Cherry Audio has introduced Stardust 201 Tape Echo, an unofficial “hot-rodded” software emulation of the classic Roland Space Echo tape echo effects of the 70s and 80s.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Stardust precisely recreates the limited fidelity and stability of audio tape, providing a natural rolloff of bass and treble frequencies for super-warm tonality and minor speed variances, lending an organic chorusing quality to repeats. Cranking the intensity knob overloads the circuit, generating the signature other-worldly runaway echoes and feedback that only a tape echo can produce.

Cherry Audio’s Stardust 201 Tape Echo includes features from the original RE-201 and RE-301 Space Echo units, and we’ve added some of our own to create a great-sounding, super-flexible, ideal tape echo effect that never breaks down and never needs demagnetizing, all for less than the price of a Space Echo replacement audio tape loop!”

Features:

  • “Authentically modeled” vintage tape echo, including seven virtual tape head modes
  • 4x-extended “wide mode” delay time range
  • LFO echo time mod section
  • Sync to DAW master tempo
  • “Motor kill” switch
  • True-stereo modeled BBD chorus circuit
  • Modeled input overdrive for crunchy tones
  • Dual independent tape loops for super-wide stereo imaging
  • Stereo spring reverb
  • Selectable mono/stereo modes
  • Bass and treble EQ controls
  • User-selectable color themes

Pricing and Availability

Stardust 201 is available for Mac & Windows, with an intro price of $19 USD (normally $29).

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