Underrated / low cost reverb and/or delay pedals ... ?

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Underrated / low cost reverb and/or delay pedals ... ?

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Vaguely considering enhancing my eurorack reverb/delay duties with a pedal. The breadth of pedals available is pretty overwhelming to me. Will probably do a little Youtube investigation, but does anyone have any recommendations re: reverb and/or delay pedals in the sub $200 range? Particularly interested in big, lush reverbs, vs. springy/tanky reverbs. Delays are secondary as I have a lot of coverage there in euro, but if there's a particularly underrated one you like feel free to mention it.
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Can only speak to delays because I never much liked reverb (/shrug). Digitech Obscura haș to be up there with the most underrated pedals, period. Sounds great, but primarily it's just super versatile. I've never regretted selling anything as much as my Obscura and have been thinking about getting another one recently. There's a number of them on reverb under $200.
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I've not picked one up yet, but I've had my eye on the Catalinbread Soft Focus. It's based on the old Yamaha FX500 rackmount soft focus patch used by a bunch of shoegazers (Slowdive, MBV, etc.). Always loved the sound on guitars. Would like to give it a try with synths.
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Neunaber Immerse MK II reverb pedal is worth checking out…$250, but can probably be found used sub $200.
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Neunaber Wet is also great.
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Not really underrated but the Boss RV6 gives you a lot of options without any really unusable settings which is nice if you want something that gets going quickly. The Hardwire Supernatural might creep over that $200 mark but you might be able to find one under if you want something a bit different.
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I love the cheapo NUX (blue/white, one don´t know the model from top of my head). If you change delay times it will create nice pitch shifted artifacts of the signal and is overall useable, you can use the tap input with a clock signal...and you can afford to have two
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Walrus audio fx can be had for sub 200$ and are fire!
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BBD:
DOD Rubberneck - sounds great, EQ and saturation make it versatile
EHX Deluxe Memory Boy - sounds nice, has CV in

Reverb:
Danelectro Spring King real deal spring reverb
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ExMagic wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:25 am Walrus audio fx can be had for sub 200$ and are fire!
Been looking at these, they seemed pretty decent.
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Zoom Choir

Rare and highly underrated pedal from Zoom Japan. Very clean and lush reverbs. Also a tasteful delay. Mono in, stereo out.
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In my experience reverb and delay are worth investing in. Haven't heard a cheap one I thought was at all worthwhile (Flamma, Joyo, etc). The Boss reverb pedals are quite good for the price and their delays are fantastic - both can be found used for under $200. You can probably find a Source Audio Nemesis delay for $200 used if you hunt around. TC Electronics and EHX delays and reverbs I both really dislike.

If you're looking for washed out dreamy reverb I'd also recommend the Neunaber Immerse (used). The Walrus Slo is good as well but more limited and overpowering.
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TC Nova Reverb has a very good spring model, decent plates and rooms, is stereo, and goes for around $150. I often use it with my eurorack.

Behringer VD400 Vintage Delay is a good simple BBD delay that can be found between $35-$50. A bit noisy and dark but very usable.
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Zoom CDR70 and the RFX units can actually sound pretty cool.

Korg KP2 Mini or KP3 have a vibe for sure and some cool modes like BPM reverb (with BPM detection).

You might at a stretch find a second hand light pedal for that money, they are :love:, but not your typical expansive reverb.

For me parameters like pre-delay and EQ are core to good reverb design, multi-fx pedals can be a good place to find these features.

Yamaha SPX don't yet seem to be over priced or hyped and have their own thing too. If you buy some of the MG mixers you get the reverb + free mixer.
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TC flashback
TC Trinity (a more experimental version of the Hall of Fame, with different algorithms)
EHX Cathedral, with really nice reverbs and great delay too. I have mine modified to have CV for delay time and freeze button and it became a granular monster if you use it with CV sources like modular or sequencers
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stickman wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:19 pm Zoom CDR70
THIS.
a full on multi-effects covering a wide range of emulations of classics, plus their own stuff. You might have seen it a lot in YouTube videos of big washy ambient made with very simple gear going through it and for good reasons.
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GFI’s Specular Tempus does both very well and uniquely. Going a little lower in price, I still think their Specular Reverb is the best reverb in its price range and handily beats many more expensive ones. Lush and smooth and their pedals can get plenty weird, too.
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I'm happy with my Hall of Fame. The app has some really really good emulations, it's called Tone Print I think.
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Danelectro Danecho with feedback mod (simply cutting the leg to one resistor).

Crunchy goodness
Best $20 I've ever spent.
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I've just started using the fx on my Zoom mixer, probably the same ones which are on their MS70CDR stereo fx unit (except there are many more with the fx pedal than the mixer).

Based on my experiments, I'd say try one of your delays (ping pong, if you have one) and turn the delay time almost, but not quite, all the way to its lowest setting, and turn the feedback way up, but not quite to self-oscillation. That should give something nice which is somewhere between "more sustain" and "thick lush reverb".

One thing to watch out for with pedals (cheap and expensive, both) is that they usually don't like really hot audio signals, so make sure to have an attenuator available when you try out the various pedals.

In addition to the Zoom MS70cdr, I think the Digitech Polara and EHX Cathedral are nice for the $ and often overlooked. I don't know which of the Behringer/Nux/Donner etc pedals are any good, not too noisy, can take a reasonably hot signal, etc.
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I’m really impressed with the Biyang RV-10 Tri-reverb pedal. A nice stereo reverb with true bypass that has a very nice slight crunch on the reverb tail. Really cheap and great pedal IMHO.
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I like oceans 11.
It has a few sounds I really like.
I use it all the time with my euro it is a great little unit.

Boss tera echo is a bit different.
Probably my favourite pedal. For unique it’s the one!

Also own;
These are bread and butter really.
They are always in lists such as these.

Walrus arp-87 and fathom (delay and verb)

Memory boy deluxe......
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Stides wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:32 am I'm happy with my Hall of Fame. The app has some really really good emulations, it's called Tone Print I think.
+ 1 :tu: Yes, the app is Tone Print.
I'm not buying a maths though, not my idea of fun...
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flashheart wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 5:59 am [quote=Stides post_id=3898416 time=<a href="tel:1674653550">1674653550</a> user_id=10532]
I'm happy with my Hall of Fame. The app has some really really good emulations, it's called Tone Print I think.
+ 1 :tu: Yes, the app is Tone Print.
[/quote]

I was slightly worried the first time I used tone print!
Pick ups you say? Ok........

Beam me up Scottie.
Hah! That actually worked.....
(Still remember loading games into a computer with a cassette tape, that sometimes didn’t work)
Mind blown.
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I was slightly worried the first time I used tone print!
Pick ups you say? Ok........

Beam me up Scottie.
Hah! That actually worked.....
(Still remember loading games into a computer with a cassette tape, that sometimes didn’t work)
Mind blown.
I do remember the cassettes, though I was in elementary. I think they were trash 80s. I got started really with the 5.25', though I had an old ibm with an 8' at one point.

Anyway I don't trust anything to work right either.
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