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iZotope Releases New DDLY Dynamic Delay Plugin; Free For 30 Days

Designed to delay signal differently depending on the specific character of the sound

iZotope has released DDLY Dynamic Delay, a new effects plugin designed to help achieve a cleaner, more complex sound than a traditional full-signal delay plugin. It’s available free for the next 30 days.

DDLY Dynamic Delay responds to a track´s musical dynamics to create versatile and intriguing delays. It delays signal differently depending on the specific character of the sound.

DDLY combines top-shelf analog and granular delay with a dynamic responsiveness to incoming audio, providing both conventional and unconventional effects on a variety of instruments. The plugin is well-suited for drums, vocals, synths, guitars, and any other source with a strong range of dynamics and expressiveness.

On a drum track, for example, users can add echo to only the harder attacks of the kick and snare. For vocals, musicians can exploit the full range of a vocal performance, with subtle delays on calmer verses and more intense delays during the big moments of a chorus.

“When we created DDLY, we wanted to provide a fresh, new delay-driven playground for musical creativity. Whether you’re feeling timid or adventurous, we strongly encourage experimentation,” states iZotope product manager Matt Hines. “With DDLY, keep it clean, make it wild, or anything in the middle -whatever feels right for you.”


Two delays in one: DDLY analyzes 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, for a punchy delay on the harder, transient crack of a drum and a shuffling delay on the main beat elements.

Customize 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 reacts to the material on which it’s applied to give unique, real-time visual feedback.

DDLY Dynamic Delay is available now at and at select retailers. It’s free of charge through March 10, 2016 (limit one). After March 10, DDLY Dynamic Delay will be offered for $49 USD (€49.95 EUR).


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