UVI Dual Delay X is an exciting new delay plug-in that looks like a sound designer’s dream. With features like spatial rotation, modulation, feedback shaping, and diffusion, it’s definitely one of the more interesting approaches to delay we’ve seen in a while. Is this the plug-in that’ll make you want to buy yet another delay?
UVI Dual Delay X
Delay plug-ins are plentiful, and most are just reiterations of the same ideas. After all, what could you possibly do with a bunch of repetitions that hasn’t been done before? The new Dual Delay X by UVI also starts with a handful of familiar parameters: delay time, feedback, and L/R offset. But that’s only the beginning.
In addition to this, UVI Dual Delay X offers a host of unique features designed to create spatial, swirling, modulated echoes that defy the boundaries of a traditional delay. According to the developer, the unitary rotation and reflection matrices used in Dual Delay X are similar to the ones found in reverbs, but tuned for longer, distinct echoes. In short, the plug-in lets you manipulate the stereo field in ways that other delays aren’t capable of. The Rotation/Reflection section sends your delays on a journey through time and space, which is instantly visualized by the stereo and phase graphs.
Furthermore, Dual Delay X lets you shape the sound of the delay in a number of ways. The Feedback Shaping section includes several filters, as well as a unique Compensate feature that lets you use more extreme feedback effects without having the level spin out of control. Moreover, the Diffusion and Dispersion sections take the sound more towards a lush reverb. And finally, you can dial in some Tape Saturation or Digital Grit.
While Dual Delay X can of course also produce simple echoes, its strengths obviously lie in spatial manipulation and creative sound shaping. A very interesting release to say the least – even if you’ve already got more delays than you can count. And the launch price is surprisingly affordable, so grab it while it’s cheap!
Price and compatibility
UVI Dual Delay X is now available for an introductory price of €29. This offer is good through July 31, 2022, after which the price will increase to €59.
The plug-in runs on macOS 10.14 or higher and Windows 10 or higher. It’s available in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX formats. You’ll need an iLok account for activation.
More information about UVI Dual Delay X
- Dual Delay X: UVI