iZotope Introduces New Breed of Delay Effects with the DDLY Dynamic Delay Plug-In

Published 7 years ago on February 10, 2016

By Jonathan Graham

(PRESS RELEASE): iZotope, Inc., makers of award-winning tools for audio production, is announcing the release of DDLY Dynamic Delay, a one-of-a-kind delay plug-in that reacts to a track's musical dynamics to create versatile and experimental delays. As an extra bonus during iZotope's 15th birthday celebration, DDLY will be free for a time-limited special promotion through March 10, 2016.

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 plug-in 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," comments iZotope Product Manager Matt Hines. "With DDLY, keep it clean, make it wild, or anything in the middle -whatever feels right for you."

Key Features:

  • 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-great for a punchy delay on the harder, transient crack of a drum and a shuffling delay on the main beat elements.
  • Customize your 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 of DDLY Dynamic Delay reacts to the material on which it's applied to give unique, real-time visual feedback. As the knobs come to life, the sound gets more compelling.
  • DDLY Dynamic Delay runs as a plug-in in your favorite audio editor.

Availability and Pricing

DDLY Dynamic Delay is available now at and at select retailers.

DDLY Dynamic Delay is offered free of charge through March 10th, 2016. Limit one, non-transferrable copy per customer during this period.

After March 10th, 2016, DDLY Dynamic Delay will be offered for $49 USD (€49.95 EUR).


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