What are the best VST Delay/Reverb plugins?

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KVRist
151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:03 am

Hey guys, I want to try out some good VST Delay or Reverb plugins which gives the best quality and options, any recommendations please? The main fx I want is to repeat the snare beats as many times as possible.

I am currently trying out the Space Echo plugin by Audio Thing which sounds great but want to look at others before purchasing.
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KVRAF
3052 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:04 am

Valhalla Room does most of the work, but I use Aether for really big verbs.

Delays I use Echoboy , is now my goto.
Forward ever, Backward never

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addled muppet weed
82656 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:07 am

recent reverb for me is raum.
or still loving "dark star 2" a reaktor ensemble.

delays i like "character" so id suggest wires or reels from audiothing as something a bit different than basic delay.
also texture, by audiothing is a nice simple reverb.

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:08 am

Thanks will try it out. I am seeing this on the net:

The Best Delay Plugins Out There In 2020
UAD Cooper Time Cube MKII Delay.
SoftTube Tube Delay.
Native Instruments' Replika.
Colour Copy.
iZotope DDLY Dynamic Delay.
Voxengo Tempo Delay.
Abbey Road Chambers.
Soundtoys EchoBoy.

KVRian
1161 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:30 am

Buy Replika cheap for less than 10 EUR and then buy the Replika XT update for 29 EUR:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... eplika-xt/

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addled muppet weed
82656 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:33 am

off that list i personally like replika, but i think only the xt version is available now? not sure?
sound toys echo boy gets a lot of love, never used it myself, but a lot of friends do, and they say it's good 8)

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addled muppet weed
82656 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:34 am

Lotuz2019 wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:30 am
Buy Replika cheap for less than 10 EUR and then buy the Replika XT update for 29 EUR:

https://www.native-instruments.com/en/p ... eplika-xt/
is that all the update costs? :o
may grab that myself! cheers :tu:

KVRian
1161 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:35 am

:tu:

KVRist
471 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:36 am

Here are a few other options:

Reflex-Pro-X by stw-audio
UVI Relayer
Fabfilter Timeless 3

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:07 am

Before I go any further please clarify one thing for me guys since I have been getting different answers from different people.

if you can look at this video please and skip to the 18 second mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUg-AHtSdU8

the snare beat repeats many times. that is what I want. now exactly what is that effect called, is it an echo, a delay or reverb so I will know exactly which plugin I should get?

Then please confirm which controls actually give that effect, the delay time and feedback set long?

KVRian
1161 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:43 am

It's an analog delay (BBD) with the delay set at around 300 ms and a very high feedback setting. And in the feedback loop the high frequencies are being cut off making it sound progressively darker.

Bucket-500 does this type of delay with breaking up feedback quite well.

https://fuseaudiolabs.com/#/pages/product?id=300808669

You could try this free one first:

https://plugins4free.com/plugin/2609/
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KVRian
1465 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:43 am

Valhalla SuperMassive

KVRer
17 posts since 11 Jul, 2021

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KVRian
801 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:00 am

mikehende wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:07 am
if you can look at this video please and skip to the 18 second mark
you are refessdring to the yamaha e1010 ?

as already said:
bucket brigade delay (aka BBD)

have a look at u-he colourcopy
which does this kind of sonical behaviour
https://u-he.com/products/colourcopy/

just an example: there ase a lot of others

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:16 am

Ok guys, I have a lot here to try out thanks, will try tomorrow and get back to you.

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