I didn’t see anyone mention the 4ms Tapographic delay - I have this one in my rack as a main delay unit. What I like about it is that it is rhythmic, the taps can be entered by hand, quantized, or fed from a trigger (like Trigger Riot or Marbles), which makes it very musical in my experience. The morphing and stretching is not my favorite, I miss the ability to do quick glitchy changes without pitch shift. But I love the stereo sound field, with random panning possible, and it can send gates from the active tap pattern, which leads to some fun cross-patching.
I had the Rainmaker for about a month. It’s just to big and too menu-driven for my taste. Yes, it has a lot of controls, and there’s limited “menu diving”. But more often than not, I find myself glaring at a tiny screen, trying to figure out how to toggle between delay and comb levels, or wondering what happened to the routing, am I in tap edit mode or menu mode, etc.
I’m considering a 4ms DLD, because I love the idea of sends and returns and cross-patching things. Maybe two Chronoblobs would do the trick as well, but they seem to be hard to acquire right now…
I used to have a space echo. I gave it away in the late nineties, because I though I would always be doing software effects. Many years and many eurorack modules later… :