The Roland RE-201 Space Echo, has been reborn as the BOSS RE-20 Twin Pedal!
John Mayer uploaded a YouTube video in Jan 2008 called "I Think She Knows Interlude," and in the video description he says the following: > Heard this in the car today, wanted to try it out... Collings I-35 through a Roland Space Echo pedal, Cornish NG-2 Fuzz and Fender '64 Vibroverb... Looped through a Boomerang pedal. Roland Space Echo pedal refers to the Boss RE?20 Space Echo pedal.more
The new tunes are sounding lovely and I’m beyond excited for you to hear them. Without being too revealing, like the Great Mouse Detective that I am, the new record is going to be mighty tasty. Bigger synths, dreamier pads, meatier kick drums, lots of hand programmed glitchy IDM sequences, loads of analog synth, live guitars, live drums, catchy hooks like it’s Muskie season, maybe even a well-placed brass stab somewhere in homage to the genius that is MC Hammer. Got my grubby hands on a bunch of new plug-ins the other day and they’re blowing my MIND. Moog filters, Trident EQ’s, a bunch of CLASSIC Neve stuff, vintage channel strips, SSL compressors/limiters out the wazoo, even **a Roland RE-20 Space Echo plug-in.** I’ll have the Signal Flow salad sandwich.more
This Instagram photo by reubengotto shows Jimmy Smith playing with his gear in the dressing room before the show. The photo is captioned, "Today is the last show of Foals' Holy Fire touring.. two years of the best times all over the world. Here's to album 4!" On the bottom right corner of the pedalboard is a Boss RE-20 Space Echo Pedal. In the comments, reubengrotto reveals the gear is "just for jamming in dressing rooms".more
> The cool thing about those Roland Space Echos is they all sound different and they all have their own quirks. The one I have made my amp sound even cooler and colored the tone in a great way. Tape tends to do that, but it made my amp sound a bit glassy, twangy, and even bumps the bass a little.more
This is from a post on his Instagram story from some four hour sleep shows he played in Europe. Stephen has expressed in his lecture at RBMA that he loves tape echo. Although he has his own RE-201, it becomes a pain in the ass and a liability to lug around $2000+ worth of equipment while touring sometimes. The RE-20 is considered by many musicians who have a love for the classic tape delay as a suitable, durable, and light alternative that emulates the real thing.more
"Yeah. It’s such a problematic thing using tape delays on tour. Even in the studio, sometimes I’ll bust them out because a couple producers I know have them, and it’s like, “Oh, let’s try the Echoplex.” But they’re noisy, and if they’re not set up just right it’s a pain. [So we usually] just go back to the [RE-20] pedal."more
In > Boss RE-20 Space Echo (A/Mono In > B Out) > Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner > Moog MF Boost > MXR Distortion + > Fulltone OCD > Maxon OD808 ReIssue > MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz > Flux Liquid Ambience > Morley ABC IN > Morley A and B out > Boss DD-20 Giga Delay > Red Custom Box Signal Kill Switch > Stereo Out to Ampsmore
"Yeah, a nice guy I know who works in a guitar shop in Minneapolis came to a show and said, “Adam, I want to give you this.” I said, “I can’t accept this!” His girlfriend said, “Look, he’s not going to take no for an answer.” The thing about real Space Echoes is, you need your hands to play around with them, so it’s a bit counterintuitive to have it down at your feet. There’s one particular setting I like for swells at the end of songs."more
It says on the article on this page: "Yet some not-so-simple effects did make their way on the album. “Your Love,” for example, features Hendrix-flavored reverse echo. “We used a vintage analog [Roland] Space Echo for that bit,” Troy divulges. “That was one of our favorite toys on this record.”"more
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“I use a lot of delay, I love delay. It’s my fascination with the Edge where I got that I guess. None of the other guys really use that, so it’s a thing that I can do. It’s just a few songs where I can incorporate a rhythmic, timed delay. I like the modelled tape sound that it has, so it’s a little softer sounding. The ergonomics are really good and the pedals are really easy to tap.”more
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It's honestly rare whenever Harrington uses it, but when he's in a nostalgic mood. Harrington activates the external effects in Ableton hooks up a synth of his choice from his vault and begins to let the notes echo in a church with a touch of chorus added to it with a stock erosion effect.more
the author of this article got to attend a HJOL show and talk to Dimitri about his board, and snap this picture of his pedals. "He mentioned that his typical board is bigger, but this was his tour set up." this article was written after seeing the band play a Montana show in summer 2019.more
"Another pedal Ash enjoys experimenting with, and not just for guitar, is the Boss RE-20, which replicates the sounds of the old Space Echo. “I’ve had different set ups at different times but I used to have my distorted vocal running through it,” he explains of the RE-20. “With the tap tempo you could change the way the Space Echo works. Sometimes I’d have it on guitar and vocal and sometimes just vocals. I’ve got this other pedal I have played with too, the Slicer, the Boss SL-20. That’s a weird thing. I got some good sounds out of it, some good weird things but I’m going to have to revisit it as a songwriting tool. But that Space Echo is a classic to me.”more
The Roland RE-201 Space Echo, has been reborn as the BOSS RE-20 Twin Pedal!
Love this? Try a real 201, then move on to the far more impressive Multivox & Korg options. Not even a comparison.
I love this pedal, it has all the features the old RE-20 had in a digital compact stompbox. Bad feature: No presets or memory. Good stuff: great, great sound, tap tempo, built as any boss: like a tank.
This Boss pedal is better than any boutique tape echo emulator. It is based on the specific model Roland RE-201. The ramp up feature is unique. Guess what this pedal is even great for vocals. Creepy dark trails it has which I love. Sci-fi soundtrack tool. Try it with a Fender Rhodes, a match made in Heaven.
Bought this pedal over a year ago, still using it for recording, doing gigs or just jamming around, from reverb, slapback to oscillation this pedal can do it, although the only drawback is, it doesn't feature the ability to save preset, however the tap tempo feature in this pedal able to compensate that drawback.
this is one of my favorite delay pedals, and its modeled after one of the greatest tape delays in my opinion (re-201) this thing had amazing characteristics, it can be a little overwhelming with how different it is but trust me you get used to it and learn how to manipulate it.
There are some settings that this can do that the real thing doesn't, and, of course, the Intensity on this is nowhere near it's analog predecessor. Obviously easier to travel with. Love them both. I also have the UAD plug-in version of the RE-201.
I've seen a lot of my favorite artists use this as a portable substitute for their RE-201s on the road and it gets the job done. You can create the spaciest most atmospheric tone with the Roland Space Echo. It's such an amazing pedal even by itself and I highly recommend buying one for yourself if you're a fan of lush, dreamy warbley tape delay than this. Especially a tape delay with tap tempo and tape that never breaks!
I love this remake of the classic Roland RE201 Space Echo. It's very easy to use and has one-knob-per-function interface for fast tweaking while performing.
I love the delay effect here and also the reverb is good although it might sound a bit artificial with certain settings. It was a bit confusing to learn how to use this pedal at first, but after looking up the manual (stupid me not doing it in the first place) I got it figured out.
Working both as a time shifter ( echo & delay ) and space filler ( reverb) BOSS RE - 20 is the perfect pedal for guitarists who like to experiment of their sound and go forward.
To be honest, I'm not sure why I got rid of this. I have an El Capistan now and I love it, but I think I got rid of this in the middle of a pedal existential crisis and I regret it now. Has that tasty tape sound.