What are the best VST Delay/Reverb plugins?

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KVRAF
2602 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:17 am

The entire video shows digital, analogue (tape), and analogue (chip) type delays doing the same thing.

There are a huge number of delay plugins to choose from — typically aiming to emulate a very specific classic delay (e.g. Arturia Memory Brigade or Audiothing Space Echo), or more frequently to provide a much wider range of delay flavours and features (e.g. Replika XT, Valhalla Delay, Fabfilter Timeless 3, UVI Relayer etc.)

KVRist
124 posts since 31 Aug, 2020

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:21 am

I use Echoboy, Valhalla and my DAW delays. If your DAW is Live, don't forget the Echo which is basically a space echo emulation, it sounds amazing.

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KVRAF
30595 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:23 am

Check out AD Dubstation & D16 Repeater for echo/delay. AD Eos & Spacerec for reverb. The "snare repeat" effect you keep asking about can be done by any delay plugin, including the one in your DAW. If you have Live, the Echo & Filter Delay are excellent. Have a look at Audiority & Audiothing tape delay plugins too ...

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:40 am

Lotuz2019 wrote:
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/
I couldn't resist at least trying one FOR now and all I can say about BBD is WOW!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a million! Will still try the others mentioned in this thread but this one will be among the top of the list, get back to you guys.

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:37 pm

LeVzi wrote:
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.
I am having problems getting the snare repeats trying out echoes, I am only getting echoes. Can I trouble you or anyone else to post a screenshot so I can see all controls settings for the snare repeats please?

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:50 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:23 am
Check out AD Dubstation & D16 Repeater for echo/delay. AD Eos & Spacerec for reverb. The "snare repeat" effect you keep asking about can be done by any delay plugin, including the one in your DAW. If you have Live, the Echo & Filter Delay are excellent. Have a look at Audiority & Audiothing tape delay plugins too ...
I downloaded the demo of D16 but confused how to use it as it looks like a standalone unit? I am not seeing a dll file to copy into my VirtualDJ Effects Plugins folder like the other plugins. I have written to their support for help.

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KVRAF
2502 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:23 pm

mikehende wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:50 pm
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:23 am
Check out AD Dubstation & D16 Repeater for echo/delay. AD Eos & Spacerec for reverb. The "snare repeat" effect you keep asking about can be done by any delay plugin, including the one in your DAW. If you have Live, the Echo & Filter Delay are excellent. Have a look at Audiority & Audiothing tape delay plugins too ...
I downloaded the demo of D16 but confused how to use it as it looks like a standalone unit? I am not seeing a dll file to copy into my VirtualDJ Effects Plugins folder like the other plugins. I have written to their support for help.
Toraverb is a VST, it should have a .dll somewhere.

KVRian
1161 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:35 pm

mikehende wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:50 pm
I downloaded the demo of D16 but confused how to use it as it looks like a standalone unit? I am not seeing a dll file to copy into my VirtualDJ Effects Plugins folder like the other plugins. I have written to their support for help.
You've downloaded an installer. Run it and it will show you the location for the .dll file. If you want to change the default location, then click on Browse and point the installer to the desired location.
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GRRRRRRR!
12348 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:52 pm

I use whatever the first delay I come to is. I don't have any delay plugins, only what comes with Studio One. It really doesn't matter which one you use because once you get it in a mix, you won't notice any of the subtle differences between them anyway.

I do have a few reverbs, though, but the only ones I really use are Arturia's Plate Reverb (for percussion hits) and Eventide's Shimmerverb (for ambience).
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KVRAF
6597 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:55 pm

vurt wrote:
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:
Or wait for the NI sales, I recently got a copy of Replika here on kvr for 4 or 5 euros then upgraded to XT for £12, bargain. :)
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KVRian
1161 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:03 pm

GaryG wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:55 pm
vurt wrote:
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:
Or wait for the NI sales, I recently got a copy of Replika here on kvr for 4 or 5 euros then upgraded to XT for £12, bargain. :)
Great deal! 8)

Their summer sale just ended and the next sale will probably be around Thanksgiving Day.

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:13 am

morphex wrote:
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:36 am
Here are a few other options:

Reflex-Pro-X by stw-audio
UVI Relayer
Fabfilter Timeless 3
I like what I am hearing from timeless video but I am not finding a demo version anywhere?

KVRist

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151 posts since 16 Aug, 2004

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:44 am

From all of the softwares mentioned here guys my top 2 are fab filter Timeless and BBD.

KVRAF
29280 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:51 am

Replika XT is by far the best sounding delay I ever used. It has some pristine, crystal clear quality I haven't hear from any other delay. It can go very dirty and dark as well, if you want to. Very versatile.

For reverbs, there are quite a few very good ones. For me the best come from Eventide, Exponential Audio, NI... and ArtsAcoustic, Polyverse and D16 (Toraverb) did some nice ones as well. A lot is probably down to personal preference though.
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KVRian
798 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:56 am

mikehende wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:13 am
I like what I am hearing from timeless video but I am not finding a demo version anywhere?
this should be the link:
https://www.fabfilter.com/download/#dow ... ay-plug-in

afaik there is no *dedicated* demo

you install the one from the download link
upon first launch you'll get a dialog box asking you to enter the serial, run in demo or quit

if you don't have a license number(aka serial) you'll run it in demo mode for some limited time
(14 days or so...)

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