RE-Tape Echo

V1.2 : scroll down to see changelog

RE-Tape Echo is an attempt to recreate my own Roland RE-150 Space Echo.

Featuring :
– original controls on the first page : 6 echo modes, repeat rate, intensity, echo volume
– two play heads with a fixed delay ratio of 1 to 3
– bypass
– two individual gain controls

Imperfections :
– a repeat rate-dependent filter as a tape simulation : low repeat rate = less highs, high repeat rate = better highs, high-pass filter at 130Hz, modelled on my RE-150
– motor speed fluctuations : wow, flutter, dirt
– input bleed to echo
– bad erasing head

Fun stuff :
– 10 presets state saving system
– tap tempo and fine tempo control (1 and 0.1bpm steps)
– 4 routing modes :
1 + 2 to echo to LR
1 to echo to L, 2 to R
2 to echo to R, 1 to L
1+2 to echo to R, 1+2 to L
– o-knob enabled

v1.2 changes :
-presets now are actually saved across reboots and reloads… don’t laugh.
-thresholding has been modified to allow an easier and consistent reach of extreme pot values

v1.1 changes :
-move to o-knob library v2 : it’s much easier to dial parameters…

if you want to transfer your saved presets, open v1 and v1.1 on your computer. Enter the [pd presets] subpatch of v1. The big message boxes at the bottom are your presets. Copy the content of each message box to the corresponding message box in v1.1

9 comments on “RE-Tape Echo
  • shreeswifty on said:

    so cool! love the Space Echo!

  • jooga1972 on said:

    Yeah, this one is ace, too! Thanks @baptiste!

  • Tristan Heau on said:

    Many thanks for the update !

  • Peter Marsh on said:

    Late to the party here but this is brilliant. Thanks for all your work on it.

  • JMage on said:

    Is the tap tempo the first organelle key? Doesn’t seem to work as expected. Great patch by the way.

  • baptiste on said:

    Tap tempo should be the first C.

  • soxsa on said:

    I love this patch – thank you so much.

    I did find the wow/flutter/dirt implemenation wasn’t really doing it for me, so I’d propose this tweak (see attached picture)

    Attachment  re-150-wow.png

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    • Revision: 1.2
    • License: GPL v3
    • Modified: 7 years ago
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