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The Pulsar Audio Echorec is a software emulation of the iconic echo/delay unit of the same name produced by the Italian brand Binson in the 1960s.
The sound of this magnetic disk delay differs from the tape delays used at the time, and has largely contributed to the audio signature of many 70s bands: Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Jimmy Page etc…
Vintage Echorec devices are known for their saturation, self-oscillation, and oversound, all shaping the music produced in the 70s. They are also, however, known to be fragile and difficult to maintain.
For this plugin three different units, in different conditions, have been precisely modeled, to have all sounds from the cleanest magnetic delay, to the most grunge. The Echorec will offer you:
- The sound of a legendary machine that has marked the history of music.
- The unique ability to create rhythmic delays using its 4 read heads.
- A delay of unequalled sound density, making it easier to place in the music.
- The advantages of “organic” analog sound as well as the advantages of digital sound (presets, parameter automation, etc.)
These additions and the signature sound of the Binson Echorec 2 make this echo a must-have tool for any mixer who wants to add the subtle analog life, which is sorely lacking in digital delay plugins.
Why It’s Unique?
The Pulsar Echorec plugin gives you a faithful emulation of the legendary echo unit of the same name; furthermore, many workflow improvements have been added to the original, such as the ability to change the motor speed (and so the delay time) in real time or to sync it to any tempo, including a tapped tempo.
Authentic Tube Sound
The exact sound of the all-tube input section of the Binson Echorec has been precisely replicated. Special attention was paid to the modeling of pre-emphasis filters.
Magnetic Field Recreation
Any sound going through a magnetic device is modified in a particular way. Complex processes in the Echorec disk involving magnetic saturation and hysteresis have been precisely modeled.
As an improvement to the original hardware design, Pulsar Audio added the possibility of slightly detuning the left and right channels. The result is a large stereo echo with precisely placed repetitions.
Sound engineers always have their tricks. One of the coolest with the Echorec is the ability to slow the disk down with a finger, resulting in creative pitch modulation or wow and flutter effects on the delayed signal.
Three States Of Wear
Any Binson unit found nowadays has traveled 50 years through time. Some are in mint condition, and some are used. During measurements, it was found that each unit had a special color, and some are really nice independently from the unit condition. So we selected the three units we liked the most.
Some effects just sound incredibly good, even when they’re not supposed to affect the sound at all. The Binson Echorec is one of these. So Pulsar Audio carefully designed an Off mode that reproduces the color and grit of the delayed signal, without any delay.
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