Space Echo Alternatives

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  1. misa

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    Any other hardware products besides the Boss RE-20 shoot to recreate a Roland Space Echo RE-201? Anything else get pretty close?
     
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    I feel the boonar and the echorec get pretty close to the multi head options of my 201 space echo. No one else has really made a clone of it.
     
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    There is a flashback toneprint that comes somewhat close but the flexibility or all the head settings plus minus reverb is obviously not there.

    Probably Echorec gets the closest from what I can think of.
     
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    If you've ever actually owned an RE201 then then you know Boss modeled everything, warts and all.
     
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    I haven't owned a RE-201, but really like the quirky sound of them. I feel the addition of the reverb makes it pretty unique. Not a big fan of the form factor for the Boss RE20 , but it does seem to be the only game in town. From reviews, it seems that the discontinued UAD plug-in was more spot on than the RE20, but not sure if there is any practical benefit.

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I may just hold out for a full size unit.
     
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    What is the going rate on the vintage 201's now? I had one a couple years ago and sold it for $500ish. Seems the price is up now.
     
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    DD-500 has a dedicated RE-201 setting that gets pretty close.

    Lovepedal Multi Tap 2 is close in that it's multi tap but it has more of a clear digital character like a Strymon DiG.

    The Echorec (CBread, Boonar, Gurus) stuff does multi tap but doesn't really sound like a 201.
     
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    I think the ballpark for a working one in good shape is >900. You can get cheaper, but it'll probably need some work. Actually, either way it'll probably need some work. Those weren't really meant to last 30-40 years when they were first made.
     
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    The H9 has a ton of multi tap options but I'm not sure how much it can sound like a space echo - never played one!
     
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    DD500 / TC Alter Ego / Alter Ego X4.
    Alter Ego emulation sounds amazing, so far my fave delay tone.
     
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    I scored a mint condition one with dust cover for $400. But yeah normally they'll be over a grand.

    I don't really use the reverb function in mine, just the multiheads. Echorec clones don't really sound like the re 201 but it's the closest I can get to it since I don't wanna take mine out live. I haven't tried the DD-500 but I'd trust Black_Label's suggestion.

    Maybe Dawner Prince will make a 201 clone next or a 150.
     
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    I think you can get close enough with an El Cap tweaked just so. The reverb on the El Cap isn't like the 201's tank, but that's probably a good thing. I'm not a huge fan of the reverb on the 201. But it is part of the unique vibe.

    Also, you can emulate a particular 201 unit, but it's hard to nail the sound in general because they are all over the map, and even vary by unit over time. It's what makes the both super-cool and super-annoying. :) It's kind of like cloning a Muff. You can really only clone one particular Muff pedal, not the Muff in general. In my opinion, of course.
     
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    The built-in SP mode or a tone print?
     
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    Just watched a demo of the Nux Tape Core. It seems to be going for a space echo vibe.

     
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    It's definitely in the ballpark! Even the colorscheme looks familiar!
     
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    400!! Craigslist or some garage sale?

    No reverb on the DD-500 re-201 sim unfortunately
     
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    I haven't tried it yet, but I believe you can set up two simultaneous delays on the DD-500 where one is the Space Echo patch and the other is the spring reverb patch.
     

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