Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1939 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:54 am

I don't think I have a good delay, I often use FL Delay 3, but I most often use the Traktor one in Guitar Rig.
Anyway, with EchoBoy being special, what would you go for; EchoBoy or Valhalla (they seem to be the favs... and both $50 right now)? Or something else maybe?

I'll do some research of my own... but you now, just seeing what people reckon. :tu:

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1939 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:57 am

Found this right away, so that's handy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06DbZnBuq0

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gentleclockdivider
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2271 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:59 am

Vallhalla delay is a gemstone of a plugin
You can use it as character plugin , set delay to 0ms no feedback and turn up the drive /aging
Works especially well in HI-fi mode , same procedure in digital mode to add some digital grit
A twenty second delay buffer makes it a great looper too
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chk071
KVRAF
22435 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:12 am

NI Replika XT IMO. Don't know any other delay which sounds so crystal clear "high end" (but can sound very dirty as well, depending on the selected mode and parameters).

49 € at the moment as well.

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1939 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:16 am

chk071 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:12 am
NI Replika XT IMO.

49 € at the moment as well.
Oh right... I forgot about that one, I often use Replika as well, and do quite like it. Yes, I'll check out the XT version.

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1939 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:19 am

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:59 am
Vallhalla delay is a gemstone of a plugin
You can use it as character plugin , set delay to 0ms no feedback and turn up the drive /aging
Works especially well in HI-fi mode , same procedure in digital mode to add some digital grit
A twenty second delay buffer makes it a great looper too
Best purchase ever
I might just end up with both, I am leaning towards EchoBoy, because it's on special, but also because it has more options than I realized, I didn't know about the drop-down sections that reveal the extra knobs until I watched the above video.

chk071
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22435 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:26 am

an-electric-heart wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:16 am
chk071 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:12 am
NI Replika XT IMO.

49 € at the moment as well.
Oh right... I forgot about that one, I often use Replika as well, and do quite like it. Yes, I'll check out the XT version.
25 € then. :D (for the upgrade)

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1939 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:35 am

chk071 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:26 am
an-electric-heart wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:16 am
chk071 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:12 am
NI Replika XT IMO.

49 € at the moment as well.
Oh right... I forgot about that one, I often use Replika as well, and do quite like it. Yes, I'll check out the XT version.
25 € then. :D (for the upgrade)
Cool, yip, I've got Komplete, I didn't know there was an upgrade path... I might be getting a bunch of delays. :hihi:

legendCNCD
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Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:50 am

Valhalla Delay and Color Copy <3 (+ Modnetic :D )
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Lotuz2019
KVRist
369 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:52 am

The Replika XT update is highly recommended for € 24,50.

Valhalla Delay is no doubt one of the best newcomers of 2019 and imo it's worth every cent of the usual price. I have quite a few delays already, so I won't buy Valhalla Delay though. But you really should try the demo.

My other favourite delays are Audiority Echoes T7E, Audiority PlexiTape, D16 Repeater and D16 Tekturon in no particular order. The first three I use if I want a different sound than Replika XT. Tekturon is great for creating delay patterns. The Audiority delays can also be used as very good pre-amps btw.

I haven't used Echoboy, but I've watched some videos. Echoboy is Replika XT, Repeater and Tekturon combined I believe.

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KVRAF
1939 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:58 am

legendCNCD wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:50 am
Valhalla Delay and Color Copy <3 (+ Modnetic :D )
Oh yeah, Color Copy is other big one, but I kind of got the impression that it was underwhelming as far as U-He products go (maybe I got that from just one comment I read a while ago, and I've been given a false impression, that can happen), and people generally prefer Soundtoys or Valhalla. I don't know though. :shrug:

chk071
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22435 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:00 am

I tried Colour Copy one time, and found it too dark and dirty for my needs. More of a character, bucket brigade/whatever kind of delay.

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KVRist
369 posts since 26 Apr, 2019 from Netherlands

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:04 am

chk071 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:00 am
I tried Colour Copy one time, and found it too dark and dirty for my needs. More of a character, bucket brigade/whatever kind of delay.
If you want a BBD delay that's dark and dirty, then again:

Replika XT

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Vortifex
KVRAF
1529 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:06 am

Valhalla Delay really is fantastic. I'm not too happy with the ducking mode though, there's no control over the parameters and you lose the width control for it. The ducking on PSP Echo is better.

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Calenberger
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375 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: Best delay ATM? EchoBoy or Valhalla Delay?

Post Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:07 am

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:59 am
Vallhalla delay is a gemstone of a plugin
You can use it as character plugin , set delay to 0ms no feedback and turn up the drive /aging
Works especially well in HI-fi mode , same procedure in digital mode to add some digital grit
A twenty second delay buffer makes it a great looper too
Best purchase ever
This can be done with Echoboy as well...
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