Top Delay vst plugins

Top 54 Delay VST plugins 2020

We have collected for you the top 54 VST plugins Delay according to PluginBoutique.

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  1. Repeater
  2. Mutant Delay
  3. UltraTap
  4. Sigmund
  5. PrimalTap
  6. Deleight
  7. Little PrimalTap
  8. Imperial Delay
  9. Objeq Delay
  10. Modnetic
  11. H3000 Band Delays
  12. Colour Copy
  13. Ohmboyz
  14. Diffuse
  15. Tekturon
  16. RP Delay
  17. Echobode
  18. Replicant 2
  19. Singularity
  20. Dispersion
  21. Droplet
  22. EC-300 Echo Collection Native
  23. PSP 85
  24. Echorec
  25. PSP stompDelay
  26. FabFilter Timeless 2
  27. Dubstation 2
  28. Permut8
  29. Precision Time Align
  30. MDelayMB
  31. Tube Delay
  32. EFEKTOR DL3606 Delay
  33. Blue Cat’s Late Replies
  34. MTurboDelay
  35. Le Masque: Delay
  36. MSpectralDelay
  37. EC-300 Echo Collection HD
  38. SphereDelay
  39. STA Delay
  40. DDLY Dynamic Delay
  41. Remnant
  42. Slappy
  43. Multitude
  44. PSP 608 MultiDelay
  45. SOAR
  46. Lexicon PSP 42
  47. L8R
  48. EARebound
  49. Stream
  50. TTAP
  51. Delay ETERNITY
  52. BIAS Pedal Delay
  53. Delay TAPE-201
  54. Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE

1. Repeater

by D16 Group

Repeater

There have been many incredible delay units created over the past 70 years, from tape delays to oil cans to modern digital circuits. So when D16 Group and their friends at Slate Digital got together to create a new delay plugin, it was obvious which we would model: all of them!

All-in-one

Introducing Repeater – A dual-delay powerhouse that features 23 unique, authentically modeled delay units ranging from classic oil cans and plates to the most famous vintage digital designs:

  • Cassette Tape – A model of an early 80’s Japanese cassette tape deck. Not too lo-fi or hi-fi, we’d call this one mid-fi!
  • Coopy Cube – An early 70’s delay originally made from a garden hose! Great for short delays to add depth, also with stereo Spread option
  • Digital 42 – One of the most famous modern digital delays, this one has a uniquely early digital tone with a touch of graininess and a slight scoop. Great for guitars and vocals.
  • Digital 42 x 2 – The double option on the Digital 42, it halves the sample rate for an extremely unique lo-fi tone that is great on vocals, guitars, and drums.
  • Digital Delay – A hi-resolution digital delay. Use Repeater’s filters and Color to customize the tone.
  • DM-2 – An early bucket brigade analog delay with a warm and rich tone. Amazing on guitars and synths.
  • Mellow Delay – A smooth, subdued delay that is based on several vintage analog topologies.
  • Memory Guy – Lush analog delay with fat vintage tone.
  • Mirky Delay – Based on early bucket brigade analog delays, it is dark and thick. Great as a special effect delay or thickener when used with the Spread option.
  • New Radio – Delay tone with FM radio style scooped hi-fi tone. Try it on vocals.
  • Old Radio – Delay tone with AM radio style grainy lo-fi tone
  • Pitchy Delays – Delays with slight pitch modulations for extremely spatial and deep effects. Sounds great when both delay lines are set to the same time creating a chorusing mono effect. These can also be used with tight delays with Spread option for widening and thickening effects.
  • Plexy Echo – Based on an old 70s tape delay unit. It’s fat tone, which sounds great on vocals guitars and even drums.
  • Space Delay – Based on the famous magnetic tape delay with warm and gritty tone. A classic on guitars.
  • Tape Delay Ancient – An extremely old 1940’s style tape delay tone.
  • Tape Delay Classic – Early 60’s style tape delay.
  • Tape Delay Modern – Hi-fi tape delay with warm and lush tone.
  • Tape Delay Vintage – 70’s style tape tone, slightly grainy but warm.
  • Telephone 1 – Lo-fi telephone tone, great for special effects or used as an insert on vocal or even full mix
  • Telephone 2 – Another lo-fi telephone tone with slightly different frequency and distortion tone
  • TelRay – The analog delay classic made original from a tuna can. Beautifully lo-fi with a rich tone that is perfect for guitars.

Two is better than one

At first glance, Repeater appears to be your typical stereo delay effect processor with independent control of the processing path for the left and right channels. In actuality, it features independent re-panning and dry/wet mixing for each of two stereo channels, which makes it a very flexible double delay line effect. You’ll be surprised and delighted by all the capabilities this approach can offer over the typical, fixed-panned one.

Features

  • 23 unique delay models
  • Two separate delay lines for left and right channels with independent control for each of them and per channel features:
    • Phase invert function
    • Audio clipper module with Color parameter
    • Dual (Hi-Pass, Lo-Pass) filter
    • Dry/Wet mixing
    • Channel re-panning
  • Tap function for non-synchronized delay times
  • Optional Tempo Synchronization with DAW’s
  • Ping-Pong mode
  • Feedback loop’s analog mode
  • Two stage Stereo spread
  • Ultra-low digital aliasing output
  • Tag based preset browser
  • MIDI-learn functionality
  • 64bit internal processing

System Requirements:

Windows PC

  • OS version: Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
  • CPU: 2.0 Ghz with SSE (Multicore system 2.4 GHz recommended)
  • RAM: 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software: VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Mac OS X

  • OS version: OS X 10.7 to 10.14
  • CPU: Intel based 2.0 Ghz with SSE (based 2.4 GHz recommended)
  • RAM: 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software: AU / VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Please note: This is not a standalone program – a host application (DAW) is required to use it.


2. Mutant Delay

by W.A Production

Mutant Delay

Dynamic Ducking

‘Mutant Delay’ is a host-synced delay plugin with a built-in ducker, perfect for vocal processing and many other applications. In the studio, it’s easy to lose count of the number of times you have to set up convoluted sidechain and compression routing, just to achieve a ducked delay for vocal lines. With Mutant Delay all that complexity is a thing of the past. Now you can easily replicate this popular mixing technique with just one plugin and a couple of clicks, allowing you to dial in extreme delay effects whilst maintaining clarity of the original signal. If you want to keep things simple, just load up Mutant Delay on your vocal track, choose a preset and voila! Need to get deeper? Adjust the delay and ducking parameters to your own taste, with clear visual feedback provided in real time, showing exactly how the ducked delay is being performed.

So what’s going on under the hood? Essentially, the ducker listens to the dry source and ducks the wet delay signal making space for the source signal. This setup is very useful when using more pronounced delay effects that have a lot of feedback. For example; vocals, synths and percussion. Quickly dial in extreme delay effects without losing the definition and clarity of the source signal.

Power

The Mutant Delay logo acts as a bypass control for the whole plugin, and is smoothed to be click and pop free for unhindered A/B testing.

Visual Feedback

The waveform graph at the very top of the interface shows the dry source and the wet delay signal in different colours. You can clearly see what the plugin is doing in terms of delay and ducking.

Synced Delay Section

The Synced Delay section of Mutant Delay offers flexible host-synced delay for the left and right channel independently, including High & Low pass filters and a Ping-Pong setting.

Mix & Time

Use the Mix dial to set the wet delay level. Used in conjunction with the Threshold and Ratio dials within the Internal Ducker section, this parameter can give precise control over the performance of the delay and feedback. Independent delay time controls for the left and right channels can be set from 1/1 to 1/16 with straight, triplet or dotted notes.

Feedback & Ping-pong

The Feedback dial mixes the output of the delay back into the input of the delay line, creating a repetitive delay effect. For more complex delay combinations, you can cross-mix the feedback paths of the left and right delay channel using the Ping-Pong routing option.

Frequency Shaping

A common delay technique; shaping the frequency of the delay tail adds movement to the feedback and helps with mix clarity, reducing high and low end clutter. Mutant Delay’s High & Low pass filter dials can be used to filter the output of the delayed signal in two different ways. Mode A limits the entire delayed signal to the upper and lower frequency limits. Mode B will introduce the frequency shaping slowly as the delay feeds back – an interesting and creative effect.

Internal Ducker Section

The ducking section of the interface works similarly to a standard compressor and the Threshold and Ratio dials are the main controls for shaping how the ducked signal is processed. Threshold sets the intensity level at which the compressor starts working and the Ratio dial dictates how much gain reduction is applied.

Advanced Controls: Attack / Hold / Release

You can fine tune the behaviour of the ducking effect with the Attack, Hold and Release dials. Attack allows you to ignore transients in the delay signal. Hold stabilises the generated gain reduction. Release set the fade out time for the gain reduction. Adjusting these parameters is the key to shaping your bespoke delay. Try setting Attack to zero and dialling in a long Release time for a really atmospheric effect.

Presets

Including a wide range of factory presets, Mutant Delay is designed to get you up and running quickly. The specially tailored settings include many types of delay chains, from standard processing right through to special FX. These are all easily accessible from the plugin menu and of course, you can save you own settings as user presets too.

This all-in-one frequency shaped ducked delay gives you precise control over your delayed vocals, synths and so much more. Mutant Delay perfectly controls delay feedback tails, without complex routing and sidechaining, maintaining the clarity of the original signal. It’s just simple and fast.

W. A. Production are real-life producers making creative plugins to help you achieve studio quality processing quickly and easily. Enjoy!

Features

  • Host-synced delay
  • Built-in internal ducker with compressor-style controls
  • Many presets for a wide range of delay parameters
  • Click free bypass control
  • 2 filtering modes (straight dampening & increasing over time)
  • Straight and ping-pong delay with multiple note divisions
  • Real-time waveform display
  • Full PDF Manual & Tutorial video

System Requirements

  • VST Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • VST / AU Mac OSX 10.7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • AAX – ProTools 11 or higher

3. UltraTap

by Eventide

UltraTap

UltraTap is a unique multi-tap effect capable of rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells and extraordinary modulation. It’s the perfect tool for creating drum fills, vocal choruses, swelling guitar chords and other evolving effects — everything from reversed reverbs to a massed church choir singing a Gregorian chant in Notre-Dame Cathedral!

Ultra Responsive

Think of UltraTap as the mother of all Echoplexes and you won’t be too far off. That’s basically how it operates but with the flexibility to add as many ‘tape-heads’ as you want and expressively control their positions and levels.

Designed for real-time manipulation, UltraTap features The Ribbon, an innovative control which allows you to program two settings for any combination of the controls and seamlessly transition between them.

The programmable HotSwitch allows you to instantly jump to an alternate setting at the push of a button. This combination of controls is intended to bring you as close as possible to the experience of tweaking real hardware.

Features

This unique effect has been ported directly from the award-winning H9 Harmonizer. All of the H9 presets have been converted to work with the plug-in and have been included, as well as newly created factory and artist presets. Now you can use all the delays, reverbs, chorus and modulation effects that guitarists and synth players have grown to love. Best of all, The Ribbon has been optimized for live use with your favorite DAW.

  • Over 150 presets designed to inspire; including artist presets by Chris Carter, Colin Newman, Sasha and many more.
  • Manipulate effects in realtime using The Ribbon to transition seamlessly between two settings of any combination of controls.
  • Using the innovative Slurm control, smear taps together or modulate them to create truly unique reverbs.
  • Create drastic changes in effect and sound by assigning the HotSwitch to an alternate version of the current settings.
  • Use up to 64 taps to create simple repeats or morph delays into chorus and reverb.
  • Speed up or slow down the rhythmic space between taps using the Spread knob.
  • Use the onboard LFOs and envelopes to chop the sound source into stuttered rhythms.
  • Control the stereo image of taps to alternate between hard-panned and mono.
  • Sync the Length and/or Chop LFO speed to the DAW session.
  • Use Mix Lock to scroll through presets while keeping the wet-dry mix constant.
  • Optimized for live use with MIDI control of The Ribbon and Tap Tempo for quick meta control on the fly.

A Brief History of UltraTap

It all started in 1982 with the world’s first rack mount programmable audio processor, the Eventide SP2016, where a flexible 64 tap delay debuted as part of its Factory Program suite. By the late 80’s UltraTap had migrated to the legendary H3000 Harmonizer effects processor and then to the DSP4000 and H8000. Thanks to advances in technology, we were able to include UltraTap in a portable compact form factor, the H9 Harmonizer stompbox. And now UltraTap has come back to the studio via your DAW and FOH environment, where it all began 35 years ago!

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit

MAC

  • macOS 10.7+ (64-bit only)

Formats:

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit,
  • VST2 64-bit

Notes:

  • We test our desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • New 32-bit macOS installers are no longer being made for this product.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software – only a FREE iLok account/Manager is required for authorisation of this software.

4. Sigmund

by D16 Group

Sigmund

Sigmund is far from just another delay: it consists of four discrete delay units, each with its own, independent set of parameters offering an incredible degree of sound-shaping freedom. There’s an ancient saying, often attributed to Aristotle: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. With Sigmund, this is especially true: each of the delay lines has complementary modules built in, independent from the feedback loop:

  • Multi-mode Filter (can work either in or outside of the feedback loop)
  • Overdrive module
  • Amplitude modulator (for tremolo effects)

But that’s not all: Sigmund has two general-purpose Modulators which can be used to auto-modulate some of the delay lines’ internal parameters. There are three different modes a Modulator can operate in:

  • LFO – Used subtly on-time parameter can delicately bring a sound to life, to add gently flowing, modulated warmth reminiscent of the analogue delays of yesteryear. At extreme settings, the LFO is capable of twisting the input signal utterly beyond recognition and into what you might expect transmissions from an alien civilization to sound like!
  • Envelope – In combination with built-in Transient Detector gives you a very powerful tool; when applied on amplitude allows to freely shape sound’s dynamics to control how it blends in the whole mix..
  • Peak follower – It’s a must-have for a Modulator; nothing else will do such expressive wah-wah effect, when filter cutoff is influenced by. Surely in the hands of skilled sound designer, it will have many other applications beyond that.

This all adds up to an immensely powerful architecture, the potential of which can be explored nearly endlessly and often with hardly predictable outcomes.

Flexible Routing

Sigmund’s four delay lines can be interconnected with each other in practically every manner possible. The plugin offers a choice of nine different routing topologies which give access to completely new dimensions of sound creation. For example, say you have your delays currently running in parallel but would like to have a cascade of serially connected delays instead: you can reconfigure them instantly by choosing your desired algorithm with just a click of the mouse. For even greater convenience when working with Sigmund, the output signals of each of the four delay lines are combined in a special, purpose-built internal mixer to ensure a seamless transition between algorithms and greatly speed workflows.

Outstanding Quality

The signal processing solutions we chose to implement in Sigmund have allowed us to achieve an unprecedented level of audio quality! A signal being routed sequentially through each processing block suffers no loss in fidelity from one to the next and no undesirable artefacts are introduced as is so often the case with some of the more widely used but inferior solutions. With Sigmund, each delay line is absolutely alias free: the only sonic colourations you’ll ever hear are the ones you’ve intentionally created.

The signal path design process that went into Sigmund has been zero-compromise from beginning to end: in fact, the sound quality is so high, the processing so pure that it’s possible to work with even the smallest delay times, even down to one-tenth of one millisecond with zero artefacts emerging. Thus, it’s possible without any tricks or half-measures to use a single delay line not only as a traditional delay effect but also as a chorus or flanger and in some of the highest audio quality theoretically possible!

Intuitive Design

Sigmund’s user interface has been designed from the ground up to be as intuitive as possible. Everything is presented as if on a silver (or brushed aluminium) platter, cleanly and clearly laid out and with instant access to each section and it’s parameters. A convenient preset browser allows for quick auditioning of the extensive, included factory preset library. This, in combination with a novel system of ‘padlocks’ for locking individual sets of parameters when changing presets, allows you to zero in on the desired effect with extreme efficiency. In skilled hands, these features become powerful weapons.

Multitude of Purposes

Sigmund can be effortlessly applied in nearly any configuration in the studio. It can be used as an insert effect for an instrument or bus channel, or as a versatile send effect with the help of a parameter lock that allows for auditioning presets without having to readjust the wet/dry mix with each new selection. The plugin can be used universally not only as a delay, but also as a:

  • Tremolo
  • Filter
  • Limiter
  • Distortion

Each of these possibilities above is a result of the direct usage of the various modules that we have at our disposal in the processing path. But also indirectly, depending on parameter values, there are other possibilities, including:

  • Chorus – from small delay time values
  • Flanger – from small delays with feedback added
  • Spatializer – by applying delays on delay lines with different signal domains (M/S or L/R) and phase shifts between the channels
  • Mastering / Bus dynamic processor – Setting modulators working as transient triggerable envelopes affecting signal’s amplitude it’s possible to control the dynamics very precisely.

