Modnetic (Delay) by Surreal Machines (Plugin Review)

Modnetic by Surreal Machines


Ease of Use


Clean Intuitive Interface




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If a plugin quality can be judged by their interface, then Modnetic would be on a top list of the best delay plugin, but sadly, a fancy interface doesn’t tell the full story, which is why I like Modnetic, it just doesn’t have a clean intuitive interface, it also offers comprehensive emulation of classic analog tape delay hardware from the 1970s. No mere slavish analog emulation.

You’ll find four powerful effects in one: supreme analog emulated tape delay, extremely realistic spring reverb choices, bucket brigade chorus/ flanger/phaser, and classic tone.

Also, it features a classic digital phaser, reverse-tape, and clickless real-time routing options, which is also built solid enough for live performance as well as to transform your studio.

Modnetic has been optimized from the ground up for better quality and performance, as well as a wider and new set of sounds.

►Key Features:

  • An Echo section with three combinable virtual tape heads, two different reverse delay effects, and a hold mode for immediately sustained loops.
  • A Reverb section with 35 carefully crafted IRs
  • A Modulation section featuring chorus, flanger, and phaser effects, including analog models inspired by BBDs (Bucket Brigade Devices), clean digital effects, and special sonically ‘broken’ flavors.
  • Four vintage machine ‘characters’ that affect the tonal and sonic qualities of the delay and modulation effects, with a character dial that controls the strength of the selected ‘machine style’
  • Comprehensive routing options for blending the three effects in unique and creative ways
  • Rewritten from scratch since the original Max For Live version to be fully optimized for both sound and performance in all modern DAWs

►System Requirements


  • OS X Lion (10.7) or higher
  • 32 bit or 64-bit VST 2.4, VST 3 or Audio Unit host
  • Minimum Intel i5 CPU and 4GB RAM or more recommended


  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • 32 bit or 64-bit VST 2.4 or VST 3 host
  • Minimum Intel i5 CPU and 4GB RAM or more recommended

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