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Old 30th April 2019 | Show parent
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Sure! When you put a delay plugin on a send bus, and set the wet/dry balance to 100% wet, it is easy to:
  • add the amount of delay you want to a signal, without affecting the dry level
  • send multiple tracks to the same delay bus, which helps glue the song together
  • put the EQ you want before or after your delay
  • saturate the input or output of your delay, using the saturation plugin of your choice
  • add dynamics processors to your delay (compression, limiter)
  • add a sidechained dynamics processor (compressor, expander, etc.), to get gating and ducking with tons of control and precision
  • add modulation plugins in front of your delay
  • adjust the stereo width of your delay with M/S processors
  • all while saving on CPU, compared to inserting a delay on each channel

ValhallaDelay was designed as a tool for your audio toolkit. It isn't a Swiss Army knife. It's designed to do delays, and to have all the delay bits in there that you can't get from other tools in your toolkit.
In Ableton Live it's easy to replicate this with an Audio Effect Rack.

This basically splits your audio signal in your channel in as many "mini channels" called chains as you want. This way you can do whatever you want in each of these chains, without having to resort to send return channels.

It's also worth noting that these Effects Racks can be saved which becomes quite handy.
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Old 30th April 2019
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Ableton is not the only one that can do that, either (eg Tracktion Waveform), should you want to use it that way.
Old 30th April 2019 | Show parent
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Ableton is not the only one that can do that, either (eg Tracktion Waveform), should you want to use it that way.
Yeah Bitwig too I believe.
Old 1st May 2019 | Show parent
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Afaik ableton and reaper are the only daw's which let you create a feedback routing between mixer tracks .

So you can ad a pitch shifter and or frequency shifter +reverb +delay inside the feedback loop .
Make sure the delay is set to no feedback , since the gain slider of the mix track now fulfills that duty.
Adding a compressor or limiter wouldn't hurt either
Old 10th July 2019 | Show parent
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ValhallaDelay in Rwanda

Just wanted to echo how great this delay is (see what i did there), I use it almost too much (along with ValhallaPlate). Would love to use it live but I don't use my laptop on stage...any chance of a pedal format?

On this track I used it on the spoken work and vocals and it took the track to another dimension....granted it was a bit out there to start.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1213253202195910

Peace.
Old 18th March 2021
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I just had to replace a few VDs because even with the age turned off and mod to zero on hifi mode, the plugin keeps detuning the repeats and at the exact wrong moment, in another track. Clusterferk.
Also we still dont get a dry/wet control scheme so we can see how much wet to add without affecting the dry signal when using inline.
Old 20th May 2021 | Show parent
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I haven't been following this plugin... I think I tried v. 1.0 or 1.2 or something, the early ones...

One thing I remember irritated me to no end, two things actually,

1. I couldn't mouse scroll through modes or times. Everything had to be clicked, picked from a pull-down menu.. terrible GUI shortcoming and a major workflow killer.

2. The preset browser was broken or something. Hitting arrows left or right didn't browse presets in any order it seemed like but pulled them in random order.

I liked the sound but it was such a PITA to use.

Has any of these issues been resolved yet?
Old 20th May 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by acctx ➡️
I haven't been following this plugin... I think I tried v. 1.0 or 1.2 or something, the early ones...

One thing I remember irritated me to no end, two things actually,

1. I couldn't mouse scroll through modes or times. Everything had to be clicked, picked from a pull-down menu.. terrible GUI shortcoming and a major workflow killer.

2. The preset browser was broken or something. Hitting arrows left or right didn't browse presets in any order it seemed like but pulled them in random order.

I liked the sound but it was such a PITA to use.

Has any of these issues been resolved yet?
I don't find those to be "issues" as you say, and no, the UI is still easy to use without those features. Sounds like you should stick with something else.
Old 20th May 2021 | Show parent
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PhaserDDL in action

Don Gunn (@bleen) just sent over a great example of the new PhaserDDL mode for ValhallaDelay in action:



The first four bars are dry, consisting of a single Flea 249 microphone through a Standard Audio Level-Or. ValhallaDelay then kicks in with all of its classic phaser glory for the duration of the clip, utilizing the 4-stage mode with some diffusion added for extra phaser soup!

