From analogue emulations to the most techy digital options, we run through ten of our favourite delay plugins.
At first glance, delays might seem like some of the most straightforward effects on the market. After all, how complicated can they really be? You want an echo, just dial in a delay time and a feedback setting, right? Oh, maybe some filters? While we’re at it, why not add some modulation options? A couple of LFOs and envelope generators should do it. How about a tape emulation mode, or some distortion effects too?
Before you know it, you’ve got a couple of dozen parameters on your hands and you’re making the choice between precise digital delays and painstaking emulations of vintage analogue units. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single plugin that covers all those bases. Each delay plugin has its own approach and its own strengths and weaknesses. Here we present ten of our favourites.
As always in Ten Of The Best, our selections are presented in ascending order of price.