Filtered analog 'bucket brigade' delay.

The iconic lo-fi delay that helped the greatest guitarists and producers achieve their unique tone is now available in your recording setup. If you want a saturated, driven delay with quirky overtones, this is the effect for you.

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

Delay 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. We based the Delay BRIGADE on this legendary pedal, so you can enjoy its driven feedback and “rusty” tone in your own productions.

Using our exclusive TAE® and Phi® modelling technologies, we have analyzed many classic BBD circuits that made this effect so famous, and created an authentic, analog-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?

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.

What makes Delay BRIGADE
so unique?

Give your guitar "The Edge"

The big, in-your-face echo that guitarists loved is right here in full modeled analog glory.

Play the feedback

You can really 'play' your feedback with huge, cacophonous delays, mangled by adjusting the delay time.

Echo, chorus, vibrato

The super-tight delay times that BBD delays allow make them perfect for creating gorgeous chorus tones, too.

Saturated "Overload"

The analog crunch from overloading the input of the original pedal brings out toasty harmonics in bass and percussion.


Modern sounds and abilities exclusive to our software recreation.

Delay 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.

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

Random delay time

Thanks to the new, tasy 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 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.

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

Try it out

Interactive demo

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Filling up
the bucket

While we could have simply made our recreation and called it a day, we wanted to make Delay BRIGADE a timeless, inspiring effect that traditional musicians, and modern producers alike would love. We’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.


Included in
FX collection

Effects you'll actually use

This effect is part of FX Collection, a suite of essential audio effect plugins empowering musicians, producers, and artists to get creative with their production. From iconic recording gear modeled with breathtaking accuracy, to cutting-edge contemporary effects, the collection includes the most sought-after studio tools, rare guitar pedals, modern mix enhancers, and beyond. Elevate your production and add color to your mix like never before.

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The features
you need

  • DAW ready

    However you use these plugins; for the amazing tone of their reverb, for the gritty preamps, or for their incredible sound design abilities, you'll be safe in the knowledge that they are fully compatible with your setup. These plugins work with all major DAWs, and on both Windows and MacOS.

  • ASC

    Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic effects emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia plugins can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Real-time control

    Every parameter in every FX Collection plugin can be mapped to your favorite MIDI controller for instant, hands-on control of your mix. Sweep a filter, crank a preamp, or warp your modulation on the fly.

  • In-App Tutorials

    Every plugin in FX Collection comes with built-in tutorials, guiding you step-by-step through the crucial parameters, adjustments, and mixing hacks to get the most out of your sound. The tutorial panel also explains the controls you’re using in real-time - so you’ll never miss a tweak.

  • Preset browser

    FX Collection’s streamlined preset browser lets you filter, organize, and save your favorite presets for instant recall. Search by instrument type, genre, production technique, and much more - so you can quickly find the tweak you need and save valuable creative time!

TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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Main Features

Virtual recreation of the classic tape echo

Accurate modeling of the electronic circuits and tape behavior, thanks to our TAE® and Phi® technologies

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

Enveloppe follower for dynamic modulation and rythmical effetcs

Additional LFO with 16 possible destinations

Resizable window

Integrated tutorials

Platforms specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Work with ASC

  • An elegant and simple solution to help you install, activate, and update your Arturia software.

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