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Echoes Of The Past

Stardust 201 Tape Echo is a hot-rodded interpretation of the classic Roland "Space Echo" tape echo effects of the 70s and 80s. Compared to earlier tape echoes, they represented a giant leap in reliability and sound quality. With solidly built tape-transport mechanisms and the inclusion of a spring reverb and chorus effects in some models, the Space Echo was truly groundbreaking with its fantastic variety of sound colors.

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!

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"My only issue is I'm using it on too many things! It sounds absolutely wonderful - three effects in one and all of them nailed. All of a sudden my mixes are swimming in beautiful reverb and delay. They've done an amazing job."


- Don Morley, Grammy Award winning producer, mixer and engineer.
Credits include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sting, Nick Cave, The Verve, The Police, and many more.

Stardust 201 Tape Echo Sounds

Title of Song

  • Stardust 201 Demo | Drum Loop - Echo 1
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Drum Loop - Echo 2
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Drum Loop - Reverb Only
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Guitar - Chorus Only
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Guitar - Fast Echo
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Guitar - Echo Verb
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Elec Piano - Rapid Echo
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Elec Piano - Chorus/Long Echo
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Tails Out 1 - Huston Singletary
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Tails Out 2 - Huston Singletary
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Vibrawash Guitar - Huston Singletary
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Solar Calligraphy - Huston Singletary
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Kitchen Sink - Huston Singletary
  • Stardust 201 Demo | SpaceWalk - Huston Singletary
  • Stardust 201 Demo | Dub Hits - Huston Singletary

Stardust 201 Tape Echo Features: 

  • Authentically modeled vintage tape echo, including seven virtual tape head modes
  • 4x-extended "wide mode" delay 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 for crunchy tones
  • Dual independent tape loops for super-wide stereo imaging
  • Stereo spring 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.

A free seven-day demo of Stardust 201 Tape Echo is available. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.

macOS Requirements: macOS 10.9 or above (including macOS 12), 64-bit required. Native Apple M1 processor support. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.  

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.