IK Multimedia has released T-RackS Space Delay, a new vintage tape delay/spring reverb plugin designed to recreate the character and sound of an iconic tape echo unit, that can be used both stand-alone or inside T-RackS 5 mix/mastering workstations.
Space Delay is designed to emulate the organic sound of the classic Roland RE-201 Space Echo delay unit on which it’s modeled. Just as on the original, users can experiment with three playback heads, the variable speed motor and engage the spring reverb.
Like the Tape Machine Collection, creating Space Delay began with an original unit restored to factory spec condition. Every design element was analyzed, inspected, and measured in the effort to create a precise physical model of every circuit, from the preamps to the playback heads. The physical model is paired with a dynamic convolution to capture nuances of the spring reverb and other elements of the sound.
Space Delay also adds several updates designed to foster easier integration with modern production techniques:
Stereo Operation — pan each of three playback heads and the spring reverb separately for immersive stereo soundscapes.
Input Filters — use the high-pass and low-pass input filters to further shape the sound before hitting the tape.
Ducking — create echo effects or cut through a crowded mix.
Lo-Fi Effects — use dedicated controls for unit noise and tape age to add extra “grit and grime” to tracks.
Flexibility — Like all T-RackS processors, Space Delay offers two ways to work: as a single plugin or inside the T-RackS 5 shell itself.
From July 16 through September 15, 2020, owners of five or more T-RackS Singles and owners of T-RackS 5 SE, T-RackS 5, T-RackS 5 Deluxe or T-RackS 5 MAX will automatically receive a 20 percent discount when purchasing T-RackS Space Delay through the IK Multimedia online store.