VSTs like Polar (delay buffer)

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Post 12 Jan 2023

I have always liked Polar but the colouring it has really lets it down for me.

Is this inherent in devices with delay buffers, or are there VSTs out there with clean delay buffers anyone knows about? Just the thought of it has me salivating :twisted:

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Post 12 Jan 2023

Have you tested Puffs Buffre RE ?
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Post 13 Jan 2023

deeplink wrote:
12 Jan 2023
Have you tested Puffs Buffre RE ?
Thanks I have Buffre and it's excellent but I don't think it has a delay buffer like Polar.

Thanks but I'm not seeing the specific delay buffer like Polar has that I'm looking for. I think the word buffer is used for stutter effects to describe the temporary storage of sounds that are manipulated, could be wrong. Polar's delay buffer is amazing and powerful, just that specifically is what I am looking for. Thanks :)

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Post 13 Jan 2023

Jagwah wrote:
13 Jan 2023
Have you tested Puffs Buffre RE ?

Thanks but I'm not seeing the specific delay buffer like Polar has that I'm looking for. I think the word buffer is used for stutter effects to describe the temporary storage of sounds that are manipulated, could be wrong. Polar's delay buffer is amazing and powerful, just that specifically is what I am looking for. Thanks :)
Ah right, I read the first reply and started thinking of alternatives for Buffre--completely forgetting the thread was actually about Polar.

I think this might be the type of thing you're looking for?
https://www.unfilteredaudio.com/products/sandman-pro

Haven't used it personally, so I'm not sure about the coloring aspect.

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Post 14 Jan 2023

Some of the Glitchmachines stuff maybe?

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Post 14 Jan 2023

Not the same, but check out Echobode, it's brilliant.

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Post 22 Jan 2023

Pepin wrote:
13 Jan 2023
I think this might be the type of thing you're looking for?
https://www.unfilteredaudio.com/products/sandman-pro
It looks like it, looks like the 'sleep buffer' that allows you to modulate the start and end points might be similar. Also has patch cables on the front, does look pretty cool and like it should do the job, cheers!

raymondh wrote:
14 Jan 2023
Not the same, but check out Echobode, it's brilliant.
Yes I have Echobode, it doesn't have this feature AFAIK but I would would recommend it to anyone, great device, cheers :)

mjxl wrote:
14 Jan 2023
Some of the Glitchmachines stuff maybe?
I've never seen that gear before. Looks amazing. I think a clean delay buffer could be small potatoes for these guys hopefully. I will look in to these products for sure. I haven't done stutter stuff for ages but I will get back to it, and this stuff looks super inspiring and fun, thanks for the link!!

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Post 22 Jan 2023

You mean like a looper?
The latest release:

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Post 22 Jan 2023

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
22 Jan 2023
You mean like a looper?
A delay buffer is pretty special, just like Polar you capture some sound which you can now scrub through.

One way to try and explain it is to say that if you had that buffer of Sound captured and used the Scrub wheel to slow it down and make it stop, well it would stop in a sense but the sound would still be sustaining. It blows my mind how it does this and it's not easy to explain. I don't think it's like a basic looper.

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Post 23 Jan 2023

Oh okay like you can freeze the sample in real-time?
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Post 23 Jan 2023

It's been a while since I tested it but I think this RE can do this.
https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... n/neutron/

Manual is here and it says it has a 8 second buffer.
http://soundlove.se/resources/Neutron.pdf

There is also Beatchop:
https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... me-slicer/

The manual says that 4 seconds is the maximum before it starts downsampling. The options for playback are more advanced than Neutron but it doesn't do Freeze / Granular stuff to my knowledge.
https://www.quadelectra.com/files/pdf/m ... Manual.pdf

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