Despite all of the facts presented in this brief description, you get much, much more, because these are only examples of Sigmund’s most basic operation. With the benefit of an incredibly flexible signal routing system, these simple strategies can be freely shuffled and combined for practically unlimited sound shaping depth. Things can go from basic to very advanced indeed before you know it, and more easily than you perhaps considered possible. And, all this in the highest available audio quality! This is only the start of wonderful sonic journey you’re about to embark on…

Features

4 independent delay lines, each with:

  • Multimode filter
  • Overdrive unit
  • Separately configured pre and delay times with optional Tempo sync.
  • Delay times down to 0.1ms
  • Tap function for unsynchronized delay line
  • Selectable channel mode (L+R or M+S)
  • Stereo spread

High-quality delay line algorithm

  • No aliasing or artefacts
  • 4 selectable grades of processing quality

Two multipurpose Modulators:

  • Selectable Modulator type (1 of 3 available):
    • LFO
    • Tempo synchronization as an option
    • 6 Invertible waveforms
    • Stereo Phase shift
    • ADHSR Envelope
    • Peak Follower
  • MIDI retriggering for LFO and Envelope type modulators
  • Transient detector for retriggering LFO and Envelope type modulators

Additional Features:

  • Flexible Routing (9 possible topologies)
  • Convenient mixer
  • Master Limiter
  • Presets
    • Over 300 factory presets
    • Advanced, file-based preset browser

Miscellaneous:

  • Advanced MIDI learn
  • Parameter mapping for VST / AU / AAX automation with default map included
  • Independent quality settings for real-time and offline modes

System Requirements

Windows PC

  • OS version Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
  • CPU 1.8 Ghz with SSE (Multicore system 2.4 Ghz recommended)
  • RAM 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Mac OS X

  • OS version 10.7 and later
  • CPU Intel-based 1.8 Ghz (2.1 Ghz recommended)
  • RAM 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software AU / VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Please note: This is not a standalone program – a host application (DAW) is required to use it.


5. PrimalTap

by Soundtoys

PrimalTap

Whether you’re looking for a studio delay that’s full of 80s character, or a performance tool that responds to knob tweaking with mind-bending sounds, PrimalTap is a must!

PrimalTap is an emulation and re-imagining of the unique sound and features of the Prime Time delay, a classic digital delay with some powerful performance and sound design capabilities. Like the original hardware, PrimalTap is a hybrid of digital and analog sound – it packs a surprising amount of grit, vibe, and character for a digital delay. In true Soundtoys fashion, we’ve also evolved and enhanced some of the unique features of the original hardware to give you even more control and creative possibilities.

Multiply

In PrimalTap, the Multiply control doubles the delay time and halves the sample rate with each turn of the rotary switch. This is an emulation of the old Prime Time units – back in the early 80s the memory needed for the delay circuit was really expensive, so the designers cleverly let you choose longer delay times at the expense of audio quality.

But this limitation turned out to be one of the effect’s greatest creative features. You can dial in gritty lo-fi echoes or, If you’re looking for something more unconventional, try turning or automating the knob while audio is playing and you’ll create some really unusual pitch jumps. Combine that with PrimalTap’s VCO modulation, and you’ve got some really wild sounds on your hands.

Modulate

Like the original hardware, PrimalTap includes a VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) section that lets you add variation and motion to your echoes. Use it to create lush chorused effects, tape-like flanging, and echoes that drift gently in pitch. It’s perfect for dialing up those great shimmering guitar sounds of the 80s, or for creating more wild and unstable modulations. Unlike the original, PrimalTap’s Rate control lets you take the VCO up into the audio frequency range, so you can even create robotic ring modulation effects.

For more hands-on tweakability, grab the Adjust knob which lets you manually sweep the VCO section for smooth, glitch-free warping of the delayed signal. Try tweaking the Rate and Adjust controls and you’ll find yourself creating warbling sci-fi sounds in no time. And, of course, you can record or draw automation in your favorite DAW to capture and fine-tune all of these weird modulation effects. PrimalTap really comes alive when you automate it!

Freeze

Ready to move into even weirder territory? Tap the Freeze button to grab a slice of incoming audio. At its most basic, the Freeze feature lets you loop audio, either synced to tempo or at a length you choose. But the real madness begins when you start to adjust the Time, Freeze and VCO settings—you can quickly warp and modulate a sliver of audio into weird and beautiful soundscapes.

Twist the time knobs to create zippering sweeps. Tweak the VCO controls for ray gun barrages. And dive bomb to a lower octave with the Multiply knob. Freeze is capable of producing some truly otherworldly sounds when you start experimenting with PrimalTap’s other controls.

History

The original Prime Time unit, initially released in 1978, was a favorite of some highly creative sonic pioneers like Daniel Lanois (who’s still rocking his Prime Time today), Brian Eno, David Byrne, Pat Metheny, and Peter Gabriel. Some creative users even started using it as an instrument, tweaking knobs and pressing buttons while processing live audio.

The unusual lo-fi and pitch-glitching effects were literally one of a kind at the time. It came stock with 128 milliseconds of delay and could be optionally upgraded to 256 (for a substantial fee). Like many classic pieces of audio gear, over time, the limitations or imperfections are often what create the character that people come to love. In the case of the Prime Time, RAM was expensive, so in an attempt to get the most from the least, the engineers came up with the multiply function to increase delay time at the expense of sonic quality. That limitation is what was exploited to make this a highly sought after sound, and that sound is what drove us to create PrimalTap.

A New Direction

While PrimalTap faithfully emulates the original Prime Time, we couldn’t resist bringing this classic unit into the 21st century by adding new features and enhancements:

Input Drive

Oh, and, it wouldn’t be Soundtoys if we didn’t give you a way to abuse it so we’ve also added an “IN” amount so you can get the sound of pushing that old hardware too hard. It’s actually a very unique break-up saturation you can use to give sounds a little more or a lot more bite and attitude. Both of which we love.

Sync to Host

By locking to your DAW’s tempo, you can tame the beast. Or, if you want, just let it run wild! Both delay lines can be independently synced to a note value or set to a millisecond value for maximum flexibility.

Host Automation

Capture the mind-altering sounds of PrimalTap knob tweaks by automating with your favorite DAW. Whether you’re recording your frenzied knob moves or drawing directly into your host, automation really unlocks the creative potential of this effect!

Upgraded Memory

While the original was limited to 128 milliseconds of delay time (or 256 with a very pricey upgrade!) PrimalTap maxes out at a comparatively massive 2500 milliseconds. Create extra-long echos, or sample and loop up to 2.5 seconds of audio with the Freeze feature.

Expanded VCO

The original just had one modulation VCO shape; PrimalTap gives you four different options. We also let you push the VCO rate far beyond the original—you can move it way up into the audio range for ring modulation effects. You can even independently control the VCO depth for each of the two delay taps, and flip the phase of each to have modulation moving in two different directions.

New Feedback Algorithms

PrimalTap’s feedback section offers four new feedback types not found in the original: parallel and series modes, ping pong modes for creative stereo effects, and a special reverb mode that excels at lush washes of echo.

Ken’s Spin

“I’m always looking for quirky gear with unique character and vibe. I had recently been watching YouTube videos of Daniel Lanois live mixing with Black Dub. It was so interesting and inspiring to see the way that he used both the H3000 and the Prime Time in real-time while he was mixing – using the Prime Time’s hold button to capture ambient loops, and the Multiply knob to create octave shifts. That got me going, and I immediately fired up a Prime Time delay from our collection. It instantly put a smile on my face. It was so weird, cool, and musical, that I knew this was the next thing for me to work on. It took months of work to bring that same level of grit, character, and musicality into this plug-in, but I think that it definitely paid off. It’s my favorite Soundtoys plug-in right now.”

Ken Bogdanowicz, CEO and lead designer of Soundtoys.

PrimalTap also includes Little PrimalTap, a simpler, single delay-line model. Don’t be fooled, it’s no slouch and can get used to echo, loop, warp, distort and mangle in endless ways.

PrimalTap also includes Little PrimalTap, a simpler, single delay-line model. Don’t be fooled, it’s no slouch and can get used to echo, loop, warp, distort and mangle in endless ways.

Features

  • Get vintage digital delay sounds inspired by the quirky Prime Time echo
  • Create complex delay effects and modulations with 2 independent delay taps
  • Create insane pitch jumps with the Multiply knob
  • Create everything from lush chorus to sci-fi warbles with the VCO section
  • Sample, loop and warp incoming audio using the unique Freeze control
  • Go beyond the original hardware with expanded memory and creative new features

System Requirements

Plug-in Formats (64-bit only):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported Sample Rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  •  A FREE account at ilok.com is required (a physical USB iLok is not required)

Officially Supported Host Applications

All version 5 Soundtoys products come with 64-bit VST, AU and AAX Native plug-in formats. Here is a list of all of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that we currently support:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.5 – 2018 (Mac & PC: AAX Native and AudioSuite)
  • Logic Pro 9 & X (​Mac: AudioUnits)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 – 10.1 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Digital Performer 8 – 10 (​Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Studio One 4.5 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Cubase 7 – 10  (Mac & PC: VST)
  • ​Nuendo 6 – 10 (​Mac & PC: VST)

Important Notes: 

  • You need to have a FREE account at ilok.com to be able to register and use purchased versions of any Soundtoys software.
  • This software is 64-bit only and is not compatible on 32-bit systems.

6. Deleight

by Audiority

Deleight

Resizeable Stereo Multi Tap Delay

Deleight is a stereo multi tap delay processor based on late ’90s digital delays hardware processors.

Deleight can deliver multiple delay-based effects, ranging from simple echoes to multi-voice choruses, flangers, doublers, early reverbs and more. Enable Loop mode to set Deleight as a looper device, with Speed and Reverse controls, to create special effects and textures.

Features

  • Stereo Multi Tap Delay (4+4 Taps)
  • Delay Buffer of 5 seconds
  • 7 Time Ranges
  • Tempo Sync
  • Left, Right and Feedback channels
  • Normal and Cross channel feedback modes
  • LFO with 11 waveforms
  • Channel Linking
  • Loop Mode (with Speed and Reverse controls)
  • Resizeable User Interface

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • VST2, AU and AAX (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024 × 768

PC:

  • Windows XP SP3 or later
  • VST2, AAX (32-bit or 64-bit host)
  • Intel i3 or higher
  • 2GB RAM
  • Screen resolution: 1024 × 768

7. Little PrimalTap

by Soundtoys

Little PrimalTap

Inspired by the classic Prime Time* from 1978, Little PrimalTap captures the highly distinctive sonic imprint of this quirky, and well-loved (by those in the know) vintage digital delay. Don’t be fooled by its simple interface, Little PrimalTap lets you unleash your creative urges to echo, loop, warp, distort, mangle, or create cacophonous cascades of otherworldly sounds.

The Primal Sound

The Prime Time was used by a wide variety of artists back in the ’80s for rich guitar delay, chorus, flange and such, and it did a great job with those things. But the really unique character of its sound came from one of its limitations.

In an attempt to get more out of the technology (and probably stay under budget) it had a feature called Multiply that halved the sample rate each time the delay time was doubled. Sound weird? It does indeed. And it’s just the kind of weird that we love.

Twist And Shout

On this little beast, turning knobs is where it’s at, and that’s how to reveal all the oddities it can create. The Multiply knob supplies extra delay time that has drastic tonal changes with each increase. The Adjust knob creates pitch shift, chorus, or flange when moved. The Feedback and Input drive tie it all together to allow for sounds just not found on any of the “normal” delay plug-ins.

Feedback Loop

Yes, the Feedback can go infinite, and do everything from classic delay style looping to old school sci-fi space noise. Oh, and we doubled the massive 256 milliseconds of delay time from the original (128 if you had the non-expanded one) to 512 milliseconds, so you’ve got some serious looping power if you need it. It’s ok to let it get out of control, unlike the old days where you could blow your speakers (or your ears) if you didn’t stay on top of the feedback. Little PrimalTap lets you use it as another layer of sonic color, and even opens the door for synth-like sounds.

PrimalTap

Want even more creative tweakability? Check out the deluxe version, PrimalTap. You’ll get that same quirky PrimalTap sound with two independent delay lines, an LFO for automated pitch shifting, a menu of different delay algorithms, and the awesome Freeze effect.

Features

  • Get vintage digital delay sounds inspired by the quirky Prime Time echo
  • Create grimy, lo-fi echos and wild pitch jumps with the Multiply knob
  • Warp and bend the echos by tweaking the Adjust control
  • Use automation to bring your tracks to life

System Requirements

Plug-in Formats (64-bit only):

  • AAX Native, AAX AudioSuite, VST, and Audio Units (AU)

Supported Sample Rates:

  • Minimum: 44.1 kHz, Maximum: 192 kHz

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating systems: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • An internet connection is required at the time of activation
  •  A FREE account at ilok.com is required (a physical USB iLok is not required)

Officially Supported Host Applications

All version 5 Soundtoys products come with 64-bit VST, AU and AAX Native plug-in formats. Here is a list of all of the DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) that we currently support:

  • Pro Tools 10.3.5 – 2018 (Mac & PC: AAX Native and AudioSuite)
  • Logic Pro 9 & X (​Mac: AudioUnits)
  • Ableton Live 9.2.2 – 10.1 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Digital Performer 8 – 10 (​Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Studio One 4.5 (Mac: AudioUnits & VST; Windows: VST)
  • Cubase 7 – 10  (Mac & PC: VST)
  • ​Nuendo 6 – 10 (​Mac & PC: VST)

Important Notes: 

  • You need to have a FREE account at ilok.com to be able to register and use purchased versions of any Soundtoys software.
  • This software is 64-bit only and is not compatible on 32-bit systems.

8. Imperial Delay

by Boz Digital Labs

Imperial Delay

Imperial Delay is designed to be a fast moving, powerful beast of a delay. It gives you complete control over every nuance of your delay, but does so in a way that doesn’t get in the way of your creative side.

Easy to Use. Insanely Powerful.

Imperial Delay was designed from the beginning with two goals: Be the most powerful delay, and be easy to use. As it turns out, those two requirements tend to be at odds with each other. Some delays give you lots of control but require you to get out your lab coat and calculator in order to use it. Other delays sound great with only a couple knobs, but give you almost no options. Imperial Delay does both.

Every option that you would need in a delay is available at the twist of a single knob. If you need more control over those effects, you can enter the advanced controls and experiment to your heart’s content.

Boz Digital Labs’ new preset management system lets you save presets that go far beyond your DAW’s preset saving ability.

System Requirements

Available Formats

  • Win: VST 32/64, RTAS, AAX Native
  • Mac: VST 32/64, AU 32/64, RTAS, AAX Native

9. Objeq Delay

by Applied Acoustics Systems

Objeq Delay

Objeq Delay is a creative effect plug-in combining acoustic filtering with a clever delay unit. The plate, beam, drumhead, and string objects impart evocative acoustic resonances to the input signal. Further shaping is also available via low- and high-cut filters. The in-series delay acts as a classic unit or can split the first and subsequent repeats to either remodel the attack or create complex rhythmic patterns. An LFO module completes the package with comprehensive modulation destinations to the filter, resonator, and delay parameters. 

“Objeq delay is a truly creative and fun effect with multifaceted applications, ” said Eric Thibeault, the product’s designer, “Objeq Delay is obviously a great delay unit, but the complete feature set takes it to another level. The acoustic resonator is a great percussion track enhancer—it’s fantastic on kicks and snares. The split between the first and subsequent echoes can mangle simple loops into new complex rhythms. The LFO allows various modulator-type effects such as flanger and chorus. And then when you bring it all together, a highly resonant object with the delay brings you into the drones territory.”

Objeq Delay is a creative delay unit with unique filtering options thanks to our acoustic object models. Going beyond traditional delay duties, Objeq Delay delivers modulator type effects, drum track layering, one-shot re-crafting, dynamic loop mangling, and drones…

Echoes – 35 Presets

Objeq Delay kits out an extensive Delay module. Whether it’s for psychoacoustic effects, slap, rhythmic, or super lush space-out echoes, with modulation and feedback filters, Objeq Delay covers the whole gamut of delay possibilities.

Modulators – 44 Presets

Objeq Delay boasts a comprehensive LFO with a full list of modulation destinations that allows the creation of chorus, flanger, vibrato, tremolo, and auto-filter modulation effects.

Rhythmic Loop Mangers – 36 Presets

Objeq Delay really augments the life of rhythmic loops. While the resonator is made as a new pulsing element, the delay module, with its independent first and subsequent repeats, answers the source’s original invitation—working together to create complex and intricate new beats.

Kick Track Enhancers – 25 Presets

Objeq Delay’s resonators can transform kick tracks in many interesting ways—add boom decays or snap attacks in skin, plastic, wood, or metal flavours.

Snare Track Enhancers – 20 Presets

Like kicks, snare tracks are prime candidates for Objeq Delay’s resonators. The objects layer in weight, body, an acoustic ring, or a snappier attack showing no prejudice whether your source material is acoustic or electronic.

Dornes – 24 Presets

With high resonance and modulation, Objeq Delay’s resonator forms ever evolving drones that reacts to the source material in a related but often unrecognizable fashion.

Richard Devine Signature – 42 Presets

Expert sound designer Richard Devine bring his touch to Objeq Delay with a comprehensive set of presets that explore the extremes of the effect with all kinds of new and interesting sonic transformations.

Martin Walker Signature – 40 Presets

Sound designer and steampunk audio inventor Martin Walker pushes the boundaries of Objeq Delay, discovering fresh and exciting possibilities while retaining loads of musicality.

Neat Features

  • Real-time control over any parameters via DAW automation
  • Host tempo synchronization for effects and modulations
  • Relaxed editing with unlimited undo/redo capability

The Benefits of Physical Modelling

  • Sound manipulation at the source core.
  • Presets load in a flash.
  • Installs in less than a minute – less than 11 MB on disk.

Plugin Formats:

  • Audio Units (AU)
  • AAX Native
  • VST

System Requirements

WINDOWS · MAC OS X · 32-/64-BIT & VST · AU · RTAS · AAX NATIVE · STANDALONE 

AAS products are compatible with nearly all DAWs…

  • Ableton Live
  • Apple GarageBand
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple Mainstage
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Bandlab Cakewalk
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Image-Line FL Studio
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol
  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase

Mac Minimum System Requirements*

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Intel Core processor or later
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space

PC Minimum System Requirements*

  • Windows 7 32‑/64‑bit or later
  • Intel Core or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 70 MB of free hard drive space

*The minimum system requirements mentioned above are for standalone usage. For plug-in usage, please refer to your DAW software requirements (Sonar, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, etc.).


