echo vst

Top 7 Echo VST plugins 2020

We have collected for you the top 7 VST plugins Echo according to PluginBoutique.

VST list navigation:

  1. Outer Space
  2. Crystallizer
  3. EchoBoy
  4. Echoes T7E
  5. PlexiTape
  6. EchoBoy Jr.
  7. Reverser Snapin

1. Outer Space

by AudioThing

Outer Space Main GUI

Vintage Tape Echo

Outer Space is a faithful emulation plugin of a famous vintage tape echo made in the early seventies. As the original unit, Outer Space features an echo section with three playback heads and a spring reverb tank. We have modelled three different tape frequency responses and saturations, along with all the analog imperfections of tape recording/playback. We’ve also modelled the ballistic response of the delay rate (repeat rate) which can create eerie pitch shifts (due to the Doppler effect), one of the classic tape echo-based sound effects.

Tape Modelling

We’ve modelled three different tape types. The original RT-1L, a more modern replacement, and an older worn out tape. Each tape will affect the sound in a subtle but different way, especially at higher feedback (Intensity) settings.

WOW/Flutter will also change according to the selected tape, creating different amount of pitch and volume nonlinearities.

Changing the speed of the repetitions (Repeat Rate) will also affect the tape frequency response.

Mode Selector

Just like the original unit, with the Mode selector you can choose 12 different combinations of echo playback heads and reverb (4 Echo only, 7 Echo+Reverb, 1 Reverb only).

Features

  • Vintage Tape Echo
  • 3 Tape modes: Original, Modern, Old
  • Spring Reverb (with short/long Decay)
  • Background Noise with Envelope
  • Oversample up to 16x
  • Preset system with randomizer
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows

System Requirements

Mac

  • OS X 10.7 – macOS 10.15 (64-bit ONLY)
  • 2GHz CPU required
  • 4 GB RAM required

Formats

  • VST2
  • VST3
  • AU
  • AAX

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit ONLY)
  • 2GHz CPU required
  • 4 GB RAM required

Formats

  • VST2
  • VST3
  • AAX

2. Crystallizer

by Soundtoys

Crystallizer User Interface

Granular Echo Synthesizer

Pitch shifting granular reverse echo. A mind-warping sound design trip.

Crystallizer is an otherworldly creative effect that transforms instruments using a combination of pitch shifting and reversed echo. Based on the Eventide H3000’s innovative “Reverse Shift” algorithm, Crystallizer brings granular echo slicing, old-school pitch shifting and powerful new features together into one inspiring tool.

If you listened to the radio in the late 80s, you’ve heard the Crystal Echoes effect from the Eventide H3000 effects processor. The sound is absolutely unmistakable and has been used on countless records to transform simple chords into epic soundscapes. Once musicians and engineers got their hands on this unique technique and realized how it instantly turned minimal guitar lines into shimmering symphonic textures, there was no going back. You can hear it on hundreds of records – from 80s anthems to ambient compositions, to modern indie rock and chillwave. And now you can have it, too.

Getting the Glitch Right

Because Soundtoys’ founders actually designed algorithms for the original H3000, you can be sure we didn’t rest until we’d recreated its icy tones flawlessly. One of the key elements of the Crystallizer sound is its old school pitch shifting. Modern pitch shifters (like our own Little AlterBoy for example) use sophisticated mathematical algorithms to transform music and vocals as naturally as possible. The original old school devices (like Eventide’s classic H910 Harmonizer) used a simpler resample and crossfade technique that introduced audible artefacts in the pitch-shifted audio. This retro technique adds a glitchy character to the sound that is an essential part of Crystallizer’s 80s-futuristic charm.

Upping the Ante

Once we nailed the sound of the original effect, we didn’t stop there. We put our heads together to improve it. We added MIDI sync and automation to give you precise creative control. A built-in Gate and Duck feature adds a new level of dynamic control over triggering echos, helping you keep this sometimes wild effect in check. You can also shape the sound with low- and high-cut filters to create bright shimmery blooms or dark, rich beds of sound. In short, we’ve brought a classic effect up to date with all the convenience and tweakability of a Soundtoys plug-in.

