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    What's your 'goto' delay.

    I haven't got much time... I'll be with you in a moment... sorry to keep you waiting...




    Ok, I've only got a few milliseconds so I will make this simple...
    imple... ple... e.. e.

    There are a huge number of delay effects available in both hardware and software. Each has its own distinct niche.

    Some are recreations of vintage delays, some are creative playgrounds that can s-m-e-a-r sounds like marmalade over the 'toast' of your music. Some are just simple effects that boing your sound back a few moments later..................... later.....................
    later.....................

    But which ones do you regularly use?




    Me, I like the BlueTubes tempo delay because it sounds good and is easy to use. I will also use the 'built in delay' in what ever sequencer, plug in or hardware I am using because I'm a lazy old badger.

    I like the idea of the PSP version of the lexicon 42, but this software has never really lived up to its hardware equivalent.

    I'm not a guitarist so I've never found a use for tape based delays 'tho I've heard they can be terribly effective.





    So... When you need a delayayayayayay... What do you reach for?

    Do you use delay just to repeat stuff repeat stuff? Or do you use it cre create ate ative atively?

    Post your thoughts and wisdom on the subject of delay here.... and here... and here... and here only backwards and 2120 milliseconds later than I would expect..

    tB.

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    Thats a pretty thorough effort from ShadowWarrior. One he missed from my list that is worth its weight is one by sound toys that is called echoboy or similar. Its got verb and delay all in one and thats really nice echo plug.




    Most commonly i use delay for thickeninning or doin the fake Haas effect.
    vesko effect make a nice little freeware one and i use this a lot. Just for one ping in the opposite speaker, then filter it a bit to model the reflective surface.



    i have used this so many time as its ease of setup is quick. There isnt a mix that doesnt use the Haas effect or some form of doubling somewhere.
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    I agree on all listed so far and would like to add a few myself:

    GSi's Roland Space Echo emu:



    http://www.genuinesoundware.com/?a=showproduct&b=26

    PSP's 608 is great but I also like their Lexi emus:



    http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/...exicon_psp_42/



    http://www.pspaudioware.com/plugins/delays/psp_85/

    And all of Interupter's toys are fun:

    http://www.interruptor.ch/vst_donationware.shtml

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    SoundToys's EchoBoy is the best and i get very inspired and creative when using it

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    Thanks guys. There's some familiar suggestions in there but also some that I haven't checked out yet.

    Your input is much appreciated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowWarrior View Post
    Hiya,

    mostly i use (but also the plugs the sequencer software comes with):

    DubStation, Audio Damage’s plug-in for emulating vintage delay effects. DubStation realistically recreates the sound of old analog delay processors, including their unique pitch-changing properties, idiosyncratic frequency responses, and pleasantly warm distortion when overloaded. DubStation adds some tricks that analog delays can’t manage, such as true stereo processing and loss-free looping with overdubbing and reverse, and all of the features you expect from a contemporary software effects plug-in such as full parameter automation, support for hardware MIDI controllers, and automatic calculation of delay times based on tempo. Even with all of these features and power, DubStation is as immediate and fun to use as your favorite old hardware delay—just grab the knobs and go.




    The PSP 608 is perhaps the most fully featured delay plug-in available. We have striven to offer you a creative tool that is not only functional, but inspiring. Each tap has selectable feedback, stereo image and position, delay time, multimode filter, modulation, drive/tape saturation, and reverb. Moreover, the feedback and drive can be placed at the beginning or end of the signal chain for even more sound design options! The modulation section consists of both an LFO and Envelope follower, and the tape saturation algorithm is taken from our renowned mastering processors. And of course all this can be done at any bit depth and sample rate up to 24-bit, 192kHz, and be fully automated via MIDI and your host sequencer! As you can imagine, the PSP 608 offers so much creative potential, it is a fairly deep plug-in. We have done our best to put all the controls and parameters that you need to access directly at your fingertips, while still giving you an intuitive and user friendly dynamic GUI. If it seems complicated or even a little intimidating at first, don’t worry—you’ll get used to it fast. If we sound proud of this plug-in, it’s because we are! We’re musicians, producers, engineers, and DJs ourselves, and we just love using this plug-in—and we’re sure you will too!

