Roland re201 space echo 1974 with its sturdy black casing and familiar control layout, the roland re201 space echo showed a clear lineage back to the re200 but its newly designed silver, black and green fascia was the hint that something new had arrived. An incredible lineup of modern and vintage effects is built into the mv8800, including models of classic roland srv reverbs, sdd320 chorus, sbf325 flanger, boss bf2 and hf2 pedals, and the legendary re201 space echo. A bloc diagram can be found page 4 and the detailed circuit page 6. Use the back button in the pdf reader application to return to the previous page. For those new to the space echo units, there is a real 14 tape coiled up inside this that runs to give you your effects. Moog model 15 with roland re201 space echo youtube. The roland re201 space echo is truly a vintage 1973 piece of music technology with lots of appeal even today. In case mic and instrument are to be connected directly to re201. View and download roland re201 service notes online. This is a short demonstration video for a roland space echo re201, which was sold on ebay. Evolution of the roland space echo roland australia. Just had a complete service by echofix the leading place for space echo maintenance and repair. Save roland space echo re 20 to get email alerts and updates on your ebay feed.
According to, a repair shop specializing in roland space echoes, some common problems are. Music pedal roland echo chamber re101 instructions. The roland space echo re201 tape echo debuted in 1974. Arguably, no uad1 plugin was as hotly anticipated as universal audios software implementation of the venerable roland re201 space echo. While roland didnt invent the tape echo itself, they took a fragile and often. Main features main features the re20 uses cosm technology to faithfully simulate the characteristics of the famed roland space echo re201. Roland space echo felt kit re201, re150, re101, re. Its an analogue echo device employing multiple tape heads and a spring reverb tank to achieve its fat, warm sound, so its no surprise that it took over a year for ua to perfect its idiosyncratic and sometimes chaotic nature. Today, i present the roland re201 space echo audio demo w synthesizers and a tr8 drum machine. The guts of this are mostly from michats excellent ensemble michats space echo me201. Faithfully reproduces the characteristics of the re201, including the echo s distinctive wow and flutterinduced wavering and the compressed sound obtained with magnetic saturation. We make the efx2 tape echo, roland space echo parts, echoplex parts, tape loops for re201 re101 re150 re301 re501 7 sre555, parts for echoplex ep1 ep2 ep3 and ep4. For the rest of this posttopic we can refer to the re101201 service manual available here. Even today, with the machine no longer in production, it remains a world famous device that is still.
Ships usually within three business days from london. The roland re201 space echo story classic gear roland uk. Space echo roland re201 reliability discussion in effects, pedals, strings. I have an old roland re201 space echo unit purchased some years ago from a specialist trader in vintage music gear. Ryobi rg 950 generator manual pdf read online ryobi rg 950 2 stroke generator 950w. By jim bybee over the years, roland has created a significant number of products that have gone on to become legendary.
This space echo didnt have anything major wrong with it, just there were a lot of small problems that made it a bit poor for performing. If you do not see a part here that you require feel free to send us an email and we may be able to help you. Roland space echo owners manual 24 pages music pedal roland re301 service notes 21 pages music pedal roland re301 service notes 26. Even today, with the machine no longer in production, it remains a. One of the most beloved echo effects ever made, the roland re201 space echo, has been reborn as the boss re20 twin pedal. At the same time, some parts of tape pack chassis assembly were changed. This video, via gstormelectro, takes a look at some of the ways you can use the classic roland space echo re201 with electronic music gear video summary. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference. In 1973, then operating under the roland brand, kakehashi introduced the roland echo chamber re100 and re200, the latter with an added spring reverb. A real analog system providing both tape echo and spring reverb for a rich and organic sound. I know the space echo is easily overloaded but im wondering whether a misset bias can also lead to distortion.
Manual roland has made manuals for most of their products available as free pdf. Delivery via airmail and royal mail, may take 514 days. Find great deals on ebay for roland re201 space echo and roland space echo re150. It is a really excellent tape delay partly because it has a nice muffley effect on your sound and partly because there is something quite special about the way the delay. Im feeding the re201 via from pa a mixer aux and have cleaned the heads etc. I had repaired them in the past, among other vintage analog gear, but this was when i really decided to focus on space echos.
The roland re201 space echo story roland australia blog. Over the years, roland has created a significant number of products that have gone on to become legendary. One of the earliest examples is the roland re201 space echo, a combination tape echo and reverb introduced in 1974. Get instant access to the worlds best private pro audio.
