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.Read Review
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.Read Review
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