When my Hendrix-inspired solo needed a little extra boost and presence in the mix, the 1176 gave it what it needed. When my Police-y ninth chords needed a little more warmth and "pushed-air" effect, the 1176 gave them that. They can be used in various combinations, and range in intensity as you select from left to right. Like Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt, King Crimson's Robert Fripp, and many other art-rock players, I've opted to pair the Echoplex up with an EBow in order to create ambient, sustaining textures and melody over my track's intro. Here's the completely dry part without any chorus effect at all. The controls on the Dimension D are pretty bone simple –– five colored buttons that engage the different "dimension modes." Be sure to give a thorough read to the UAD Powered Plug-Ins User's Guide to familiarize yourself with the functions and workflow of each of these plug-ins. If you are going for that late … (It's easy to tweak the CE-1 in real-time, too: switching from Chorus to Vibrato is as easy as "stepping" on the right hand footswitch!). (One note: the RE-201's Peak Level LED will light, and the VU meter will hit the red, if your input signal is too high. I've also added an instance of the EMT® 140 Plate Reverberator Plug-In to my auxiliary bus to add a hint of classic plate reverb to the stereo spectrum. Using the big Mode Selector knob, I've set my RE-201 to Mode 9, which exploits the plug-in's Echo and Reverb circuits simultaneously, using tape heads 2 and 3 for more complex oscillations. See the chart below for suggestions based on common applications for each plug-in. And what the heck — since we're paying homage to classic rockers, let's strap a Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In to the master output for some sweet tape saturation, using the preset "Classic Rock," which emulates the sound of Scotch 3M 250-style tape at 15 IPS (inches per second). I like to think of it as "invisible reverb" or "ghost doubling. The original tape-based echo boxes literally had a loop of magnetic tape in them, and it was the distance between the devices' playback and record heads that determined the delay time. I began shaping my sound with the CE-1 preset "Mellow Chorus," but then upped both the chorus Depth (literally, the amplitude of the LFO) and Rate (the frequency of the LFO) to achieve stronger pitch modulation, which sounds nice on these longer, hanging chords. And these are just some of plug-ins on the UAD platform that can help you easily get classic and cutting-edge sounds for your guitar. Though it has reportedly been popular with artists from Peter Gabriel to Rush's Alex Lifeson to INXS, no one is quite sure why the Dimension D sounds so darn good. UA even offers a plug-in version what is perhaps the Holy Grail of guitar echo effects: the awesome EP-34 Tape Echo, a spot-on recreation of the legendary Maestro Echoplex, a favorite of Hendrix, Van Halen and other greats. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Let's see how the EP-34 sounds on some heavy '70s-style lead guitar. UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt 3. UAD-2 Satellite FireWire; UAD-2 Live Rack. In fact, before we get started, here's a listen to the final result. UAD-2 Satellite USB; UAD-2 Satellite FireWire. To get our track started, I've imported a nice drum groove and a solid bassline into stereo tracks in my favorite DAW, Logic Pro 9, both loops courtesy of the excellent Pro Sessions Liquid Cinema: Hollywood Players collection from M-Audio. In fact, before we get started, here's a listen to the final result. Since its invention in the late-'50s by Mike Battle, the Echoplex has been popular with virtually every generation and style of players. I've gone ahead and automated these changes in my Logic arrange window; no doubt your DAW will allow you to do the same. Studer A800. UA even offers a plug-in version what is perhaps the Holy Grail of guitar echo effects: the awesome EP-34 Tape Echo, a spot-on recreation of the legendary Maestro Echoplex, a favorite of Hendrix, Van Halen and other greats. Produced and mixed by James Rotondi. In this installment of Presets Unpacked, we dig into engineer/mixer Peter Mokran’s “Vocal” preset for the UAD Pure Plate Reverb. Eddie Van Halen was likewise fond of adding dimension and vibe to his sound with the Echoplex. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood makes no secret of his beloved original RE-201, which is heard all over the classic LP OK Computer, notably on the lovely mandolin-like lines and lurching effects of "Airbag.". For this feature, we'll take a look at ways to exploit the magic of these plug-ins while mixing your guitars, and we'll also explore how to use the UAD Neve® 1073 and 1176LN plug-ins to sculpt and refine those sounds with EQ and compression. I've moved the 1073's blue right-hand knob to a low-frequency cut at 100 Hz to lose any woofiness at the bottom, added a bit of gain in the midrange at 3.2 Khz for articulation in the mix, and kicked the highs up just a touch to create "air" on top.