SoundToys EchoBoy Plug-In
SoundToys EchoBoy Plug-In is The Ultimate Echo Plug-In. EchoBoy is decades of echo devices crammed into a single plug-in.
SoundToys EchoBoy Plug-In was designed from the beginning to provide not just another delay plug-in, but one offering complete control and the tonal options from a wide range of delay/echo devices. Since its initial release in 2006, EchoBoy has become the go-to delay tool for a staggering number of studios and producers world-wide. SoundToys went to great lengths in designing EchoBoy to accurately reflect the sound of a wealth of classic devices that have stood the test of time. We are all blessed beyond words that EchoBoy has become one of those devices as well.
EchoBoy provides the necessary controls and parameters to emulate virtually any classic or contemporary delay device. SoundToys' main goal was to provide you with not only versatile but exceptional sound: one that is truly musical, harmonically rich and with real character. Though it can do that “input-sounds-like-output” thing, it excels at providing an incredibly wide range of unique and analog sounding delays, each with a unique and palpable character. It has a plethora of controls allowing you to bring the kind of anomalies and character that were inherent in tape and analog devices to your projects without a warehouse full of expensive (and temperamental) hardware. You can get as tame or as wild as you want with EchoBoy. Additionally, the included Rhythm Mode provides for some truly new approaches to multi-tap delays.
Sun Ra once said, “space is the place”. We’re confident that EchoBoy will take you to spaces and places unexplored previously. EchoBoy has a lot to offer under the hood. So, be sure to dig into the manual so you can be sure to be getting the most out of EchoBoy.
SoundToys EchoBoy Plug-In Features
- Choose from 30 different echo styles: Echoplex, Space Echo, Memory Man, DM-2, and many more
- Warm up vocals with high-end tape sound modeled on the Ampex ATR-102
- Control saturation, tape flutter and diffusion for strikingly analog-sounding effects
- Create rich stereo delays with Dual and Ping-Pong modes
- Adjust shuffle, swing and accent. The only echo with true “groove”
- Design one-of-a-kind rhythmic delay effects using Rhythm Echo mode
- Echo Styles / Units Modeled:
- Master Tape - Subtle tape compression and distortion, modeled after the Ampex ATR- 102 SoundToys has in their lab, running at 30 ips. High-Fidelity, but smooth and musically pleasing, saturates very nicely.
- Studio Tape - Subtle distortion and high frequency compression modeled after the ATR-102 running at 15 ips, typical of the sound of tracking to studio tape.
- EchoPlex - One of the true classics. This style is modeled after the EP-3 solid state tape echo.
- Space Echo - One of the favorites, modeled after the Roland RE-201 Space Echo in the lab at SoundToys. Warm and gritty, the RE-201 is a staple sound of dub and reggae, but sounds phenomenal on a wide variety of sources. True to the unit’s original character, the unique self-oscillation of the Space Echo is achievable in EchoBoy utilizing the ‘Feedback’ control.
- Tube Tape - Modeled after a modern tape echo. Lot’s of high mids and distortion.
- Cheap Tape - A Soundtoys original, modeled after the characteristics of a variety of vintage consumer-grade tape stock. Bright and very compressed sounding.
- Memory Man - Warm low-bandwidth chorus echo, modeled after the Electro-Harmonix Memory Man delay pedal.
- DM-2 - THE guitar echo sound, modeled after the classic Boss DM-2 guitar pedal. Produced from 1981-84, the DM-2 is the quintessential bucket-brigade delay. Warm, resonant, punchy, but clean.
- TelRay - Modeled after the Adineko (pronounced “add-an-echo”) oil-can delay from 1960s California based manufacturer Tel-Ray (later to become Morley). Operating off a mechanism consisting of a magnetic brush head, a rotating insulated belt around a can, and lots of dielectric oil sloshing about, the Tel-Ray produces a dark and warbling/wavering echo.
- Binsonette - Another Soundtoys original. This is a wonderful warbly, compressed echo sound, modeled from several Binson Echo-Rec and Echo-Rec II units in the Soundtoys lab. The Echo-Rec was used most notably by Pink Floyd and is absolutely perfect for guitar and keys.
- Telephone - The narrowband telephone-effect. This is great on vocals as you might imagine.
- AM Radio - Models the compressed medium bandwidth of AM radio.
- FM Radio - Ultra-compressed and loud sounding, like a morning show DJ.
- Shortwave - An exaggerated long-distance radio sound, very narrow and staccato. A cool effect on vocals or generated noises.
- Transmitter - Similar to a CB Radio type response, this sound is very distorted and resonant in mid-frequencies. Good for adding echo grit to synth sounds.
- Analog Delay - Warm and lightly distorted. Very reminiscent of vintage rack mount delay processors of the 1970s-80s.
- Digital Chorus - The ‘80s chorus sound, present and clear but compromised by the limitations of digital processing power in just the right way to allow the chorus effect to play nicely with the source audio.
- Analog Chorus - A great all-around warm chorus, great for just about any source.
- CE-1 Chorus - The world-famous warm chorus of the 1970s BOSS CE-1 Chorus Ensemble pedal. This is absolutely beautiful on guitar tracks.
- Vibrato - True pitch vibrato, great on keys and guitar.
- Saturated - Exaggerated tape distortion, well-suited for vocal or drum tracks.
- Fat - Super-warm distorted echoes. Fantastic on guitar or any source that would benefit from a thick bed of echo surrounding it.
- Digital Delay - For as much as everyone waxes romantically about the sound of analog, sometimes you do need the hyper-accurate representation digital offers. Here’s where this style comes into play. Just clean and clear digital delay.
- Distressed - Highly compressed and distorted echoes.
- Limited - This setting has a built-in limiter, great when coupled with high feedback settings.
- Distorted - Distortion, and lots of it!
- Queeked - An odd but very cool multi-band compression echo, very effect-laden sound.
- Ambient - Distortion and diffusion together. Great for long feedback loops and solo instruments.
- Diffused - Great for creating ambient reverb-like echo effects.
- Splattered - Highly reflective reverb effect.
- Verbed - Echo with a cheap verb chaser afterwards, very responsive to the Feedback and Saturation controls.
SoundToys EchoBoy Plug-In Specifications
- All version 5.0.4 Soundtoys products come with 32-bit and 64-bit VST, AU, and AAX Native plug-in formats.
- Here is a list of all of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that are officially supported:
- Pro Tools
- Cubase / Nuendo
- Digital Performer
- *If your DAW is not on this list, it doesn't necessarily mean that SoundToys plug-ins won't work... It just means that it has not been tested. If something goes wrong with an unsupported DAW, SoundToys welcomes to write into support, but they cannot guarantee a solution.
- Supported sample rates:
- Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz
- System requirements:
- Operating system:
- Mac OS X 10.8 or later
- Windows 7 or later
- An internet connection is required at the time of activation.
- Other requirements:
- iLok.com account (An iLok USB dongle is not required)
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