    Features At A Glance
    • Up to 8 seconds of delay time per channel
    • Continuous control over the delay time in milliseconds and/or chosen quantize note
    • Three operation modes: Multidelay, in which each tap has its own feedback buffer; Multitap, in which the Master Feedback operates on one (user selectable) tap; and MultiFB, where switches the tap off not switch the feedback signal off
    • Each tap included independent adjustment of the following: gain, stereo field width and balance, delay time, filtering, modulation, saturation simulation and reverberation
    • Each tap can choose between multiple quadruple biquadratic filter types, including: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, PEAK filter and four Shelf filters
    • Modulation section (LFO and envelope follower) offer adjustable modulation depth of 3 octaves, and can be selected for filter cutoff
    • Tape saturation simulation with adjustable gain based on the algorithm used in our mastering processors
    • Filtering module in feedback includes LP, BP, HP filter (either State Variable Filter or Biquad) with adjustable cutoff and resonance
    • Vintage reverberation module for faithful simulation of spring and plate reverbs
    • Support for sample rates of up to 192kHz
    • Host and MIDI automation of all processing parameters





    Who are the OhmBoyz? 4 predelays injecting into 2 nicely geared delay lines, two complete resonant filters, distortion and high shelf. Remember, a delay is an echoing device. You really should prepare your sound to travel through space along with the OhmBoyz.

    • This delay does not "click".
    • LFOs everywhere.
    • Who wants a resonant filter ? high pass, low pass, band notch, wah-wah, adjustable bandwidth and resonance from -24dB to +24dB : enough to deafen to death your most respectable neighbours.
    • Serious distortion. Choose between overdrive and puncher... or anywhere in between...
    • A high-shelf filter, to shunt the highest sounds, useful after heavy distortion.
    • Move several buttons in one move, with group selection and side-click.
    • Instant result : with many sequencers (cubase, Orion...), OhmBoyZ adjusts itself to the right tempo and follows any occurring change.
    • MIDI Automation.
    • Useful presets, loadable on-the-fly, that can be applied instantly or with long or very long transitions where all the parameters switch from the old value to the new one in a ballet you won't forget.
    • Five effects for the price of one : delays, resonant filter, distortion, high shelf... Use what you want or need. All those effects, together, provides an unusual result : OhmBoyZ.





    The NI-SPEKTRAL DELAY differs from the many other audio effects in that it uses real-time FFT (Fast Fourier Transformation) to split each channel of a stereo signal into as many as 160 separately modifiable frequency bands (even up to 1024 bands internally). The level, delay time and feedback amount for each of this bands can be set separately. Additionally, various modulation effects can be applied to the signal in the frequency domain, which allows for even further sound manipulation.

    • Effects processor for real-time manipulation of audio material of any kind.
    • Produces unique delay effects.
    • Real-time Fast Fourier Transformation is used to split each side of a stereo signal into up to 160 separately modifiable frequency bands.
    • Level, delay time and feedback level for each of the bands can be set separately.
    • Up to 1024 bands are calculated internally.
    • Intuitive Edit Graphs with comfortable edit functions for setting up the parameters.
    • Modulation effects applied in the frequency domain offer many processing options.
    • Any frequencies of the signal can be attenuated or filtered completely.
    • Runs stand-alone with MME, Direct Sound, DirectX, Sound Manager and ASIO or as a VST plug-in.
    • Completely MIDI-controllable.




    wow this, and the PSP42 is exactly what I would've said lol

    Logic's Tape Delay is also very good and handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by r00n View Post
    Thats a pretty thorough effort from ShadowWarrior. One he missed from my list that is worth its weight is one by sound toys that is called echoboy or similar. Its got verb and delay all in one and thats really nice echo plug.

    Most commonly i use delay for thickeninning or doin the fake Haas effect.
    vesko effect make a nice little freeware one and i use this a lot. Just for one ping in the opposite speaker, then filter it a bit to model the reflective surface.

    i have used this so many time as its ease of setup is quick. There isnt a mix that doesnt use the Haas effect or some form of doubling somewhere.
    oo nice r00n thanks for the info there

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