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Last year we had a lot of fun with SuperflyDSP's freeware output - you can check them out here - so we were really excited by the arrival of their newest free plugin; the Flying Delay.
Much like the plugins that preceded it, Flying Delay is inspired by analog delay and tape echo hardware and sports the same clean and simple UI that's become synonymous with Superfly.
There's a lot of flexibility with the delay time on offer here, which ranges from 50ms to 5 seconds, making the plugin a good reverb alternative as well as a stereo delay. The plugin features host sync and is also fully automated so you can create a much more effective and nuanced sound.
To really capitalise on that warm, vintage sound you'll be heading straight for the tape slider, rated from 'clean' to 'dirty'. This is where the plugin really shines, allowing you to saturate the signal with that vintage warmth and add some real character.
Alongside these features there's a ping-pong mode, the UI is fully resizable which is a nice quality of life feature, and the plugin takes up a small amount of CPU.
Flying Delay is available on Windows, macOS and Linux (VST3, AU, 32/64-bit) and can be downloaded for free using the link below.
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SuperflyDSP Flying Delay
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