What’s good fam, I got another effect plugin I wanted to share with you.
If you know me, I’m very particular about fx. I don’t have/purchase very many, I like to keep things simple and easy when it comes to fx.
I’m no engineer, so I don’t need each and every effect plugin out there.
I like stuff that sounds good, easy to tweak, and easy to understand.
Today I’m doing a review on ECHOES from Nomad Factory.
I got this plugin when it first came out back in May, immediately after downloading the demo I liked it, so I bought it. ( also got Magnetic with it in a special bundle)
So let’s peep it!
So what is ECHOES?
Basically it’s an Echo/delay plugin based on 5 different analog echo or delay units.
It’s got a very simple interface with settings that will change based on which “mode” you’re in.
The five modes are plx-1, plx-2, Oilcan, ehx-dm, and adm-2.
These are based on the electroplex 1 and electroplex3 from Maestro, the Tel Ray Echo, Electro Harminix memory man, and the boss dm-2.
You get control over the mix of direct vs echo, a vintage mode, timing, and even input/output. You also get a few different controls like bass, trebble, wow/flutter, and modulation depending on which mode you’re in.
format: rtas, au, vst (32/64 bit)
So how does it sound?
As an effect, this is again really all that matters.
I told you when I downloaded the demo, I really dug it. I’ve tried a lot of different delays/echo plugins, and many are cool. I just always felt there was “something else” I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
Once I played with this, I realized it was the tightness of the sync that I was looking for, and the control over the number of repeats. It’s really simple to dial it in exactly how you want it, you aren’t limited to preset number of repeats or anything.
I also like that you can turn the mix all the way over to 100% echo and have only the effected sound.
But what’s also cool about this, and I’m not sure what’s going on, but each mode has it’s own sound. As in, even though this is an echo plugin, there is something else going on with the sound as well, there’s a “coloration” among the different modes.
It’s actually really cool, and I find myself using one over the other in certain situations. Keys may sound better with a specific mode where drums sound better on another.
The vintage mode is pretty subtle, not sure I’ve noticed it much during my usage but it’s cool to have. I just like the way you can quickly tweak and adjust your effects.
So what’s the bottom line about ECHOES?
I love it, straight up!
I know it’s pretty funny to get so excited about an effect, you may think “they’re all pretty much the same” but I will tell you, I have never been satisfied with a delay/echo until I tried this one.
Your milage may vary of course, but for me, the easy interface and how I could fine tune the settings to my exact desire is great.
Plus the fact that it actually has it’s own “sound” is cool. For an echo/delay plugin to have “character” is pretty cool
Again, I can’t tell you exactly what it’s doing, and I never used the models that they based them off of so I don’t know how “true” they are to those. What I do know, is what I like….and this echo plugin is something I really like.
I give ECHOES 5 out of 5 subs, it’s really the best echo plugin I’ve used in my personal opinion, fun, simple to use, and sounds great.
At the current price it’s really a good deal, at the intro/package price I got when I bought it….it was no question.