Initial Audio’s new stereo delay plug-in, Dynamic Delay, is designed with an internal sidechain, ducking the loudness of the generated delays. This negates the need for a dedicated sidechain compressor in your signal flow to achieve the same results, potentially saving you some time and CPU.
We’ve seen a similar feature in Baby Audio’s Comeback Kid, which uses a single knob to enforce ducking. With Initial Audio’s Dynamic Delay though, you can use a dedicated threshold slider to set the level at which ducking comes into play. Once the input audio exceeds the threshold, the delay’s volume is reduced in tandem. A release parameter will give you control over the time it takes for the delay level to come back up to the original volume.
Dynamic Delay also gives you sound-shaping capabilities with high- and low-cut filters and damping control. As this is a stereo delay, you can dictate the times and feedback independently for the left and right channels, or sync them to your project’s tempo.
Going a little further, Initial Audio’s Dynamic Delay packs in detune, distortion and one-knob reverb. The distortion is based on the brand’s Boost-X Saturation plug-in, while the reverb is based on its AR1 Reverb plug-in.
The plug-in is available in 64-bit VST and AU for Windows and macOS, with a nice touch of sporting a resizable GUI.
Initial Audio’s Dynamic Delay is available now at an introductory price of $29. This price will move up to $79 in due course.
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