Solar Loop Echo
A new take on the Space Echo
New in 1.01
Added "Motion"-panning to each planet/head.
The Roland Space Echo is famous for its spacious and gritty sound. It uses a tape loop with one record head and three playheads. As the distance between these heads is fixed, you have to alter the tape speed to adjust delay times. Digital delays can’t do that easily. To alter the „tape speed“ in a digital delay, you have to change the sample rate. So most digital „tape“ delays just change the distance between play- and record-head. This sounds similar, but it’s not the same. Thinking about a way of changing the real „tape speed“ in Reaktor, an idea struck me:
What If we could set the tape speed for each head individually?
What if the heads don’t even have to move in the same direction?
And if the heads move, does the tape have to move at all?
And wouldn’t heads moving around a circle of stationary tape look like planets moving around the sun?
See and hear for yourself. Have fun. Enjoy….