|Type / Tags||Delay / Echo|
Emulation of Robert Fripp's tape delay effect "Frippertronics": two Revox B-77 in continuous loop. This XL version supposes a complete rewrite of the old Elottronix, and adds a ton of new possibilities:
- Two independent routable delay lines, with a maximum delay time of 80 seconds. Tempo can be synced to host BPM.
- LFO controlled Pan per delay line, with definable Bar Divisions, Pitch and Waveform.
- Two global Pan modes: normal and inverted.
- Rehearsal option: when switched ON, the incoming signal doesn't pass through the delay lines, so you can try different things before inserting them into the loop.
- Biquad-X multimode filter per delay line. This advanced filter has 9 different modes: Low Pass, High Pass, Low Shelf, High Shelf, All Pass, Band Reject, Band Pass CSG, Band PassC0PK and Peak. Optional parameters to control are Gain, Cutoff and Q.
- Tape machine: this module generates tape hiss, which can be pitched up and down.
- Completely automatable via MIDI CC.
- Moderate CPU use (-8% Athlon XP 2400+).
- Includes 8 Presets to give an idea of the effect (4 for sends, 4 for inserts). But what Elottronix XL does can't be covered with presets as you'll discover.
Reviewed By EvilTurtle
June 25, 2017
I actually own a couple reel-to-reels that I use for tape looping but I really was looking for something that I could use in my DAW. Elottronix XL was a great find and it very nicely models the feel and sound of a real tape loop! Plus this has the advantage/flexibility of having all these extra parameters. Really nice plugin.
The GUI looks and feels nice too and having an external hardware controller to control it creates a lot of fun jam sessions.
Reviewed By neil wilkes
December 20, 2010
Last time I tried to load an instance (latest build) into a 5.1 group, I expected to get this on just channels 1 & 2, but instead it hung the entire app completely and the project refused to reload until I took it via a separate system & removed the plugin, at which point the project loaded again on the original system.
I would not normally have put this here, but as it is impossible to contact the developers directly, I am writing this here in the hope that they see it & fix this excellent tool.Read more
Reviewed By westernlands
February 25, 2004
Fascinated I was right from my first introduction to Elottronix XL. Had some trouble to get started though, but my curiosity was strong. Have no former practical experience with this kind of delay, so developing some kind of strategy and discipline are for me part of the process to build up a structure. It is a GREAT tool to build up minimalistic textures. It has a beautiful nostalgic interface, which shows respect to the analogue period of the past. Thanks to the recently expanded readme.txt I finally have got some grip on the tool and enjoy surprising results. I know I have only just begun and expect many discoveries yet to run into with Elottronix XL.Read more
Reviewed By Peel
July 27, 2003
Anyway, it seems pointless to go into much more detail about a plugin that's free to use (just download it & try it out!), so I'll just add that the developer is very helpful and responsive to user queries. Also I should explain my rating for stability, because it might be slightly unfair -- I gave it a slight penalty because it can use up *huge* amounts of memory/disk space to store the delay line -- this isn't a fault of the effect, as it's an unavoidable consequence of using long delay lines -- but it's something you should be aware of. As long as you don't run out of disk space, it is as stable as any other plug I've tried.Read more