10. Modnetic

by Surreal Machines

Modnetic

Modnetic offers comprehensive emulation of classic analog tape delay hardware from the 1970’s. No mere slavish analog emulation, Modnetic also has a few digital twists…

Modnetic gives you four powerful effects in one: supreme analog emulated tape delay, extremely realistic spring reverb choices, bucket brigade chorus/ flanger/phaser and classic tone. Analog sounding on the one hand, but digital clarity and impossible tricks on the other, such as classic digital phasers, reverse-tape and clickless real-time routing options. This is 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.

Available within the Dub Machines Bundle

Features

  • An Echo section with three combinable virtual tape heads, two different reverse delay effects and a hold mode for immediate 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’ flavours
  • 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

Mac:

  • 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:

  • 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

11. H3000 Band Delays

by Eventide

H3000 Band Delays

Bolster Your Imagination

Imagine if you could take any sound, separate it by frequency bands, change the filter type, and then individually process those bands with delays. The H3000 Band Delays plug-in is derived from the H3000 Harmonizer® studio processor. This unique plug-in is capable of everything from standard delays and filtering to stereo-widening and killer rhythmic effects.

Just feed it any instrument or vocal and instantly manipulate up to 8 voices by frequency, resonance, filter type, delay time, volume and panning. Then easily build complex movement using the H3000 Function Generator.

Want More?

With the H3000 Band Delays you can play an effect like an instrument.  Every parameter can be automated or manipulated in real-time via MIDI. Play filter with a keyboard controller to get not only rhythmic but also musical results.

Features

  • 8 voices, each of which can be altered by frequency, resonance, filter type, delay time, volume and panning.
  • Filters assignable as bandpass, low pass, high pass, all pass, or notch filter
  • Assign the H3000 Function Generator to several parameters to create movement and bring life to drums and stringed instruments.
  • Beat grid gives a visual representation for creating unique rhythms from your sound.
  • Route a MIDI keyboard to the plugin to play the filters as musical notes.
  • Includes presets from original H3000 hardware in addition to many new inspiring choices.
  • MixLock keeps the wet/dry mix of the effect static as you scroll through presets or user-defined snapshots

Countless Applications

Producers

Create momentum and bring new life to drums and stringed instruments. Excellent for unique vocal delay effects that don’t fill up the mix. You can add new rhythmic textures to guitars and other instruments. Play the filters as chords in the key of the song to elevate the melody with complex harmonics.

Sound Designers

Use the function generator to create timed rhythmic delays that sync to tempo. Build complex textures to evoke everything from ethereal to haunting moods. Create wholly unheard of sonic landscapes using multiple filters and delays at once.

Remixers

Morph existing melodies with new vibrant motion. Add flavor to drums with previously unheard rhythms. Play the effect in real-time.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit

MAC

  • macOS 10.7+ (64-bit only)

Formats:

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit,
  • VST2 64-bit

Notes:

  • We test our desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • New 32-bit macOS installers are no longer being made for this product.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software – only a FREE iLok account/Manager is required for authorisation of this software.

12. Colour Copy

by u-he

Colour Copy

Colour Copy: A Bucketful of Delay

A virtual analog effect inspired by classic bucket-brigade delays (BBD) but extended with modern features. We called our new baby “Colour Copy” because it can deliver the kind of colouration people still love in classic BBD units, but with a wider variety of colours. Colour Copy started life as the little delay unit called “Lyrebird” we built into Repro-1, but the sound was too good not to be developed further and become an fx plug-in.

Colour Copy in the spotlight…

  • BBD-style analog delay, for the smoothest possible pitch effects
  • Unique colour morphing, with saturation for non-linear effects such as distortion / resonance
  • 1ms to 1s or host-synched time base, scaled via rate control from 25% to 400%
  • Dynamic ducking via envelope follower, with an option that preserves the initial delay
  • LFO (with dynamic frequency and depth) can modulate rate, tap position or amplitude.
  • Midi note tracking and Freeze button (infinite loop) for wildest experimental effects
  • Powerful preset browser with tag and/or text search functions
  • Independent input and feedback routing options allow all possible stereo or mono combinations
  • 100 factory presets, nks-compatible
  • UI instantly resizable from 70% to 200%
  • Custom remote control via midi cc, 14-bit resolution option

In most digital delays the delay time alters the size of the buffer. If you quickly modulate or sweep the delay time on a typical digital unit, unmusical glitches propagate through the feedback as the buffer is shortened or lengthened. Like a real BBD, Colour Copy changes the internal sample rate instead (i.e. how fast the “buckets” pass on their content), and this is why Colour Copy is smooth with a capital SMOO!

Features

Colours

During development we soon realized that we could capture the essence of the entire range of classic bucket brigade delays – from the low-range rumbling, slowly evolving delays to the highly resonant, screaming characters. A single knob lets you continuously blend between the five finely-tuned “colour” macros. The differences may be subtle, but each one is rich in detail. In addition to obvious differences in frequency bandwidth, each comes with its own noise and dynamic characteristics, frequency loss over time, and several other qualities. The Saturation knob controls how prominent or subtle those characteristics should be, in case you want to dial back the colouration to better fit in the mix. Finally, a Brightness knob lets you adjust the bandwidth.

Flexibility

Colour Copy is capable of a huge variety of different delay-based effects. With delay times ranging from under a millisecond to several seconds, you can create anything from comb-filter and flange/chorus effects to regular ping-pong delays and longer “looper” effects. The routing options let you mix or swap the input and feedback signals independently or even invert the feedback phase for various phase cancellation effects when delay times are set very short. Additionally, unlike hardware BBD units, Colour Copy’s left and right output “taps” can be placed anywhere along the delay lines. This feature lets you move echos independently “forward in time” for e.g. ping-pong or “rushing” delays as well as various stereo chorus or flanger effects. You never knew you’d want three different ways to create a ping-pong effect!

Animation

Colour Copy comes with a stereo LFO that can be used to modulate either the delay rate, the tap positions or the delay amplitude. With a range of 0.05Hz to 20Hz (as times: 20s to 50ms) the LFO can create chorus, vibrato and tremolo effects. Crank up the modulation depth for deep pitch-shifting. An envelope follow signal derived from the input signal can be used to modulate the LFO frequency and depth, adding realtime dynamics to the effects.

Colour Copy comes with the obligatory ducking compressor, but with a unique twist: You can select whether to duck the entire delay output or just the feedback signal. This latter option leaves the very first delay unaffected, preserving the overall stereo “space” while preventing the sonic mayhem that high regeneration often causes.

Performance Control

Some people like to perform on their bbd hardware, pitching the regeneration up and down by twisting the rate knob. We took Colour Copy a step further in this direction by adding a pair of creative features: Firstly, a freeze button that loops the contents of the delay buffer for as long as you like. Secondly, midi key control so that you can play Colour Copy like a mono synth – each octave up doubles the delay rate.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.7 or newer
  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Linux
  • 1gb ram, more recommended
  • 50mb free disk space
  • 1000 × 600 or larger display
  • Modern cpu (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)
  • Host software

Formats

Colour Copy is not a standalone product, it requires host software. Colour Copy is compatible with nearly all daws.

Available as Audio Units (AU), VST2, VST3, AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7 or later) NKS, plug-ins with 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Colour Copy supports Native Instruments’ nks format and is compatible with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.


13. Ohmboyz

by OhmForce

Ohmboyz

More than a simple delay endowed with a variety of features, OhmBoyz is almost an instrument in its own right. For sure, it’s an advanced stereo multitap delay, but it also has complex resonant filters, distortion high shelf and a total of 39 LFOs. Somewhat legendary, it remains one of Ohm Force’s bestsellers.

Any Delay you Want

4 independent taps of predelay ranging from ping pong and chorus to reverse beat. Each has its own level, stereo balance and times control, whether in milliseconds or in note increments synchronized to tempo, from 1/64 to 4 beats injecting into 2 cross-feedback delay lines… and that’s only the delay part!

Hybrid Monster

Despite the qualification of multi-tap delay, OhmBoyz’s real nature is far more complex. After passing the stereo delay processing step, the audio signal will go through two complete resonant filters, distortion and high shelf. Then add in the fact that most parameters have their own dedicated LFOs…

Creative Sound Destruction

In terms of sound, the range of possibilities offered by OhmBoyz is unlimited, just as the impressive list of specs should lead you to expect. On drums, keyboards, or any other instrument, you can achieve highly precise delays, just like endless feedback-ridden echoes degenerating into chaotic mayhem.

Full MIDI Integration

Thanks to auto-bind, you can control any parameter – LFO, filter, distortion, etc. – via MIDI. Morph between presets to produce surprising transition effects. Already a great tool for home studios and professional studios, OhmBoyz is designed to change your live experience too.

Two Skins, Two Paths to the Force

Ohm Force plugins come with two skins: the classic one gives you all the controls in a neat, old school analogue rack-like interface. It’s a good point to start learning and get familiar with the plugin’s capabilities. The other one, called ‘funky’, embodies the true spirit of Ohm Force.

See for yourself!

System Requirements

Mac (32/64-bit)

  • Audio Units (AU)
  • VST
  • AAX / RTAS (Pro Tools)

Windows (32/64-bit)

  • VST
  • AAX / RTAS (Pro Tools)

Please note: Our RTAS formats for Pro Tools have been reported as presenting certain issues in Pro Tools 10. We therefore recommend that you test the available Trial versions before purchasing, in order to check their compatibility on your system.


14. Diffuse

by Surreal Machines

Diffuse

Diffuse is an analog/digital hybrid – an analog-modelled delay fused with a classic reverb design used in early digital units.

In Diffuse you get more than the best of both worlds – you can morph between delays and reverbs, and find all kinds of fantastical sounds in between the two. You’ll also find plenty of nonlinearities and smooth tape-style delay changes.

Diffuse gives you complete control over smearing, echoes and damping in the most intuitive ways possible.

Available within the Dub Machines Bundle

System Requirements

Mac:

  • 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:

  • 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

15. Tekturon

by D16 Group

Tekturon

Enter the Delay Matrix

Tekturon is a multitap-delay effect with 16 independent, high-quality delay lines. What really sets it apart from other, similar products, however, is the way it’s controlled and the unique topology into which the taps are arranged: The Delay Matrix. In fact, Tekuron can’t be thought of as a tap-delay effect in the strictest sense, but more of a sequence of taps equally delayed from each other, whereby working with the plugin strongly resembles using a step sequencer. This rather unusual design should give your creativity just the kick it needs!

Inspired by Ergonomics

Each and every aspect of the plugin’s workflow is presented in a visually clear and intuitive way, allowing for quick and precise control of every facet of the device, as well as the ability to easily tame all 16 delay lines it contains with global controls. The ability to visually grasp the entire layout with minimal effort allows you to achieve even the most complex results with extraordinary speed.

Fully-Featured Delay Lines

Despite the imposed, fixed topology, each of the 16 delay lines has its own independent set of parameters providing complete control over:

  • Delay loop
  • Panning
  • Stereo spread
  • Post-tap multi-mode filter

Despite its superficially simple appearance, in the right hands, Tekturon can be a very powerful production tool, indeed!

Quick-Access Mute Buttons

You’ll certainly appreciate these for live performance situations, among others: conveniently placed, always accessible, and MIDI-assignable mute buttons for selectively suppressing individual delay lines. Invigorate your arrangements, bring some life to your production, and have fun!

Two-Tiered Control

Tekturon provides the ability to control some aspects of the processing globally (adjusting parameters of all 16 delay lines at once) or locally (individually per delay line), thus making it possible to exert both fine-grained and convenient, ‘one-knob’ control over your performance!

Features

  • 16 delay lines arranged in a sequence of taps equally delayed from each other
  • Quick-access Mute buttons for selectively suppressing lines’ outputs
  • Globally controlled (all 16 delay lines at once):
    • Time Grid – The delay between subsequent taps and base delay time for all 16 feedback loops:
    • Optional host tempo synchronization
    • Feedback base value
    • Shuffle (swing)
    • Master filter’s settings
  • Locally (per delay line):
    • Feedback relative to base value
    • Delay time as multiple of Time grid
    • Local filter’s settings
    • Stereo Panorama
    • Stereo Spread
    • Output volume with level indication

Other Key Features:

  • Ultra-low digital aliasing output
  • Tag-based preset browser
  • MIDI-learn functionality
  • 64-bit internal processing

System Requirements

Windows PC

  • OS version Win 7, Win 8, Win 10
  • CPU 2.0 Ghz with SSE (Multicore system 2.4 Ghz recommended)
  • RAM 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Mac OS X

  • OS version 10.7 and later
  • CPU Intel based 2.0 Ghz (2.4 Ghz recommended)
  • RAM 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
  • Software AU / VST / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Please note: This is not a standalone program – a host application (DAW) is required to use it.


16. RP Delay

by Rob Papen

RP Delay

Delay insanity. reverser, 6 lines, 8 filters, 4 LFOs & more

The perfect accompaniment to RP-Verb, this latest effects plug-in from Rob Papen includes numerous new features that will transform the way you mix your music – whether it be electro dance vocals or acoustic orchestral instruments.

RP-Delay is a unique delay with a particular focus on some very special features, including brand new FX routing! To explain, the sound reverser can reverse the input, while simultaneously reversing one of the delay lines. The reverse sound can also be triggered via a midi keyboard, generating totally new sounds, and sending them into the reverser with its own filter and distortion!

RP-Delay allows users to have 6 delay lines with 8 active multi-mode filters all operating at once in each of several delay models. In addition to the basic delay models like a simple mono delay and a stereo delay, Rob Papen has included a tape-sound delay allowing users to change tape length without any clicks. The delays, filters, and reverser can all be modulated by the built-in modulators. There are 4 modulation sequencers, 4 LFOs, and 4 envelopes, complete with several trigger options!

There are many other new features and options for you to discover which aren´t mentioned here, so go ahead, take the plunge, and dig into the brand new experience of RP-Delay with the FREE demo version, available to download.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10 (32 & 64 bits)

Formats:

  • VST
  • AAX (Note: PC AAX for PT 12 or higher)

Mac

  • OS-X 10.9 – 10.15 (64 bits only)

Formats:

  • AU
  • VST
  • AAX

Notes:

  • Serial/licence system with activation whilst registering the product
  • 2nd serial for a secondary computer/laptop is available after you have registered the product’s original serial/license.

17. Echobode

by Sonic Charge

Echobode

Echobode is a delay effect with a frequency shifter placed inside the feedback loop. The frequency shifter algorithm is inspired by the classic Bode Frequency Shifter (named after its inventor Harald Bode). The difference between a frequency shifter and a pitch shifter is that it shifts the audio spectrum linearly. E.g. an overtone series of 100, 200, 300 Hz can be shifted by 50 Hz to 150, 250, 350 Hz, making the overtones inharmonic. This effect in itself is great for creating metallic bell timbres, but putting it inside a delayed feedback loop opens up many other possibilities.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP or later
  • 2GHz Pentium IV or better
  • VST 2.4
  • 32/64-bit

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • VST 2.4
  • Audio Unit 2
  • 32/64-bit

18. Replicant 2

by Audio Damage

Replicant 2

One of the original buffer effects, and still one of the best. Version 2 adds the Stutter effect, for further divisions of the loop. It’s like glitch-ception! From a simple delay or panning effect, on up to massive random beat mangling, Replicant is a capable plugin well in line with today’s electronic music styles. Stuttering buffers and filter drops are easy to program, and the comprehensive randomization features give it a mind of its own if so desired. If you’re looking to add some chance to your production, you’ve come to the right place! 

Features

  • Tempo-based delay and looping effects, from 1/128th note to an entire measure. 
  • Stutter adds further subdivisions, down to a 1/16384th note (otherwise known as a “tone”.) 
  • Seven independant randomization controls, for subtle changes or extreme aleatoric madness, including a global randomize button.
  • Our unique “Hold” feature, to store a random sequence you like.
  • Resonant low-pass and high-pass filters that change over time.
  • Pan position that changes over time.
  • Two separate direction modes, for entire events or individual repeats, with randomization.
  • MIDI Note or front panel triggering of loop events for live playing of effects. 

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 8 or newer and a 32-bit or 64-bit DAW.
  • VST 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit
  • AAX 64-bit

Mac

  • 10.8 or newer and a 64-bit DAW. 
  • VST 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit
  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • AudioUnit 32/64-bit

19. Singularity

by Sinevibes

Singularity

Important note: This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) and will not function on PC computers.

Singularity is a delay effect unlike any other. It starts with a tempo-synchronised feedback delay line capable of true stereo panning, and its tail is then sent into three extremely capable effect units connected in series. Each of these processors includes a rich selection of different algorithms: from filters, phasers and choruses to digital- and analog-style distortion, frequency shifter and granulator. In addition to all this, Singularity has four modulation generators for parameter animation – all of which lets you create extremely sophisticated, out-of-this-world delay and echo effects.

As always with Sinevibes plugins, Singularity’s user interface is built using high-contrast, colour-coded elements with lively animations and efficient rendering. Delay, effects and modulators feature interactive graphics which let you understand what’s going on just after a quick glance. Together with thoroughly calibrated parameters with realtime smoothing, Singularity is a bliss to operate in any environment – and in any mood.

