In this [interview with XLR8R](https://www.xlr8r.com/gear/2012/01/in-the-studio-tycho/), Scott Hansen of Tycho talks about his Roland Space Echo which can be seen in the image to his right on the rack. "I use my Roland Space Echo a lot, because it's tape, so you get the tape saturation and warmth. And then you run it into the preamps, and those are transformer based, which gives its own kind of harmonic distortion."more
the nigh-brow Brookline section of Boston. Since he has no use for a chauffeur (the previous owners apparently did), Ocasek has instead cluttered the room with a surprisingly modest collection-at least given his income-of electronic toys and studio curios with which he has recorded Cars song demos and most of Beatitude. He can't tell you much about his guitars except whether they are Gibsons or Fenders-the former for leads and core rifts, the latter for rhythms. In addition to using a Roland Space Echo, he is fond of the slap back he gets in the adjacent bathroom by filling the bathtub with varying amounts of water. And he absolutely refuses to move from 8-track up to 16.more
In the comments of this tweet, Shura says, "it's a Roland Space Echo Re-201. Basically one of da coolest things on the planet." In [this interview](http://www.nylon.com/articles/shura-alexsandra-denton-interview), she says, "I became obsessed with synthesizers and can waste many hours just messing around with my Roland Space Echo."more
In an interview in 2014 "(...) the RE-201 Space Echo. We use it on everything. It's very heavily used on the Kiasmos album, I think we tried sending almost every track trough it at some point.The grittiness and randomness of the tape is almost always a welcome addition to a stale sound. I don't even use it for echo most times. Send your pads to the tape without any repeat two times, pan them out and listen to that weird wobbly massive pad sound."more
I started with tape echo with this guy-Then my tech turned me on to the Multivox. Now I've got 2 of those juuust in case one has issues on the road. The Roland just can't match up, but it still can be fun...provided you have the Multivox as well ideally.
basically my life blood at this point, although i only picked this buddy up a while ago, it's become one of the main staples in my studio. My only complaint would be how expensive these are to maintain.
I can't really say anything about this beast that hasn't been said a million times already. The musical landscape of the 70's, 80's and 90's would have been completely different if the RE-201 hadn't existed. I recommend everyone to buy one if you have the chance.