EchoLive is a tape delay plug-in with special features for live use.
The delay time can be defined by tapping the tempo with the mouse or on a MIDI keyboard or MIDI controller.
Alternatively the delay time can also be set manually or synchronized with the host application.
Latency compensation: you can compensate your soundcard's latency for perfectly timed echoes in live applications.
Tape model including tape saturation, tape hiss, wow & flutter, low and high pass filtering, smooth parameter for continuous delay time changes like on a real tape delay.
Stereo-control: ping pong delay, time symmetry, stereo width.
All parameters are controllable by MIDI controllers.
MIDI learn: Each control can be automated via MIDI controllers. The default assignment of MIDI controllers is documented in the pop-up hints. To assign a different controller right-click on a control then choose "Learn" from the pop-up menu and twiggle the hardware controller you want to assign. Alternatively choose "Unlearn" or "Edit.." to assign a controller from a list.
I added echolive to my already stacked up and near power limit rack of vstis that i use live on my laptop and ive been using it almost half a year thru about 100 shows now and its behaved very well, no crashes and no hiccups. i run at 64 samples latency and 48k.
getting right to the fun part the tap tempo works great. just exactly as youd expect a hardware tap tempo delay to work and i found it pretty easy to match up to a live drummer. in fact the first time i used it live it lined up great and was quite fun.
it reminds me a lot of my old echoplex and behaves in somewhat the same way with a fairly similar sound.
gui isnt exactly sexy but i do like the blacklight green on a dark stage, that looks nice. controls are laid out fine and its easy to program what you want.
feedback knob might be a little touchy at the point of overload, seems like its goes overloading way too fast when you move the knob one pixel and it would be nice to have a smoother transition here for bringing things to overload and then back again subtly. still others might like it just fine how it is now.
but really i grabbed it because of the tap tempo function and i did not think it would be as nicely done as it is, very impressive.Read Review