Klevgränd has introduced Modley, a modular delay plug-in. Modley lets you insert effects like tape saturation, compression, or reverb right into the delay loop. This means that you can shape the delay’s sound in a multitude of ways.
We’ve seen a string of interesting delay plug-ins lately, from vintage emulations like the Pulsar Echorec to the versatile ValhallaDelay. Now the Swedish plug-in maker Klevgränd is presenting its take on a modern delay plug-in. Modley has the same sleek looks as the company’s other offerings, including GotoEQ, REAMP, and the Stark guitar FX and amp simulator. Incidentally, a guitar pedalboard is also what seems to have inspired the way you can shape your delay with Modley.
Delay with pre, loop, and post effects
First of all, Modley is a delay, not a multi effect. The delay section on the right hand side of the GUI is what holds it all together. Here, you’ll find the typical controls of a delay, like time, feedback, tempo sync, and modulation. If you wish, you can use Modley as a simple delay plug-in, without adding anything extraordinary to it.
What’s special about Modley, however, is the modular section to the left. It is divided into three areas: Pre, loop, and post. In a true pedalboard fashion, this lets you create three separate effects chains for manipulating the input signal (pre), the delay loop itself (loop), and the output signal. Each chain offers four insert slots. The available effects are: Panning modulation, phaser, flanger, vibrato, tremolo, equalizer, compressor, booster, multiband gate, distortion, tape saturation, pitch shifter, another delay, reverb, and filter. That sounds like a lot of fun, and a wide range of sonic possibilities.
Compatibility and price
Klevgränd Modley is available for macOS (AU, VST, AAX), Windows (VST, AAX, 64-bit), and iOS (AUv3). The company is offering introductory discounts. The desktop version currently costs USD 29.99 (down from USD 59.99). The iOS version is on sale at the App Store for USD 7.99 (regular: USD 19.99).