What delay and reverb units should I buy?

Anything about hardware musical instruments.
KVRAF
13057 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:21 pm

All of them.

KVRian
952 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:42 pm

zerocrossing wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:16 pm
I just went around the block on this one and… I couldn’t find a solid reason to go with a hardware unit. My UAD plugins sound excellent as do many native plugins. For what all the Valhalla plugins would cost you, you could have quality, flexibility and all the dub you could ever want. Or go with U-He. Colour Copy and Twangström are amazing. Automate them using Live’s modulation system and you’ll have something that no hardware box could touch.
I have a hardware delay and reverb. Primary reason: for when I’m only using hardware (sometimes I get it set up then turn off the screen). Secondary: it’s different sounding than the plugins I have.

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addled muppet weed
82644 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:38 am

wheel333 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:18 pm
I like my Earthquaker Afterneath, there is a modular version now. Also Earthquakers Transmisser and Astral Density are worth a listen.
i have transmisser, it is lovely indeed!

KVRist
96 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:54 am

Just two monophonic sound sources + reverb. That special sound is not possible without Strymon Nightsky. :party:

https://youtu.be/uUmPiJAJFkE

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KVRist
172 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:04 am

My favourite reverb is the Boss RV500...just so flexible, sounds excellent, and has a decent editor.
I have a few others I like, Hall of Fame 2 and Polara are good, small form factor too.

For delays I'm mostly in the box with UAD Time Cube, Galaxy, EP34, and SDD3000...I have some pedals but none are really "dubby".

KVRer
4 posts since 9 Jan, 2016

Post Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:15 am

I really struggle with reverbs, I just don’t like what most do to my songs. but I will apply a little for some life. I like the Roland Dep-5 but it’s far from modern. Now delays I have a ton and am less critical. The Timefactor, Obscura, MF-104z, Effectron II are some of my favorites and all very different.

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KVRAF
2344 posts since 9 Dec, 2011 from falling

Post Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:23 am

danflemvrs wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 5:58 am
Hey everyone :)

I’m after a delay and reverb unit to add to my setup.

I’ve been producing on Ableton using a Windows laptop. I used delay FX plugins by The Interruptor to get some awesome dubby effects that were incredible! Check them out here: http://www.interruptor.ch/vst_donationware.shtml

I’ve recently bought a MacBook and unfortunately The Interruptor’s plugins are not compatible with MacOS, so I’d love to get some physical delay, echo and reverb units to achieve the same FX.

I have a few analogue synths in my setup and they’re run though a Mackie Onyx Blackbird FireWire interface.

Any suggestions?
If you're looking for hardware, the choice would be easy for me:

Eventide's H9000
https://www.eventideaudio.com/products/ ... izer/h9000

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KVRist
172 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:48 pm

thevegasnerve5 wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:15 am
I really struggle with reverbs, I just don’t like what most do to my songs. but I will apply a little for some life. I like the Roland Dep-5 but it’s far from modern. Now delays I have a ton and am less critical. The Timefactor, Obscura, MF-104z, Effectron II are some of my favorites and all very different.
I like the Obscura…gets some really dirty delays.

For bread n butter I like TCs novadelay…pretty much covers all the “normal” stuff.

KVRist
96 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:48 am

Nightsky all over the video:

https://youtu.be/_1-O25ash0c

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KVRAF
4133 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:55 am

I like the reverbs in the empress zoia, the coolest thing about them is that you can set them up with
all the other stuff in the zoia, pitch shifters, inverters, granular, loopers, cab sims etc. You can
create some truly interesting and unique effects that would be impossible in likely any other pedal.
Not to mention they are from empress and very high quality imo. According to them you could replicate any of their stand alone reverbs with the zoia.

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KVRist
168 posts since 29 Sep, 2012 from Minneapolis, MN

Post Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:25 pm

These open-ended topics always make me laugh. I mean, it sounds like a valid question until you think a little. What are your goals? What do you have to spend? What inspires your creative energy??

I could go on and list what I have used or what I wanted for something but I honestly don't think it would matter here.

KVRist
96 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:52 am

Constructed Identity wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:25 pm
These open-ended topics always make me laugh. I mean, it sounds like a valid question until you think a little. What are your goals? What do you have to spend? What inspires your creative energy??

I could go on and list what I have used or what I wanted for something but I honestly don't think it would matter here.
That´s why I try to post a video link, rather than writing down a description or my opinions, which is absolutely valid and helpful and also an invaluable source of knowledge (not my opinion, I mean everyone’s else opinions). But I guess people can more easily decide what is right for their needs after two minutes of audio.

https://youtu.be/4MKn5MNN5zc

KVRAF
29283 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:23 am

thevegasnerve5 wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:15 am
I really struggle with reverbs, I just don’t like what most do to my songs.
Chances are good that it's about the settings then, not about the reverbs.

I actually had kind of the same with D16's Toraverb 2. I absolutely hated the thing on the default settings, because, for some reason, they decided that it'd be a good idea to dial in 90% early reflections. When I changed the settings, it really began to shine. Not quite my favorite reverb (I prefer less settings TBH), but, it sounds pretty darn good, especially for most of the sounds I make.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRian
764 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:06 am

If you run across a used Kurzweil Mangler snatch it up.
It's got reverb and delay, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
It really can mangle up sounds, but it sounds great while doing it.

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KVRAF
11185 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:22 am

Strymon Volante. There’s your delay and reverb. If you want to go crazy, there’s a multieffects box called a Digit by Poly Effects. You can do most anything in it and it will process 4 mono or two stereo signals.
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