Budget delay plugins for dance music?

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Jwpar22
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29 posts since 9 Dec, 2017

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 pm

2 questions here. Firstly what's a good delay plugin that's cheap?

Secondly what do you look for in a good delay for dance music? Tape delay aside, what makes one delay better than another?

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nachenko
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185 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:12 pm

Depending on your DAW, you could be already served. Which DAW are you using?

SoundPorn
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771 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:47 pm


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Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 am


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antic604
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2329 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:08 am

Jwpar22 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:10 pm
2 questions here. Firstly what's a good delay plugin that's cheap?

Secondly what do you look for in a good delay for dance music? Tape delay aside, what makes one delay better than another?
"cheap" can be a very broad thing, because it ranges from "free" to "best bang for the buck" which can go well into $100+ for fully-featured versatile plugin :)

Anyway, here's a list of free delays: https://bedroomproducersblog.com/2011/0 ... t-plugins/

Most DAWs will already have a good to great native delay, that you can typically sync to the tempo which would be a minimum requirement for dance music. Options to have ping-pong delay (alternating delay taps in left/right channel), some kind of filtering for the further taps and ducking against the dry signal would be great to have as well - they're either there directly, or can be pieced together by chaining devices (e.g. in Bitwig, Live or Reason).
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e@rs
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4070 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:42 am

ValhallaDelay, of course.

Trancit
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2080 posts since 27 Jul, 2004

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:49 am

For dance music, there are 3 must haves in a delay (and they are mostly already covered by your DAW´s stock plugins):

1. PingPong mode
2. dotted values
3. HP filter (while this could be done in the DAW too...)

Everything else doesn´t really matter as the mixes are too dense to noticed much tonal differences if it is an emulation of ABC blablabla

Special delay plugins for sounddesign/experimental stuff are different of course... if you are looking for such stuff wait till Melda Production MTurboDelay is on sale... this is the most versatile soundmangling delay on the market as it covers spectral parts too

FapFilter
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92 posts since 29 Oct, 2015

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:55 am

The one in your DAW is probably already great for this task

The new ValhallaDelay is a great allrounder with great sound for a great price, but demo first if you really need it.
Always remeber: less is often more, you don't need numerous tools that do the same (even though i'm a delay slut myself, i could actually do with just one 99% of the time)

and in addition to the features Trancit stated, i'd add ducking as a very handy feature if you like to work with inserts and don't want to use sends for everything

SoundPorn
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771 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:11 am

I would buy the August or September issue of Computer Music Magazine that comes with the KiloHeart Snapins for $4 off Google n ull get over 100 free vsts including the KiloHeart Snapins that have a delay, pitcher, reverser and Trance Gate in they're SnapHeap vst.

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antic604
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2329 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:31 am

SoundPorn wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:11 am
I would buy the August or September issue of Computer Music Magazine that comes with the KiloHeart Snapins for $4 off Google n ull get over 100 free vsts including the KiloHeart Snapins that have a delay, pitcher, reverser and Trance Gate in they're SnapHeap vst.
kiloHeart's Delay is free (as are 3-band EQ, Chorus, Gain, Limiter & Stereo snapins) so grab it together with free SnapHeap to play with parallel FX chains :)

https://kilohearts.com/products/snap_heap
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neverbeeninariot
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135 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:53 am

A couple of options...

Free - Cocoa Delay

Free honorable mentions: PSP cmDelay (free with Computer Music magazine), TAL Dub2, Valhalla FreqEcho, Interupter Analogic Delay (32bit only)

Paid - Valhalla Delay brand new and very, very good

Paid honorable mentions: u-he Colour Copy, D16 Repeater (or Sigmund), Sonic Charge Echobode, TAL Dub-X, AudioThing OuterSpace

starflakeprj
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977 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:02 am

The OP has 4 posts in total, 4 different threads, asking 4 diffrent things. He/She never comes back to even thank for the tips. Why even bother replying to these kinds of threads?
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Mik_lo
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17 posts since 6 May, 2017

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:14 am

Unfiltered audio sandman pro. Xx

Slaapstadseun
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156 posts since 9 Jan, 2011

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:49 am

These "best fx" posts are really tedious. "Best" is totally subjective. These people are just too lazy to do a bit of research, or even to try out different products to see what works well for them.

Dasheesh
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3404 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

Re: Budget delay plugins for dance music?

Post Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:01 am

oooo, is this a list every delay thread? that's better then another list every synth thread. i'm going to go with.... let's see... i'll throw out tkdelay and dubstation. no copying people!

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