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Reviewed By tommyzai [read all by] on 24th April 2013
Version reviewed: 1.01 on Mac.
Last edited by tommyzai on 24th April 2013.
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Little Spacey by Expert Sleepers is a delay effect based on a vintage piece of analogue hardware called, "The Bucket Brigade." In truth, I never heard or saw that old piece of gear, but if it's anything like Little Spacey, it must be silky smooth and warm. The first thing I noticed about Little Spacey, besides the insanely affordable price, was clear, simple, and pleasing GUI — I love the color scheme. The second thing I noticed was how natural the signal repeats sounded. With each cycle, the delayed/repeated sound came back slightly degraded, which is what happens in natural environments. As a result, it's much easier to accomplish a dreamy, hypnotic, trippy, ambient sound. Unlike its digital counterparts, Little Spacey sounds REAL. Somewhere along the line I read a quote claiming this plugin to be "creamy." I think that's a perfect word to describe the sound of this effect. I find myself becoming addicted to Little Spacey — I want to use it on everything and anything. In addition to delay, it also does a nice chorus, vibrato, and quivering little tremolo effect. The mod depth control is fantastic for creating wobbling sound. I created a nice shimmering drone. Very sweet, indeed.

Little Spacey is a diamond in the virtual rough. I'm bewildered! :-0. Why isn't this thing more popular? What I see and hear is amazing.

• Fabulous GUI. I love the cool blue graphics
• Big knobs for easy tweaking
• Nice level meter
• Stereo
• AU and VST
• Fantastic developer support
• Great value
• Readable and usable manual.

MISSING FEATURES: 32-bit. I look forward to a 64-bit version.

I highly recommend Little Spacey to anyone making music electronically. If you need a little modulation warm — Little Spacey all the way! This is a great little plugin to have in your arsenal, and for the price it's hard to pass up. I pay twice as much to fill crappy car with gas. Tommy Zai gives Little Spacey two thumbs up. Thank you Expert Sleepers.

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tangerine dream
tangerine dream
10 January 2013 at 4:09am

Hello,

I am attempting to replicate a certain Tangerine Dream sequenced synth sound that I am told uses BBD delay. Is there anyone who can tell me how BBD delay is different than a typical tape delay software plugin?

Thanks.

rexlapin
rexlapin
25 April 2013 at 2:21pm

A bucket brigade delay (or BBD) is a type of device rather than the name of a particular one.

Here is a link to a description:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucket-brigade_device.

Being an analog device the fidelity of the signal degraded especially with longer delay times.

and multiple repeats. They were also limited in frequency response and could be a bit noisy.

(at least in the real world :-) ), but sounded less clinical than the digital delays which followed.

I hope this is helpful.

Sendy
Sendy
25 April 2013 at 10:26pm

BBDs can also add analog aliasing to the delay line, just an interesting little tidbit since I always associate aliasing with digital. Essentially a BBD is a sort of analog sampler that holds a short amount of audio in a huge line of components (capacitors, transistors, something or other) with each one passing it onto the next until it reaches an output.

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