Like reverbs, I tend to use a lot of echoes and delays. The EC-300 is a box (or three) of them that’s full of character and tone. The three delay types—Magnetic, Digital and Analog—can be accessed at the bottom of the plug-in. Each has its own color and associated set of controls.
Without going into all the gory details, I’ll touch on what makes this box a little bit different. Aside from capabilities including bit-crushing, saturation and modulation, there are more than 75 synthetic impulse models available on the digital delay. These are what I use most. You can modulate the delay to make audio sound like it’s coming from cellphones, earbuds, toys, televisions, radios and more. There is a certain midrange resonance to these settings that helps the delay create unique sounds that stand out in a mix (if you want them to).
There are other handy features that help craft unique sounds. For example, Analog Delay offers Stereo Width and Offset, as well as Modulation and Dynamics sections. Master Tap Tempo, Groove offset, Single, Dual and Ping Pong Delays Modes are available, as well as Delay Character types for each model. Overall, it’s a tone-shaping, sonically modulating dream delay that I use on virtually every session.
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