The SST282 from Princeton Digital and distributed by Eventide, is a plug-in for Digidesign's Pro Tools HD systems, that emulates both the original 1981 classic Space Station hardware multi-tape delay and the 2003 re-issue.
Like the hardware, the plug-in produces unique effects, including reverb, by modulating the output of eight delays taps. An important part of the Space Station's fundamental concept is contained in two groups of delay taps, one for auditioning (output) and the other for reverberation.
These two groups operate independently of each other; that is, the Audition Delay Taps set up a way of hearing the contents of memory, while the Reverberation or Echo taps, when fed back, determine the type of reverberant sound existing in the memory.
Each acts independently so that endless varieties of sound can be created. For example, a sound approximating normal room reverberation may be set up by feedback and then auditioned with any of the sixteen programs to sound like rooms, like a slap, an echo, or even a reverberating comb filter.
Even more versatility derives from the built-in mixer, where Audition Taps may be mixed in any desired ratio to emphasize earlier reflections, to delay the onset of reverb, etc. The possibilities are endless yet the front panel is intuitive, due in part to the flow chart displayed on the background graphic of the plug-in.