Could AudioThing’s Outer Space plugin be the best Roland Space Echo emulation yet?

You may recall that, earlier this year, AudioThing released Outer Verb, an emulation of the spring reverb from Roland’s classic Space Echo RE-201. Well, now we have Outer Space, an expanded version that covers the whole thing.

This features an echo section with three playback heads and the spring reverb tank. Three different tape frequency responses and saturations have been modelled, as have the imperfections associated with tape.

Find out more and download a demo on the AudioThing website. Outer Space is available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and can currently be purchased for €39. The regular price is €49.

 AudioThing Outer Space specs

  • 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
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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