SuperflyDSP releases Flying Delay, a freeware analog-inspired delay effect in VST3 and AU plugin formats for compatible DAW software on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Flying Delay is a freeware plugin inspired by analog delays and tape echo effects. It is a stereo delay plugin with an optional ping pong delay mode and host sync capabilities.
The plugin features a well designed and freely resizable user interface. You can adjust the decay time, delay time (in milliseconds or note length values), dry/wet mix, and host sync.
For a more analog-like sound, Flying Delay includes a tape emulation effect, which adds saturation and coloration to the wet signal. SuperflyDSP also provided a pair of filters (low-pass and high-pass) that are useful for adjusting the delayed signal’s frequency response.
Thanks to its flexible delay time parameter, Flying Delay can perform quite well both as a reverb effect and a long echo effect. From my personal experience, it sounds best as a vintage tape delay, with subtle saturation and a slightly low-passed decay.
If you’re a fan of analog delay effects, be sure to also check out the VariSpeed plugin by GSi. It is an outstandingly accurate freeware emulation of the Copicat analog tape delay. Another freeware delay plugin worth looking into is the Baby Comeback plugin by Baby Audio.
Here’s how SuperflyDSP describes the Flying Delay plugin:
“The delay allows you to repeat the input signal periodically like an echo. It can be used subtly or intensively on different instruments (like guitar, vocals, or keyboards.). It can simulate a very short reverb (50ms) or echo until five seconds. Thanks to the Tape slider, you can raise the spirit of an analog tape delay. It also offers two filters, lowpass and highpass (12dB per octave). As well as the essential ping-pong mode.”
SuperflyDSP released a few more freeware plugins last year. Read our news story about SuperflyDSP plugins to learn more about their analog-inspired audio tools.
Flying Delay is available for free download via SuperflyDSP. The software is compatible with all VST3 and AU plugin hosts on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Both 32-bit and 64-bit digital audio workstations are supported.
More info: Flying Delay (1.6 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST3/AU plugin formats for Windows, macOS, Linux)