Stardust 201 Tape Echo

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Stardust 201 Tape Echo

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. This 64-bit plugin 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 other-worldly runaway echoes and feedback that only a tape echo can.


  • Authentically modeled vintage tape echo, including seven virtual tape head modes
  • 4x extended echo 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
  • Independent stereo “tape head loops” for super-wide imaging
  • Spring-style reverb
  • Selectable mono/stereo modes
  • Bass and treble EQ controls
  • User-selectable color themes

System Requirements:

  • Mac: 10.9 or above (macOS 13 Ventura not yet supported), 3.4 GHz Quad-Core or M1 CPU with 8GB of RAM recommended, Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended, Native Apple M1 processor support, including Apple M1 Ultra. Available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX & Standalone formats
  • Windows: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required

Cherry Audio’s Stardust 201 Tape Echo includes features from the original RE-201 and RE-301 Space Echo units, and they’ve added some of their 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! 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.

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