Showing posts with label Element433. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Element433. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Red Ekkko. The Ugliest Vintage Echo Modeller is the Most Beautiful

video uploads by Element433 (a.k.a. Pere Villez)

Playlist: 01. The Ugliest Most Beautiful Free Stereo Delay Modeller Ever.
Red Ekkko is an echo emulator laboratory that models a variety of historic echo types. Wire, tape, BBD and even early grainy digital delays. It is pure stereo with a huge warm enveloping sound that closely captures the perceptual characteristics of each type, rather than a precise mathematical model. You can dial in every defect, degradation and add buckets of warmth and charm but with a deep stereo field. The system is operated using standard cheap MIDI controllers.

Not only is it a studio audio processor but it can also be played like an instrument so that those endless classic BBD feedback tails can be tuned to a MIDI keyboard.

The best part. It will be free.

This demo shows how it can use Karplus strong delay times with random cross delayed feedback to emulator chaotic resonators. In essence a stereo flanger with chaotic behaviour. Inspired by the SOST Studio flanger made by Van Daal Electronics cs

Stay tuned for more demos and release date.
02. The Ugliest Most Beautiful Delay Modeller Ever. Saturation Test. Drums
Second of the test demos of Red Ekkko. I'm using a very short delay and pushing the pregain of the saturation. The cross feedback gives it lots of space and syrupee crunch.
03. The Ugliest Most Beautiful Delay Modeller Ever. Warm and Singing Delay
Third of the demos of Red Ekkko. This time, sweet, spacious echoes and playing the echo time with a MIDI keyboard.

I seem to have broken a couple of minor things, whilst repairing others, so there is a bit of crackle on the feedback now and again and the ┬Ádropout circuit seems to be clicking into the main signal, even when off, so need to fix that next. It's an endless rabbit hole but I think I can see the light.
04. The Ugliest Most Beautiful Delay Modeller Ever. Tape Drop-Out. Bags of Age.
In this demo I show the micro and macro dropout and how they are used to create a sense of age in the sound. It also demonstrates how you can use the ┬ÁDropout to create subtle Ring Modulation and macro dropout to create vintage harmonic tremolo.

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