Features

  • Feedback delay line with tempo-synchronised time and true stereo panning
  • Three independent effect processors with a total of 22 different algorithms and variations: low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-stop filters, 8-stage and 16-stage phaser, barber-pole phaser, decimator, analog drive, circuit-bent filter, frequency shifter, comb filter, 1-voice and 3-voice chorus, granulator
  • Four modulation generators each with 8 waveforms and adjustable periodic chaos
  • Advanced transport sync algorithm with support for tempo and time signature automation

System Requirements

  • Supports OS X 10.6 or later, running on 32 or 64-bit Intel Macs
  • Works with any application that supports Audio Unit (AU) effect plugins
  • Supports Retina screen resolution

Compatibility

Hologram works with Logic, GarageBand, Live, MainStage, ReNoise, Reaper, Studio One, Digital Performer, Tracktion and other software that supports Audio Unit effect plugins. It comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.

Important Notes: 

  • This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) 
  • An Audio Units (AU) compatible DAW is also required to run this software
  • This software will not function on PC computers

20. Dispersion

by Sinevibes

Dispersion

Important note: This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) and will not function on PC computers.

Dispersion is a unique delay modeling processor. Via a special formula developed at Sinevibes, it configures multiple delay lines so that their times are spread in a non-linear fashion – but always summing up to a defined rhythmical duration. As a result, this delay network sounds like a natural phenomenon, yet with its timing precisely synchronized to the beat. Featuring multiple feedback tail shaping and modulation options, Dispersion is not only capable of doing “bouncing ball delay” effects, but also scattering reflections, shuffle delays, stereo-widening choruses and grainy reverbs.

As always in a Sinevibes product, this plugin includes a color-coded user interface with a clean and simple layout. It has good contrast and highly legible typography that work well in both studio and outdoor lighting. Plus, thanks to its animated elements, Dispersion always brings a touch of fun and enjoyment to your workflow.

Features

Sound Engine:

  • Up to 16 connected delay lines with non-linear time spread formula
  • Variable feedback with gradual and stepped fade modes
  • Variable low-frequency and high-frequency feedback damping
  • Adjustable delay time modulation with stereo phase offset

Graphic Interface:

  • Color-coded control elements with animated transitions between settings
  • Fully hardware-accelerated rendering with support for Retina screen resolution

System Requirements

  • Supports OS X 10.6 or later, running on 32 or 64-bit Intel Macs
  • Works with any application that supports Audio Unit (AU) effect plugins

Important Notes: 

  • This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) 
  • An Audio Units (AU) compatible DAW is also required to run this software
  • This software will not function on PC computers

21. Droplet

by Sinevibes

Droplet

Important note: This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) and will not function on PC computers.

Droplet is a plugin for modeling “raindrop delay” effects. It is based on a chain of 24 randomized delay lines, specially configured to produce a sound similar to drops of rain or small particles falling onto a surface. This delay chain features variable frequency damping, time modulation with original phase-flipped routing, as well as chaotic stereo panning, all of which lets Droplet go much beyond the actual raindrop delay – and into granular clouds, dreamy spaces and lush chorused reverbs. Since the parameters are randomized each time a Droplet instance is created, just as any natural process it will never sound exactly the same – even the same preset on two different tracks in the same project will sound different.

Features

Sound Engine:

  • Chain of feedback delay lines with 24 “drops” and high-quality spline interpolation.
  • Variable delay time and stereo pan randomization per drop.
  • Feedback damping filter with low-pass and high-pass modes.
  • Sine oscillator for delay time modulation with unique phase-flipped routing.

Graphic Interface:

  • Color-coded graphics with subtle animations.
  • Fully hardware-accelerated rendering with support for retina screen resolution.

System Requirements

  • Supports OS X 10.6 or later, running on 32 or 64-bit Intel Macs
  • Works with any application that supports Audio Unit (AU) effect plugins

Important Notes: 

  • This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) 
  • An Audio Units (AU) compatible DAW is also required to run this software
  • This software will not function on PC computers

22. EC-300 Echo Collection Native

by McDSP

EC-300 Echo Collection Native

Please Note: This product is the Native version. You can purchase the HD version HERE.

The EC-300 Echo Collection brings the sounds of dozens of echo and chorus effects into a single plug-in.  The three delay types – Magnetic, Digital, and Analog – come with a generous collection of user controls, plenty of character modes, highly stylized visual feedback, and McDSP’s nearly two decades of gear modeling experience. 

Each EC-300 delay type comes with additional character modes to create new and unique sounds. Other delay features include adjustable saturation, wow and flutter, delay output ducking, in-loop filtering and EQ, and level control at the input and output stages. The EC-300 can operate in single, dual, and ping-pong modes, and delay time can be synced to session playback or to a tapped tempo.

Features

  • Three delay types – Magnetic, Digital, and Analog
  • Wide variety of character modes per delay tape
  • Saturation, Wow, Flutter, Ducking, and other delay features
  • Single, dual, and ping-pong delay operation
  • Tap tempo and session sync
  • Over 75 SIMs (Synthetic Impulse Models) included
  • Mono, stereo, and mono-to-stereo versions

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 (or higher)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 (or higher)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


23. PSP 85

by PSP Audioware

PSP 85

PSP 85 is the product of our eternal fascination with the endless possibilities offered by variable sample rate delay lines. PSP 85 benefits from aggressive algorithm optimization and adds numerous significant new features while retaining full preset and bank compatibility with our renowned PSP 84 delay. The plug-in comes with sixty wild and twisted new presets designed to highlight its exciting new attributes, in addition to a supplementary bank containing more ‘bread and butter’ PSP 84 factory programs.

Features:

  • Predelay for creating complex rhythmic patterns
  • Delay line output panning
  • Delay gating offering extended control over number of echoes and their level
  • Automatic ducking (with auxiliary sidechain input option), the invaluable tool helping to preserve sound clarity by attenuating superfluous echoes that would have been otherwise masked by hot input signal
  • Filter resonance modulation
  • LFO song position synchronization for repeatable playback results
  • Input muting allowing to connect the delay lines in series when used on mono tracks
  • 64 bit audio stream support (only refers to VST format)
  • Continuous control over delay time with little harmonic distortion thanks to real-time multipoint resamplers
  • Modulation signal generator consisting of LFO with five click-free waveforms and an envelope follower
  • 12dB/oct filter with adjustable cutoff and resonance as well as saturation
  • Flexible filter routing capabilities,
  • Vintage reverberation module for faithful simulation of spring and plate reverb characteristics
  • Edge-filtering of abrupt parameter changes for smooth and click-free operation
  • Support for sampling rates of up to 192kHz
  • MIDI and VST automation of all parameters.

Due to technical limitations the PSP 85 is available in the non ilok version only.

System Requirements

PC:

VST:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • VST 2.4 compatible application

RTAS:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)

AAX:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • Pro Tools 10 or Pro Tools 11 (or later)

Mac OS X:

Audio Unit:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit host application capable of running AudioUnit plug-ins with Cocoa view

VST:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit VST 2.4 compatible host application

RTAS:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)

AAX:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 or later
  • Pro Tools 11 or later

*If you are using an older operating system please contact us to get access to previous versions of the product compatible with earlier systems.


24. Echorec

by Pulsar Audio

Echorec

The Pulsar Echorec is a software emulation of the iconic echo/delay unit of the same name produced by the Italian brand Binson in the 1960s.

The sound of this magnetic disk delay differs from the tape delays used at the time and has largely contributed to the audio signature of many 70s bands: Pink Floyd, The Shadows, Jimmy Page etc.

The Best Software Emulation of the Binson Echorec 2

Vintage Echorec devices are known for their saturation, self-oscillation, and over-sound, all shaping the music produced in the 70s. They are also, however, known to be fragile and difficult to maintain.

The Pulsar Echorec plugin gives you a faithful emulation of this legendary echo unit; furthermore, many workflow improvements have been added to the original, such as the ability to change the motor speed (and so the delay time) in real-time or to sync it to any tempo, including a tapped tempo.

Three different units, in different conditions, have also been precisely modelled, to have all sounds from the cleanest magnetic delay, to the most grunge.

These additions and the signature sound of the Binson Echorec 2 make this echo a must-have tool for any mixer who wants to add the subtle analogue life, which is sorely lacking in digital delay plugins.

Main Features

Authentic Tube Sound

The exact sound of the all-tube input section of the Binson Echorec has been precisely replicated. Special attention was paid to the modelling of pre-emphasis filters.

Magnetic Field Recreation

Any sound going through a magnetic device is modified in a particular way. Complex processes in the Echorec disk involving magnetic saturation and hysteresis have been precisely modelled.

Stereo Drift

As an improvement to the original hardware design, Pulsar added the possibility of slightly detuning the left and right channels. The result is a large stereo echo with precisely placed repetitions.

Creative Modulations

Sound engineers always have their tricks. One of the coolest with the Echorec is the ability to slow the disk down with a finger, resulting in creative pitch modulation or wow and flutter effects on the delayed signal.

Three States of Wear

Any Binson unit found nowadays has travelled 50 years through time. Some are in mint condition, and some are used. During their measurements, Pulsar found that each unit had a special colour, and some are really nice independently from the unit condition. So they selected the three units they liked the most.

Off Mode

Some effects just sound incredibly good, even when they’re not supposed to affect the sound at all. The Binson Echorec is one of these. So they carefully designed an Off mode that reproduces the colour and grit of the delayed signal, without any delay.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Operating System: Windows 7 with SP1 (64-bit) / Windows 8.1 (64-bit) / Windows 10 (64-bit)​
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon or AMD Quad-Core minimum
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM & 1 GB free disk space​
  • GPU: OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​
  • Monitor: Minimum 1024×768 Resolution (recommended 1920×1080) & 60 Hz Refresh rate

Compatible Plugin Formats (32 & 64-bit):

  • AAX Native 
  • VST 2.4
  • VST 3

Mac

  • Operating System: 10.7 – 10.15 (64-bit only)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM & 1 GB free disk space​
  • GPU: OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​
  • Monitor: Minimum 1024×768 Resolution (recommended 1920×1080) & 60 Hz Refresh rate

Compatible Plugin Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • Audio Unit
  • VST 2.4
  • VST 3

Activation:

Please note: 

  • This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.
  • The Mac version of this software is 64-bit only and will not function on 32-bit systems!

25. PSP stompDelay

by PSP Audioware

PSP stompDelay

PSP stompDelay is a creative delay plug-in (VST, AAX and RTAS for Windows; AudioUnit, VST, AAX and RTAS for Mac OSX) designed to provide a wide range of sounds from lush analog tape delays through vibrant loops, classic ping-pong to scratchy pitch shifts. It features both traditional delay effects and a looper when in “infinite operation mode” (called Infinity mode) that offers continuous tap tempo, as well as accurate tape simulation, including simulating the volume drop that occurs when fast forwarding or cueing the tape.

System Requirements

In order  to run a plug-in in 30 day demo mode  or activate the plug-in, you need an iLok user ID which you can create for free at https://www.ilok.com/, and you need to install the free iLok License Manager application. A hardware USB iLok dongle is NOT required, however it is optional.

PC:

VST:

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • VST 2.4 compatible application
  • Up to date (at least version 3.1.3) iLok License Manager application installed

RTAS:

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)
  • Up to date (at least version 3.1.3) iLok License Manager application installed

AAX:

  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Pro Tools 10, 11, 12 (or later)
  • Up to date (at least version 3.1.3) iLok License Manager application installed

Mac OS X:

Audio Unit:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 – 10.12 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit host application capable of running AudioUnit plug-ins with Cocoa view
  • Up to date (at least version 3.1.3) iLok License Manager application installed

VST:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 – 10.12 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit VST 2.4 compatible host application
  • Up to date (at least version 3.1.3) iLok License Manager application installed

RTAS:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 – 10.12 or later
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)
  • Up to date (at least version 3.1.3) iLok License Manager application installed

AAX:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 – 10.12 or later
  • Pro Tools 10,11,12 or later
  • Up to date (at least version 3.1.3) iLok License Manager application installed

26. FabFilter Timeless 2

by FabFilter

FabFilter Timeless 2

Ultimate Sound-Mangling

FabFilter Timeless 2 is not only a perfectly modelled classic tape delay. Its unique high-quality filters and many creative options turn it into the ultimate sound-mangling machine! Create echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, scratch effects and much more.

High-Quality Filtering and Feedback

The delay signal is fed to two high-quality multimode filters, and then routed back to the delays with adjustable feedback and cross-feedback knobs. Per-channel phase inversion is provided to create jaw-dropping flanger and phasing effects.

Easy Drag-and-Drop Modulation

With all the XLFOs, EGs, XY controllers, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need, Timeless 2 offers practically unlimited modulation possibilities. Creating new modulation connections could not be easier: just drag and drop.

FabFilter Goodies

Finally, you get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, extensive help with interactive help hints, AltiVec and SSE optimization, and much more!

Key Features

  • Two delay lines (5 ms to 5 sec) with host tempo sync and panning
  • Feedback, cross-feedback and phase inversion
  • Tape delay or time-stretching behavior when changing the delay time
  • Mid/side processing
  • Freeze buffer option
  • Over 300 presetsTap feature
  • Two state-of-the-art multimode filters with filter panning and 11 characteristics
  • Interactive filter display
  • Revolutionary interface, using our innovative what-you-use-is-what-you-see concept
  • GPU-powered graphics acceleration
  • Normal and wide interface layouts, with an option to show or hide the modulation section at the bottom
  • Endless modulation options, with all the 16-step XLFOs, XY controllers, envelope generators, envelope followers and MIDI sources you will ever need
  • Easy drag-and-drop modulation with 24-slot modulation matrix
  • Modulation source signal visualization
  • Interactive MIDI Learn
  • Unique per-component presets
  • Smart Parameter Interpolation
  • Extensive help file with interactive help hints
  • Undo, redo and A/B switch features
  • Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)

System Requirements

Windows:

  • 32-bit: Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP
  • 64-bit: Windows 8, 7 or Vista (x64)
  • VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools

Mac OS X

  • 32-bit: OS X 10.5 or higher
  • 64-bit: OS X 10.6 or higher
  • AU or VST 2/3 host or Pro Tools
  • Intel processor

Plug-In Formats:

  • All FabFilter plug-ins are available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)

27. Dubstation 2

by Audio Damage

The Original Dub Delay Plugin

Audio Damage’s painstakingly modelled bucket-brigade delay has been the go-to plugin for that sound for over a decade, used in thousands of commercial productions, and with good reason. Dubstation’s intuitive topology brings the mojo of yesteryears hardware delays to your DAW.

Dubstation 2 takes our most popular product and adds a whole raft of new features. With the addition of LFO and saturation controls, Dubstation 2 now fully emulates a vintage bucket-brigade delay, and the new dual-mode for separate control over the left and right delay times and ping-pong make it a Swiss Army knife for delay effects.

Double Up

What’s better than one delay line? Two! And for that very reason, Dubstation 2 introduces dual-mode, exposing separate delay time controls for its left and right channels as well as ping-pong mode for tried-and-true cross-feedback effects making your delays alternate between channels.

Degrade

Dubstation 2 features analogue-style saturation as well as low- and high-cut filters inviting you to shape its sound from fuzzy-warm to spiky-bright. True to its bucket-brigade roots, the plugin’s spectral character changes with increasing delay times. Whether you’re looking to add some old-school warmth to your downtempo production or wreak feedback havoc at your next live gig – we got you covered!

Modulate

Get things moving with Dubstation’s delay-time modulation. Use the integrated Low-Frequently Oscillator to Introduce subtle chorusing, doubling effects or chirpy pitch sweeps – made possible by Dubstation’s emulation of vintage delay hardware.

Loop

As if Dubstation didn’t give you enough ways to repeat audio, engaging its ‘loop’ switch turns the plugin turns into a squeaky clean digital looper that won’t degrade your signal. Missing some of that dirt?  Tweak the filter and saturation controls to find that sweet spot for your next one-person jam session – or leave your audience with a little something for their way out of the venue.

Features

  • Classic Delay Algorithm: Dubstation 2 features Audio Damage’s renowned model of bucket-brigade delay circuits, a faithful digital recreation of vintage hardware.
  • Time Controls: The user can switch between two delay time ranges, encompassing 4 to 2000 milliseconds. Frequency-response characteristics vary with delay time – a fundamental aspect of the sonic personality of analog bucket-brigade delay circuits.
  • Low-Frequency Oscillator: Delay time can be periodically altered with an LFO, producing changes in both the time between delayed signals and their apparent pitch.
  • Filters: Low-cut and high-cut filters with user-controlled cutoff frequencies in the delay path offer a wide range of timbres
  • Saturation: Analogue-style saturation with an amount of control allowing for distortion from the subtle to the extreme.
  • Feedback: User-controllable feedback ranging from almost none to full feedback of the delayed signal back into the delay lines’ inputs.
  • Loop Mode: Causes Dubstation to endlessly play the audio currently in its delay line without alteration. Filter and saturation effects are applied to the output signal in Loop Mode.
  • Reverse Mode: The Reverse switch makes Dubstation reverse the current contents of its delay memory and the direction in which it records.
  • Mix control: Blend of the processed and the dry input signal.
  • Gain Staging Controls: Input and output gain controls ranging from -80dB to +3dB.
  • Cross-Platform Preset Format: Dubstation 2 utilizes an XML-based preset manager. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell.
  • Fully Resizable Hi-Dpi/Retina GUI: Dubstation 2’s vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic, and displays the same on every system and resolution. Easily resize the UI (per instance) to match your visual needs, from postage stamp to poster-sized.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 8 .1 or newer and a 32-bit or 64-bit DAW.
  • VST 32/64-bit
  • VST3 32/64-bit
  • AAX 64-bit

Mac

  • 10.9 Mavericks or newer and a 64-bit DAW. 
  • VST 64-bit
  • VST3 64-bit
  • AAX 64-bit
  • AudioUnit 64-bit

VST 64-bit: Ubuntu 18 or later; Linux builds are currently only experimental with limited support.