Thanks Don!
Old 21st May 2021 | Show parent
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I don't find those to be "issues" as you say, and no, the UI is still easy to use without those features. Sounds like you should stick with something else.
I've been sticking with something else.

Just thought I'd give it another try. Not sure why Valhalla doesn't add mouse scrolling to their plugins. Does it take some extraordinary programming skill they don't have or something to implement?
Old 21st May 2021 | Show parent
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Here's the preset from that Don Gunn drum example:

<ValhallaDelay pluginVersion="2.0.8" presetName="DrumPhase" Mix="0.0" DelayStyle="0.3680000007152557" DelayLSync="0.25" DelayLNote="0.2000000029802322" DelayL_Ms="0.0" DelayRSync="0.25" DelayRNote="0.2000000029802322" DelayR_Ms="0.0" DelaySpread="0.4839999973773956" DelaySpacing="0.5" DelayRatio="0.6141414046287537" RepeatSwell="1.0" TapA="1.0" TapB="1.0" TapC="1.0" TapD="1.0" Feedback="0.0" Width="1.0" DriveIn="0.386000007390976" Age="0.1759999990463257" Diffusion="0.7039999961853027" DiffSize="1.0" LowCut="0.01600000075995922" HighCut="0.1920000016689301" ModRate="0.2259999960660934" ModDepth="0.7039999961853027" Wow="0.5" Flutter="0.5" FreqShift="0.5" FreqDetune="0.5799999833106995" PitchShift="0.5" PitchDetune="0.5" Mode="0.5833333134651184" Era="0.3333333432674408" Ducking="0.0" Reserved2="0.0" Reserved3="0.0" Reserved4="0.0"/>
Old 21st May 2021 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by seancostello ➡️
Here's the preset from that Don Gunn drum example:

<ValhallaDelay pluginVersion="2.0.8" presetName="DrumPhase" Mix="0.0" DelayStyle="0.3680000007152557" DelayLSync="0.25" DelayLNote="0.2000000029802322" DelayL_Ms="0.0" DelayRSync="0.25" DelayRNote="0.2000000029802322" DelayR_Ms="0.0" DelaySpread="0.4839999973773956" DelaySpacing="0.5" DelayRatio="0.6141414046287537" RepeatSwell="1.0" TapA="1.0" TapB="1.0" TapC="1.0" TapD="1.0" Feedback="0.0" Width="1.0" DriveIn="0.386000007390976" Age="0.1759999990463257" Diffusion="0.7039999961853027" DiffSize="1.0" LowCut="0.01600000075995922" HighCut="0.1920000016689301" ModRate="0.2259999960660934" ModDepth="0.7039999961853027" Wow="0.5" Flutter="0.5" FreqShift="0.5" FreqDetune="0.5799999833106995" PitchShift="0.5" PitchDetune="0.5" Mode="0.5833333134651184" Era="0.3333333432674408" Ducking="0.0" Reserved2="0.0" Reserved3="0.0" Reserved4="0.0"/>
Any comments on the mouse scroll thing? Do you plan on implementing it someday?
Old 21st May 2021 | Show parent
  #103
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Originally Posted by Deleted 85f2651 ➡️
Any comments on the mouse scroll thing?
Nope! Sounds like this plugin doesn't work for you, and that's OK.
Old 21st May 2021 | Show parent
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Nope! Sounds like this plugin doesn't work for you, and that's OK.
Fantastic response! You showed me!
Old 22nd September 2021 | Show parent
  #105
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Love the newsletter Delay presets - they make my synths sound like heaven ... the JP6 just loves them!

Thanks Sean
Old 22nd September 2021
  #106
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Love it, use it all the time, vintage verb is solid gold as well.
Old 23rd September 2021 | Show parent
  #107
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Quote:
Originally Posted by acctx ➡️
I haven't been following this plugin... I think I tried v. 1.0 or 1.2 or something, the early ones...

One thing I remember irritated me to no end, two things actually,

1. I couldn't mouse scroll through modes or times. Everything had to be clicked, picked from a pull-down menu.. terrible GUI shortcoming and a major workflow killer.

