Not sure why the general consensus seems to be “they’re alright”–because they rock my socks off. We all know the dark reverb is unbelievably lush. The spring reverb sounds remarkably like my Fender Blues Jr., and that wet, springy-bouncy effect is so good on percussion samples. Being able to pan any of the reverbs let’s you do some awesome studio tricks like the Van Halen guitar trick (guitar hard left, reverb hard right), or even just panning it the same side as the source. Only disappointment here is not being able to route an LFO to the panning, or p-lock it (unless I missed that somehow), but I’ll live.
Chorus is deep and watery. Phaser and flanger behave like you’d expect, plus routing an LFO to their DEL really makes them swoosh. Compressor is solid at beefing up drums and I need to dig into it more…Delay is of course super versatile and does what a delay should. Filter is juicy and warm. I haven’t messed with the EQs or the comb filter much but I’m sure they’re fine. Spatializer is great for M/S processing.
Lo-Fi is the only one I’m not too impressed with yet, even though I keep putting it on things to try it out anyway. The distortion is fine in small doses I suppose, and idk if I’m just not big on SRR or what but it’s never done much for me–even on the Monomachine. But I like it when I hear other people use it so maybe it’s just me.
I’m also a big fan of the Monomachine FX and how everything’s p-lockable and LFOable, only downside of course being that it takes up a track, so if you want to use it in poly mode you’re SOL…But then you just route the MnM to the OT and you’re fine