28. Permut8

by Sonic Charge

Permut8

Permut8 is an effect plug-in that embraces the sounds of primitive digital signal processing hardware. It is programmable to produce a wide range of effects from traditional delays and flangers to beat-repeaters, bit-crushers and yet unheard of circuit bent madness. At its core is a 12-bit digital delay with variable sample rate from 0 to 352 khz. The delay is controlled by a programmable processor with an assortment of operators, allowing you to create almost any type of effect you can imagine and many more that you can’t. The input and output stages offers virtual analog components for saturation, limiting and filtering. The output can be fed back into the input to create echoes, comb-filter effects and never-ending chaos.

With Permut8 we have made a serious effort to make a plug-in that feels and sounds like a piece of physical digital hardware and not like your typical software effect. Permut8 can make aliasing noises that would make any Commodore 64 green of envy, but its aliasing is different from what you normally encounter in software DSP. For example, it is unrelated to the host sample rate and you can tune it exactly with the “clock frequency” knob. Furthermore, the components that should not alias, e.g. the “analog” saturation, employ heavy-duty anti-aliasing and oversampling techniques to avoid doing so. Permut8 has got just the right dose of hiss, hum, distortion and unpredictability to make it come alive without sacrificing fidelity when you don’t want to.

The Permut8 user-interface might seem a bit intimidating at first. Make no mistake, this is complex machinery at work, but it is also a product that is designed for experimentation and happy accidents. The best way to learn the plug-in is probably to dive right in and start flipping those switches at random and then reading the reference section in this manual or turn to the built-in “Popup Help” for a better understanding of what is actually going on. On your journey to master this product we are sure you will encountered many unexpected and rewarding results.

System Requirements

  • A host that supports 32 or 64-bit VST 2.4 or AudioUnit 2 plug-ins
  • Microsoft Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • 2GHz Pentium IV or equivalent
  • 20MB of free disk space

29. Precision Time Align

by Eventide

Precision Time Align

Precision Time Align is a high precision sub-sample delay that can slide a track forward or backwards in time. It will help you get perfectly synchronized double-tracked recordings completely eliminating timing anomalies and phase issues from your mix, especially on multi-miked drums, vocals and instruments.

Blowout Comb

Precision Time Align allows for synchronizing signals to microsecond accuracy, up to 1/64th of a sample. Recording drums, an electric guitar cabinet or vocals with more than one mic can be challenging. While the sound recorded from each microphone might sound good on its own, mixing them together can introduce phase anomalies like comb filtering (phased, hollow sound) or low-frequency attenuation. Editing in your D.A.W. can help with time-alignment on a sample level, but Precision Time Align is 64x more efficient.

Features

Whether you wish to combine multiple tracks of a single instrument, compensate for phasing from different mics on a kick drum, or align audio segments for a tracking-only session, Precision Time Align is ideal for these critical engineering tasks.

  • Synchronize signals to microsecond accuracy, up to 1/64th of a sample.
  • Phase Invert button fixes mirror-image acoustical phasing.
  • Precise Coarse and Fine controls optimize time shift in recordings.
  • Perform negative delays, moving the track up in time relative to other tracks in the recording.
  • Four different methods for calibrating the signal to achieve perfect signal matching.
  • Precision Time Delay also included for use with D.A.W.s lacking delay compensation.
  • Much faster and more accurate workflow than trying to manually align in your D.A.W.

System Requirements

PC

  • Windows 7+ (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX 32/64-bit
  • VST2 32/64-bit

MAC

  • macOS 10.7+ (64-bit only)

Formats:

  • AAX 64-bit
  • AU 64-bit,
  • VST2 64-bit

Notes:

  • We test our desktop plugins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One. However, our plugins should work with any compatible host.
  • New 32-bit macOS installers are no longer being made for this product.
  • No iLok dongle is required to run this software – only a FREE iLok account/Manager is required for authorisation of this software.

30. MDelayMB

by MeldaProduction

MDelayMB

MDelayMB is a powerful multiband delay featuring 2 synchronizable taps per band, each with 3 different delay algorithms. Up to 6 bands along with 4 global modulators provide more than you could ever imagine with standard delays.

Features

  • Dual user interface – the plugin is not only extremely versatile, but also quick and easy-to-use thanks to 2 graphical user interfaces. First there is a simple default one with several predefined modes, but just a few controls, which lets you start quickly and easily without any knowledge. All you need to do is choose what you want and use a few knobs. And the plugins also has an advanced mode, which provides all the extreme features the plugin offers.
  • 1-6 fully configurable independent bands built on 3 perfectly transparent crossover algorithms (analog, linear-phase and hybrid) with fully adjustable limits and input gains. Includes peak meters for all bands and the master.
  • Continuously adjustable oscillator shape – every oscillator in our plugins is defined by a mix of predefined oscillator shapes, custom waveforms edited using our MeldaProduction Envelope System (MES), step-sequencer and several methods for algorithmic postprocessing. It is the most advanced approach for defining oscillator shapes.
  • 4 global modulators – in each instance you can have up to 4 fully-featured modulators that can modulate any set of parameters including other modulators! In this way you can make the sound move in time, be less static and more interesting. Each modulator works as LFO, follower, midi/audio triggered ADSR envelopes, a pitch detector or even a combination. 
  • Up to 8 channels surround processing – our plugins can handle not only mono and stereo signals, but also up to 8 channels of surround audio, making them ideal for audio production for movies, games etc. 
  • Full randomization – using a single button you can generate completely new settings. By clicking the button you can walk through the billions of possible settings and find the best one for you! And if that’s too much, you can just hold ctrl and MMultiBandDelay will only slightly modify existing settings.
  • Extremely advanced and easy-to-use user interface – our products are always designed to enhance the workflow. You can easily change all values, fine-tune each control in multiple ways. Easy orientation in a standardized GUI, textual editing and smooth visualization with almost unlimited zooming are standard in all of our plugins. Moreover our plugins are the world first (and still the only ones), which support resizable and stylable GUI’s.
  • Automatic synchronization to host tempo – every oscillator and modulator in the plugin can automatically synchronize to the host providing as natural a sound as possible while not offending other tracks.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn – you can map any parameter to any MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard and control it realtime or record and automate it.
  • Very fast, optimized for SSE and SSE2 processor.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange – using a title button you can save your settings (which are shared on the computer) so you can easily access these in other songs. Moreover all plugins can automatically share your presets and download presets of other users from our servers (if this feature is enabled). We are building a community and you can be a part of it!.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!

64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

31. Tube Delay

by Softube

Tube Delay

A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slap backs, or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

A slightly dark and distorted delay has a way of giving a great sense of space and size to a mix without really drawing attention to itself. So that’s where our Tube Delay gets in the picture.

The controls are quite self explanatory, but it’s the sound that sets Tube Delay apart from any other delay you have tried. The drive knobs add a wonderfully dirty distorsion and the tone controls are just sweet. There’s actually three different tube stages in this model, each adding to the total sound. The tone controls are passive and add further to the distortion. Turn up the feedback while running, and you’ll have the authentic dub echo madness! We of course added the possibility of tempo syncing the delay to your song.

Features:

  • 1-1000 ms delay
  • Sync tempo to host
  • Vintage style passive EQ
  • Gritty feedback feature
  • Tube preamp simulaton

System Requirements:

Version 2.0 of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

All Native Versions:

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 8 or 10
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280×800
  • 1 GB RAM or more, and at least 6 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space)
  • Any VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application
  • Softube/Gobbler account
  • Gobbler application to manage license activation and plug-in downloads
  • Please make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer, but can be downloaded from www.ilok.com
  • Broadband internet access for downloading installer and register licenses

Please Note: 

  • Windows XP and Vista are no longer officially supported
  • All Softube plug-ins support both 32- and 64-bit hosts, although a 64-bit OS is required. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo

AAX DSP version

  • For AAX DSP you need to meet the requirements for the Native version. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card
  • Different plug-ins will have a different load on your HDX card, please see the AAX DSP Supported Instances per DSP card for more information

32. EFEKTOR DL3606 Delay

by Kuassa

EFEKTOR DL3606 Delay

It’s probably one of the most essential effects in audio effect processing, even before it was widely used in music. It all started in the 1940s, where studio engineers utilized multiple tape machines to create repeats of a signal for creative uses. Along with the advancement of technology, this particular kind of effect is still developed continuously with more features, new sounds, and modern routing possibilities. On the other hand, many players still seek classic delay sounds that can be heard on a great number of timeless records.

In the path to complete the line of Efektor pedal effects software, Kuassa present the Efektor DL3606 Delay. Efektor DL3606 brings five most desirable types of delay effect audio plugins to your DAW, complete with modulation parameter to add life and movement to the repeats or echoes.

Starting from utilizing multiple tape recorders, oil can electrostatic units, portable tape delay machines, to rack units and compact delay pedals; Kuassa Efektor DL3606 Delay provides 5 types of delay pedal effects software at your disposal:

  • Digital: Clean and clear, with wide frequency range.
  • Analog: Dark and mushy, inspired by the bucket brigade delay pedals
  • Lo-Fi: Grainy and dirty, lower bitrate with reduced frequency range
  • Tape: Simulated the warm and lush sound of vintage tape units
  • Reverse: Repeats the signal backwards for ethereal and ambient effect

Features

  • 5 popular delay types
  • Modulation section with individual Rate and Depth controls
  • Separate Wet and Dry controls
  • BPM sync
  • Photorealistic graphics for a life-like guitar playing experience
  • Straightforward and easy to use interface

System Requirements

Mac

  • OS X 10.6 or later (32/64-bit)

Formats

  • AAX compatible Host Software
  • Audio Units (AU)
  • VST
  • VST3

Windows

  • Vista, 7, or Later (32/64-bit)

Formats

  • AAX
  • VST
  • VST3

Note: This product is a plugin and a VST/VST3/AU/AAX compatible host/sequencer is required to run this software.


33. Blue Cat’s Late Replies

by Blue Cat Audio

Blue Cat's Late Replies

Blue Cat’s Late Replies is a powerful delay and multi effects plug-in that can be indefinitely extended by hosting third party VST, VST3 or AU plug-ins anywhere in the signal path.

With its unique topology, the plug-in is a full-featured delay machine with unlimited powers: both the 8 taps pattern module and the two nested feedback loops include plug-in slots that can host built-in effects or third party plug-ins.

So it’s not just about delays! The plug-in includes 25 built-in effects to further manipulate the delay lines: modulation effects, EQ and filters, dynamics processors, pitch and frequency shifters, wave shaper…

With the integrated ducker and its side chain input, ducking delays or reverbs has never been so easy.

Blue Cat’s Late Replies is delivered with hundreds of presets producing many kinds of audio effects: classic delays, rhythmic or melodic patterns, reverbs, vintage echoes, shimmer effects, sci-fi sounds…

Credits: This plug-in includes several factory presets created by Sink and Hans Van Even.

Features:

  • Powerful delay with built-in effects and third-party plug-ins support.
  • 8 taps pattern section with integrated mixer and plug-ins slots.
  • 2 feedback loops with crossfeed and plug-ins slots.
  • 30 built-in effects: EQ, filters, pitch & frequency shifter, delays, modulation effects, compressor, gate, bit crusher, wave shaper and more.
  • Supports third party VST, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-ins, with latency compensation.
  • Tempo/Host Synchronization.
  • Global stereo spread control.
  • Several hundreds of fully editable presets.
  • Integrated ducking, with an internal and external side chain.
  • Comprehensive visual feedback with detailed impulse response display.
  • Protect your ears with the included feedback and output brickwall limiters.
  • No latency.

Blue Cat Audio Standards:

  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimise the CPU usage of your Digital Audio Workstation.
  • Skinnable and customisable user interface with transparency management.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances using the system clipboard.
  • Any sample rate supported.

Supported Platforms:

  • Mac-AAX / Mac-AU / Mac-VST / Mac-VST3
  • Win-AAX / Win-VST / Win-VST3 / Win x64-AAX / Win x64-VST / Win x64-VST3

System Requirements

Windows:

  • A SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
  • Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10.
  • Any VST / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).

Mac OS X:

  • An Intel processor.
  • Mac OS 10.7 or newer.
  • Any VST / Audio Unit (32/64-bit) / AAX compatible application.

34. MTurboDelay

by MeldaProduction

MTurboDelay

MTurboDelay is the ultimate delay providing 39 delay plugins in a single beast. That means 39 completely different delay designs inspired by both analog and digital worlds, brought to a whole new level.

One of the most Important Creative Plugins

A delay is the first tool you probably try when you want to turn something boring into something interesting, lush, mesmerizing… But there are pretty much infinite ways a delay may sound. So we implemented so many of them, that your only problem will be to choose, which you like the most. These are no basic echoes, these are complex algorithms with various numbers of taps, advanced feedback processing from filtering to pitch-shifting and distortion and much more.

Better than Individual Plugins

So why wouldn’t you just buy many delay plugins and choose from them? Well, MTurboDelay will be a way cheaper and faster solution. It will let you switch between them by a single click and we have unified the workflow, so it will take you minutes to get used to each delay. Comparing them is also available by a single click. You will save time and the plugin will let you focus on what’s really important – the sound.

Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Smart randomization
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • Synchronization to host tempo
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • 64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate
  • Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX2 and AVX512 capable processors
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts! 64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts.

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

AU Note: in some hosts, the GUI is not shown for the first time, if so, then please just restart the host.


35. Le Masque: Delay

by XILS Lab

Le Masque: Delay

Le Masque: Delay is a revolutionary Time Line driven Delay Effect which can be used to perform unique and totally new Delay based effects in a fast and intuitive way.

To accomplish this task, Le Masque: Delay inherits the renowned XILS-lab filters and all the experience accumulated from the making of Virtual Analog synthesizers and audio effects.

But Le Masque: Delay can also perform like a regular Delay.

What is Le Masque: Delay?

Le Masque: Delay lets you specify in a very accurate way which part or parts of the dry signal will be processed by the Delay unit and its components and modulators.

The Masked zones of the grid are processed by the Delay Unit, while all the audio data outside of the Masks remain unchanged.

The Grid is synced to your Daw, or to its internal clock.

Here are a few examples of how UNIQUE and MUSICAL Le Masque: Delay is

Working on loops or recorded material and tracks

  • Extracting and modifying specific part of a Drum loop ( or any other loop )
  • You can apply delay on the snares only, or to one particular snare hit in the groove, then modulate it in real time via the mod wheel and/or any other other auto-modifiers like loopable envelope or LFO.
  • You can extract the HH and modify their groove, change the bass drum only groove, turn delayed bass drums into Simmons Toms while totally preserving the quality of the original audio, add delay to specific parts of the groove, and even build on the fly impressive breaks, rolls or fills. All this in real time. In a fast, intuitive, creative way.
  • Le Masque :Delay is the perfect tool to revive and add creative control over all your existing loop arsenal, or live recordings.

Composing directly with Le Masque:Delay:

  • Le Masque: Delay can change the way you will play live a funky guitar riff, an ambient keyboard, or a pulsating electro bass or lead line.
  • You can begin by choosing some presets which look at first sight adapted to your material, or choose random ones, and start paying with them along your track, or improvise to create the basis of a new track. Soon you’ll discover that you don’t play your part in the same way anymore, as Le Masque :Delay becomes gradually a part of the composition process

After you have gained some experience with Le Masque: Delay, you’ll soon make it your own and develop your own way to use it as a creative and inspirational tool.

Le Masque: Delay is polymorphic unit, it has a very experimental side.

Features

Le Masque: Delay offers:

  • True stereo path with independent Right and Left Delays
  • Midi Sync and Stereo Link Delay Modes
  • Sync grid zone with up to 8 custom Masks
  • All Masks have independent length and level
  • One Multimode Filter (With Drive, Self Oscillating, 0-delay Feedback Design)
  • Two independent envelopes (Loopable ADSR and AR) with 3 trigger modes
  • One Syncable Multiwaveform LFO with 3 reset optionsSnap to Grid function to quantize Mask Locators on musical values
  • Swap Masked/Unmasked function (Real Time)
  • 4 Clock Modes (DAW, In, Tap Tempo, Fixed)
  • Modulation Matrix for real time control of parameters
  • Real time tempo analysis function for Live playing
  • All parameters are MIDI controllable

The Grid:

When the current transport locator enters a mask, the audio is sent, throught a full modulated filter, into a precise and fat delay. 

The Delay:

In the delay section there are 5 Dual Concentric Knobs and the Modulation Wheel

4 of these knobs control the Delay Settings, and one Dual Concentric Knob to adjust the Dry/Wet volume and Global Output Gain. .

The Filter:

Unlike on some other Delay Units, the Filter section is a crucial part of the Mask. Not only does Le Masque: Delay makes use of the renowned XILS smooth and warm analog filters, but it use also their surgical precision to perform such delicate tasks as extracting the HH from a complete Drum loop, and the low mids of a guitar.

The LFO and Envelope:

The Envelope and LFO modulate the filter frequency and the volume applied to the signal entering the delay.

System Requirements

LeMasque: Delay is available in the following formats:

Mac OSX 10.4 and later : VST, Audio Unit,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)
Windows XP, Vista and 7 ; VST,  RTAS (Protools 7.0 and later), AAX (32&64 bits, native)

LeMasque: Delay is a 32 and 64 bits plug-in protected with a serial number (no dongle, no challenge response)

Minimum system requirements: 1 Gigabyte of RAM and a 1 GHz processor.

