Solid Stage Logic releases digital hardware delay emulation

SSL X-Delay

Solid Stage Logic releases digital hardware delay emulation

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Christof Baer
last updated this article on 
February 21, 2022
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February 21, 2022
SSL X-Delay

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X marks the release date of a new SSL Digital Delay

X-Delay is a new plugin released in the X series of plugins released by SSL. The company states the plugin is "inspired by legendary and iconic hardware delay units from the '80s". Surely this must be inspired by AMS DMX-15 80 S delay unit from the 1980s,

SSL X-Delay, comes hot on the heels of the recently released SSL X-Echo, a vintage tape delay plugin. With X-Echo emulating analog hardware, X-Delay is firmly in the digital hardware space, popular in the 1980s.

Features include:

  • 4-tap delay: 4 independently sync-able taps, with independent panning, level and ping pong parameters
  • Global modulation
  • Analogue saturation
  • Freeze & Kill modes
  • Filter: High Pass and Low Pass filters
  • Dry/Wet: Balance the mix between dry to wet signals
  • Reverb: multiple diffusion effects and rooms

SSL X-Delay is now available in several formats, including VST2, VST3, AAX and AU.

Our View

The 1980s. I have been there and done that. I owned a digital hardware reverb and delay unit. It was great at the time, but hard to use, with lots of menus to step through.

With the 1980s back in fashion in pop music, I am not surprised SSL jumped at the chance to create another emulation. We have yet to try out the plugin. At $199 full price, it is certainly on the more expensive side compared to other plugin brands. However, SSL offers a 14 day free trial, and runs an introductory offer with 35% off until 20th March 2022. You can also use SSL X-Delay for $14.99 a month as part of the SSL Subscription.


Solid Stage Logic SSL X-Delay:

X-Delay is also included in the SSL Complete Bundle Subscription, starting from $14.99 per month.



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