Analog Delay software emulation

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by Arrowfan, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Arrowfan

    Arrowfan Guest

    Greets all,

    What is the best plugin at getting the classic analog delay sound? Not just looking for a dampen high and low freqs but a model of the vintage effect.

    In particular - analog delay with heavy feedback used in reggae/dub...

  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Try the free Elottronix XL and [url=http://(Dead Link Removed)
  3. I don't know how they'll work for Dub, but the Bomb Factory (Digi) Tel-Ray and the Line 6 Echo Farm are both pretty cool and simulate vintage analog delay. I'm sure there are others as well.

    If it's possible to use a pedal, such as an EH Memory Man, you'll get the best results. You could maybe even be able to get an actual Echoplex, Space Echo or Tube Delay for what some of these plugins are going for these days.
  4. Arrowfan

    Arrowfan Guest

    Hey - thanks for the suggestions... very useful!

    I was hoping Voxengo would have an analog delay, the Vintage Modulator is seems pretty close but I'm looking for that "shing-shing-shing-shing" feedback-band-passy sound like my old Ibanez Analog Delay (with the reddish-orange chassis).

    I really should just get a piece of hardware as suggested but software makes me lazy!
  5. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    Check out the Line 6 Guitar Port. It's the best of both world's and is incredibly useful in re-amping too. The delay's are very cool and the mic simulation program (called A.I.R) is really sweet.
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    They do. It's part of their Analogflux suite.
  7. Arrowfan

    Arrowfan Guest

    Indeed it is! I just checked it out... I must say I like Analog Delay plugin you suggested more.

    Voxengo plugs are usually right on the money but the analogflux delay sounds to my ears like a digital delay with low pass filtering... I wasn't able to get that distant near-infinite feedback shing-shing-shing sound which the old delays did to every sound they were given (one of the reasons digital delays were so welcomed!).

    But Voxengo's TapeBus is so damn good, seems Alexi could make a perfect analog delay (if he wanted to, that is).

    Hey this thing is only 100$ ....

    I've been eyeballing Line 6 ever since I was told by a semi-pro guitarist that they sound great, he swore by it. Now, seems to me guitarists with their tube amps would be the hardest to convince.

    The Guitar Port hardware is really just an audio interface (and it seems, a kind of dongle to run the software). I can't imagine using its less than ideal connections and ADAC instead of an Fireface ... but for 100$, my imagination can be convinced : )

    Here's what I'm wondering: can you use the Line 6 plugins that come with Guitar Port on already recorded tracks? Or is it strictly applied only to the real-time inputs of its hardware?

    (Sorry for going a bit OT)
  8. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Active Member

    The only way you can use guitarport on existing tracks is to run them out an output and back into an input. It's a pretty cool device though for the price, sounds are useable, it's basically the pod but instead of the electronics being in the pod they are in your computer. I've played through it live in church using my laptop, worked pretty well. A real amp sounds better, but it's great if that is not a possibility.
  9. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Active Member

    Also, on your original question, check out the kjaerhus free stuff, there's a good delay plugin, also psp makes a lexicon delay that sounds good. Kjaerhus is free, psp is not.

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