2. The preset browser was broken or something. Hitting arrows left or right didn't browse presets in any order it seemed like but pulled them in random order.

I liked the sound but it was such a PITA to use.

Has any of these issues been resolved yet?
I tried to audition room reverb sounds with Vintage Verb last night and I thought I was going crazy because I couldn't just click the arrows to get to the next preset in the list. I had to keep opening the menu to choose the next room preset. I don't get it. The reverb sounds nice but that's strange behavior. It was a buzz kill for me.
I wondered if it was a bug, but if the delay browser does it as well then it must be a UI decision.
Old 20th November 2021
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I'm a huge fan of Valhalla Delay and it has truly become my go-to at almost all times as of late. I recently bought the UAD RMX DMX 15-80 delay, though, and it reminded me of a feature I would really love in more delays: the ability to pan the delays independently! One step further that would be amazing, would be the ability to pan the dry/incoming signal and both the left and right delays as well. Is this something we might ever see in Valhalla Delay? I know this is something I could achieve with routing in my DAW, but it's a hefty set up each time. Often, when I'm trying to recreate sounds I love from old records, I find that a key to getting the sound right is how the delays are panned vs the direct signal. I think it would be really amazing to be able to do this from within the plugin itself.

Either way, though this is essentially a feature request, I want my main message to be: thank you Sean for such an amazing delay! It really has changed the sound of what I do. I wish more plugin developers could achieve this level of all-around quality in sound, UI, and intuitive use.
Old 21st November 2021
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Yup Valhalla fabulous,
Old 21st November 2021 | Show parent
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I have used Vallhala Delay on lead vocal of a Blues song and love it

Here´s the link

https://youtu.be/vJoaFr-AYRI
Old 22nd November 2021 | Show parent
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One step further that would be amazing, would be the ability to pan the dry/incoming signal and both the left and right delays as well.
Yes, I like tons of output control too. Especially the idea of independent volumes on the dry/wets which I have suggested before a few times.

In an age of instant recall - I like to have certain sounds integral with their delays inline when i recall them, EVEN if I change them in the new track or move the delay to a bus for "global" aux access to it.
And if I have a perfect level for something, I don't like a blend control to be needlessly attenuating the dry ratio and changing my perception.

Also, automating a delay on the track itself is just a bit more instant than bussing it, and it's more evident/intuitive when you come back to a track and see it in the track auto lanes. Progress.

This idea plus a delay mode with a State Variable res filter filter on instead of the eq would be perfect inclusions IMO.

Otherwise, VHD is my prime delay now, except for extreme dub.
Old 22nd November 2021 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sethg ➡️
the ability to pan the delays independently! One step further that would be amazing, would be the ability to pan the dry/incoming signal and both the left and right delays as well. Is this something we might ever see in Valhalla Delay?
I'd love to see something like that. Also pan randomization of delays would be really awesome.
Old 22nd November 2021 | Show parent
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A fulfilling experience that can be enjoyed just like a synthesizer
It looks like a great instrument. I think any synth is so influential that it sounds the same. In a good way.
Old 21st February 2022
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Picked this up today. I had heard only good things about VintageVerb for a long time, and I bought that about a month ago. I'll give a +1 to everything positive said about it. Been extremely happy with it. One of my best music purchases in a long time.

Still tinkering around with the delay, but it's feeling very similar. It's deceivingly capable of some complex and creative sounds, and I love how it can get a little dirty vibe going. The built in ducking presets are nicely done as well, and I immediately recognized one of them from an acid track I heard recently... Definitely sounded very similar if not.

It's looking like Plate and Room might have to find their way into my toolbox before long as well. I don't mind giving my money to people who actually take pride in their craft. Kudos to the Valhalla crew. You guys are doing good work.
Old 21st February 2022 | Show parent
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Oh, and PLEASE make a spring reverb!
Old 21st February 2022
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I know I've said this elsewhere, but Valhalla DSP has made my composing/producing life so much better over the last decade. Here's a track I did for a composers' group, and it makes heavy use of Valhalla Delay (as well as Room). The BBD mode is my bread and butter, absolutely love it!



Thank you again for your ever-inspiring work, Sean.
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