Echo Cat

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Echo Cat

Echo Cat is a tape echo audio plugin that replicates the classic Copicat\* tape echo sound and behavior. With authentic tape simulation and three playback heads, Echo Cat is designed for guitar but is now a sought after piece of equipment in studios around the world.


  • Make Echo Cat mono, stereo or fake stereo with a 5ms delay only in the right channel
  • Varispeed control, allowing you to control the speed of the motor at will
  • Intel and M1/Apple Silicon natively supported
  • Push the sustain up to 100% to get that typical self-oscillation
  • Motor section with control over HUM (low frequency noise produced by electric current)
  • Control the mid and side volumes separately
  • Loop Gap parameter mimics the tape loop joint, where the tape is physically looped
  • Modulate the Varispeed amount using a LFO
  • Each head can be controlled in great detail
  • Authentic Sound: Wavesfactory have meticulously modelled the sound of the original unit by analysing a high number of signals through Copicat\*
  • Drive the input to get that crushed tape sound
  • Modern Features: Tempo sync, ducking the full stereo or only the mid channel, pro presets, filters, stereo widener, M/S
  • Either have it time synced to the tempo of your host or you can set the time freely in milliseconds
  • Apply filters outside the feedback loop
  • Three LED indicators which show you if there is signal on the selected head
  • 64-bit DAW and OS
  • Lower the volume of the wet signal when the dry signal is present using Ducking and don’t let the delay signal get in the way of the main signal
  • Tape Simulation: Echo Cat features our high-end tape model that responds, behaves and sounds like tape
  • Includes mono/stereo hiss, artifacts (or cat-ifacts) containing wow and flutter for recreating the fluctuations on the tape speed, tape age with asperity noise and erasures, and signal loss which is random high frequency compression

System Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only)
  • DAW capable of hosting VST or VST3 plugins, or Pro Tools
  • macOS 10.9 or higher

\*Echo Cat is not affiliated with, sponsored, nor endorsed by WEM or any other brand/s. “Copicat”, “WEM” and “Watkins” are used solely to identify the hardware emulated by Wavesfactory.

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