AudioThing Outer Space 2, updated Space Echo emulation now on Linux and iOS

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AudioThing Outer Space 2 is an updated version of its Space Echo RE-201 emulation with new features, Linux support, and an iOS version.

Working on Christmas. Yes, that happens to me from time to time. I could relax on the couch but here my fingers were tingling for this release. The AudioThing iOS adventure began exactly a year ago. Since then, at least one app has been launched per month.

Today, the company celebrates its iOS anniversary with its 21-app release on the Apple AppStore. With Outer Space 2, you can explore this effect also on iOS. 

AudioThing Outer Space 2

AudioThing Outer Space 2

Outer Space 2 is a faithful emulation plugin of the legendary Roland Space Echo RE-201 vintage tape echo from the early seventies. The second generation remains the same plugin in its core. 

It features a modeled tape echo section with three playback heads and two spring reverb tanks. AudioThing’s Space Echo take offers three different tape types: an original RT-1L, a modern replacement, and older worn-out tape. 

One of the iconic features of the original Space Echo was the ability to combine the echo and reverb in different ways. Just like on the hardware, you can also choose 12 different combinations: 4 echo, 7 echo + reverb, or 1 reverb only.

AudioThing also modeled three different tape frequency responses and saturations, as well as all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback. There is also an emulation of the ballistic response of the delay rate (repeat rate), which can create eerie pitch shifts.

Then, it hosts a soft clipper, oversampling option up to 16x, and low/hi-cut for feedback. Of course, the classic wow and flutter are also on board. Plus, you get ducking.

What’s New? 

New in the Outer Space 2 plugin are new oversample destinations (echo, preamp), a new momentary tape touch/drop, and more synced delay values. It also has better CPU and memory usage, promises Carlo from AudioThing. You can also benefit from a new retina GUI.

On the compatibility side, it now supports Linux and macOS 14 Sonoma. Another highlight is iOS support. AudioThing has ported Outer Space 2 to iOS with AUv3 support.

First Impression

A nice update for the Outer Space plugin. Above all, I’m happy that this authentic Space Echo emulation is now also on iOS. The Linux port is also great.

AudioThing Outer Space 2 is available now for an introductory price of 39€ instead of 69€ for a limited time. The iOS version with AUv3 support is on the Apple AppStore for an intro price of $12,99 instead of $19.99 until January 6th, 2024. For existing customers of Outer Space (v1), it’s a free update. 

It runs as a 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, AAX, and CLAP plugins on macOS (native Apple Silicon + Intel), Linux, and Windows.

More information here: AudioThing 

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