AudioThing has just released an affordable emulation of the Roland RE 201 Space Echo, an iconic tape echo introduced in 1974.

In its latest video, Point Blank tasks resident plugin test-dummy JC Concato to put it through its paces, making it the Plugin of the Week for this week. Just like the original unit, Outer Space features an echo section with three playback heads and a spring reverb tank. AudioThing has modeled three different tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording and playback. The plugin has also modeled the ballistic response of the delay rate which can create eerie pitch shifts, one of the classic tape echo-based sound effects.

You can watch the video in full via the player below, with more on Point Blank and its course here.