Best Tape Delay Plugin

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Best Tape Delay Plugin

Post by kingrad » Wed May 28, 2008 6:53 pm

Hi all, years ago I had a pc with logic audio. It had the most amazing tape delay that was very reminiscent of the 70,s dub reggae sound where each delay would progressively disintegrate and very warm sounding.

I recently bought the Camel space product which is great for other things but I think the tape delay sound is not much good and far too resonant. I see Universal Audio has a Roland RE-201 Space Echo plugin. Can anyone recommend this product or other authentic sounding tape delays.

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Post by morerecords » Wed May 28, 2008 7:33 pm

the logic tape delay was ported to vst by someone at the dubscrolls site... I thnk it was one of intercpetor's free plug ins, I bet a little research and you could find it.try ewither dubscrolls.com or .net

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Post by Nod » Wed May 28, 2008 7:49 pm

Old - but still a good 'un...

http://www.kvraudio.com/get/958.html

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Post by oblique strategies » Wed May 28, 2008 7:55 pm

I haven't tried a ton of these, but I do like this one: Analog Delay

http://mdsp.smartelectronix.com/classic ... -delay.php

Map a few MIDI controls to it & you can really play it.

For both Mac & PC.

AnalogDelay is now Donationware i.e. you are free to decide yourself how much you want to pay for it, and when. The plugin is fully working but displays a nag screen when you (re)open the GUI.

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Post by kingrad » Wed May 28, 2008 8:19 pm

Hi, thanks for all of your replies. I do all my music on a mac these days but still have an old pc laptop but it was not a great music computer unfortunately so just use the macs

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Post by CWoodOne » Wed May 28, 2008 8:33 pm

Fabfilter's Timeless...

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Post by djsynchro » Wed May 28, 2008 8:57 pm

UAD RE 201 is amazing.

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Post by Stace » Wed May 28, 2008 10:38 pm

Audio Damage's Dr Device has got a cracking preset on it called Stereo Dubs, very nice. That and Replicant, to me, are the mutz nutz! :D
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Post by kuniklo » Wed May 28, 2008 10:57 pm

CWoodOne wrote:Fabfilter's Timeless...
Yes.

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Post by polyslax » Wed May 28, 2008 11:48 pm

These 2 are great, in different ways...

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Post by muthafunka » Thu May 29, 2008 2:10 am

oblique strategies wrote:I haven't tried a ton of these, but I do like this one: Analog Delay

http://mdsp.smartelectronix.com/classic ... -delay.php

Map a few MIDI controls to it & you can really play it.

For both Mac & PC.
Looks sweet, no UB for Mac yet tho.

There's some olde skoole analog-stylee doings in here too.

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Post by kingrad » Thu May 29, 2008 3:52 am

Thanks all, looking forward to checking some of these out. I do have the fab filter timeless and although it makes some amazing sounds and has been really useful, I have not been able to get an authentic tape delay sound from it like the one I described that was contained in Logic. It sounds too clean to me and doesnt seem to have that disintegrating quality and warmth. A better sound programmer than me could probably do better but i liked the instant gratification of the logic effect and I could get on with writing and arranging the track.

Thanks again for the web addresses for these plugins

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Post by oblique strategies » Thu May 29, 2008 4:15 am

kingrad wrote:Thanks all, looking forward to checking some of these out. I do have the fab filter timeless and although it makes some amazing sounds and has been really useful, I have not been able to get an authentic tape delay sound from it like the one I described that was contained in Logic. It sounds too clean to me and doesnt seem to have that disintegrating quality and warmth. A better sound programmer than me could probably do better but i liked the instant gratification of the logic effect and I could get on with writing and arranging the track.

Thanks again for the web addresses for these plugins
Hi Kingrad,

Post you findings: Let us know if any of the recommended plugs compare favorably with the Logic delay. OK?

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Post by Johnisfaster » Thu May 29, 2008 5:14 am

CWoodOne wrote:Fabfilter's Timeless...
timeless in my mind puts all others to shame
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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