The Arturia Delay Tape-201 is a space echo emulation plug-in that gives you everything you love about the sound of vintage hardware tape delays, but with the reliability and versatility of software. Simple to use, fun to tweak, this will give you that spacious, reverberating delay you crave.
Simple to use, fun to tweak, and with the most authentic tape delay emulation ever found in a software effect, Delay TAPE-201 will give you that spacious, reverberating delay you crave.
This amazing plug-in pays tribute to the tape delays that changed the way music sounded forever. From the early EchoSonic pioneered by Ray Butts, Mike Battle’s Echoplex, to Ikutaro Kakehashi’s masterful Echo Chamber series, tape delays gave guitarists and organ players a new, exciting tool to use on stage and in the studio. Hearing this fluttering golden tone, it wasn’t long before studios, recording engineers, and producers wanted to make it part of their signature sounds.
In 1974, the music world was taken by storm, or rather, by space. An updated version of Kakehashi’s design, this time using standard 1/4" tape in a continuous, loose loop, and no reels, became the go-to favorite for musicians and producers. Finally, floaty, magic echo in a self-contained, reliable unit. It didn’t just sound great, it was versatile too. It had multiple delay patterns to create different rhythmic feels, EQ control to hone the delay’s tone, an integrated spring reverb, and - most famously of all - adjustable tape speed, letting it create otherworldly, haunting pitch changes in the delay.
Arturia's TAE modelling technology perfectly emulates this groundbreaking delay as a plug-in. All of this magic, all of these quirks, and all of this legendary tone are recreated in Arturia Delay TAPE-201.
The holy grail of tape delays, the iconic silver, black, and green-fronted echo unit was loved by countless musicians from all genres and styles. Alternative and indie legends like Radiohead, Sonic Youth, and Bon Iver loved its pitch-warping power. It fleshed out the guitar tone of everyone from The Shadows to Randy Rhoads. Electronic pioneers Vangelis, Boards Of Canada, Leftfield, and Jean-Michel Jarre adored its spatial width and thick, saturated tone. Dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry and synth hero Brian Eno made its ghostly, analog decay part of their signature sounds. A list of famous spacey tape delay users would be impossibly long, but it would be a “who’s who” of influential music legends.
This isn’t simply a sound-a-like software effect, this is the most accurate, highly detailed recreation of the famous 70s tape delay ever created. Arturia studied the circuitry, analyzed the tape, and even modelled the quirks to bring you an authentic tape delay that you’ll turn to time and time again.
TAE "True Analog Emulation" is Arturia's exclusive technology that accurately reproduces the defining sonic qualities of analog synthesizers. It recreates the characteristics of analog oscillators in amazing detail, transparency and clarity, as well as the exact properties of the analog filters that give each classic instrument its unique sound. Soft clipping adds even more punch and presence.
The warbly analog magic of an outboard tape delay could be considered the polar opposite to the precise, almost clinical environment of recording software. Thanks to the efforts of Arturia’s engineers, you can now mix these two worlds, and enjoy some seriously modern features as well.
|Software Delivery||Electronic Delivery|
|Plug-In Format||AAX, AU, VST, Standalone, NKS|
|Operating System||Mac, Windows|
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