WOK has released Echo Freeze Unit EFU-1, a delay effect plug-in for Windows.
EFU-1 is more than another delay plugin. Besides all the basic functions (host sync or milliseconds, digital/tape/analog sound, modulation) it features a distinctive freeze function; like some famous hardware delay units, the delay buffer can act like a sampler. Up to 4/1 bars of input signal can be recorded (or lets better say: frozen) and continously played back at a selectable speed – even reverse.
But EFU-1 is more flexible than hardware devices: while a frozen audio segment is played back, the delay unit remains useable – even at a different delay time / sync divider! Also to hold and freeze a signal it is possible to first choose “record” and then send audio to the plugin, or you continously play thru the delay and if the “last loop” was interesting, you hit “Record” to freeze it! And while the recorded phrase is played back – even reverse, you may continue to play along with it thru the delay at a different time setting. By the way: feedback can be cranked up until nearly endless, and in millisecond mode, the delay time can be changed smoothly from many seconds to very short – producing these famous dub sounds!
The ease of use, low CPU usage and musical functionality are making EFU-1 the perfect tool for live mangling your audio. Try the demo version and buy the full version via secure Paypal service with direct download afterwards!
EFU-1 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for 29 EUR.