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Echorec
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Echorec

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The most iconic magnetic-disk delay from the 70s. Pulsar Echorec is a the best software emulation of the iconic echo/delay unit of the same name produced by the Italian brand Binson in the 1960s.

A Legendary-Sounding Delay

Vintage Echorec devices are known for their saturation, self-oscillation, and oversound, all shaping the music produced in the 70s. They are also, however, known to be fragile and difficult to maintain.

The Pulsar Echorec plugin gives you a faithful emulation of this legendary echo unit; furthermore, many workflow improvements have been added to the original, such as the ability to change the motor speed (and so the delay time) in real time or to sync it to any tempo, including a tapped tempo.

Three different units, in different conditions, have also been precisely modeled, to have all sounds from the cleanest magnetic delay, to the most grunge.

These additions and the signature sound of the Binson Echorec 2 make this echo a must-have tool for any mixer who wants to add the subtle analog life, which is sorely lacking in digital delay plugins.

A LEGENDARY-SOUNDING DELAY

Vintage Echorec devices are known for their saturation, self-oscillation, and oversound, all shaping the music produced in the 70s. They are also, however, known to be fragile and difficult to maintain.

The Pulsar Echorec plugin gives you a faithful emulation of this legendary echo unit; furthermore, many workflow improvements have been added to the original, such as the ability to change the motor speed (and so the delay time) in real time or to sync it to any tempo, including a tapped tempo.

Three different units, in different conditions, have also been precisely modeled, to have all sounds from the cleanest magnetic delay, to the most grunge.

These additions and the signature sound of the Binson Echorec 2 make this echo a must-have tool for any mixer who wants to add the subtle analog life, which is sorely lacking in digital delay plugins.

The audio signature from the 70s

The sound of this magnetic disk delay differs from the tape delays used at the time, and has largely contributed to the audio signature of many 70s bands: Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Jimmy Page etc.

Many other bands that followed were inspired by the sounds of that era. And the Echorec is still used today by many artists seeking a retro or experimental sound. So if you enjoy vocal effects like “The Strokes,” psychedelic vibes like “Tame Impala,” or the sound of “Arctic Monkeys,” then the Pulsar Echorec is your go-to choice.

The audio signature from the 70s

The sound of this magnetic disk delay differs from the tape delays used at the time, and has largely contributed to the audio signature of many 70s bands: Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Jimmy Page etc.

Many other bands that followed were inspired by the sounds of that era. And the Echorec is still used today by many artists seeking a retro or experimental sound. So if you enjoy vocal effects like “The Strokes,” psychedelic vibes like “Tame Impala,” or the sound of “Arctic Monkeys,” then the Pulsar Echorec is your go-to choice.

Sound design tool with CHARACTER

Creative modulations, mechanical warble, crunchy distortion, unique textures on drums… Pulsar Echorec produces a very dense sound that sits somewhere between conventional delay, reverb, and saturation. That means you can use it to add depth to a sample, make rhythmic and tonal variation, make your own riser and fallers, make pitch modulation and many more…

Listen for yourself

Drums

Vocals

Synth Pluck

Drums

Wah Guitar

Techno

 

Main Features

Authentic Tube Sound

Authentic tube sound

The exact sound of the all-tube input section of the Binson Echorec has been precisely replicated. Special attention was paid to the modeling of pre-emphasis filters.

Magnetic field recreation

Magnetic field recreation

Any sound going through a magnetic device is modified in a particular way. Complex processes in the Echorec disk involving magnetic saturation and hysteresis have been precisely modeled.

Stereo Drift

Stereo Drift

As an improvement to the original hardware design, we added the possibility of slightly detuning the left and right channels. The result is a large stereo echo with precisely placed repetitions.

Creative Modulations

Creative Modulations

Sound engineers always have their tricks. One of the coolest with the Echorec is the ability to slow the disk down with a finger, resulting in creative pitch modulation or wow and flutter effects on the delayed signal.

Three States of Wear

Three States of Wear

Any Binson unit found nowadays has traveled 50 years through time. Some are in mint condition, and some are used. During our measurements, we found that each unit had a special color, and some are really nice independently from the unit condition. So we selected the three units we liked the most.

