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?

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What makes Delay BRIGADE so unique?

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New Features

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.

Filling up the bucke

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.

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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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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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