I've never been shy about my love for reverb and delay, or for that matter about my disdain for completely dry synthesizer sounds. I feel as though my sentiments are validated by the following excerpt from A Foundation For Electronic Music, from Roland's wonderful book series: The Synthesizer (1979):
You see, no sound was ever meant to be heard in a vacuum! For a synthesizer to be truly alive it must be given it's own space. Yes, a simulated space. A synthesized space if you will.
Over the years I've collected many delays and reverbs (mostly spring reverbs) and now my studio has been graced with the presence of two new delay units. The Roland RE-501 (which is my first tape delay) and the Deltalab DL-2 Acoustic Computer. I believe the DL-2 may be somewhat rare --there's scarcely any information about it online (if anyone out there has a scan of the manual I'd be much obliged!). I think it's something quite special. It even has a built in voltage controlled oscillator with it's own CV input! I'm still getting aquatinted with it so I can't say much just yet but I will tell you that I'm having a very nice time with it and here are some pictures of it (from left to right):