Beside the usual suspects when it comes down to the individual classic echo or chorus devices there were also some combined devices build around true tape delays or bucket brigade delays (BBD). Looking from todays production standards they might be easily overseen and this is no wonder since their golden decade refers back to the 1970s right before the digital delay devices emerged during the 1980s.
Some example devices are:
- Rockman Stereo Chorus/Delay
- Roland DC-30 Analog Chorus-Echo
- Roland SRE-555 Chorus-Echo
- Roland RE-501 Chorus-Echo
- Ibanez AD202 Analog Delay
- Yamaha E1010 Analog Delay
- Dynacord VRS23
Beside the delay unit itself they typically contain a Chorus/Flanger/Ensemble sort of effect as a switchable option or offer a direct and straight delay line modulation instead. Comparing them to todays feature blown digital delay units they might appear feature wise rather poor and limited but in some cases they were groundbreaking to their time providing a sound palette ranging from smoothest chorus goodness up to weird and feedback distorted audio fx oddness. This and their unique sound quality is probably the charm which still today attracts producers and audio engineers to use this sort of stuff.
Does the list miss some crucial device and are you still using such device and why?