Rob Papen, the man behind many of the sounds from the Access Virus and Alesis Andromeda synths, has unveiled a new delay plug-in. RP-Delay is a rather more complex affair than your common or garden delay effect — indeed, many of its controls are more like the kind of thing you’d find on a synth!
Of course, it does the simple mono and stereo delay thing, and there’s even a tape-delay emulation option, which allows you to change the virtual tape length in real time without any clicking or popping. But where things get a little less usual is in the inclusion of four envelopes, four LFOs and four modulation sequencers. There’s also an interesting Reverse function, which not only reverses the delay, but can reverse the dry signal as well. What’s more, the reversed sound can be triggered via keyboard (as can some of the modulation options), so it seems the plug-in can be made to work in quite an instrument-like way.
RP-Delay is available now on its own for £42, and it also comes bundled with Papen’s RP-Verb plug-in. It comes in VST, RTAS and AU format, and can be trialled for free, for 30 days. For more information, check out the web site of Rob Papen's UK distributors, Time + Space: www.timespace.com.