Instant Inspiration

Does “granular echo synthesizer” sound a bit hard to get your head around? Don’t worry. We’ve included over 200 ready-made presets that you can explore, organized into categories that make finding the perfect starting point for your tracks simple. We’ve included everything from the subtle to the all-out psychedelic, so don’t be afraid to experiment! When you’re ready to go deeper, you’ll find plenty of tweakability and control for making your own signature presets.

Features

  • Recreate the classic crystalline sounds of the Eventide H3000
  • Turn simple melodies and chords into shimmering, textured soundscapes
  • Create rich, evolving effects with reverse echos and pitch shifting
  • Lock the effect to your project’s tempo and even add custom automation
  • Transform guitar, bass, drums or loops into something completely new
  • An amazing tool for creative sound designers

System Requirements

Plug-in Formats (64-bit only):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported Sample Rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  •  A FREE account at ilok.com is required (a physical USB iLok is not required)

Officially Supported Host Applications

All version 5 Soundtoys products come with 64-bit VST, AU and AAX Native plug-in formats. Here is a list of all of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that we currently support:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.5 – 2018 (Mac & PC: AAX Native and AudioSuite)
  • Logic Pro 9 & X (​Mac: AudioUnits)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 – 10.1 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Digital Performer 8 – 10 (​Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Studio One 4.5 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Cubase 7 – 10  (Mac & PC: VST)
  • ​Nuendo 6 – 10 (​Mac & PC: VST)

Important Notes: 

  • You need to have a FREE account at ilok.com to be able to register and use purchased versions of any Soundtoys software.
  • This software is 64-bit only and is not compatible on 32-bit systems.

3. EchoBoy

by Soundtoys

EchoBoy User Interface

The Ultimate Echo Plug-In

Decades of echo devices in a single plug-in.

At Soundtoys we are more than a little obsessed with delay effects, and EchoBoy is the ultimate realization of that obsession. It wraps decades of echo device history and new forward-thinking features into one versatile effect that will find its way into every corner of your mixes.

Vintage Tone

We dug deep into our collection of vintage gear to find the essence of our favorite echo boxes, and we channeled it into EchoBoy. You’ll find an echo tone that fits your mix easily by choosing one of the 30 built-in styles modeled on vintage gear. Get instant access to a whole range of classic echo box tones, including EchoPlex, Space Echo, Memory Man, DM-2, and the TelRay oil can delay.

EchoBoy’s chorus even emulates the CE-1 chorus, considered a holy-grail of guitar chorus pedals. We’ve also modeled other gear to give you a range of sounds that goes beyond standard delay stompboxes. If you want warm, smooth saturation, try the “Studio Tape” style, inspired by our Ampex ATR-102 half-inch two-track machine. And yes, turn it up! EchoBoy sounds great when pushed hard, just like the best analog gear.

Designed for Musicians

We designed EchoBoy with musicians in mind, and we’ve made it easy to get expressive, musical echo effects quickly. Unlike vintage hardware echoes, getting perfectly timed delays with EchoBoy is simple. Just dial in a musical note value and lock it to your song’s tempo with the flip of a switch.

But the real magic happens when you fine-tune the echo’s rhythm with the Groove, Feel and Accent controls. Create echoes that rush or drag against the beat. Add some shuffle or swing to match the groove of your song. EchoBoy is the only delay effect that gives you this level of musical groove control.

Expressive Tools

EchoBoy is easy to use, but it’s also incredibly versatile and offers a wealth of advanced features for those who want to explore. Keep it simple with Single Echo mode, Switch to Dual Echo or Ping-Pong modes for powerful stereo echo effects, or dive deep with EchoBoy’s powerful Rhythm mode and the Echo Style editor.

New Rhythms

If you’re bored with conventional delay effects, switch EchoBoy to Rhythm Echo mode for a new experience entirely. In this mode EchoBoy lets you select the rhythmic timing of up to 16 repeats. Rhythm Mode is like having a tape echo with up to 16 read heads (or “taps”).

