In this inteview, Steve Aoki gives us a look to the main gear he use to produce records in both of his studios : The ''Neon Future Cave'' in Las Vegas, NV and the ''Dim Mak Studio'' in Los Angeles, CA. > I have a good amount of Waves plugins, like the CLA Vocal and the JJP Vocals. I think that most people use those. These are all basically one vocal engine that includes compression, EQ Boost, Delays etc. Soundtoys is another plugin that I use, Echo Boys for delays, Crystalliser, which has some cool stuff with pitch shifting and reverse echo.more
[This article on the making of Marr's 2018 *Call the Comet* album by MixOnline.com](https://www.mixonline.com/recording/johnny-marr-finds-his-voice-on-call-the-comet) touches on some of the gear used during the recording process. "'We used some Lexicon PCM91 outboard reverb and some EchoBoy, not necessarily timed to the track so it could bounce around a bit and fill space,' says [engineer] Doviak." (While the engineer is providing this feedback, the gear is housed in Marr's own Crazy Face studios, which contains gear he's collected over his decades in the music industry.)more
Used for "Get On Your Boots". > Most of Bono's vocals were recorded through a Shure Beta 58 dynamic mic, with some EQ (including the Waves VEQ3, top) and heavy compression from the Fairchild 660 plug-in. No reverb was used, but Sound Toys' Echo Boy provided delay. An image of the settings can be found [here](https://dt7v1i9vyp3mf.cloudfront.net/styles/news_large/s3/imagelibrary/I/IT_U2_07C-ZKYIXslGQirPLlx4cQ6Ywk10033YaCmm.jpg).more
After being asked: "Is all of your processing/production work done inside Ableton Live?", he answered "There are a few third-party gizmos that I couldn't live without. The PSP Vintage Warmer is on everything; the SoundToys stuff goes well beyond anything you'd expect from a delay unit - it almost has a voice of its own; and CamelPhat is a versatile combined filter and overdrive - a very creative tool."more
“I can’t rate this delay highly enough. Echoboy is really tweakable, so you can fine-tune your delay to an amazing degree. It’s such a user- friendly plugin. Its ping-pong delay and the saturation settings are just great, and the Tweak and Style Edit buttons are fantastic for creating unique delay effects.”more
I'll bring in some delay. If not the Space Echo or the Memory Man, I'll go with software and use Soundtoy's Echoboy. Although Echoboy emulates a lot of hardware I have in the studio, I find myself using it more and more, simply because of how flexible it is. And it really nails the sounds—it's hands-down the best software delay out there.more
"Antonoff’s favourite outboard reverb is the spring in his Roland Chorus Echo. Plug-in-wise, he tends to use the Waves Renaissance Reverb and Valhalla’s Plate, SoundToys’ EchoBoy for delay and, for more extreme effects, SoundToys’ FilterFreak, PanMan and Crystallizer granular delay."more
Do you use plug-ins on the guitar tracks, too? I always EQ the guitar, yeah. There are some pretty harsh overtones that you need to get rid of. Maybe I’ll compress it a little bit. Again, it depends on what it’s needed for. Usually the only plug-ins I use on guitar are ones that help the guitar spread out. If I want a little bit more stereo widening, then maybe I’ll use, like, a Waves S1 Stereo Imager, or maybe go through a Soundtoys EchoBoy plug-in with very minimal settings, just to give a bit of wideness to the guitar. Very rarely … well, lately I’ve been using it a little bit more, because sometimes it’s nice to have a big stereo-reverb sound, kind of like a Chris Isaak vibe. I’ll go through a reverb to make a nice, big sound—sort of like what you hear in “Z-Boys,” that clean guitar with a nice, big stereo sound. But I don’t record my guitar in stereo—it’s all mono. So if I want to do something stereo, then I’ll put a stereo plug-in on.more
"And I do use a lot of plugins too for effects. I love EchoBoy. That’s been one of my favorite plugins for a long time. I think that’s actually the biggest bang for your buck out there on the Internet because the thing only costs $179. And not only does it give you every delay known to man, but it gives you amazing special effects. It’s a great, great plugin." - Henderson about SoundToys EchoBoy.more
"The Sound- Toys plug-ins have some of the same feel as the Eventide—especially Crystallizer, which combines delays with harmony effects. Other SoundToys plugs I like are FilterFreak, a powerful analog-like filter; Tremolator, which emulates old tremolo sounds; Sound- Blender for multieffects; and EchoBoy for delay."more
In an interview, when asked what some of their favorite VST / FX Racks are, Odesza reply, "Right now, my go to is Soundtoys. They have the best delay I’ve ever used..." (original interview [here](http://lostinsound.org/odesza-interview/)). The EchoBoy is SountToys' most renown delay plugin, so it can be assumed this is the one referenced by Odesza despite them not naming it exactly.more
this is the classic plugin EQ, it does it all.... weall know how great it can be. As a native plugin its rpetty intense CPU hit , co its not something to bust out when you wanna be subtle. So often something basic that came with the DAW will suffice, but when it must be standout delay and you don't want to through another 360 degrees of conversion to use a rack unit or guitar pedal? Right here, echo boy is what you need. I don't think this plugin is ever going to be replaced.
I have no idea why it took me so long to buy the Echo Boy. I always heard tons of great things but took me a while to get it. It's has become my go to for echo...like a day after I got it. I have some awesome second and third place echo plugins that I love but it's really tough to beat the Echo Boy! Love running this parallel with the a reverb on vocals. Check out Sweetwater- they had it on sale for $50 bucks for AGES.
The 'Echo Boy' by Soundtoys is by far one of the most useful weapons one can ever deploy in the war on shitty music... it's SOOOOOO MUCH MORE than a delay unit... the 'Echo Boy' is a fuckin' Rhythm Machine Deluxe... Just apply it to anything rhythmic (hi-hats and shakers, drum beat loops, guitar parts, vocals, etc...) and tweak the knobs, experiment with its different MODES... Sure it can be used as a regular delay unit if that's what you want, but it goes places the other girls CAN'T...!!!