GSi expands its iOS app portfolio with the GS-201 Mk II, a new authentic Roland Space Echo emulation with AUv3 support.
For a few weeks now, Guido Scognamiglio aka GSi has been porting one plugin after the other to iOS. For example, he ported the Krell Synthesizer or emulations of the Binson Echorec B2 or WEM Copicat IC-400 VariSpeed tape echo to iOS.
His Roland Space Echo emulation is now also available for the iPad, but not in the same depth as the VST plugin.
GSi GS-201 Mk II
The GS-201 Mk II is an authentic emulation of the legendary Roland RE-201 Space Echo hardware unit. More, it’s a port of the plugin version to iOS that has the aim to capture the magic of the famous Space Echo processors. However, there is a major difference between the plugin and the iPad version.
The developer didn’t port the complete engine of the plugin version, just the essentials. Thus it’s a stripped-down version that doesn’t give you the in-depth parameters to customize the circuit, heads, and more.
It gives you the basic controls found on the original hardware unit, including the classic mode selector, bass, treble, reverb & delay volume, repeat rate, and intensity. Guido Scognamiglio, the developer promises that the iPad version gives you the experience of dealing with an original Space Echo, with all its pros and cons. So, you get tape hiss, no tempo sync, tape splice glitching, wow and flutter, and more.
If you want a smooth space echo sound with modern features and without known errors, this is the wrong app for you. This is for the authentic sound. And according to the first sound demos, it looks like it’s a very solid effect app for iOS. Of course it comes with AUv3 support.
GSi GS-201 Mark II is available now for $13,99 USD/€ on the Apple AppStore. It runs as a standalone app and an AUv3 plugin.
More information here: GSi