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Tube Delay
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A tasty echo effect that can go from clean to rude by overdriving its three modeled tube stages. Create anything from realistic room echoes to rockabilly style slap backs—or take it all the way into dub reggae echo madness.

A slightly dark and distorted delay has a way of giving a great sense of space and size to a mix without really drawing attention to itself. So that's where our Tube Delay gets in the picture.

The controls are quite self explanatory, but it's the sound that sets Tube Delay apart from any other delay you have tried. The drive knobs add a wonderfully dirty distorsion and the tone controls are just sweet. There's actually three different tube stages in this model, each adding to the total sound. The tone controls are passive and add further to the distortion. Turn up the feedback while running, and you'll have the authentic dub echo madness! We of course added the possibility of tempo syncing the delay to your song.

In short

  • 1-1000 ms delay
  • Sync tempo to host
  • Vintage style passive EQ
  • Gritty feedback feature
  • Tube preamp simulaton
  • NKS-ready: Integrates with Native Instruments hardware and software. Plug-in parameters and presets can be controlled from KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE

Tube Delay Sound Examples

All sound examples have been made with the factory presets.

Tube Delay Sound ExamplesAll sound examples have been made with the factory presets.
Tube Delay official video
Mixing Lead Vocals Using Volume 1
Electric guitars with Volume 1
Tube Delay in 2 minutes
Official video: Tube Delay for Rack Extensions.
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In action, the [Tube Delay] produces a very usable and musically solid sound, [...] The delay also sounds very 'real' when used in conjunction with the Spring Reverb plug-in. Even when you set the feedback control right on the edge of building up into feedback, the background mush created by the recirculating delays sounds exactly right.

Paul White, Chief Editor of Sound on Sound Magazine

The manufacturer has really succeeded in the combination of tube-preamp, tape-delay and equalizing in a virtual but absolutely realistic way [...]

Gitarre & Bass, Magazine (Germany)

Tube Delay is a unique delay that basically goes from warmth to brutal with the help of drive and feedback knobs. It's design makes it interesting for use even practically without any delay at all, just to add some grit to the signal.

Pro Tooler, Magazine

I think it's a very worthy delay, grit monster, and hair-grower to complete your delay collection and you should check it out if you're looking for a new delay.

Pro Tooler, Magazine