Best Delay Plugin?

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AndreasH
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112 posts since 28 Dec, 2006 from Germany

Post Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:40 pm

I like Voxengo Tempo Delay (free!) https://www.voxengo.com/product/tempodelay/

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Curtismech
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22 posts since 18 Oct, 2014

Re: Best Delay Plugin?

Post Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:26 pm

I'll echo :hihi: the positive comments for Echoboy and H-Delay...great plugins.

chk071
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Post Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:47 pm

H-Delay ticks a lot of boxes. It sounds good, has the right set of features... I would really like to use it more, but, there's one major issue I have with it. It saturates the hell out of the signal. Wished I could dial that out. There is a anlog knob, but, it seems all that it does is add some noise. You just can't make it not saturate. Big shame, and, unfortunately, I realized that after I bought, not before. No problem though, it wasn't really expensive. ;)
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VariKusBrainZ
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9131 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Best Delay Plugin?

Post Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:21 pm

Fxpansion Bloom is pretty darn sweet and bonkers

elxsound
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6015 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

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Post Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:23 pm

VariKusBrainZ wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Fxpansion Bloom is pretty darn sweet and bonkers
And now a retired "legacy" product :(

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Dirtgrain
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1038 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

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Post Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:17 pm

I've been using Blue Cat Late Replies lately. It's damn good. Can customize taps, which hasn't wound up too great for me, but just as a delay it is loaded.
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zerocrossing
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10217 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Best Delay Plugin?

Post Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:54 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:24 am
Best Delay Plugin? No such thing, despite what some developers might have you believe.

I think that ReplikaXT and Echoboy cover similar ground, but Echoboy has more 'vibe', and also offers some different functionality. However, Echoboy doesn't have the pitching elements, filtering, or the ducking functionality that XT offers.

Neither of them cover reverse, or creative routing like RP-Delay.

And none of the above are as fun to play/tame as the monster that is Ohmboyz

And what if you want some 'spring' in your 201 emu?

So...No such thing as a perfect delay plugin; more a case of what will make it into your ever-expanding delay portfolio
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101 posts since 20 Aug, 2003 from Durham, NC

Re: Best Delay Plugin?

Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:08 pm

GSi Watcat. an absolute terror to control. sounds really crappy 99.99 percent of the time. but this one is free and can unlock the secrets of the universe. Guido, please update this masterpiece.

FarleyCZ
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960 posts since 26 Jun, 2008 from Czech Republic

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Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:37 pm

Though I get the most of my delay mileage from Ableton's stock ones, I really enjoy the sound of Valhalla delay. Opening it everytime I need a good "character delay".

canadian_moose
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49 posts since 14 Oct, 2018

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Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:24 am

I use the stock Ableton echo and Replika XT.

Hate to admit it but Ableton Echo confuses the hell out of me....:)

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JoaquinAce
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491 posts since 8 Apr, 2018 from SC, USA

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Post Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:37 pm

I was using Echoboy almost exclusively, but then stumbled on Acustica Audio Lemon and use that as my main reverb when it requires a send effect. Last week they updated the engine to the new Core 16 so that should please a lot of users since it was running on the older Core 14 (?) engine.
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Re: Best Delay Plugin?

Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:26 am

canadian_moose wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:24 am
I use the stock Ableton echo and Replika XT.

Hate to admit it but Ableton Echo confuses the hell out of me....:)
haha, had the same feeling about ableton echo, but is basically simple (even with the push 2, overwhelming..). great delay, by the way, and more than a delay. use it many times.

so this thread is still going strong. have an arsenal of delays. what is the best? depends of course, what you want to achieve. and yes, sometimes i buy a delay, i it comes in a bundle, like replika xt and discover new things to do.

the multi-tap delay of cubase is also great. many great delays. sigmund. arturia eternity.. etc. etc.
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hivkorn
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3413 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Best Delay Plugin?

Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:12 am

relayer and echoboys :D

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DrGonzo
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Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:21 am

As much as I like Valhalla Delay, I keep on reaching for Echoboy.

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Re: Best Delay Plugin?

Post Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:56 am

DrGonzo wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:21 am
As much as I like Valhalla Delay, I keep on reaching for Echoboy.

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Echoboy doesn’t have quite few tricks up its sleeve. I like bx_delay and Arturia Eternity for the same reason. Although, they bring their own tricks to the party. Sandman too, but it’s even more distinct.

Then there are times that basic delay is just what you need, especially if you want to save on the CPU overhead so you can invest it more widely elsewhere.

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