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Delay / Echo Plugin by Soundtoys
EchoBoy by Soundtoys is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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EchoBoy includes 30 built-in echo styles modeled after various vintage echos, such as the warm sound of "Studio Tape", modeled after an ATR-102 half-inch two-track machine. EchoBoy provides instant access to a whole range of classics, including EchoPlex, Space Echo, Memory Man, DM-2, and the TelRay oilcan delay. EchoBoy's chorus even emulates the CE-2 chorus, considered a holy-grail of guitar chorus pedals.

No math needed to figure out delay times. Simply dial in a musical note value and lock it to your song's tempo with the flip of a switch. Fine-tune the echo rhythm with the Groove, Accent, and Feel controls. With these simple controls, dial in a musical sound that fits your style.

Switch to Dual Echo or Ping-Pong modes for powerful stereo echo effects or use Rhythm mode's easy-to-use 16-tap rhythmic delay. Under the Style Tweak button you'll find a 3-band parametric EQ with separate control over echo decay and tone. Choose the amount and type of analog saturation, dial in the amount of tape wobble, and even reverb-style diffusion control.

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Average user rating of 5.00 from 2 reviews

Reviewed By blortblort [all]
January 26th, 2022
Version reviewed: 5.0 on Windows


Digital delays are one of my favorite things. My very first digital delay was a Roland SDE1000. Hard to imagine this machine is over 40 years old.

I just checked Amazon, and the SDE1000 is selling for about the same amount as it did initially.

All this to say-

Soundtoys Echoboy has been around for at least 15 years. In the digital audio world THAT is forever. The fact that Echoboy still outshines most delay vsts in terms of sound and versatility is unprecedented.

For whatever reason there have been a LOT of delay devices to hit the market in the last couple years. I feel like Echoboy has lost a little of the attention it deserves. It IS a tad pricey compared to many other delays, however- Echoboy is so much more than a simple delay plugin.

With all the attention being on "lofi" these days- Echoboy has all the bases covered. You can get all the character, saturation, wobble, wonky timings that you could ever want using only one or two instances of Echoboy.

Will I continue to buy up many of the new delays that hit the market? Probably. I'm kind of an addict;P.

That said- Echoboy will always be one of my all-time top 10 favorites.

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Reviewed By stardustmedia [all]
May 19th, 2014
Version reviewed: 4.4.1 on Mac

No ratings yet?! Unbelievable.

Where can I start with such a wonderful piece of software... Let's keep it simple.

Sound: Overall EchoBoy sounds very good. I wouldn't say it sounds real analog, but not cold harsh or digital at all. Just very good. Huge variety of sounds are possible thanks to the 31 (!!) different delay/chorus styles (from known types like Tape, Space Echo, Memory Man, DM-2, CE-1, etc.). Then you can drive those styles very nicely with the input. There are also new unique styles like Telephone, AM Radio or reverbish styles and so on that give you instant access to cool new sounds you normally don't expect from a delay. Still not satisfied? Go deeper into the style edit mode and create your own styles and save them.

Delay: You can expect the usual, but no extraordinary long delays. In most cases it is way enough. But if you need delays longer than 1 bar, you'll need to look for another contender. EchoBoy gives you two parameters for direct groove access: Groove and Feel. Generate fast and easy funky groove patterns. Besides the style you can dial in extra LPF and HPF. And switch between different delay modes (Single Echo, Dual Echo, Ping Pong and Rhythm Echo. Rhythm Echo is a very complex mode, where you can tap or paint your delays (and save them next to the already existing Rhythm Echo patterns). The other delay modes also gives you further in depth parameters like width, accent, offset and more.

There is much more. I just recommend you to get the demo. I promise you will buy EchoBoy afterwards. I use it all the time in every project multiple times.

One of the very few plugins I give a 10/10.

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Comments & Discussion for Soundtoys EchoBoy

Discussion: Active
28 March 2016 at 1:52am

I got the demo and this is pretty nice. The hidden controls to tweak and edit the style are very powerful. Its a bit expensive though. I'll see if I can find other plugins in this ballpark that are not as pricey, within the 30 day trial period. If not, I think I'll pick it up.

6 March 2019 at 5:18pm


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