Cherry Audio has released its new tape echo effect Stardust 201 Tape Echo, a hot-rodded interpretation of the classic Roland “Space Echo” tape echo effects of the 70s and 80s.

Stardust precisely recreates the limited fidelity and stability of audio tape, providing a natural rolloff of bass and treble frequencies for super-warm tonality and minor speed variances, lending an organic chorusing quality to repeats. Cranking the intensity knob overloads the circuit, generating the signature other-worldly runaway echoes and feedback that only a tape echo can produce.

Cherry Audio’s Stardust 201 Tape Echo includes features from the original RE-201 and RE-301 Space Echo units, and we’ve added some of our own to create a great-sounding, super-flexible, ideal tape echo effect that never breaks down and never needs demagnetizing, all for less than the price of a Space Echo replacement audio tape loop!

Stardust 201 Tape Echo features

  • Authentically modeled vintage tape echo, including seven virtual tape head modes.
  • 4x extended echo time range.
  • LFO echo time mod section.
  • Sync to DAW master tempo.
  • Exclusive “motor kill” switch.
  • Lush, true-stereo modeled BBD chorus circuit.
  • Modeled input overdrive.
  • Independent stereo “tape head loops” for super-wide imaging.
  • Spring-style reverb.
  • Selectable mono/stereo modes.
  • Bass and treble EQ controls.
  • User-selectable color themes.

Stardust 201 Tape Echo is available in AU, VST, VST3, and AAX formats. It is on sale at the Cherry Audio store and from distributor Plugin Boutique at an introductory price of $19 USD until November 1st, 2021 (regular $29 USD).

Owners of the Mercury-4 synthesizer can crossgrade for $10 USD.