Off Mode

Off Mode

Some effects just sound incredibly good, even when they’re not supposed to affect the sound at all. The Binson Echorec is one of these. So we carefully designed an Off mode that reproduces the color and grit of the delayed signal, without any delay.

System Requirements

 
Windows

CPU

  • Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon or AMD Quad-Core minimum

Memory

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free disk space​

Operating System

  • Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit
  • Windows 8.1 64 bit
  • Windows 10 64 bit​

GPU

  • OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​

Monitor

  • Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
 
Mac OS

CPU

  • Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / Apple Silicon (M1)

Memory

  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB free disk space​

Operating System

  • Mac OS 10.9 and higher

GPU

  • OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​

Monitor

  • Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz

Compatible plugin formats

AAX

AAX Native
Windows: 32/64 bits
Mac: 64 bits only

Audio Units

Audio Unit
64 bits only

VST2

VST 2.4
Windows: 32/64 bits
Mac: 64 bits only

VST3

VST 3
Windows: 32/64 bits
Mac: 64 bits only

Downloads

Our software is protected with PACE Anti-Piracy, so you will need an iLok account to use it. On Windows, our installers will automatically install the iLok License Manager on your computer. You can find additional information and support on the PACE iLok website.

What top producers say about Echorec

Dan Austin

Producer | Mastering &
Mixing Engineer

Massive Attack | YouMeAtSix |
The Pixies
“Pulsar Echorec sounds amazing. It has such a beautiful and unique tone. It sounds stunning on guitars. I’ve used it to add bounce and feel to drums. It’s so versatile and I have no other delays in my collection that sound anything like this. Just wonderful!” 
John Nathaniel
Producer | Mixing Engineer |
Songwriter
Gwen Stefani | OneRepublic | Switchfoot
“Pulsar Echorec is incredibly cool and versatile! Instant vintage vibes on guitars or vocals. Feeling wild? Try this on drums and you’ll get some really unique textures!“

Andrew Scheps

Grammy award-winning mixer &
engineer | Producer

Adele | Metallica | Beyonce |
Red Hot Chili Peppers

“When looking for a delay, the only thing that separates them is character, and Pulsar Echorec sounds like nothing else, which is a very good thing!”

Main Features

Authentic Tube Sound

Authentic tube sound

The exact sound of the all-tube input section of the Binson Echorec has been precisely replicated. Special attention was paid to the modeling of pre-emphasis filters.

Magnetic field recreation

Magnetic field recreation

Any sound going through a magnetic device is modified in a particular way. Complex processes in the Echorec disk involving magnetic saturation and hysteresis have been precisely modeled.

Stereo Drift

Stereo Drift

As an improvement to the original hardware design, we added the possibility of slightly detuning the left and right channels. The result is a large stereo echo with precisely placed repetitions.

Creative Modulations

Creative Modulations

Sound engineers always have their tricks. One of the coolest with the Echorec is the ability to slow the disk down with a finger, resulting in creative pitch modulation or wow and flutter effects on the delayed signal.

Three Gear Condition

Three States of Wear

Any Binson unit found nowadays has traveled 50 years through time. Some are in mint condition, and some are used. During our measurements, we found that each unit had a special color, and some are really nice independently from the unit condition. So we selected the three units we liked the most.

Off Mode

Off Mode

Some effects just sound incredibly good, even when they're not supposed to affect the sound at all. The Binson Echorec is one of these. So we carefully designed an Off mode that reproduces the color and grit of the delayed signal, without any delay.

Downloads

Our software is protected with PACE Anti-Piracy, so you will need an iLok account to use it. On Windows, our installers will automatically install the iLok License Manager on your computer. You can find additional information and support on the PACE iLok website.

System Requirements

Windows

CPU

Memory

Operating System

GPU

Monitor

Mac OS

CPU

Memory

Operating System

GPU

Monitor

Compatible plugin formats

AAX

AAX Native

Audio Units

Audio Unit

VST2

VST 2.4
(32/64-bit)

VST3

VST 3
(32/64-bit) 

Walkthrough & Demos

Echorec Presentation
Feature Overview
Gilmourish Demo
Discussion with Dan Austin

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