In the previous Pro Audio series article, we covered some of the most common types of audio effects. If you aren’t already familiar with terms like delay, echo, and reverb, you might want to read that article before diving in here. In this article, I’ll share some of my favorite plugins for delay, echo, and reverb along with a free option for each type. Also, keep in mind that most modern DAWs usually ship with at least one or two options for delay and reverb effects, so it’s probably a good idea that you explore those for the purpose of comparing them against these third-party plugins.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but the plugins you’ll read about below are some of my personal favorites and cover various budgets, from free to expensive.