Rob Papen RP-Delay, delay plug in

Rob Papen RP-Delay


Rob Papen is best known for his synth plugins like RAW and Predator, but alongside the synths his company also makes a handful of effects. His contribution to the world of echo, RP-Delay, is one of the more unusual delay plugins on the market.

Alongside the six delay lines you’ll find features such as tape modes, MIDI triggers, reverser modules, envelope followers and four built-in step sequencers for automating parameters. Add all of that together and you’ve got an incredibly powerful delay effect that rewards experimentation. The results can be seriously creative and help to generate entirely new ideas from simple input signals.

The only downside is that there are so many options that RP-Delay might even be a bit too intense for some producers. If you want quick, immediate results, there are probably better options on the market. RP-Delay can do the basics, but you’re missing the point if that’s all you use it for. On the other hand, if you’re the kind of person who loves to dive into all the settings and create your own wild and wonderful patches, RP-Delay should be first on your list. It’s a hugely versatile plugin at a great price.


7th September, 2015


  • I always loved Nomad Factory’s “Echoes”. Just a beautiful sounding bit of kit. Fxpansion’s “Bloom” is equally lovely, just ridiculously complex with it.

    Love it that there’s a shout out for “Ratshack Reverb” too. I put that on so many of my tracks, I think I need an intervention….

  • I was just about to question the lack of UAD Space Echo, then I noticed they’ve discontinued it. Anyone know what’s happened there? Looks like Roland have withdrawn the licences for Roland emulations or something? I’m guessing they’re going to release plugins of their own…

  • Also missing Valhalla Ubermod, more than just delay. I didn’t know about the UVI one, seems great.

  • Echoboy is incredible, definitely one of my desert island plugins. I lot of the time I don’t even use it as a delay, turning the echo time to 0ms and tweaking the saturation settings to get awesome lo-fi tape warmth and wobble. Echoboy is more than a plugin, its an instrument.

  • Wow you’re right Spicer, good thing I finally just purchased it a couple weeks ago when it was on sale.

  • Hey Spicer there is an emulation of the space echo in NI Guitar Rig that has a great vibe.

    Gotta say the Waves J37 is my all time fave tape delay in the box.

  • The PSP 42 isn’t actually endorsed by Lexicon. There is a post on a well known forum where one of their engineers said he relayed that he didn’t think it sounded that close. But the next thing he knew PSP was marketing it as such.


    or however you spell the damn thing

  • This seems ridiculous to split up an article into 11 pages. Does anyone actually like clicking through to the next page 10 times?

  • more page vieuw but less readers


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