Outer Space

AudioThing Outer Space - Tape Echo Plugin - Space Echo RE-201 Emulation

Outer Space

Vintage Tape Echo



Outer Space is a faithful emulation plugin of a famous vintage tape echo made in the early seventies. As the original unit, Outer Space features an echo section with three playback heads and a spring reverb tank.
We have modelled three different tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback.
We’ve also modelled the ballistic response of the delay rate (repeat rate) which can create eerie pitch shifts (due to the Doppler effect), one of the classic tape echo-based sound effects.


Vintage Tape Echo
3 Tape modes: Original, Modern, Old
Spring Reverb (with short/long Decay)
Background Noise with Envelope
Oversample up to 16x
Preset system with randomizer
Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit)
Platforms: OSX, Windows
Download Manual (.pdf)

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PC Demo MAC Demo
In demo mode the plug-in will output silence for 3 seconds every 45 seconds.

Minimal Requirements    

Windows XP SP2 / OSX 10.7
Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or equivalent
2 GB RAM / 500 MB HD
Screen resolution: 1024×768
VST2, AU, or AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host

Tape Modelling

We’ve modelled three different tape types. The original RT-1L, a more modern replacement, and an older worn out tape. Each tape will affect the sound in a subtle but different way, especially at higher feedback (Intensity) settings.

WOW/Flutter will also change according to the selected tape, creating different amount of pitch and volume nonlinearities.

Changing the speed of the repetitions (Repeat Rate) will also affect the tape frequency response.

Mode Selector

Just like the original unit, with the Mode selector you can choose 12 different combinations of echo playback heads and reverb (4 Echo only, 7 Echo+Reverb, 1 Reverb only).

Outer Space Overview
Outer Space Demo

2017/03/24: v1.0.2
– Added: Delay now clears the feedback loop after playback restarts
– Added: Drop-down menu for synced values
– Added: You can now click on the Mode dial values to change mode
– Fixed: Pro Tools bug where Heads values were not recalling correctly on saved projects
– Fixed: Noise and Intensity Random Lock

2017/03/18: v1.0.1
– Added: Bypass button will clear the feedback loop
– Added: Loading presets will also clear the feedback loop
– Fixed: Oversampling bug in Wavelab 9
– Fixed: WOW/Flutter not working in Sync
– Fixed: Treble knob bug (was engaged even at 0)
– Fixed: Minor GUI issues

Outer Space is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by Roland.