Little PrimalTap – Free Delay VST Plugin By SoundToys (No iLok)

Little PrimalTap by SoundToys.

Little PrimalTap by SoundToys.

SoundToys has released Little PrimalTap, a free (for a limited time) delay effect for Windows and Mac based on the classic Prime Time hardware digital delay unit from the 70s.

Inspired by the classic Prime Time* from 1978, Little PrimalTap captures the highly distinctive sonic imprint of this quirky, and well-loved (by those in the know) vintage digital delay. Don’t be fooled by it’s simple interface, Little PrimalTap lets you unleash your creative urges to echo, loop, warp, distort, mangle, or create cacophonous cascades of otherworldly sounds.

Little PrimalTap is available for free download via SoundToys (32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU plugin format for Windows & Mac).

You’ll need a special sharing code in order to download your free copy of the plugin. By clicking on this link, you’ll automatically use the code which was provided by our reader UserFX who also sent me the heads-up about this offer. More codes are available over at KVR Audio. The more people register with your user code, the bigger your chances are at winning in the Little PrimalTap Contest which includes over 50 prizes. The first place gets unlimited SoundToys plugins for life, which is a pretty cool offer.

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Another important thing is that you’ll need to register for a free SoundToys account, as well as to install the iLok License Manager application on your computer. The not so popular iLok Key is not required however, which means that you can still get this delay effect for free if you don’t mind installing license management software on your machine. The free offer for Little PrimalTap expires on March 28th!

Finally a couple of words about the plugin. Little PrimalTap is a faithful recreation of Prime Time by Lexicon, a well known digital delay effect from the 70s. The SoundToys freebie copies all the design quirks of the original unit, primarily the cool sample reduction controls which can lead to great sounding soundscapes when the feedback is pushed above a certain limit. Watch the demo video below to hear the plugin in action, it definitely seems like a must-grab for delay nerds like myself.

Video Demo

Check out the Little PrimalTap demo video:


Download Little PrimalTap: click here

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


  1. I hate ilok, create a account do this do that.

    I don´t have a internet connection on my music computer.

    That sucks

      • Thanks, i found that. Maybe its a good plugin but too much work for a free plugin. I don´t unterstand why they make it so complicated

        • I agree. What is purpose to tire of registers free gifts ???? However i have stick it up registration process.
          By the way. You don’t have to download ilok manager form ilok site – this is joined to this delay.

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