Regarding commercial plugins, I like Timeless 2 for modulated or evolving filtered delays, and Sandman Pro does nearly everything from pitch-shifting, glitching or reversing to tape or multi-tap with a nice modulation system... I would recommend both but Timeless makes especially sense if you are into filtered delays, Sandman is much more flexible and can be used for pretty much everything, but doesn't do modulated filtered delays as well as Timeless.
Still kicking myself for not taking advantage of the upgrade pricing, I didn't really use Sandman all that much, but seeing what Pro does I'm like "why did I pass on that"
I didn't use the original Sandman, only tried Sandman Pro after I started using Fault by the same developer. The Pro version is really flexible, just going through the presets is an interesting experience already.
They have regular deals at Pluginalliance, so you might be able to pick it up for a good price at another time. I even bought a few good plugins over there for maybe 10 or 20% of the normal price....
I love this thread. Keep bumping it. You can never have too many delays. I keep a few around just because they do one weird little thing sometimes.
Just been having a little bit of a play with the presets on Fabfilter Timeless. Really excells at doing unusual stuff. I really just like the way FabFilter does things with their plug-ins. Really well setup and intuitive. Not at all trying to mimic some piece of hardware, but rather software that actually makes logical sense to navigate.
As far as I can tell all the Bitwig FXs are native.
I wonder if Patcher in FL Studio would essentially accomplish the same thing?
I already posted in here, but actually in retrospect my recommendation is for Fxpansion Bloom. The limitation with it is that it's a single stereo delay line, so you can only choose one delay time, there's no dual-line for getting different timings in the L/R channels....so it's very basic as a straight up delay, HOWEVER the modulation options are incredible, both with the trans-mod system and the 3x step sequencers, and there are some really great additional FX like diffusion, transient accentuation, filter drive, etc. And finally, it can do Reverses, which is oddly very rare in delay plugins...oh and it has Freeze! So, it's very basic as a single delay line, but then adds tons of mod and fx options into that....resulting in a very bad-ass delay effect overall. Plus the UI is big and clear. I've been getting a ton of use from it lately.
Bloom i tried a long time ago. I remember liking it, but it seemed to draw way more dsp power than other delays. Doesn't matter with a fast computer i guess, with my 6 year old laptop i am not qualified to complain
Recently made a track, that relies heavily on tkdelay. I mapped all of its parameters to my BCR2K and just played live with Ableton. My wife was there, sitting on a chair and enjoyed the show with her eyes closed.
Awesome plugin with so many possiblities and a quite musical sound.