Sometimes all you need is a simple interface, a quick and easy way to get the delay you want fast. Imagine you could have that and still have great quality and power at your fingertips.
NI's Replika XT makes it onto this big 3 list of delay plugins not only for the simplicity, quality, capabilities, options and tone it offers you but also because of the price point. It just packs so much value in and compared to other delay plugins of this ilk it comes in at a way lower in price.
NI refers to Replika XT as a "creative multi-mode delay". You get to choose between 5 different modes:
- Vintage Digital
Once you have your chosen mode selected you can dial in your delay with Amount, Size and Movement parameters and also adjust your tone with the handy LowCut and HighCut filters.
The pattern controls allow you to quickly and easily create and fine-tune your rhythmic delay patterns. You get to select panning for each delay and also the dry signal and at the same time adjust ducking to get it to work well with your mix.
It would be pretty darn decent if it stopped at that but you then get to send it through in-built effects to create the type of delay-lines you want without having to load up additional plugins in your chain. The effects included are:
- Frequency Shifter
- Pitch Shifter
- Micro Pitcher
You can also use all the above effects on their own by turning down the delay which means this plugin can be useful for more than just delay effects in the studio.
So, if you, like me, dig simple interfaces that hide deep functionality and power at a decent price point then Replika XT will probably be the best delay plugin bang for your buck.
As an extra bonus, Replika XT also comes with presets from OG heavy-hitters like Richard Devine, Roger Lyons, Marcus Byrne and Chris Shaw included right out the box. Sweet!
Replika XT is available on Mac OS and Windows and a demo is available so you can try before you buy.
Check out Replika XT on the Native Instruments site right now. (affiliate link)