By Nomad Factory
Echoes - Analog Echo Box
Nomad Factory is proud to introduce ECHOES, a new Analog Echo Box plug-in designed to give you the warmth and richness of classic vintage delay effects. ECHOES is the last word in echo effects, faithfully modeling the greatest delay effects of all time, including the PLX-1 based on* Echoplex® 1, PLX-3 based on Echoplex 3, OILCAN based on Tel-Ray® Oilcan Delay, EHX-DM based on Electro Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man, and ADM-2 based on Boss® DM-2 Analog Delay.
Following the philosophy behind Nomad Factory’s hit Magnetic plug-in, ECHOES not only sounds amazing, but it is designed to be very easy to use. Unlike many other delay plug-ins that have dozens of unnecessary knobs and confusing parameters, ECHOES has captured the essence of the original effects by keeping it simple. With the turn of a few knobs, the plug-in delivers musical results and instant analog delay satisfaction!
A brief history of Analog Delay
The world’s first delay effects were achieved using tape loops improvised on reel-to-reel systems in the 1950’s. The dawn of the analog delay came in the 1960’s with the Maestro® Echoplex. Many guitarists embraced the technology as a way to enhance their sound including Robert Fripp, John Martyn and Jimi Hendrix.
Often incorporating vacuum tube-based electronics, vintage analog delay units are highly sought after by today’s musicians who desire the unique timbres achievable with this technology. Solid-state delay units using transistors became available in the 1970s and were briefly a mainstream alternative to tape echo.
Though solid-state analog delays are less flexible than digital delays and generally have shorter delay times, several classic models such as the discontinued Boss® DM-2 are still regarded for their "warmer", more natural echo quality and progressively decaying delays.
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Nomad Factory’s ECHOS features 5 classic analog delay effects all in one plug-in:
PLX-1: Based on* Maestro® Echoplex 1
The original Tube-based tape delay effect
PLX-3: Based on* Maestro® Echoplex 3
Transistor-based tape echo
Oilcan: Based on* Tel Ray® Echo
Tapeless Oilcan delay/echo
EHX-DM: Based on* Electro Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man, the most in-demand analog delay pedal ever built
ADM-2: Based on* Boss® DM-2
Analog delay pedal from the early 80's
ECHOES Plug-In Features:
ECHO TIME: Controls the time from 20 to 2000ms of analog delay
PANNING: Center position for stereo pan, left or right causes ping pong effect
ECHO MODE: Choose from 5 classic analog delay effects
REPEATS: Controls the feedback amount of the delay effect
MIX: Controls the balance of the wet /dry signal
EXTRA KNOBS: 3 additional preset knobs that change according to the currently selected mode
PLX-1: Wow & Flutter, Drive and Echo Level
PLX-3: Bass, Treble and Echo Level
EHX-DM: Mod Speed, Mod Depth and Echo Level
OILCAN: Tone, Variation and Echo Level
ADM-2: Bass, Treble and Echo Level
SYNC SWITCH: Sync your delays to your song’s master tempo
VINTAGE SWITCH: Give your delays that vintage analog sound by filtering the repeats
STEREO WIDENER: Increases the width of the delay. Lowest setting is true mono
INPUT: Sets the input level of Echoes
OUTPUT: Sets the output level of Echoes
POWER bypasses the entire unit
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Apple Minimum Requirements:
Macintosh® Intel Core Solo® 1.5GHz with 1Gb of RAM.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Compatible Intel Macs, PPC are not supported.
AudioUnit - RTAS (Pro Tools) and VST plug-ins.
32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
You can authorize our software on up to 3 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure (no dongle key required).
Windows Minimum Requirements:
Pentium® iV 2GHz / Athlon™XP 2GHz with 1Gb of RAM.
Windows 7 - XP - Vista are supported (32-bit and 64-bit).
VST and RTAS (Pro Tools) plug-ins.
32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
You can authorize this software on up to 3 computers with a simple one-click authorization procedure (no dongle key required).
Supported Formats: AU, VST, RTAS (32/64-bit Mac/Win)
Nomad Factory Echoes: Quick Overview
This video shows the new Echoes Analog Echo Box plug-in by Nomad Factory. The plug-in is available for both Mac and Windows in VST, RTAS or AU format.
Nomad Factory Echoes: Drum Demonstration
This video shows the new Echoes Analog Echo Box plug-in by Nomad Factory. In this demo, Echoes is shown on a drum track. The plug-in is available for both Mac and Windows in VST, RTAS or AU format.
Nomad Factory Echoes: Guitar Demonstration
This video shows the new Echoes Analog Echo Box plug-in by Nomad. In this demo, Echoes is shown on a guitar track.
Nomad Factory Echoes: Vocal Demonstration
This video shows the new Echoes Analog Echo Box plug-in by Nomad. In this demo, Echoes is shown on a vocal track.
Here is what the press has to say about Nomad Factory products.
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Sounds and Gear
Echoes 5 out of 5 subs, it’s really the best echo plug-in I’ve used in my personal opinion, fun, simple to use, and sounds great."
Pulse-Tec EQs can certainly add warmth to a broad range of instruments, and those famous overlapping boost/attenuate controls can really bring the bass to life. If you're finding it hard to make an instrument gel in the mix, a few small adjustments with Pulse-Tec EQs can work wonders, and the clipper section, while not vital, is handy if you crave yet more warmth, or even a little dirt. The presets aren't too shabby either."