In this video, Alex Ball takes a look at Roland’s ‘forgotten’ Space Echo, the RE-5.
The Roland RE-5 Space Echo is a digital echo effect from the late 80’s. While it doesn’t offer the analog tape sound or the cool vintage vibe of 70’s tape echo effects, it’s has a interesting sound of its own and fits into 2U rackspace.
If you’ve used the RE-5, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!
In 1974 Roland released the RE-201 Space Echo. It went on to become the industry standard appearing in studios and live rigs the world over.
They released numerous other successful models (before and after) but the rarest of them all is the RE-5 Digital Space that had a very short run in Japan in 1988.
Its intended application is also quite surprising and in this video we take a look at what it does and contrast it with its famous older brother.