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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By Ronnieb
July 24, 2021

If you're looking for jack of all trades, swiss army knife type of delay/reverb.. this isn't it. If you're looking for something to scratch that deep dark murky spacey itch, don't think twice, this is all that in spades. Closest BBD emulation I've heard, the plates sound great and the saturation is the tastiest cherry on top (although I do wish could drive it further). I could swoon over this thing for hours but there is little to no point, give it a try, if it clicks with you, you will have hours and hours of joy ahead.

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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By KrupaX
July 24, 2021

I have this on iOS and absolutely love it. I almost exclusively use it with my guitar which it just brings alive the tone and atmosphere of my playing, and is really easy to intuitively dial in...

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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By GusGranite
July 24, 2021

To have this on iOS is a treat. It is an AU FX so easy to use as a send or insert in AUM or your host of choice. But most importantly it sounds great. The sound has a fullness that some might call mojo. I guess it is the saturation algorithm. Whatever it is, it just sounds like quality. Looking forward to the next releases in the pipeline.

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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By Petesasqwax
July 24, 2021

I'm a sucker for a delay effect so may well have purchased the LL iOS blind. As it was I didn't need to because it's free to D/L, only requiring an in app purchase to unlock the full feature set.

It took me (at most) a few minutes to appreciate what a heavyweight app this is. Far from a transparent plate reverb and delay, this has bags of character which colours the sound beautifully. Don't bother taking my word for it, though - I'd urge you to try it for yourself.

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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By jimmydeer
July 13, 2021

Incredible-sounding analog delay/reverb-get anything from warm subtle slaps and a little depth to crazy space-delay madness. The ducking makes it highly versatile. Any time I pull it up I'm able to get something that enhances the source. Highly recommended and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.

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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By charlesalbert
April 20, 2021

I literally love this plugin.

I mainly use it in Logic and VCV Rack both as a send effect and as a master effect and it gives some character to the sound. I used it on everything from drums to syncopate and create some weird effects to the synths to fat the sound.

It has three sections, one for the analog BBD delay with perfect synch to daw's tempo, one for the plate reverb (very lush, with 3 different types of plate) and the last for the amplifier where you can really make your mix thicker.

This plugin is so versatile. With one purchase you have so many sonic options in your arsenal.

The plus is that the dev is very responsive with lot of free update listening to the user base.

For me is a must buy.

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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By briefcasemanx
February 17, 2021

This is a very expensive effects unit. I assume that if you're reading this review you've already accepted that if you want this plugin, it's going to cost you. There are cheaper delay/reverb combinations available on the market. I cannot answer whether or not this plugin will be worth it for you specifically. That's completely up to your own finances and production needs. What I will say is that this plugin sounds really, really good.

It has most of the things I want in a "spatial" type effects send chain. A distortion (or "grit") section, delay, and reverb (in this case, a very spaced out "plate-ish" sounding verb). Every one of these sections sounds excellent. The character you get from the amplifier section serves to both liven up the reverb while also allowing it to blend into the song, almost paradoxically. This effect, which I like to call "push/pull" inside my head, is a sign of a good saturation. The reverb I think I read somewhere is based on a Lexicon? I have no idea about that but I know it sounds excellent and gives a sense of space without necessarily making it sound like you're in a distinct room. It just gives the sound a generally lush spacey vibe that sounds awesome.

I do wish there were more filtering options but as I use this on sends almost exclusively, it's not a problem to do some filtering before the plugin when it's needed. It also really needs sync and pre-delay in the version publicly released as of this review time, but those issues are solved in a version that is coming out in a few days.

All in all the plugin is very simple. There are not too many moving parts or things you need to think about. Despite its simplicity, what it does, it does with extremely high quality. If that's what you're looking for, and the price doesn't make you flinch, then you should try out the demo of Lunar Lander.

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Lunar Lander
Reviewed By masterhiggins
November 4, 2020

I've been using Lunar Lander for a few days. Using Logic Pro X exclusively. Activating the demo wasn't as straightforward as I thought it would be, however. When I first instantiated it in LPX, there were no popups requesting activation. I didn't see the activation option show up until I launched it in HostingAU. After that, it worked fine in Logic.

I'm a big fan of character plugins with a simple, yet effective parameter set, and Lunar Lander doesn't disappoint in that regard. It has 3 clearly-defined sections: Analog Delay, Plate Reverb, and Input/Output gain (with selectable saturation circuitry).

The unit as a whole has a very rich sound, which can be dialed back with wet/dry controls in both the Delay and Reverb sections.

Pros:
-The aforementioned rich sound. It's hard to get a bad sound out of it regardless of what is fed into it.
-Intuitive controls and nothing wasted in the GUI.
-Ducking control, which is crucial for deep-sounding effects like this, as clears a lot of space to allow the original signal to breathe.

Cons:
-Would've appreciated some resonant filters on the low and high end similar to PSP Echo. It allows for quick and extreme dub feedback on both ends of the sonic spectrum
-No ability to synch the delay with the host tempo. It offers a tap, but it can drift out of sync quite quickly. It lends itself to a more old-school workflow, which is probably what they were aiming for. :)
-Relatively high price.

I want to expand a bit on the price concern. Though this is an excellent-sounding effect, I've been using plugins for 20 years now and have amassed an embarrassing number of others that can compete quite nicely with Lunar Lander. Perhaps if I were starting out and didn't have any other plugins I might pay $149 for Lunar Lander. But I'm in the former camp, and as result I can't justify that high price.

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