They say that repetition is the mother of knowledge. So today, I have a free echo Win/VST plug-in for you. Not that those two things are in any way related, I just love stupid puns 😆

Echobox D7

Looks like it … more or less 😆

Two words — nasty and dirty. That’s Echobox D7 in a nutshell.

Sound-wise, it’s a model of an echo mode found in a particular Japanese stomp-box, which AFAIK is a model of one of the two most revered analog tape echos in music history.

The features are quite straightforward:

  • Delay Time – adjusts, well, delay time (overall range is 30 – 2600 ms)
  • Repeat – adjusts amount of feedback (values above 5 result in (self-)oscillation)
  • Delay Level – sets the volume of delays that gets mixed with dry signal (not wet/dry ratio!)
  • Range – sets the delay time range in which the Delay Time knob operates (30-160, 120-650, 480-2600 ms)
  • Mute – “true” bypass in the sense that it also clears the delay buffer, so you get the behavior as with regular stomp-box (i.e. no weird echos that remain in buffer and return right after switching the effect on again as is the rather common case with time based plug-ins, regular DAW bypass however exhibits this awkward behavior)
  • Manual BPM sync – a set of six “kick” buttons and one three-way switch that allow quick setting of musically relevant delay times relative to actual project tempo
  • Dry – adjusts the level of dry signal
  • Pan – adjusts stereo position of delayed signal (stereo tracks only)
  • Cross-fade – again, pretty self-explanatory, this control adjusts feedback cross-fade from stereo, through mono, to inverse (stereo tracks only)
  • Mono out – forces the whole output to dual mono
  • Dust – switches the “dirty” mode of delay time control on and off

Well, I spend with this sound more than a decade (and counting). Many effects visited my pedal board, but the one that inspired this plug-in, stayed ever since it arrived. So, I’m rather pleased to say that I pretty much nailed it 😎 😆

Anyway, enjoy 🙂

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