LeMasque: Delay is a plug-in and is not available in a standalone application.


36. MSpectralDelay

by MeldaProduction

MSpectralDelay

MSpectralDelay is a unique creative delay plugin, which works in the spectral domain and lets you perform various transformations on the delayed signal – from changing pitch to arbitrarily transforming individual frequencies. It’s complex, but it is still easy-to-use for the beginners.

20 delay plugins in one

MSpectralDelay is extremely powerful, therefore also complex. So we have exploited its features and created 20 active presets on the easy screen, each as versatile as a dedicated plugin. These make using the plugin easy even for complete beginners.

The power of spectral processing

Traditional delay plugins feature a simple feedback delay, which produces identical copies of the original signal, sometimes with a possibility of filtering, distortion or other basic effects. MSpectralDelay lets you transform individual frequencies. First it lets you control the delay time, feedback, panorama and level (EQ) for each frequency. MSpectralDelay also provides complex spectral transformations – pitch, frequency shift, formants, plus an actual frequency to frequency transformation and level to level transformation.

MeldaProduction goodies

Isn’t transforming pitch, formants, levels and more advanced stuff enough to satisfy your creative needs? It wouldn’t be a Melda plugin without the signature modulators, multiparameters, channel modes, A-H presets, ABCD morphing and more!

Features

  • The most advanced user interface on the market – stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated
  • Dual user interface, easy screen for beginners, edit screen for professionals
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs
  • 1-6 fully configurable independent bands
  • Modulators
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology
  • Multiparameters
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing…
  • Smart randomization
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC)
  • Safety limiter
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x
  • Synchronization to host tempo
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn
  • 64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate
  • Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX2 capable processors
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation
  • Free-for-life updates

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Always use 32-bit plugins in 32-bit hosts, or 64-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts!

64-bit plugins can’t work in 32-bit hosts even if the operating system is 64-bit. Do NOT use 32-bit plugins in 64-bit hosts. They would have to be bridged and can become slow and unstable.

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X (10.7 and newer, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • VST / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel/AMD processor with SSE2 support

Note: Please check your product PDF documentation for more information and installation instructions.


37. EC-300 Echo Collection HD

by McDSP

EC-300 Echo Collection HD

Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

The EC-300 Echo Collection brings the sounds of dozens of echo and chorus effects into a single plug-in.  The three delay types – Magnetic, Digital, and Analog – come with a generous collection of user controls, plenty of character modes, highly stylized visual feedback, and McDSP’s nearly two decades of gear modeling experience. 

Each EC-300 delay type comes with additional character modes to create new and unique sounds. Other delay features include adjustable saturation, wow and flutter, delay output ducking, in-loop filtering and EQ, and level control at the input and output stages. The EC-300 can operate in single, dual, and ping-pong modes, and delay time can be synced to session playback or to a tapped tempo.

Features

  • Three delay types – Magnetic, Digital, and Analog
  • Wide variety of character modes per delay tape
  • Saturation, Wow, Flutter, Ducking, and other delay features
  • Single, dual, and ping-pong delay operation
  • Tap tempo and session sync
  • Over 75 SIMs (Synthetic Impulse Models) included
  • Mono, stereo, and mono-to-stereo versions

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)

Windows:

  • Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

Formats:

  • AAX Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Activation:

Please note: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.


38. SphereDelay

by W.A Production

SphereDelay

SphereDelay is an innovative Multimode Delay Effect Plugin. We developed this plugin for the producers around the world who want something more when it comes to effects. The basic plugins that give the same Delay presets that we all know and are familiar with, whether it be DAW stock Delay plugins or third party Delay plugins that just aren’t enough. We wanted to add something new to the table. We believe that Beginner and Experienced producers will enjoy the sleek and easy workflow of SphereDelay as well as the pure customization of your Delay sound. We believe SphereDelay would give you a totally new depth experience, with a wide variety of customization features that makes the sounds it provides unique and limitless.

SphereDelay comes with a variety of different effect modules like:

  • Variable State Filter – (High-Pass, Low-Pass, Band-Pass) stereo linked 24db/oct self-oscillating filter
  • Saturation – Analog Tape Style Saturation, to get the warm classic sound of a real Tape Delay
  • 4 Delay Modes
  • Mono
  • Stereo
  • Ping-Pong
  • Ping-Pong Separate
  • Envelope Follower – to modulate the filter cutoff and the delay time
  • LFO – with variable waveforms to modulate the filter cutoff and the delay time
  • BPM Sync – The delay time and the LFO frequency can be synced to your project tempo to create rhythmic effects.

All of these effects tie together to create amazing Delay effects that will really spice up your instruments and will give new depth and dimensions to your mix. SphereDelay comes with an extremely sleek design with an interface that really pops out and makes navigation easy and fast. The idea behind SphereDelay was to allow users to really get into customizing their Delay effects. We understand Delay can be an important part of a track in certain parts, or in general as an effect. So, we felt like creating a Plugin like SphereDelay was a big move in the Effect Plugins world. Allowing for this amount of personal customization in an effect like Delay can allow its users to create a game-changing track with a personalized and amazing sound.

We strived to make SphereDelay appeal to all levels of producers. We know how picky Professional Producers can be when it comes to finding plugins and sticking to them. A lot of the time you see Pros using the same things because it is a sound they know and their fans recognize and love. However, we know and have the confidence that we can change the minds of the Professionals and bring them to our side when they get their hands on SphereDelay. They will be in love with the fact that they can use the sound that they loved to begin with, as well as create amazing variations of that Delay and many other amazing effects.

4 Delay Modes

SphereDelay comes with 4 different Delay Modes that each have their own way of shaping and affecting the Delay signal. The 4 modes are; Mono, Stereo, Ping Pong and Ping Pong Separate. In Mono-mode the delayed signal is sent to both outputs at the same level making it heard from the middle of the stereo image (right between your speakers). 

In Stereo-mode the signal is split to left and right and each side has its own delay time knob (the Feedback of the left goes back to the left and the Feedback of the right goes back to the right).

In Ping-Pong mode the delayed signal is sent first to the left, delayed again (by same time interval) and goes to the right (the Feedback then goes back to the left and continue bouncing from side to side).

Ping-Pong Separate mode is similar to Ping-Pong mode only here there is separate time knob for the delay in each side (making it bounce from side to side with a time offset).

Delay Time Modulation

SphereDelay has Delay Time Modulation and in each delay mode, the delay time can be modulated with the LFO and the Envelope follower to create a variety of special effects. This tool is really great because it allows for even more customization to your delay effect. We believe this is an amazing step up to just regular Delay effects, the fact that you can literally change anything in the Delay spectrum and signal is a game changer. 

Reverse

SphereDelay, as we mentioned comes with MANY different features, another example of this is the Reverse feature. In each Delay mode, the input can be Reversed. The feedback signal however is NOT reversed in order to keep its state. This Reverse can be a great tool to use on certain instruments/ audio samples, or in certain areas of a track as an effect technique. To sum it up in the simplest way, the Reverse tool reverses the entire Delay signal to bring a unique sound. 

Stereo Filter

SphereDelay along with its many effect features comes with a Stereo Filter. A 24db/ OCT, variable state, stereo linked, self-oscillating filter with Saturation, LFO and Envelope Follower modulation. With this, you can tweak little things in your delay effect signal to get the correct tone that suits whatever you need it for. As mentioned before, we wanted to implement a tone of features like this to allow you to customize your sound the fullest extent.

Presets

The presets of SphereDelay are really amazing. We know as a company that focuses on Sample Pack creation primarily that sometimes you guys don’t know how to create crazy amazing effects, especially with a new plugin. So we have done that for you. We are providing presets like:

  • 8-Bits
  • Birds
  • Bouncy
  • Stereo PA Horn
  • Rhythmic Bounce
  • Bubbling
  • Stereo Sync
  • Mono Slap
  • Ping Pong Triplets

Just to name a few. We have incorporated 30 amazing presets with SphereDelay that are all amazing and unique. So if you ever need a quick delay effect but don’t know how to make it and or just don’t feel like spending the time to create an awesome delay effect, then you can choose between 30 great presets.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or higher (32 / 64 bit)
  • VST, VST3 & AU 
  • AAX – ProTools 11 or higher

39. STA Delay

by Audified

STA Delay

A classic effect creating delayed repetitions of the incoming signal enriched with the warmth of the Summing Tube.

The STA Effects are primarily designed for using as insert effects as the tube summing process is inside the plug-in. In addition it offers the same 5 types of valve saturation as do all the STA Effects series.

Features

  • Classic effect creating delayed repetitions of the incoming signal
  • Perfect high-end tube sound
  • 5 types of valve saturation
  • Two signal paths mixed on a vacuum tube
  • Really unique and warm character

5 Valve Circuit Modes Available

The valve saturation colour of the STA Effects depends on the Mode selection. Changing the type of the tube circuit, affects the tube working point and frequency response.

  • P – Presence – a higher amount of mid-high frequencies allows better cutting through the mix.
  • V – Vintage – has smoother highs and more even harmonics.
  • B – Brown – has an almost flat response with only light high frequencies rolling off and nice higher harmonics punch.
  • W – White – has a higher amount of higher frequencies and a balanced ratio between the even and odd harmonics.
  • L – LoFi – contains less low and high frequencies. We make our plug-ins as real as possible with all the natural analog feeling and side effects.

Common Effects

The ordinary digital effects mix their wet and dry signals as simple as A+B=C. This is as cool as all standards you may rely on. When we deal with vacuum tubes, there is also another approach possible.

Summing On A Tube

STA (Summing Tube Amplifier) uses two signal paths, one is processed by modulation or spectral change and the other is not processed. These two signals are mixed using a vacuum tube. This gives “ordinary” effects like Flanger or Phaser a really unique and warm character.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 – Mac OS X 10.13
  • 32-bit / 64-bit
  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • VST3

Windows

  • Windows 7 – Windows 10
  • 32-bit / 64-bit
  • AAX
  • VST2
  • VST3

40. DDLY Dynamic Delay

by iZotope

DDLY Dynamic Delay

DDLY Dynamic Delay responds to your track’s musical dynamics to create versatile and intriguing delays. It’s a one-of-a-kind effects plug-in that delays the signal differently depending on the character of the sound, without turning your track to aural mud. Adjust the threshold to split your signal based on transients, then send it down two separate analog or granular delay paths.

Get a cleaner, more complex sound than a traditional full-signal delay plug-in with DDLY!

Features

  • Two Delays in One: DDLY analyzes your audio based on an adjustable threshold to determine what to send to the top delay and what to send to the bottom delay. Adjust the Intensity to affect how strongly the signal is split between the two—great for a punchy delay on the harder, transient crack of your drums and a shuffling delay on the main beat elements. 
  • Customize your Delay: Both delays have two modes to choose from: Analog or Grain. Analog produces warm lo-fi delays with smearing and nostalgic degradation. Grain produces melodic, symphonic, and futuristic sounds for truly new soundscapes.
  • Responsive Interface: The interface of DDLY reacts to the material it’s applied to for unique real-time visual feedback. As the knobs come to life, your sound gets cooler. Go ahead, get ‘em all going!
  • Automatable: DDLY can be set up with automation in your audio host, to engage the dynamic delay on your mix when you want it to and back off when you need the raw material to shine.

Get going with DDLY!

The best thing to do with DDLY is put on everything. Seriously — it’s going to sound awesomer and awesomer the more you let it rip. But, even though you can play with it like crazy, it’s not only a toy. DDLY has some serious and powerfully practical uses, too.

DDLY on Drums.

On a drum track, try setting DDLY to only add echo to the harder attacks of the kick and snare. You’ll get that cool, echo effect without adding delay to the extra buzz from the snares or the room noise or a sloppy high hat that would make the mix sound muddy or crowded. Or dial in different delay patterns for the transients and the more constant energy of the performance, to keep the foundation in place and let the accents and flourishes bloom and soar.

DDLY on Vocals.

DDLY works great on vocals, too! Emphasize the full range of the vocal take with a subtle delay on the verse and a more intense delay on the bigger moments in the chorus. Instead of laborious studio setup with multiple mics and complex routing, DDLY lets you dial in unique performance-based delay effects quickly. No more canned, inflexible delay!

DDLY on Insanity!

DDLY is not for the timid. The echoing wail of DDLY can ring and rattle and twist your insides. Yes, it can be extreme. Yes, it can go too far. But sometimes, too far is exactly how far you need to go. Push DDLY to the limits and see what you get. Make insane sounds, get complex delays, discover new horrors, and just try to get out alive.

DDLY on Whatever you Imagine. 

Any source with a strong dynamic range and expressiveness is a great candidate for DDLY, to build upon the dynamics rather than compress them. Try it on guitars to add delay and echo to only the loudest parts of a performance and not touch the more intimate moments. Try it on piano or synth tracks. Automate the delay over the course of your whole mix, to get intense on some sections and dial it back in others. Run wild! Be free!

System Requirements

Operating Systems:

  • Mac — OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion – OS X 10.15 (64-bit only)
  • PC — Win 7 – Win 10

Plug-in Formats:

  • AAX (64-bit), AU, RTAS (32-bit), VST, VST3

Supported Hosts:

  • Ableton Live 9 – 10, Cubase 9.5, Digital Performer 9, FL Studio 12, Logic Pro X, Nuendo 8, Pro Tools 10 – 12, Reaper 5, Reason 10, Studio One 3 – 4

41. Remnant

by Creative Intent

Remnant

Remnant is a digital audio effect designed for experimenting with echos of sonic fragments through dense soundscapes and sharp glitches. Remnant fills an analogue tape-inspired delay line with its input signal while two independent grain engines, operating in parallel, draw fragments of sound from the delay line. The two engines feedback both into themselves and into each other, creating concentrated and constantly varying patterns in time and in space. Remnant also features a fully vector, resizable interface that pushes the boundaries of traditional audio plugin design.

What really sets Remnant apart, however, is the reactive freeze feature. When enabled, Remnant will freeze the signal in its delay line and infinitely draw and emit grains from that sound. While doing so, Remnant waits for your input signal to exceed the envelope threshold. As long as the input signal exceeds the threshold, Remnant will temporarily unlock the delay line, allowing a new signal to enter and introduce a new character to the output grain stream.

With subtle randomness and several additional features like a vintage-inspired filter, mid/side mode, input ducking, and a classic tape wow, Remnant can always take your sounds in an inspiring new direction.

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
  • 64-bit Audio Unit, VST2, and VST3 formats

Windows

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • 64-bit VST2 and VST3 formats

Note: This plugin will NOT work within Pro Tools.


42. Slappy

by denise

Slappy

Slappy is a hysteresis saturated slapback delay for a great sound and quick results. You can use it for creating that classic slapback effect on guitar, vocals and drums.

Regular digital saturation can sound harsh in the high end. denise’s hysteresis saturation, as used in their Bad Tape plugin as well, uses a smoothing algorithm that creates a warm and analogue sound known from vintage tape machines.

Features

  • Create that classic slapback effect
  • Hysteresis saturation known from vintage tape machines
  • Easy to use
  • Very low CPU usage

System Requirements

Mac:

  • OSX 10.7 or newer (64-bit only)
  • VST, VST3, AU, AAX

​Windows: 

  • Windows 7 or newer (64-bit only)
  • VST, VST3, AAX

43. Multitude

by Sinevibes

Multitude

A conventional delay constantly processes and echoes all of the audio on the input. Multitude uses gate sequencers to control sends into four individual delay lines – allowing you to activate them at precise moments in time. Want a delay only on that particular note, chord, or hit? With Multitude, you can do this. And so much more.

Multitude features a highly visualized, color-coded user interface that has been calibrated for both indoor and outdoor lighting conditions. Thanks to extensive use of OS X Core Animation and Accelerate frameworks, it provides an unusually smooth, delightful user experience – and at the same time, efficient internal processing.

Features

  • Four independent delay units with forward and reverse playback modes
  • Five gate sequencer tracks for dry input signal and four delay sends, eight separate sequences storable per preset
  • Eight simultaneous effect processors per delay unit: frequency shifter, sample rate and bit depth reducers, circuit bender, noise, multi-mode filter, saturation, and flanger. Effects can be placed before, after, or inside each delay’s feedback loop
  • Two separate low-frequency oscillators per delay unit, each with 16 modulation destinations, multiple waveforms, and adjustable chaos feature

System Requirements

  • Supports OS X 10.6 or later, running on 32 or 64-bit Intel Macs
  • Works with any application that supports Audio Unit (AU) effect plugins
  • Supports Retina screen resolution

Compatibility

Hologram works with Logic, GarageBand, Live, MainStage, ReNoise, Reaper, Studio One, Digital Performer, Tracktion and other software that supports Audio Unit effect plugins. It comes in 32/64 bit format for Intel Macs running OS X 10.6 or later, and supports Retina screen resolution.

Important Notes: 

  • This software is Mac compatible only (Audio Units) 
  • An Audio Units (AU) compatible DAW is also required to run this software
  • This software will not function on PC computers

44. PSP 608 MultiDelay

by PSP Audioware

PSP 608 MultiDelay

PSP 608 MD is perhaps the most fully featured delay plug-in available on the market. We have striven to offer you a creative tool that is not only functional, but inspiring. Each tap has selectable feedback, stereo image and position, delay time, multimode filter, modulation, drive/tape saturation, and reverb. Moreover, the feedback and drive can be placed at the beginning or end of the signal chain for even more sound design options! The modulation section consists of both an LFO and Envelope follower, and the tape saturation algorithm is taken from our renowned mastering processors. And of course all this can be done at any bit depth and sample rate up to 24-bit, 192kHz, and be fully automated via MIDI and any host sequencer.

