SSL X-Delay is the brand new delay plugin by SSL. This 4-tap delay is the latest addition to their X series, and it’s inspired by classic hardware from the ‘80s.
Joining X-Echo (a plugin that creates vintage-style tape echoes) in the X Series, SSL X-Delay creates crisp digital multi-tap delays. The release of X-Delay falls within SSL’s Love Your X Valentine’s Day sale, so it’s now available at a 35% discount!
SSL X-Delay: Crisp Digital Delay
SSL went back in time to look at the classic digital delays of the ’80s to come up with the second plugin for their X series.
Packing four independent taps, X-Delay will take you back in time too. Think Bon Jovi, David Bowie, and any other major act from the ’80s. Furthermore, each tap has its own delay time, gain, and panning controls.
Equally awesome for usability is the ability it offers to sync individual taps to the tempo of your DAW. Not only sync capabilities, but you can also adjust each tap in milliseconds. It’s time to get deeply creative with your delays! Of course, there is a ping-pong mode for bouncy stereo effects too.
Underneath the four taps comes a section that hosts a group of global controls. Here, you can take further steps to shape your sound. For example, controls that allow you to modulate your delay, apply saturation, apply de-essing, and so much more.
For those looking to push the known boundaries, you can send the feedback knob beyond 100% for “out-of-control soundscapes”!
Freeze and Kill buttons allow for ease in creating risers and drops, and, finally, you can further shape your sound with a pair of high pass and low pass filters… and a stereo width knob too.
Artistic creativity and production inspiration; X-Delay features the right selection of processing tools to quickly and intuitively create professional quality delays for any vocal, instrument or sound.SSL
- Intuitive digital delay plug-in that invites you to experiment
- 4 configurable delay taps: Independent level, ping pong and panning controls
- Easily sync delay taps
- Add swing and build polyrhythms by dropping sync’d taps into ‘dotted’ and ‘triplet’ modes
- Global MULTIPLIER: halve or double all delay times simultaneously
- SSL high and low pass filters, mid/side width, de-essing and mix controls
- SSL saturation and modulation to add that ‘80s edge
- DIFFUSION control, featuring brand-new reverb design
- Freeze and kill to build risers and drops
- Built on the SSL Plug-in Engine
Price and Compatibility
On the other hand, you can get X-Delay and X-Echo as part of the SSL Complete Bundle Subscription, which is $14.99 a month.
The plug-in is available for macOS and Windows in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats.
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