Experience the legendary tapeecho sound of the re201, and get lost in space with this retromodern marvel. Boss re20 roland space echo re201 fender stratocaster vox ac30 fender twin reverb. View and download roland re20 owners manual online. The roland re201 space echo is a tape echo effect unit featuring a builtin spring reverb tank. Kit includes replacement felt for the tape tension spring and tape path.
Boss re20 space echo perfekte simulation des re201, tap tempo pedal. Click on the links below to download the manual for your roland space echo user manuals re100 re101 re200 re150 re201 re301 re501 sre555. Roland re201 space echo entry reaktor user library. Powerful dsp lets you use delay and modulation simultaneously for all reverbs. I started specialising in repairing the roland space echo 3 years ago after i purchased an re201 that was faulty. Roland re201 space echo 1976 junk working noisey vintage rare 1987. The roland re101 space echo is a real tape delay unit. You can buy copies of the re201 service manual here. I finally got it cleaned, retaped and everything is actually running great. About the roland space echo re201 the roland space echo re201 is a reverbequipped tape echo that debuted in 1974. Introduced in 1974, the roland space echo re201 was an instant hit among engineers, guitar players, and dub pioneers. This is more than a reskin though, i have added a few other features mostly borrowed from the ua version of the re201.
I used to use a hotoutput 12string rick through it back in the day. The re201 space echo is an outboard effects unit produced by roland between 1973 and 1988 and is based on a tape echo and a three element spring reverb. The space echo is a portable sound processing device used to create echo and reverb effects on audio tracks. He typically scours the malaysian rural countryside for his stock, as it is said most of the best vintage instruments can be found tucked away in an obscure kampung somewhere.
From what i have been told the motor will essentially run forever but needs careful service by a professional after 30 years. The roland re201 space echo story classic gear roland. The service manual calls for a 50dbm input signal which should give an ideal output of 12dbm what is that in pp volts. The roland re201, commonly known as the space echo, is an audio effects unit that. Using the 921 and 921b oscillators to form an analog threeoperator fm voice, the moog model 15 and roland re201 space echo form the basis of this patch, which harkens back to the sound of.
Re101 space echo roland re101 space echo audiofanzine. A loving recreation of the ultimate echo effect the roland re201 space echo. A simple guide to servicing your space echo muff wiggler. About the configuration of the tape echoreverb the tape echo section. Click on the links below to download the service manual for your roland space echo. In the early 70s i bought a maestro echoplex ep3 after hearing this used by trumpeters miles davis and don ellis, then somewhere around the end of that decade, i bought a roland re201 space echo first introduced in 1974, which was a lot quieter than my echoplex and offered more interesting delay patterns but i did miss the soundon. Well i busted out my roland space echo i bought back in 1985. Roland re201 space echo vintage analogue tape it is suitable for microphone,guitar,etc. Main features the re20 uses cosm technology to faithfully simulate the characteristics of the famed roland space echo re201. Manufactured from 1973 to 1988, the re201 runs a loop of magnetic tape across several tape heads to create its distinctive analog echo. Roland re 201 manual pdf functions and uses of controls. Echo fix efx2 tape echo, roland space echo and echoplex. Home the forums electronic music instruments and electronic music production tweaking a roland space echo re201 analog.
Roland re301 chorus echo space echotop of the line space echo the ultimate space echo. Tweaking a roland space echo re201 gearslutz pro audio. Here is a collection of all the space echo parts we currently have available. Click on the links below to download the manual for your roland space echo user manuals re100 re101 re200 re150 re201 re301 re501 sre555 service manuals re100 coming soon re101 re150 re201 re301 re501 sre555. The roland re 201, commonly known as the space echo, is an audio analog delay effects unit produced by the roland corporation. Click on the links below to download the manual for your roland space echo user manuals re100 re101 re200 re150 re201 re301 re501 sre 555.
Inbuilt luscious chorus to further complement the legendary tape delay sounds. Echo fix below is the original service guide from roland. Experience the legendary tape echo sound of the re201, and get lost in space with this retromodern marvel. It was released at the same time as the re201 and is essentially its little brother as its a bit more limited but still shares the same sort of quality. Nagra sn is part 3 an ode torant about arguably one of the most musical pieces of outboard gear you could own. Kakehashis breakthrough development came in 1974 with the re101 and re201 space echo units, which used the standard 14 tape of the openreel variety, but made as one, continuous loop.1175 206 887 873 117 1386 322 630 784 100 1012 1346 936 993 1059 379 353 658 551 1329 980 1193 637 704 465 886 1272 1224 649 1525 313 128 1021 183 1220 1135 1384 26 539 284 1387 1495 1210 920 545 1090 1023 480 770 669