New Music Gear Monday: PSP stompDelay Plugin

There are tons of delay plugins and even the ones that come natively with any DAW are quite good these days. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement in terms of useful parameter features, and that’s exactly what you’ll find with the PSP stompDelay, a great plugin that’s actually fun to use.

PSP stompDelay on New Music Gear Monday for Bobby Owsinski's music production blog.

When a delay plugin gets complex, it can take ages to get what you want out of it, but who wants to take the time? stompDelay gets you started with some great presets that sound good right off. Yes, you’ll find all the various types of delays there along with some new twisted versions, but also some great modulation effects as well.

The Parameters

In the top center of the UI you’ll find the multifunction delay time indicator, which can be set to show milliseconds, or the LFO rate, or the tempo, depending upon which parameter is selected. On the top left is the large LFO Rate control with a low-pass filter, width control and LFO type selector.

On the top right you’ll find the Delay Time control, which adjusts the delay time between .1 and 4000 milliseconds (4 seconds!). You can also sync the delay time to the track to make things easier, or tap in the tempo. The Glide control helps simulate tape delay. There’s also a delay time slider below that to make it easier to select the time you want.

Below that on the left you’ll find input Width and Gain, LFO Spread and Depth controls, then on to the high and low pass filters, the Limiter and Saturation controls. Next comes the Delay section where you can control the amount of feedback, the amount of ping pong effect, and the stereo spread of the delayed signal (called Image).

On the right is the Output section, with Wet and Dry level controls, and pan controls for the wet and dry signals.

On the bottom of the plugin are controls for ducking, and for the built-in looper along with an on/off selector, as well as a bypass switch for the plugin.

There’s actually way more going on with the stompDelay once you get into it, but remember that the presets are very effective as well.

The best part is that it’s only $19.99, which is a great deal for such a cool plugin. You can find out more here, or watch the video below.

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