This is a formidable machine
However, you must know the parametrer to get the best
I use it all the time
Good job from the team universal audio
Another wonderful plugin from UAD. I have used the original unit, and it is almost too close, but with the accurate interface that only a digital system can give you. The sound you can get by over saturating the tape is delightful. The only thing I would like would be for UAD to step away from the original unit and give the ability to increase the delay time past 700ms. If you are working with a track that is under around 85 bpm, then quarter note delay is pretty much out of the question. Otherwise, UAD has another happy customer. Guitar tracks sound amazing with this. Thanks again, and keep up the good work.
Having owned an old echoplex back in the day, I can tell you that the UAD version is so close that it's scary. All that warm, gooey inspiring echo, back inside my DAW. If you want a true character echo, this is the best one I've found... and I've tried a bunch. Highly recommended.
I've never used the actual unit, but as far as i can tell, this plug-in mimics the echo very well!
It takes some getting used to in order to fully understand the way such an echo works but once you get the hang of it you can make some very unique sounds out of it!
Excellent software, like i expected.
With the wet button, when you print your audio and move it ahead according to the delay time , you've got a great tape sound without delay at no more expense.
The only drawback is the maximum delay time of 700ms. That's a 1/2 at 67bpm.
I thought software could beat the hardware on this.
Too bad, but not enough to ruin the pleasure and true character it adds to your music.
Nice and Simply Plugs, Good for reggae roots Old school
Great plugin! Since I never worked with the original device it took me a while to get used to the interface, but when I did..oh man! The sound is great and it gives this vintage feel that cannot be found in the other VSTs I use. Highly recommended!
Very impressive job of recreating the Echoplex but I am looking forward to more robust delay offerings from UAD. UAD really makes the very best of the best in plugin effects and it needs a more full featured plugin similar to Echo Boy or PSP 608 Multi-Delay.
You make and I will definitely purchase. That being said - The EP-34 is as close to tape delay as you can get.
This plugin does something special that just brings a vocal to a warm place where it belongs.
Use with EMT 140 and Copper Time Cube and you can get a vocal sound that is just perfect.
This plugin was the perfect thing i was looking for to bring depth to sample and VI piano .
Great plugin thanx UA.
I really loved the presets, and finally i could manage to nail "that" dream delay modulation i was always looking for.
Thank you UAD, you did it again!!!
One of the best discoveries of my career has been UA's UAD-2 powered plug ins.
When an old school client recently asked if I had a decent tape echo effect, I soon realised the answer to that question was NO.
Sure I had some included in my rig, but they sounded like crap.
This EP-34 has done the job just nicely, sounding uniquely like the old classic units, but without all the nightmares of using old hardware versions.
It's so easy to get that familiar old tape echo sound, and the built in tone and panning is also a life saver, making mixing with it so damn easy.
It's a cool blast from the past, and I'm thinking of looking at the other delay effects UA has on offer. The Roland Space Echo looks tempting.
You can't lose with these.
I used to have a tape Echoplex, and loved the sound. I ended up selling it because I was afraid of it's mechanical reliability.
The UAD Tape Echo is a credible replacement sound-wise, though I'd love to see it add a few more controls; a real Echoplex had a completely different sound once the tape was 'played in' than it did with a fresh tape, and you could get a completely different sound when the heads were dirty and the tape got old.
My major complaint with the plugin is that its output is rather low, and not adjustible. I end using a compressor or other gain plugin after it just so it will have sufficient volume in a mix. I have the same issue with RealVerb.
This is a nice, dirty echo. It's very old school sounding and very easy to distort. If you're look for loads of character from your echo, this is a good choice. If you're looking for glossy clean, look elsewhere.