bucketEER: Free 16 Delay Line Experimental Reverb for Windows

In memory of Minazo: bucket lover, iconic animal superstar, Web meme, elephant seal among elephant seals. Daz Diamond is back with another wacky, experimental effect. When we last joined Daz, he was sharing strange and wonderful granular, delay, and sidechain effects. Now, he’s been thinking about buckets (as in brigades, as in sets of delay lines combined to form a reverb). He writes: Hi Peter, I’m at it again, and have just put out bucketEER MK I – a stereo reverb/delay fx inspired by bucket-brigade style machinery – simple, quite primitive, and surpirisingly good sounding – also interesting for unusual …

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kore@noisepages: Free DIY Grain Delay Reaktor Tutorial, plus Making Sense of Kore

Building and Using a Reaktor Grain Delay in Kore 2 from Create Digital Media on Vimeo. Let’s cut straight to the reason we use this stuff: we want crazy-sounding delays we can play with. Reaktor guru Peter Dines shows just how you’d build such a thing in Reaktor from the ground up for CDM’s Kore site. He also takes it one step further by creating not only the Reaktor ensemble, but also a Kore performance preset to match. The advantage of going this route: Kore provides a way of organizing parameters for control, performance, and automation. This is another all-free …

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Obsessive-Compulsive Multi-Tap Delay: PSP 608 (Mac/Windows)

The PSP 608 reduces other multi-tap delays to tears. 24-bit, 192 kHz, of course, but check the specs: feedback, stereo image and position, delay time, multimode filter, modulation, drive/tape saturation, and reverb for each individual tap. There’s a full-featured LFO and envelope follower for modulation, and with MIDI control of each parameter, yes, you could base an entire performance around this one plugin. Overkill? You bet. Ain’t it beautiful? The prolific PSP developers will be at AES next month, so expect more from here in NYC. PSP 608 Multi-Delay [PSP] Compatibility: Mac, Windows, VST, AU, DirectX, RTAS, HTDM Pricing: US$149; …

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Free Retro/Tape Delay Effects (Windows VST; Mac AU)

In follow-up to my story Tuesday about the new Dubstation from Audio Damage (and other assorted Dub links), ever-vigilant reader Adrian Anders is here with a couple of free VST alternatives. I still think the Dubstation may be worth US$40, but there’s no reason not to check these out, too, if you’ve got a PC. I’ve used the Retro Delay on my PC laptop; it’s fantastic. Take it away, Adrian: ConcreteFX’s Tape Delay [Download ZIP] This SOB packs some major punch and has such original features as bit-crushing, distortion, 2 flutter LFOs, 2 multi-mode filters, and ducking, all inside the …

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All About Dub: New Instant Dubstation (Mac/Win), Dub History [Updated]

For fans of dub, there’s just nothing like a delay loop, with feedback cranked up and echoes going going going going going going going . . . okay, you get the idea. Our friends at Audio Damage have just created a US$39.95 plugin that gives you all you need for trippy dub effects: Audio Damage Dubstation Plugin (Windows VST; Mac AU/VST) The best part is the cell-shaded interface; it looks fantastic. And Dubstation covers all the basics: syncable dub echoes (on/off switch), reverse, low-cut filter, and analog-style repitching of echoes. I’ve really enjoyed Audio Damage’s work in the past: clean …

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Moogerfooger MF-104Z “Luxury” Analog Delay

Moog Music has officially announced the return of their beloved analog delay, in the form of the new MF-104Z delay unit. This is definitely a “luxury” model, though: US$729 buys you one second of delay. It’s a classic, but it comes at a price. Nothing on the Moog site yet, but if you’re at NAMM you can check it out in person; see the press release at Harmony Central.

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