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Warm, Adjustable, Tape Echo Emulation Inspired By Two Classic Echoplex* Units


Universal Audio, a manufacturer of high-quality audio hardware and award-winning UAD-2 Powered Plug-ins for Mac and PC, today announced the release of the highly anticipated EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in for the UAD-2.

Universal Audio's EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in gives guitar players and mix engineers the rich, warm tape delay effects of vintage Echoplex* units, now on the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform for Mac and PC. One need only listen to classic recordings from Jimmy Page, Brian May, Chick Corea, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson and Andy Summers to hear the Echoplex sound in action.

Unlike other Echoplex emulations, the EP-34 is the first plug-in that targets specific behaviors of both the EP-3 and EP-4 Echoplexes. The DSP experts at UA sweated every last detail, ensuring that the EP-34 plug-in is verifiably the most accurate model for those who want the distinct, chaotic Echoplex sound, "warts and all."

"The rich tape echo sounds and tactile controls of the original EP-3 and EP-4 hardware units have been cherished by musicians and engineers alike for decades," enthused Matt Ward, President of Universal Audio. "We're elated to be the first to provide the dead-on sonic qualities and controls from both of these classic units as a software emulation."

Available for purchase via UA's Online Store for $199, the EP-34 Tape Echo Powered Plug-In features include:

  • Highly desirable sound of original EP-3 and EP-4 Echoplex tape delay units, now available as a UAD-2 plug-in for Mac or PC
  • Tape echo effects virtually indistinguishable from those used on countless classic recordings of the past six decades
  • Unique movable record head design creates warm, rich sound unlike any other delay unit

More information on the EP-34 Tape Echo Powered Plug-Ins for UAD-2 can be found at http://www.uaudio.com/products/software/ep34/index.html

The EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in is available as part of the new UAD Software v5.7.0 release. In addition to the EP-34 Tape Echo, v5.7.0 includes the now officially licensed dbx® 160 Compressor/Limiter plug-in, as well as additional performance enhancements for all UAD-2 users on the Windows platform.

UAD Software v5.7.0 is available as a FREE download for Mac and PC users worldwide at http://www.uaudio.com/support/uad/downloads/index.html

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