Genuine Soundware ECHO B2

Genuine Soundware ECHO B2 v1.0.0 [WIN]

GSi ECHO B2 is the digital recreation of a particular unit of Binson Echorec B2 mod. T5E from 1965. This unit, despite being so old, still has its original tubes and has had very little service in the last 30 years. We don’t know how this unit sounded when it was new, but this is how it sounds today, in 2022. It has to be said that the Echorec B2, despite being less famous than its big brother the Echorec 2, shares with it the same magnetic drum, the same magnetic heads, same mechanism and pretty much the same circuitry, practically the same sound in a more compact unit. There are several sources of information about vintage Echorecs, this is the Echorec Bible.

The plugin features all controls found on the original unit, plus 4 extra knobs for adjusting the alignment of each head (aka Azimuth on tape machines), one extra knob to slow down the drum motor up to half the normal speed (to obtain doubled delay times) and one last knob to adjust the level of audible circuit hiss.

Main features:

  • Faithfull reproduction of a vintage unit, including all its pros and cons
  • All original 12 Pick-up Head combinations available
  • Head alignment for each head
  • Drum motor speed allow up to double the delay time
  • Adjustable background circuit hiss
  • Complete MIDI control with user mapping
  • Available as Standalone and Plugin for Windows, Mac OS and iOS (iPad only)
  • Embedded user’s manual

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