You can add taps to the Rhythm Editor graph, control their timing and sculpt their loudness curve using the Shape control. Rhythm Echo mode is a unique take on delay effects that might just become your new secret weapon in the studio.

Deep Customization Options

Slide open the Style Editor to get access to a full set creative tools that let you create any delay sound you can dream up.

Choose the amount and type of analog saturation to get the vibe just right. Dial in some realistic tape wobble, or add reverb-style diffusion.

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

System Requirements

Plug-in Formats (64-bit only):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported Sample Rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  •  A FREE account at ilok.com is required (a physical USB iLok is not required)

Officially Supported Host Applications

All version 5 Soundtoys products come with 64-bit VST, AU and AAX Native plug-in formats. Here is a list of all of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that we currently support:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.5 – 2018 (Mac & PC: AAX Native and AudioSuite)
  • Logic Pro 9 & X (​Mac: AudioUnits)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 – 10.1 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Digital Performer 8 – 10 (​Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Studio One 4.5 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Cubase 7 – 10  (Mac & PC: VST)
  • ​Nuendo 6 – 10 (​Mac & PC: VST)

Important Notes: 

  • You need to have a FREE account at ilok.com to be able to register and use purchased versions of any Soundtoys software.
  • This software is 64-bit only and is not compatible on 32-bit systems.

4. Echoes T7E

by Audiority

Echoes T7E

Analog Modelled Italian Magnetic Echo Plugin.

Echoes T7E is a faithful recreation of a vintage tube magnetic echo made in Italy in the early ‘60s. This echo effect unit is based on a magnetic spinning drum with both record and playback heads arranged around a recording wire wound around the drum circumference. This solution provides better stability over the usual tape transport with reduced wow and flutter.

Since the main “core” of this effect is based on the above mechanism, we modelled both the mechanics and the electronics. Echoes T7E also provides 3 different playback modes allowing you to set different spinning speed or ever synchronize it to your host tempo extending the original delay length from ~310ms up to ~1100ms.

Features

  • Analog Modeled Vintage Tube Echo
  • 3 Playback Modes: Classic, Varispeed and Sync
  • 4 Playback Heads (equally spaced)
  • EM81 “Magic Eye” Tube Level Indicator
  • 3 Echo Modes: Echo, Repeat and Swell
  • 12 Heads combinations
  • Tone, Error and Volume controls for each head
  • Independent panning for each head
  • Stereo Spread
  • Heads Pan Law
  • Magnetic Drum Age and Speed settings
  • Internal hum noise (for increased realism and self-oscillation)
  • Input Tube Low Cut
  • PE 603 style head switching matrix (NEW v2.0)
  • Delay Extension (up to 11s with Speed at minimum) (NEW v2.0)
  • Pre-amp mode (with Delay Extension set to 0) (NEW v2.0)
  • Output Booster (NEW v2.0)
  • Speed Filter (NEW v2.0)
  • Lite Mode (NEW v2.0)

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit Only)
  • Intel i5 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, VST3 64-bit host
  • PT 11+ AAX 64-bit host

MAC

  • OSX 10.8 or later (64-bit Only)
  • Intel i5 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, VST3, AU 64-bit host
  • PT 11+ AAX 64-bit host

Important Note: This software is 64-bit compatible only and will not function on 32-bit systems.


5. PlexiTape

by Audiority

PlexiTape

PlexiTape is a faithful analog modeled simulation of a vintage tape echo that made THE SOUND of the ’70s for its tone and reliability. Audiority put special care on modelling this unit on every aspect: motor, tape, FET preamplifier, heads and even the infamous “Sound On Sound”. SOS allows you to use bypass the echo and therefore use the tape as a looping recorder. Furthermore, Audiority expanded it with new features including a full stereo double delay line, tempo sync and more.