Note: Read How to activate your PSP Audioware plugins

Features:

  • Up to 8 seconds of delay time per channel
  • Continuous control over the delay time in milliseconds and/or chosen quantize note
  • Two operation modes: Multidelay, in which each tap has its own feedback buffer; and Multitap, in which the Master Feedback operates on one (user selectable) tap
  • Each tap included independent adjustment of the following: gain, stereo field width and balance, delay time, filtering, modulation, saturation simulation and reverberation
  • Each tap can choose between multiple quadruple biquadratic filter types, including: Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass, PEAK filter and four Shelf filters
  • Modulation section (LFO and envelope follower) offer adjustable modulation depth of 3 octaves, and can be selected for filter cutoff
  • Tape saturation simulation with adjustable gain based on the algorithm used in our mastering processors
  • Filtering module in feedback includes LP, BP, HP filter (either State Variable Filter or Biquad) with adjustable cutoff and resonance
  • Vintage reverberation module for faithful simulation of spring and plate reverbs
  • Support for sample rates of up to 192kHz
  • Host and MIDI automation of all processing

System Requirements

PC:

VST:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • VST 2.4 compatible application

RTAS:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)

AAX:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • Pro Tools 10 or Pro Tools 11 (or later)

Mac OS X:

Audio Unit:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit host application capable of running AudioUnit plug-ins with Cocoa view

VST:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit VST 2.4 compatible host application

RTAS:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)

AAX:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 or later
  • Pro Tools 11 or later

*If you are using an older operating system please contact us to get access to previous versions of the product compatible with earlier systems.


45. SOAR

by Joey Sturgis Tones

SOAR

SOAR is a tape delay combining the lush, analog tones of tape with the power and flexibility of digital processing. With SOAR, you maintain complete creative control of your delays in a clean, feature-packed plugin.

Whether you’re looking for a straightforward ¼ note delay, or a multi-head tape delay journey, SOAR delivers a wide variety of tonal options.

In addition to the traditional controls of analog & digital delays, SOAR is the first plugin of its kind to offer tape degradation controls in-the-box. Use the “Health” and “Contour” knobs to dial in anything from vintage saturation to a full-on tape machine breakdown!

Features

  • True Analog Tape Modeled Processing
  • Tape Control Including: Repeats, Age & Flutter
  • Variable 15/30 ips Speed
  • Groundbreaking Tape “Health” & “Contour” Adjustments
  • Onboard Mono & Mix Controls
  • Built-in Tutorial Mode and Control Definition
  • and much more…

System Requirements

  • Windows (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AAX
  • Mac OSX (32 & 64 bit): VST2, VST3, AU, AAX

Includes:

  • Audio Plugin (single user license)
  • Manual

Note: A computer with Intel or AMD compatible processor, Windows or Mac OS X operating system, and a compatible DAW installed (check which plugin formats your DAW supports). This plugin does NOT operate as a standalone!


46. Lexicon PSP 42

by PSP Audioware

Lexicon PSP 42

Lexicon PSP42 is a high-quality digital stereo delay and phrase sampler plug-in (VST and RTAS for Windows; VST and RTAS for Mac OS classic and AudioUnit, VST, RTAS for Mac OSX Universal Binary) based on the legendary Lexicon PCM42 processor famous for its distinctive sound and unique concept. Lexicon PSP 42 has been carefully designed to accurately reproduce the flexibility and warmth of this renowned classic. This has been accomplished by incorporating precise tape saturation algorithm and a delay line operating with variable sampling rate which simulates physical properties of vintage tape machine delays.

The plug-in has been designed with consideration to preserve maximum signal quality at every processing stage.The Lexicon PSP42 is capable of generating wide variety of delay-based effects ranging from tempo-locked feedback delay with high frequency absorption and tape saturation to flanging and phasing effects. A flexible modulation section for continuous delay time and pitch control allows the user to add subtle animation or swing to the processed signal as well as to create unpredictable, alien sounds when pushed to its limits. The freely adjustable delay line sampling frequency makes Lexicon PSP42 a good tool for creating low-fi effects that sound smooth thanks to the superior characteristics of employed interpolation algorithm. Close attention has been paid to make the unit operate without audible clicks or pops.

PSP is the sole developer and manufacturer of the Lexicon PSP42. Functionality and sound of the Lexicon PSP42 have been approved by Lexicon. PSP is responsible for all customer support.

Features:

  • High quality signal processing algorithms
  • Up to 9600 ms of delay time depending on internal sampling frequency
  • Continuous control of delay time
  • Tight synchronization to the host tempo and its changes
  • Tape saturation simulation based on the algorithm used in the line of our mastering processors
  • Low pass filter for high frequency absorption modeling
  • Modulation section with three different modulation signal sources (sinus, square, envelope detector) mixed in any proportions
  • Phrase sampler capability
  • Parameter filtration and on-the-fly cross-fades for smooth and click-free operation,
  • Support for sampling rates of up to 192kHz,
  • MIDI and VST automation
  • Logic Control support.
  • Library of presets

Applications:

The Lexicon PSP42 is primarily intended for processing individual tracks within a mix. It can be productively used to add superior sounding delay-based effects to solo instruments and vocals as well as to simulate vintage delay with tape saturation, high frequency absorption and variable tape speed. Tempo locking and handy modulation section make Lexicon PSP42 an essential tool for experimenting with drum loops and other rhythmic patterns. Variable delay line sampling rate allows to generate good sounding low-fi effects as well as out-of-this-world sounds. Short delay times, pitch modulation and phase inverters reveal Lexicon PSP42 potentials as a source of vibrant modulation effects such as flanger and doubler. Last but not least Lexicon PSP42 is a simple ring reverb for a denser output.

Due to technical limitations the Lexicon PSP42 version 1.6.0 is available in the non ilok version only.

System Requirements

PC:

VST:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • VST 2.4 compatible application

RTAS:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)

AAX:

  • Windows x32 or x64 (XP Service Pack 2, Vista or 7)
  • Pro Tools 10 or Pro Tools 11 (or later)

Mac OS X:

Audio Unit:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit host application capable of running AudioUnit plug-ins with Cocoa view

VST:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • 32 or 64-bit VST 2.4 compatible host application

RTAS:

  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • ProTools LE 8.0.0 or ProTools TDM 8.0.0 (or later)

AAX:

  • Mac OSX 10.8 or later
  • Pro Tools 11 or later

*If you are using an older operating system please contact us to get access to previous versions of the product compatible with earlier systems.


47. L8R

by Boz Digital Labs

L8R

L8R is a super simple but very handy plugin. With just a single knob (and a couple of buttons) it lets you apply micro delays to your left or right channel. It’s perfect for either correcting or creating very small timing differences between your stereo channels.

With one knob, you can quickly add super small​ amounts of delay to either the left or the right channel, to either create or fix timing discrepancies.

Smooth Adjustments

No clicky delay changes here. As you adjust the delay time, we made sure to keep that delay transition super smooth so you can automate it without having to deal with any clicks that tend to come with changing delay times.

10x

Sometimes you need more than just a small delay. Enabling the 10x option increases the maximum delay from 3ms to 30ms for those times when large adjustments are needed.

Mono Check

Micro delays can create phasing issues in your mono mixdown (if you care about that sort of thing). The Mono Check button lets you hear what effect this plugin will have on your mono output to make sure you aren’t doing more damage than good. With just a single button you can check between mono and stereo to make sure you are getting the best sound you can get.

Features 

  • Add width to mono sources
  • Pan using the Precedence Effect
  • Correct timing issues on stereo tracks

System Requirements

  • Win (32 and 64 bit): VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX Native
  • Mac (32 and 64 bit): VST, VST3, RTAS, AU, AAX Native

48. EARebound

by eaReckon

EARebound

EARebound is a full-featured multi-delay plug-in which has been designed to meet a specific need : to quickly create rhythm lines from percussive sounds recorded in various environments (natural, urban, industrial, …).

Recording these sounds, processing them through (carefully selected) effects in order to obtain multiple versions of them, loading and mapping them in a sampler, placing them in space, … takes a considerable amount of time and can be an obstacle to spontaneous creativity. In addition, even if we are satisfied with the results after hours of hard work, this rhythmic grail cannot be easily modified, as we would like, during live situations.

A first prototype of this thing was then born in 2011, offering 16 steps (the input + 15 delay lines) being processed by a dedicated set of shaping and positioning tools. The workflow was already similar to the one provided by a good old drum machine and it was enough to create rhythm lines from any kind of recorded sounds within a couple of minutes… lots of fun and saved time!

Great… but considering that not everyone shares my pathological obsession for environmental percussive sounds, it would have been a shame to keep EARebound as-is because it obviously has the potential to evolve into a more universal, easy to use and definitely ultra-creative product…

Apart from any situation where a solid delay unit is needed, EARebound is now particularly useful when it comes to create rhythm from any material or instantly enhance an existing audio loop.

16 delay lines

The input signal and the 15 first delay lines provide 16 steps – as you can find on most vintage beat boxes.
Each of these “steps” is processed by its own set of effects (saturation, filters, modulation, …).

By default, delay times match the 16th notes of a 4/4 bar and everything is synchronized to the host tempo (of course, you are free to change these delay times as you wish).

If we forget about the multiple feedback parameters (one per delay line), all of this may sound like a set of tweaked “tape heads” or the 16 pads of a vintage beat box…

Finally, an extra “global” delay line is available to make your “pattern” loop the way you want. By using a short delay time, you can also use it to create very special effects.

As other delay lines, the “global delay” has its own set of effects…

Three pairs of stereo outputs

The name of these output pairs is quite explicit: Main, Aux, LFE.

However, even if you don’t plan to work on surround projects, these outputs aren’t just there for the sake of “gadget” appeal.
When using a multi-tap delay, we usually like to add some “diffusion” to some taps or we would like to process some of them with another effect (which is not necessary a reverb).

If you already love a reverb it may be interesting to apply it on the taps of your choice instead of using an integrated basic verb – don’t you think? The “Aux” output combined with 2D position tools are what you need to use your favorite reverb (or 3D positioning effect) as if it was “integrated” to EARebound.

The LFE output can then be used to split low frequencies and send them to a subwoofer… But the “Split LF” section of EARebound has more to offer.

Low frequencies

A multi-delay has the potential to “spread low frequencies everywhere” which is usually not something our ears will appreciate…

Basically, LF can be responsible for a muddy mix if they are not properly handled. The “Split LF” section of EARebound will help to easily avoid such annoyances by “monoizing”, reducing, or even cutting low frequencies. You can decide to do it after or before they enter delay lines. And even if you don’t want to send LF to the dedicated “LFE” output, the “Split LF” section will work in stereo mode.

Presets and Random feature

EARebound offers a selection of categorized presets which have been designed to get you started with the plug-in. The presets manager offers the possibility to quickly save, sort and recall your own presets.

Should you be in a hurry for instant creativity, just press the “Random” pad to generate your own presets. Pressing this pad will not just blindly turn knobs and push buttons for you… You can define your own rules so the results match your needs. Switching from a preset to another or pushing the “Random” pad will just trigger a smooth process during which EARebound will do its best to avoid pops, clicks and other artifacts. This is why it is also possible to perform such actions right in the middle of a tune or during live situations.

Workflow

EARebound includes 16 delay lines (each featuring a feedback parameter and a specific delay time), 17 saturation units, 17 modulation modules, 34 “cut” filters, 17 positioning tools, 1 crossover, various gain/mix/send faders, …That makes almost 400 parameters to deal with!

The interface, however, should help to simplify this. Three different views are available:

  • The “Main View” provides an access to all parameters, including global ones (input and send level, dry/wet mix, LF section, …). For parameters related to a specific “line”, you just select the line to tweak its effect section with precision.
  • The “Mix View” offers an overview of the effects applied to the “source” and the 15 first delay lines. It is perfect when you need to adjust a same effect on all 16 elements.
  • The “Time Line” offers an overview of the delay time applied to each of the 15 first delay lines. It is very convenient for setting delay times in relation to one other.

Using the graphical interface during live situations is probably not your best bet, though…

Even if parameters can be automated from most software hosts, EARebound features a MIDI input which provides an alternative way to control the plug-in… and the lightning-fast MIDI Learn procedure should be enough to get the whole thing under control in no time!

*EARebound is an effect with a MIDI Input. How easy or difficult (or even possible) it is to make use of this MIDI input depends on the host. Please consult your DAW’s manual for more information about it.

When?

There is probably still a lot to say about EARebound but words are surely not the best way to describe how it sounds. No need to wait furthermore… Please feel free to give the demo version a try right now… Your ears deserve trust!

System Requirements

Mac

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • VST3

Windows

  • AAX
  • AU
  • VST2
  • VST3

49. Stream

by Sinevibes

Stream

Stream is a delay sequencer Audio Unit plugin for Mac. It features an array of 32 individual delay taps routed sequentially one after another, with gradual or stepped feedback. Each tap is routed into its own filter and has dedicated level and pan parameters. The delay sequence includes variable stereo modulation which is uniquely applied with phase inversion between odd and even taps.

Stream allows you to choose between modern and vintage characters and has a time multiply control to slow down or speed up the whole delay sequence up to four times as if it was a sampled loop. With such immense configurability, Stream can create a whole symphony of reflections – from organically chaotic to precisely rhythmic – and anything in between. It’s a delay that looks like a sequencer and a sequencer that works like a delay.

Features

Specifications

  • Up to 32 sequential delay taps, with global time multiply feature (1/4x to 4x).
  • Each tap has its own individual time, low-pass or high-pass filter, level and pan.
  • Delay feedback includes gradual (per tap) and stepped (per round) modes.
  • Selectable modern or vintage interpolation for two distinct sound characters.
  • Built-in LFO for time modulation, with even-odd polarity inversion and stereo phase offset.

User Interface

  • Multiple utility functions for individual or global tap parameter shifting and looping.
  • Colour-coded graphics with subtle animations.
  • Fully hardware-accelerated rendering with support for retina screen resolution.

System Requirements

  • Works with any application that supports Audio Unit effect plugins.
  • Requires OS X 10.6 or later running on 32 or 64 bit Intel Macs.

50. TTAP

by K-Devices

TTAP

Meet TTAP – the delay plugin inspired both by adventures with analog tape and by otherworldly textural effects only possible in the digital world. Whether you’re looking for bread-and-butter delay sounds, subtle enhancements, or evolving experimental echoes, TTAP fits what you need. Part of K-Devices new Phoenix effects series.

How It Works

TTAP is a delay with two buffers. Each buffer features extensive controls for shaping the envelope of the delay sound, with another control set for glitchy pre-feedback repeats and warm pitch-bends.

Inspired by both the classic sounds of tape delays and by experiments in editing and splicing tape, TTAP features a dedicated Section control for determining the maximum length of time of the second buffer. Section also acts as a virtual LFO control, affecting a number of modulation parameters.

Both the Delay Time and Section controls in TTAP can either be synced to your DAW, or run free, providing up to 3.0 seconds of time for each. Try changing the speed while TTAP is running with high feedback for the expanding/contracting doppler sound familiar to any dub lover (or automate and randomize the process using the Bend control).

In The Fade

Fade easily between two delay buffers, or jump to using one buffer exclusively with the click of a button.

Symbols and Text

Like other plugins in the Phoenix Series, TTAP uses a new graphical language for parameters. Click the symbol/text button to get text displays if you get lost!

Intuitive Display

In addition to control positions, the animations in TTAP give you essential information such as the mix between buffers, amount of feedback, time gap between buffers, and the envelope for each buffer.

Go By Feel

We encourage you to use your ears to know when a parameter is set just right with TTAP – but if you want a specific readout for any control, just click the control and check the upper-right corner of TTAP for the readout.

Glitch and Chance

In addition to the familiar feedback control, TTAP includes controls for randomized Repeats (synced to the Section time) for a glitchier sound. In addition, each of the buffers features a dedicated Reverse switch.

Phoenix Series

TTAP is part of Phoenix Series! The Phoenix Series from K-Devices uses classic effects as a springboard for deep and intuitive creative sound tools. Moving beyond K-Devices origins in Max for Live, the Phoenix Series plugins are available as VST, AU, and AAX, and work for a variety of instruments and styles. Capable of familiar effects as well as experimental and randomized sound shaping, the Phoenix Series is a new spin on essential plugins.

System Requirements

  • Available as VST // VST3 // AAX // AudioUnit
  • Any 64 bits compatible DAW
  • MacOS 10.9 and higher
  • Windows 8.1 and higher

51. Delay ETERNITY

by Arturia

Delay ETERNITY

An exciting, original delay effect with integrated effects, and an inspiring variety of sounds. Arturia Delay Eternity is an innovative tool for the modern producer.

A totally original Arturia design, Delay Eternity takes a deceptively simple digital delay and transforms it into something breathtaking.

Make your vocals quirky and cool in an instant; creating a resonating, harmonic drone from any sound; shake up a loop and create something totally new. The possibilities are practically limitless.

Surprising, Creative, Versatile

Exciting new sounds are always just a tweak away, with a great selection of presets.

More than just a delay

Huge modulation potential, and multiple delay lines to experiment with.

Texture Machine

Bitcrusher and filters let you shape the feedback loop to turn anything into granular texture.

The Arturia Delay Eternity started on the same drawing board as Arturia’s award-winning, next-gen software synth Pigments. They knew they wanted to create a delay with deep modulation power, but they also wanted to integrate some seriously contemporary features that would let both experimental and traditional music producers experience a delay like they’ve never heard before.

They used the same expertise they’ve honed over the years, analyzing and recreating famous synths and studio gear, but this time they were going to play by their rules.

