Freebie Friday: Audio Delay Plug-ins Plus Some Other Great Delays

Freebies: Audio Freebies Galore! Image credit: SplitShire

There are several useful audio delay plug-ins you can download and use for free that create some unique effects. Audio plug-ins are one place there seems to be a huge number of freebies for all sorts of tasks and multiple DAWs. In other words, there is something for everyone. Here are a few free Audio Delay plug-ins and a few others that will cost you a little but are more robust.

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Free Audio Delay plugins

Regrader Audio Delay plugin

VST2.4 | VST3, Mac | Windows

Regrader is a free Lo-fi Audio Delay described as “a delay effect in which the repeats degrade in various ways to provide a malevolent twist on the ears.” There’s a fun intro video for Regrader, too.

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Adam Monroe’s Delay

VST | AU | AAX, Mac | Windows

This Audio delay simulates Includes time, feedback, mix, LowPass, HighPass, Panner Width, and Effect Pan. In addition, it includes 25 presets!

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ValhallaDSP ValhallaFreqEcho

VST | RTA | AU, Mac | Windows

ValhallaFreqEcho is perfect for anything psychedelic or spacy. It’s described as “Bode-Style Frequency Shifter + Analog Echo Emulation = Skull Melting Chaos.” The interface is pretty low on the fancy scale, but the effects are worthy.

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Audio Delay plugin You Need!

Audio Delay Plugins - Top 10 from Sonic ScoopSonic Scoop’s writer, producer, and engineer, Jacob Roach runs down a list of his personal top 10 favorite audio delay plug-ins. The article came out last summer and it lists the top 10 Audio delay plug-ins. It’s a great list! Here are a few choice audio delay plug-ins for you.

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Soundtoys EchoBoySoundtoys EchoBoy

Winner on the list is Soundtoys EchoBoy, a work horse to say the least!

When SoundToys designed EchoBoy, they said that they were “looking for an echo that was warmer than existing delay plug-ins, yet not as dark as guitar pedal echos. EchoBoy is now one of those ‘must-have’ plug-ins for Pro Tools, and has become a permanent fixture on the aux faders of thousands of top mixers and engineers.”

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Fabfilter Timeless 2Fabfilter Timeless 2

Timeless wins in the category of  The Most Versatile Delays. Roach starts out by saying, “Timeless 2 fits in a unique space because it can be a fairly straightforward plugin. Throw it up, tweak your mix, and the plugin already sounds great. However, like most Fabfilter plugins, there’s a lot going on underneath the hood. To take full control of this plugin, you’ll have to go deep in the trenches of its many settings.”

FabFilter Timeless 2 is not only a perfectly modeled classic tape delay. Its unique high-quality filters and many creative options turn it into the ultimate sound-mangling machine! Create echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, scratch effects and much more.

Timeless 2 is available on its own or in FabFilter Creative Bundle, FabFilter Mixing Bundle, or FabFilter FX Bundle.

Timeless Creative Bundle Mixing Bundle FX Bundle

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki