Amazing delay fun from affordable-yet-awesome plugin purveyors, Valhalla.
Bode-Style Frequency Shifter + Analog Echo Emulation = Skull Melting Chaos.
Perfect for dub, Dr. Who and all of your psychedelic needs. Sonic results range from subtle chorusing and double tracking to barberpole phasing and flanging to endless glissandos and runaway echos.
– Valhalla DSP
I actually love this cool little delay plugin. If you need to add interest to any part of a project then this is worth trying out. The central feature that separates this from many other delays is the frequency dial. This simply adjusts the frequency of every repeat of the signal.
Use a tiny delay to create metallic ringing effects, longer delays with a slight frequency shift to create echoes that spread out around your head and don’t muddy up the mix… or get weird with it and play with huge frequency shifts and infinite loops.
Want to get even more freaky? Automate that thing, baby. The analog style modelling results in crazy pitch bending strangeness as you twist the dials. You can play this delay like an instrument, albeit a totally odd one.
And best of all… It’s FREE!
Okay then, here’s a quick example of what Valhalla Freq Echo can do. As I like to do, I’m gonna start off with a very dull beat… just a kick, snare and clap. But the clap has an a bit of Freq on it. Watch and listen as I gradually dial in some effects.
The controls are simple and clear. You have six dials, one drop down and one switch. The first dial sets the mix level between dry and wet, the second sets the delay time (As long as Delay Sync is set to ‘Free’), the third sets the frequency shift applied, then the fifth and sixth low cut and high cut the resulting signal respectively.
The Delay Sync dropdown lets you choose any beat length for the delay, which will sync to the project’s tempo. This overrides the delay time dial unless you select ‘Free’. And finally you can switch between a stereo and mono delay. All of the dials can be automated to create some very interesting effects.
Can you see the potential alerady? For general mixing all the way to nutty sound design, this is one freebie you don’t want to pass up.