This isn’t a tribute, this isn’t an emulation, this is 100% Arturia, and it’s going to make you smile from ear to ear.

Let’s Get Acquainted

Delay Eternity is awesome, it’s powerful, but it’s also new. Arturia don’t want to take anything for granted, so let them explain the ins and outs of this versatile, inspiring plug-in.

  • Control time itself: Multiple time-processing modes let you determine this plug-in’s behaviour and sound.
  • Integrated creative effects: Give your signal some digital degradation and crunch, or filter the sound to perfection.
  • Not one, but two. Maybe four: Both delay lines features a left and right channel, giving you a quartet of creative delay channels.
  • Find the sweet spot: Cut out unwanted frequencies from your delay, and boost the best bits with a powerful integrated EQ.
  • Self-modulating: Use the incoming signal itself to modulate any of the parameters of the delay!
  • Amazing modulation: Twin LFOs can modulate multiple parameters, sync’d, linked, and ready to blow your mind.

Delay Eternity gives you such a large, powerful, cool array of options for colouring sound, Arturia know you’re going to be blown away. When you open it up, you’ll be amazed at the quirky, unusual sounds you can create with ease; so much more than you’d expect from a delay plugin.

Oh, and you can create simple delays, too.

Are you ready to take on Delay Eternity?

Try out Delay Eternity right now so you can hear how it sounds in your own projects. This is going to be the start of something beautiful. Arturia hope you’re ready.

Old Soul, New Spirit

Arturia analysed the best delays ever to create something totally new. Compatible with all major DAWs, Delay Eternity unleashes decades of creative signal processing into a quirky, totally unique effect that you can use on whatever you want, and in any way you want. The only limit is your imagination.

Main Features

  • Modern creative digital delay effect
  • 5 different mode: single, ping pong, Pan, dual serial and dual parallel
  • 3 different time mode changes: repitch, digital cut and digital fade
  • Bit crusher and 3 different filters choices in feedback path
  • Processing in stereo with independent repeat time
  • Possibility to sync repeat rates to the host tempo
  • Stereo tools to control spatial width
  • Input equalizer with lowpass, highpass and peak filters, to shape the sound entering the unit
  • Envelope follower for dynamic modulation and rhythmical effects
  • 2 LFO’s with 26 possible dual destinations
  • Resizable window
  • Integrated tutorials

System Requirements

Platform Specifications

Windows

  • Windows: Win 7+ (64-bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Mac

  • Apple: 10.11+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required Configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit

Protection

  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

52. BIAS Pedal Delay

by Positive Grid

BIAS Pedal Delay

BIAS Pedal first rocked the guitar world with its embedded guitar-tone booster, the groundbreaking BIAS Distortion. Now comes the second storm: BIAS Delay. Wrapped in the same expandable BIAS Pedal shell as BIAS Distortion, BIAS Delay lets you quickly and easily design thousands of custom delay pedals from scratch—giving you a seamlessly integrated ecosystem of effects and distortion pedals.

Available both as a cross-platform plug-in and iPad app, BIAS Delay travels effortlessly between studio and stage. And of course, it’s ToneCloud-ready. Upload and share your unique delay pedals on the ToneCloud social network for guitarists, and download thousands of unique delay pedals from fellow musicians around the world. An effects hoarder’s dream come true, BIAS Delay is the last delay pedal you’ll ever need!

Custom Pedal Design

Full-bodied, creamy tone is just a knob twist away in BIAS Delay. Saturation and analog-tone controls add density and girth to the Delay Stage’s input signal. The Power Module’s full-featured compressor pushes your riffs to the front of the band. Adjust your pedal’s virtual power source to deliver 18 volts for a relaxed, supple sound, or 6 volts to make your guitar tone sound like a beast straining on a leash! Use the Delay Stage’s treble and bass controls to shape the tone of only the delay signal from bright to midrange-y to bass-heavy, while leaving your dry guitar tone untouched. Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points along the signal chain with drag-and-drop ease to finely sculpt your overall tone. BIAS Delay gives you infinite tonal possibilities in a fast, intuitive interface.

Wet the Effect

BIAS Delay is all about time-based effects—coloured with every timbre imaginable. Choose among four delay types to start: Standard for pristine digital delays, Tape for saturated vintage sound, Ping Pong for cruise ship-wide echo trails, and Reverse for ear-bending backward envelopes. Manual delay times from 1 to 3000 ms dish out every kind of delay-based effect from doubling to slapback to long echoes arriving from the next zip code. In the studio, sync BIAS Delay to your DAW for delay times ranging from a 32nd-note to a whole note, including dotted notes and triplets.

BIAS FX Integration

BIAS Delay seamlessly integrates with your BIAS FX mobile and desktop effects arsenals. It automatically imports your custom delay pedals into the BIAS FX pedalboard’s dual signal chains with dual BIAS amps. It also includes all of BIAS Pedal’s stock goodies, including Amp Room: six guitar amps from the rockin’ BIAS Amp to blow through.

ToneCloud

Because BIAS Pedal is expandable, it’s a platform for more than just delay and distortion pedals. More pedals are on the way. Positive Grid is all about building a complete musical war chest for guitarists in one integrated system.

BIAS Pedal Delay: Insane delay pedal customisation, infinite tonal possibilities and thousands of downloadable pedals at your fingertips.

Features:

  • Full-bodied, analog-like sound.
  • Extremely intuitive operation makes designing your own delay pedals a snap.
  • Killer factory presets make great starting points for creating your own custom pedals.
  • Coming soon: Share your custom pedal setups and download other guitarists’ custom BIAS Delay pedals on ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s ever-expanding social network.
  • Four delay types: Standard, Tape, Ping Pong and Reverse.
  • Delay times manually adjustable from 1 to 3,000 ms and sync-able to host.
  • Two 8-band graphic equalizers can be placed at various points in the signal chain via easy drag-and-drop.
  • Modulation Stage applies chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo or reverb to delay signal.
  • Four waveforms—sine, triangle, square and sawtooth—and rate, depth, width and mix controls shape the Modulation Stage’s LFO for multiple flavours of modulation.
  • Saturation and analog-tone controls add density to the Delay Stage’s input signal.
  • Unique Infinity control gives perpetual feedback without runaway oscillation.
  • Automatic Ducker with threshold, gain reduction, attack and release controls and helpful wet-signal meter.

System Requirements

Mac OS X:

  • OS X 10.9 or later
  • Format: Audio Units, VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 700MB free disk space
  • BIAS Pedal requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, however it now has a Standalone version too.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS Pedal doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Windows:

  • Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8
  • Format: VST, RTAS, AAX Native
  • 4GB of RAM minimal, 8GB or more recommended
  • 1.5GHz Dual core processor minimal, 2.0GHz Dual core or more recommended
  • 250MB free disk space for per version (32 or 64 bits)
  • BIAS Pedal requires A DAW software (Digital Audio Workstation) to host, however it now has a Standalone version too.
  • Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS Pedal doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud

Please Note: Internet connection is required to activate license and access Tone Cloud, BIAS Pedal doesn’t support offline activation at this moment. It can run under offline mode after activation and disable Tone Cloud


53. Delay TAPE-201

by Arturia

Delay TAPE-201

The Arturia Delay TAPE-201 gives you everything you love about the sound of vintage hardware tape delays, but with the reliability and versatility of software. Simple to use, fun to tweak, and with the most authentic tape delay emulation ever found in a software effect, Delay TAPE-201 will give you that spacious, reverberating delay you crave.

Floating Tape Delay

The most authentic tape delay software effect ever made.

Amazing Retro Tone

Every nuance of the original brought back to life in your DAW.

Spring Reverb Tank

Instant atmosphere with lush, harmonically rich integrated reverb.

This amazing plugin pays tribute to the tape delays that changed the way music sounded forever. From the early EchoSonic pioneered by Ray Butts, Mike Battle’s Echoplex, to Ikutaro Kakehashi’s masterful Echo Chamber series, tape delays gave guitarists and organ players a new, exciting tool to use on stage and in the studio. Hearing this fluttering golden tone, it wasn’t long before studios, recording engineers, and producers wanted to make it part of their signature sounds.

In 1974, the music world was taken by storm, or rather, by space. An updated version of Kakehashi’s design, this time using standard 1/4″ tape in a continuous, loose loop, and no reels, became the go-to favourite for musicians and producers. Finally, floaty, magic echo in a self-contained, reliable unit. It didn’t just sound great, it was versatile too. It had multiple delay patterns to create different rhythmic feels, EQ control to hone the delay’s tone, an integrated spring reverb, and – most famously of all – adjustable tape speed, letting it create otherworldly, haunting pitch changes in the delay.

Through the magic of their advanced TAE® modelling technology, Arturia are able to perfectly emulate this groundbreaking delay as a plug-in. All of this magic, all of these quirks, and all of this legendary tone are recreated in Arturia Delay TAPE-201.

The holy grail of tape delays, the iconic silver, black, and green-fronted echo unit was loved by countless musicians from all genres and styles. Alternative and indie legends like Radiohead, Sonic Youth, and Bon Iver loved its pitch-warping power. It fleshed out the guitar tone of everyone from The Shadows to Randy Rhoads. Electronic pioneers Vangelis, Boards Of Canada, Leftfield, and Jean-Michel Jarre adored its spatial width and thick, saturated tone. Dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry and synth hero Brian Eno made its ghostly, analogue decay part of their signature sounds. A list of famous spacey tape delay users would be impossibly long, but it would be a “who’s who” of influential music legends.

Now it’s your turn. If you want to add that magic, analogue tape delay sound to your own music, complete with its quirky pitch control and saturated tone, Delay TAPE-201 is the perfect plugin.

New Features

Modern sounds and abilities exclusive to Arturia’s software recreation.

  • Exciting Modulation: Make your sound come alive! This example uses the new modulation controls, altering the reverb amount with an LFO.
  • Stereo Playground: Delay Tape-201 lets you warp and contort the stereo field using powerful modulation. This demo uses the LFO to control the stereo effect.
  • Random Grooves: The software reimagining lets you experiment with deep modulation, letting you create weird, re-ordered delays with ease.

This isn’t simply a sound-a-like software effect, this is the most accurate, highly detailed recreation of the famous 70s tape delay ever created.

Arturia studied its circuitry, analyzed the tape, and even modelled the quirks to bring you an authentic tape delay that you’ll turn to time and time again. And again. And again. And again.

70s Sound, Modern Features

The warbly analogue magic of an outboard tape delay could be considered the polar opposite to the precise, almost clinical environment of recording software. Thanks to the efforts of Arturia’s engineers, you can now mix these two worlds, and enjoy some seriously modern features as well.

  • Multiple Delay Modes: Find your perfect echo, reverb, or mixed sound with the vintage control knob.
  • Hands-On Rate Control: Sync your delay with the tempo of your DAW project or let it run free, the choice is yours.
  • Get Intense: Discreetly control the intensity, delay and reverb amount to fine-tune your effect.
  • Refine with EQ: Cut out unwanted frequencies from your delay, and boost the best bits with a powerful integrated EQ.
  • Welcome to the Machine: Crank up these controls to add some aged mechanical and tape effects to the sound.
  • Advanced Modulation: Use the LFO to control any parameter within the plug-in, letting you unleash your creativity.

Half a century of hit-making tone, right in your DAW

Push hard for that saturated, soft-clipping sound that cuts through any mix; get the tonal balance just right at the input stage; add vintage analogue warmth in your mastering chain; use the in-built mid/side processing to enhance your whole mix.

Compatible with all major DAWs, now you too can enjoy the harmonic push, subtle overtones, and tone-shaping power of the most iconic studio gear ever made.

Main Features

  • Virtual recreation of the classic tape echo
  • Accurate modelling of the electronic circuits and tape behaviour, thanks to the TAE® and Phi® technologies
  • Features 3 delay tape heads and a reverb tank, that can be combined in 12 different ways
  • Choose between 3 delay types (Left/Right, Ping Pong or Mid/Side)
  • Processing in stereo with independent repeat rates
  • Possibility to sync repeat rates to the host tempo
  • Stereo tools to control spatial width
  • Input equalizer with lowpass, highpass and peak filters, to shape the sound entering the unit
  • Access to advanced modelling parameters to better match hardware behaviours (flutter, motor inertia, background noise)
  • Additional LFO with 16 possible destinations
  • Resizable window
  • Integrated tutorials

System Requirements

Platform Specifications

Windows

  • Windows: Win 7+ (64-bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Mac

  • Apple: 10.11+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required Configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit

Protection

  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.

54. Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE

by Arturia

Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE

Arturia’s Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE takes the creative, dark BBD analogue echo from the pedalboard, and puts it in your DAW, free from the worries of spilt drinks, dead batteries, and whether or not it’s “true bypass”.

From tight slapback delays to never-ending feedback noise, the “bucket brigade” offers so many creative options, and as a software plugin, you can use it on anything you want – not just guitars.

Filtered Tone

The perfectly dark, lo-fi tone is a BBD signature sound and perfectly recreated.

Frantic Feedback

Aggressive, swarming feedback that you can creatively control.

Modern Features

Hugely powerful, cutting-edge abilities give this classic a new lease of life.

Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE is Arturia’s love letter to the legendary BBD – or “bucket brigade device” – that created a revolution in time-based modulation effects. During the 70s, more and more audio effects turned to the compact, reliable BBD technology to create chorus and flange effects, but it really shined in creating an iconic, filtered lo-fi delay sound that’s still loved by musicians and music lovers to this day.

One of the first, and certainly the greatest BBD delays was the Memory Man, and the slightly redesigned Deluxe Memory Man created by effects pioneers Electro-Harmonix in the mid-70s. Guitarists and record engineers loved its unique sound: a dark, filtered bark that was worlds apart from traditional tape delays. Arturia based the Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE on this legendary pedal, so you can enjoy its driven feedback and “rusty” tone in your own productions.

Using their exclusive TAE® and Phi® modelling technologies, Arturia have analyzed many classic BBD circuits that made this effect so famous and created an authentic, analogue-sounding tribute to these vintage legends.

The legendary Electro-Harmonix pedal has been used by countless famous and influential musicians for over half a century, from guitar royalty to experimental producers alike. It’s graced the pedalboards of Dave “The Edge” Evans, Omar Rodríguez-López, Dave Grohl, Joe Perry, and Eric Johnson. It’s essential to the production of electronic artists like Tobacco and KiNK. It’s adored by contemporary visionaries like Jack Conte and Feist. How will you use this awesome BBD?

Add some lo-fi space to your guitars, give your vocals some vibrant slap back, or give your whole mix a subtle dark vibe. You’re free to use and experiment with this iconic delay any way you like.

New Features

Modern sounds and abilities exclusive to Arturia’s software recreation.

  • Random Delay Time: Thanks to the new, easy modulation abilities, you can easily make sounds like this: using the LFO to manipulate both delay times.
  • EQ Modulation: This sound uses random modulations on the LFO to zip the EQ’s peak frequency around all over the place, easily done in this powerful plug-in.
  • Stereo Vibrato: The new stereo controls let you add bit width to your sound, just like in this electric piano example. Instant space and air.

Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE isn’t simply a carbon copy of an old pedal, it’s a monument to the classic BBD delays that shaped music as we know it.

Arturia analyzed the old circuit diagrams, they studied the wiring and components of famous models, and they recreated the most desirable aspects of the vintage effect to give you the best sounding BBD experience ever found in software.

Filling up the Bucket

While they could have simply made their recreation and called it a day, Arturia wanted to make Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE a timeless, inspiring effect that traditional musicians, and modern producers alike would love. They’ve included some powerful, optional extras to this awesome effect.

  • Saturated Tone: Crank the input to get that sweet lo-fi crunch, perfect for making drums toasty.
  • Accurately Modelled Controls: If you owned the original, you’ll feel right at home, but now you can sync to your DAW!
  • Balancing Act: Make sure your delay and your dry signal play nicely together with each other.
  • Refine with EQ: Cut out unwanted frequencies from your delay, and boost the best bits with a powerful integrated EQ.
  • Self-Modulating Power: Use the incoming signal itself to modulate any of the parameters of the delay!
  • Advanced Modulation: The integrated LFO can be assigned to modulate any parameter you want, even with randomness.

Explore the iconic sound of a BBD delay now!

Want to try it out for yourself, on your own tracks? You can! You can try out Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE to experience it first hand.

Half a century of hit-making tone, right in your DAW

Push hard for that saturated, soft-clipping sound that cuts through any mix; get the tonal balance just right at the input stage; add vintage analogue warmth in your mastering chain; use the in-built mid/side processing to enhance your whole mix.

Compatible with all major DAWs, now you too can enjoy the harmonic push, subtle overtones, and tone-shaping power of the most iconic studio gear ever made.

Main Features

  • Virtual recreation of the classic Analog Bucket Brigade Delay
  • Accurate modelling of the electronic circuits and BBD behaviour, thanks to the TAE® technology
  • Features the original and longer delay size, with Chorus and vibrato modulation
  • Choose between 3 delay types (Left/Right, Ping Pong or Mid/Side)
  • Processing in stereo with independent repeat time
  • Possibility to sync repeat rates to the host tempo
  • Stereo tools to control spatial width
  • Input equalizer with lowpass, highpass and peak filters, to shape the sound entering the unit
  • Envelope follower for dynamic modulation and rhythmical effects
  • Additional LFO with 16 possible destinations
  • Resizable window
  • Integrated tutorials

System Requirements

Platform Specifications

Windows

  • Windows: Win 7+ (64-bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Mac

  • Apple: 10.11+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU. 
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required Configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit

Protection

  • The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center.
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