If you have been following this site for a while, you will know that I dig the Effectron. There are a world of creative possibilities in these well-made, cheap-to-buy boxes. Examples turn up regularly for $50 – $100. 10 minutes with one of these things will teach you more about the range of effects available using a modulated delay than you will get from a year using the plug ins. True, there is nothing that these boxes can do that Digidesign MediumDelay can’t; but the immediate tactile response of the knobs can’t be beat. Highly recommended.