Outer Space

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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 a tape 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
Resizable Window
Preset system with randomizer
Formats: VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX (32/64bit)
Platforms: OSX, Windows
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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, VST3, AU, or AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host

Outer Space Panel 2 - Tape Echo Plugin
More features

Volume/Pan for each Head
Low/Hi Cut for Feedback Section
Ducking control
Pre-Emphasis Filter
Rate Ballistic control
Variable Speed (± 50 ms)
Preamp switch
and more!

You can show/hide the drop-down panel by clicking on the arrow icon in the bottom left corner of the interface.

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).

Tape Echo Mode Selector

Roland Space Echo Tape Heads
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.

An amazing tape delay emulation that demands to be tried – and, at this crazy price, almost certainly bought– by any producer or guitarist.

10/10 – Computer Music Magazine
Outer Space is a must have – bringing your creativity to a new level. Being a mixer, the importance of having a collection of plugins and analog gear at my disposal is paramount.

Matthew Sim (Audio Engineer / Producer) review for LLANE MUSIC: link
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Outer Space Overview
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2018/05/18: v1.2.0
– Improved: All additional controls are now available in a dropdown panel
– Improved: CPU performance on both Echo and Reverb sections
– Added: Global option to switch Echo and Reverb Volume parameters curve (linear or audio taper)
– Added: VST3 plugin format
– Added: 10 New Presets
– Fixed: MAC with High Sierra (APFS) presets scrambled
– Fixed: Wet Only Lock bug
– Fixed: Minor graphic glitches

2017/10/18: v1.1.0
– Added: Meter selector + Gain (input/output)
– Added: Volume/Pan for each head
– Added: Low/Hi Cut for feedback section
– Added: Ducking
– Added: Pre-Emphasis
– Added: Rate Ballistic
– Added: Variable Speed (+/- 50 ms)
– Added: Stereo Delay amount (in ms)
– Added: Noise Tone
– Added: Preamp switch
– Added: Preset Copy/Paste to/from Clipboard
– Added: Global option – Switch off the feedback loop clearing on playback
– Added: Global option – Resizable Window
– Added: 10 new presets
– Improved: Preamp section
– Improved: Noise Section
– Fixed: Synced values recall bug
– Fixed: Plugin scan bug on some 32bit host

2017/05/01: v1.0.5
– Added: Wet Only Lock function
– Fixed: Mode selector showing wrong value when automated
– Fixed: WaveLab issue with Synced presets
– Fixed: Pro Tools 12.7.1+ CPU bug
– Fixed: Bypass Automation CPU bug

2017/03/29: v1.0.3
– Added: Reverb DSP switches off when Reverb Volume is set to 0 (to save CPU)
– Fixed: Offline Rendering bug on some hosts
– Fixed: Feedback loop not clearing properly on some hosts
– Fixed: Dry leaking into Reverb section
– Fixed: GUI keyboard focus error (especially the Return key)

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.