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.
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.