Relayer by UVI: Software Review
Review by Damien Walsh
The relayer from UVI is a delay plugin and an awful lot more. Not only does it allow great control on well know delay functions, it has a number of modulation and effect features in an intuitive and easy to use interface.
At Relayer's core is a variable multi-tap engine, providing up to 32 delay lines. Delay times are initially set with a typical free or host-synced time parameter and then modulated by swing and warp controls, allowing for quick and easy bouncing ball-style effects. By clicking through the central tabs, Relayer reveals a number of per-tap modulation editors for an unprecedented level of control and flexibility. Explore and experiment with each section as you need it, exercising precise control over time, gain, pan and 2 variable multi-effect units. Freely draw sequences for each parameter or use the built-in presets and listen as your sound modulates over time, then tweak and transform to taste.
In addition to the two multi-effect units, Relayer includes a unique Color section that can process your sound through a wide range of custom, high-quality IRs. Choose from a variety of dedicated instrument amps, discrete effect amplifiers or lo-fi devices like hand-held radios, laptop speakers or telephones to immediately change the character of your sound. The effect can range from adding a subtle layer of dirt to a complete and dramatic alteration of the perceived sound source.
In summary, I don't believe I will need another delay now that I have the Relayer. I love effects, so my mind may change, but as far as plugins go, this delay is going to be in my plugin arsenal for a very long time to come! Great work by UVI! Be sure to check out the demo at www.uvi.new/relayer
Written by Damien Walsh
Damien is the editor, software reviewer and founding member of Audio Dexterous. He also composes music for Film, TV, Advertising and Games.