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Tape Echo

IK Multimedia

Tape Echo

$74.99

The Tape Echo is a faithful recreation of the highly sought after Echoplex EP3 tape delay. The original unit made its appearance in 1969 and was immediately adopted by musicians and guitar players as the standard for delay effects.

 

The principle behind it is a that of a traditional analog recording machine, where incoming signal is printed by a tape head onto magnetic 1/4” tape. A second tape head placed afterwards plays back the recorded signal creating the delay effect. Varying the distance between the two heads determines the delay time.

 

The IK Multimedia Tape Echo takes all of the analog “imperfections” of moderate headroom class A electronics coupled with magnetic tape into account and puts them under user control, with the advantage of software flexibility and power: BPM syncable delay times, stereo operation for two independent delay lines, complete automation.

 

All of the electronics and tape behavior have been closely matched: from tape hiss, wear and wow and flutter to AC line hum (selectable among US and UE voltage); with these controls the Tape Echo can be used as a standard analog delay, when set accordingly, or pushed to the extremes, where the use of the Wow and Flutter, preamp gain and tape wear turn it into a wild effects generator.

 

The natural and organic delay trails will sit nicely in a mix giving a track its own 3D perspective, still making it blend nicely with the rest.

 

A classic use for this module is on vocals, where the added bonus of BPM syncable delay times can make for very warm and lush echoes.

 

Another of the staples of this kind of delay has been surf guitar, where its unmistakable signature “slap” turns an ordinary clean guitar track into a trademark sound.

System Requirements

 

Mac® (64 bit CPU, 32 or 64 bit Mac OS)

  • Minimal: 1.5 GHz Intel processor, 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
  • Supported Plug-in formats: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX (32 and 64-bit).
  • Note: on 64 bit systems, the plug-in also works in 32 bit compatibility mode.

Windows® (32 and 64 bit)

  • Minimal: Intel® Pentium 4® 2.4 GHz or Intel® Core™ Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64, 
  • 1 GB of RAM, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8.
  • Supported Plug-in formats: VST, RTAS, AAX (32 and 64-bit).

You MUST be connected to the Internet as all of the Custom Shop operations are web based.

This product is delivered digitally. Easy secure download instructions and license information will be emailed to you after you have completed placing your order. Please note this this is usually very fast however, occasionally it may take as long as one to two business days.

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