Iconic stage, studio, and creative delays
ready to explore in your DAW.

With the huge number of plug-ins available today, it can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why the team at Arturia wanted to make things a bit simpler.

We have recreated two of the most famous hardware analog delays ever made, and developed our own powerful, versatile digital to give you the best echo processing available. That way, you can spend more time making music, and less time trying out lots of different effects trying to find the sound you like. .

Let’s make music.

The perfect combination

Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE

Modelled on the most famous BBD / Bucket Brigade Device delay ever made. Filtered, lo-fi tone, huge feedback, with a modern touch.

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Delay TAPE-201

The most accurate model of the legendary 70s tape echo ever made, with warm saturated tone and expanded abilities.

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Delay ETERNITY

A next-gen digital delay designed by Arturia, with huge modulation potential, synth features, and effects in the feedback loop

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Thanks to our critically acclaimed work bringing legendary synths back as software instruments, we’ve been able to turn our TAE® technology to studio gear and instrument effects. These delays are the fruit of our passion.

“I’ve already got a delay, why do I need more?”

These aren’t just any delays.

These are time-honored effects brought to life in your DAW with advanced modelling, and a cutting-edge effect that combines all our skill and expertise. The sound that shaped countless hit records and defined the tone of the most successful guitarists of all time can now be yours. Accurately modelled, reborn as software, and injected with powerful new features that you’ll love to use time and time again.

Hear them in action, and judge for yourself.

Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE

The big, in-your-face echo that guitarists loved is right here in full modeled analog glory.
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Delay TAPE-201

The syncopated, off-time delays that give dub and downtempo its edge are a dream to create.
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Delay ETERNITY

The delays can be so finely tuned that creating resonating chords from any sound source is not just possible, it's one of the coolest things about the plug-in!
click on FX to hear the effect!

These are just a few demonstrations of what you’ll be able to achieve with 3 Delays You’ll Actually Use. Each effect comes with many different presets to give you inspiration, and are simple and fun to use.

The complete package

In our search for perfect delays, we analyzed many pedals, rack units, and quirky hardware units to find the effects that you’ll want to use again and again. We studied their components, from the tape to the circuits, we modelled the response of the tape heads, we brought the best elements of famous hardware delays into the software world.

The resulting plug-ins are simple to use, inspiring to experiment with, and sound absolutely amazing.

Interested in our modelling technology, and the process involved in bringing back classic hardware as software? Find out more about TAE® here

Nikolaj Bjerre

Artists Corner

Delay Eternity is a beast of a delay! The bitcrusher and the filter give so many sonic options to explore. As soon as I heard this plugin I put it straight on a drum machine...! I think the Eternity is going to be an immense tool for rhythmic experimentation and creation.
Nikolaj Bjerre
( Mix and Recording Engineer )
Mickey Hurcombe

Artists Corner

Absolutely killer delays with some super useful extra features under the hood.
Mickey Hurcombe
( Archive )
Jem Godfrey

Artists Corner

All 3 Delays You'll Actually Use are superb. The Memory Brigade my current favourite, the stereo offset and width options make lead vocals sound gigantic without dominating the mix. A go-to delay for me without question. These really ARE 3 Delays You'll Actually Use.
Jem Godfrey
( Producer - Blue, Lulu, Atomic Kitten )
Chris Dudley

Artists Corner

The Memory Brigade just became my go-to delay. I've been missing that analog style control of my signal path you normally only get with a pedal.... this thing is a beast!
Chris Dudley
( Underoath )

Sweet Presets

If you want to fire through a few preset sounds to get the ball rolling, each effect comes with a great mix of functional and creative patches.

The presets found within each of the delays are crafted with the same knowledge and passion as the core sounds of our award-winning software instruments. Our team of sound designers have made it easy for you to pull up a great effect, and start tweaking to make it your own.

Modern Tweaks

Recreating hardware gear as software lets us unleash its true potential, unrestricted by hardware constraints.

The delays in this collection let you easily experiment with things that would have been impossible on the original units. Custom tape head setups, expanded BBD “memory”, and advanced modulation abilities give these effects new appeal, and make them “must haves” for the modern producer.

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TAE® Powered

TAE® "True Analog Emulation" is Arturia's exclusive technology that accurately reproduces the defining sonic qualities of analog synthesizers. It recreates the characteristics of analog oscillators in amazing detail, transparency and clarity, as well as the exact properties of the analog filters that give each classic instrument its unique sound. Soft clipping adds even more punch and presence. TAE® is primarily what makes our virtual instruments indistinguishable from the originals.

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Main Features

  • 2 iconic hardware delays recreated as software effects with exclusive TAE® and Phi® technologies
    • Delay TAPE-201
    • Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE
  • 1 original Arturia creation delay unit with empowering features
    • Delay ETERNITY
  • High quality presets from award-winning sound designers.
  • Input EQ and LFO(s) for advanced sound design possibilities
  • Arturia’s state-of-the-art TAE® and Phi® modeling technologies ensure that each modeled delay unit sounds and behaves exactly like the original.
  • Available as VST2, VST3, AU, and AAX for great compatibility.
  • Beautiful, incredibly detailed, high-res, resizable interfaces.
  • Integrated tutorials

*All manufacturer and product names mentioned on this page are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Arturia. The trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose features and sound were studied during the development of 3 Delays You'll Actually Use. All names of equipment, inventors, and manufacturers have been included for illustrative and educational purposes only, and do not suggest any affiliation or endorsement of 3 Delays You'll Actually Use, Delay TAPE-201, Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE, or Delay ETERNITY by any equipment inventor or manufacturer.

Platform specifications

  • Windows: Win 7+ PC: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    1GB free hard disk space
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • Apple: 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2 GHz CPU.
    1GB free hard disk space
    OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

VST 2.4 (64-bit), VST 3 (64-bit), AAX (64 bits with PT 11), Audio Unit (64-bit), NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).

VST 2.4
VST 3
AAX
AU
NKS

Protection

The software is protected by the Arturia Software Center. You can learn more about it here.