeat rates – Possibility to sync repeat rates to the host tempo – Stereo tools to control spatial width – Input equalizer with lowpass, highpass and peak filters, to shape the sound entering the unit – Acces to advanced modeling parameters to better match hardware behaviors (flutter, motor inertia, background noise) – Additional LFO with 16 possible destinations – Resizable window – Integrated tutorials