echo

This space-saving echo delivers a digital version of the classic tape unit.

Immersive, lush delay textures that sound fantastic in small doses or super-wet settings. Clever consolidation of Space Echo controls. Fun to use. Sturdy.

No independent bass and treble settings.

$259

Boss RE-2 Space Echo
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As good as digital emulations are today, there’s not much engineers can do to approximate the tactile experience of interacting with vintage hardware. Few devices illustrate this divide quite as effectively as tape echoes. Take it from a masochist who knows—tape echoes are intrinsically infuriating machinery. They break often, sometimes spectacularly, always expensively, and generally at the most inconvenient possible time. Think of your most-disloyal-ever significant other: Chances are, your fave tape echo will beat them hands-down for unreliability.

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Pigtronix is proud to announce the launch of Echolution 3. Following the success of its sought-after predecessors, Echolution and Echolution 2, the all-new Echolution 3 offers a streamlined user interface, remarkably hi-fidelity audio, and more selective sound design options than ever before.

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Pre-digital delay emulations are full of quirky character.

Superb warts-and-all retro delay sounds. Great variation and tweakability within each model. Desktop and mobile apps for editing via USB and Bluetooth.

No real time modulation. Power supply not included.

$399

Universal Audio Starlight Echo Station
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Universal Audio excels at wart-and-all models of vintage audio effects. True to form, their Starlight Echo Station replicates three pre-digital delay effects in all their wonderful wartiness. Its algorithms derive from the tape-based Maestro Echoplex, the bucket-brigade Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man, and the Cooper Time Cube, an obscure effect that generates echoes via (no joke!) a length of rubber hose. There's also a modern digital delay.

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