Roland RE3 Space Echo
The Roland RE3 Space Echo is a digital signal processor combining a range of echo effects with a simple reverb generator and a simple chorus effect. The A/D and D/A converters are 16-bit but the sampling frequency is only 32kHz giving a treated signal frequency response of 20Hz-12kHz. Delay time is severely limited by today's standards at only 300ms, and the reverb has only one parameter, which Roland call Depth. This varies the reverb time between 0 and 5 seconds.
The final effect is called Warmth and, although the name suggests some kind of EQ (tone) control, this actually adds an LFO-controlled pitch modulated component to the treated signal. Physically the RE3 is yet another example of the charmless school of black 1U-high 19" rack-mount units. Construction is to Roland's usual high standard and the unit feels sturdy enough for sustained road use as well as studio installations. At the back of the RE3 you'll find the (mono) audio line-in socket and impedance matching switch.
Viewed from left to right these are: two microphone sockets with independent level controls, five parameter control knobs, an LED input level indicator, 10-character LED, four parameter access buttons (oh well, it couldn't last) and, of course, a mains on/off switch. The five echo control knobs are probably the simplest yet seen on a digital multi-effects device.
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Manufacturer Roland SKU SROLRE3U Model No GTIN No Single or Pair No