AudioThing has announced an update to the Outer Space faithful emulation plugin of the Space Echo RE-201 tape echo and spring reverb unit from the ’70s.
Version 1.3.2 adds macOS 11 Big Sur support (Universal 2 Binary). It also adds a Light and Dark UI mode and an option to enable Accelerated GUI. Additionally, the oversample algorithm has been improved.
As the original unit, Outer Space features a tape echo section with three playback heads and two spring reverb tanks.
We have modelled three different tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback. We have 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.