A delay seems like something that would fit really well into the eurorack line of mutable.
I was reflecting on delay in general the other day and tried to figure out what are the features/qualities on a great delay. Some of this is of course my personal preference but Id like to encourage all of you to joing in on the fun. Whats the perfect delay?
a clock input that works like the other clock inputs on MI modules
Okay this is pretty specific but I cant seem to live without this type of “pattern sync” anymore. Its an amazing feeling to have a swinging weird clock sequence from eg marbles and be able to make the lfo groove along 100%. I dont even know of any VSTs that have this feature, its brilliant.
In a delay, i think this would open up an amazing array of sounds, basically creating a multitap delay from nothing.
flanger and chorus-able.
Really short delay times are a lovely source of harmonics and movement in a sound and often create these weird acoustic sounding spaces I love. Not necessarily v/oct karplus strong because there are other modules coughringscough that outperform a simple delay for this anyways.
Open feedback loop, for obvious reasons
other, less important things:
-maybe an audio rate cv input for phase modulation?
-I never really got the hype of super long delay times, I rarely go above 2-3 seconds. also, absurdly wide range delays can lead to really confusing buffer remnants (looking at you, DLD!)
Whats your take on this? Things you cant live without on a delay? Novel interfaces? pitch shifting?