Features

  • Analog Modeled Vintage Solid State Tape Echo
  • Auxiliary Echo with Echo Pan for full stereo effects
  • 3 Echo Modes: Echo, Off (Preamp + Tape colour only) and Sound On Sound
  • 2 FET Preamp models: Early and Late
  • 2 Playback Modes: Regular (with Varispeed) and Sync
  • Varispeed from 3 to 15 IPS
  • Echo Tone equalizer
  • Internal hum noise (fully adjustable, for increased realism and self oscillation)
  • Resizable interface

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7 64bit or later
  • Intel i5 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, VST3, AAX 64-bit host

MAC

  • OSX 10.8 or later
  • Intel i5 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • VST2, VST3, AU, AAX 64-bit host

6. EchoBoy Jr.

by Soundtoys

EchoBoy Jr.

Analog Echo Modeller

Seven iconic analog echo emulations in one easy-to-use plug-in.

It’s what people love about EchoBoy – but junior. We’ve packed the quality, utility and flexibility that pros love about the original best-selling EchoBoy into a sleek new plug-in that’s quick and simple to use. Use EchoBoy Jr. to add the depth and space you want, using seven iconic analog echo emulations in one creative tool.

Behind EchoBoy Jr.’s streamlined controls are seven of our favourite, and the most desirable and iconic styles from EchoBoy.

  • Studio Tape: Modeled after the Ampex ATR-102.
  • Plex: Modeled after the classic EP-3 tape echo.
  • Space: Based on the RE-201 tape echo.
  • Cheap Tape: The sound of worn out tape.
  • Memory: Modeled after the classic bucket-brigade echo pedal.
  • Ambient: Warm, diffuse, chorused echoes.
  • Transmitter: Resonant CB radio style.

Features

  • Get the sound of seven classic analog echo devices in one easy-to-use plug-in.
  • Analog-style feedback with self-oscillation effects for trippy sci-fi takeoff and landing effects
  • Three stereo processing modes: Normal, Wide, and Ping-Pong
  • Change echo time with either analog “pitch glide”, or time-stretching sound effect.
  • Dial in the perfect echo tone with saturation and low and high-frequency equalization controls.
  • Control echo time in musical units like ¼ note, ½ note, dotted, triplet, synchronized to host session tempo. Or go old-school and set times in milliseconds.
  • Choose from a carefully curated set of presets for any style or instrument.

System Requirements

Plug-in Formats (64-bit only):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported Sample Rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  •  A FREE account at ilok.com is required (a physical USB iLok is not required)

Officially Supported Host Applications

All version 5 Soundtoys products come with 64-bit VST, AU and AAX Native plug-in formats. Here is a list of all of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that we currently support:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.5 – 2018 (Mac & PC: AAX Native and AudioSuite)
  • Logic Pro 9 & X (​Mac: AudioUnits)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 – 10.1 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Digital Performer 8 – 10 (​Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Studio One 4.5 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Cubase 7 – 10  (Mac & PC: VST)
  • ​Nuendo 6 – 10 (​Mac & PC: VST)

Important Notes: 

  • You need to have a FREE account at ilok.com to be able to register and use purchased versions of any Soundtoys software.
  • This software is 64-bit only and is not compatible on 32-bit systems.

7. Reverser Snapin

by kiloHearts

Reverser Snapin

Reverser: Reversed Echo

Remember in The Ring when Samara kind of walks backwards but still towards you and it’s all scary and weird? This is not really like that.

However, kHs Reverser does delay and reverse sections of the input sound resulting in anything from hauntingly eerie textures to reverse percussion hits.

What’s a Snapin?

This plugin is a “snapin”. That means you can use it as a regular VST/AU plugin, or you can use it with our snapin hosts Multipass and Snap Heap where you can combine effects in amazing ways.

System Requirements

These are the minimum recommended system requirements for running snapins.

CPU:

  • 2 GHz or faster

Memory:

  • 1 GB or more

Operating System:

  • Windows (7 or newer) or Mac OS X (10.7 or newer)

Software:

  • A VST / Audio Unit / AAX compatible DAW

Supported formats:

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • Snapin

Please note: If you use a lot of snapins at the same time in your patch the CPU usage willincrease accordingly. Thus, we cannot guarantee that the snapins will work flawlessly in all use cases even if your system does meet the minimum recommended system requirements.

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