The iconic lo-fi delay that helped the greatest guitarists and producers achieve their unique tone is now available in your recording setup.
Arturia’s Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE takes the creative, dark BBD analog echo from the pedalboard, and puts it in your DAW, free from the worries of spilled drinks, dead batteries, and whether or not it’s “true bypass”.
From tight slapback delays to never-ending feedback noise, the “bucket brigade” offers so many creative options, and as a software plugin, you can use it on anything you want - not just guitars.
The perfectly dark, lo-fi tone is a BBD signature sound, and perfectly recreated.
Aggressive, swarming feedback that you can creatively control.
Hugely powerful, cutting-edge abilities give this classic a new lease of life.
Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE is Arturia’s love letter to the legendary BBD - or “bucket brigade device” - that created a revolution in time-based modulation effects. During the 70s, more and more audio effects turned to the compact, reliable BBD technology to create chorus and flange effects, but it really shined in creating an iconic, filtered lo-fi delay sound that’s still loved by musicians and music lovers to this day.
One of the first, and certainly the greatest BBD delays was the Memory Man, and the slightly redesigned Deluxe Memory Man created by effects pioneers Electro-Harmonix in the mid-70s. Guitarists and record engineers loved its unique sound: a dark, filtered bark that was worlds apart from traditional tape delays. We based the Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE on this legendary pedal, so you can enjoy its driven feedback and “rusty” tone in your own productions.
Using our exclusive TAE® and Phi® modelling technologies, we have analyzed many classic BBD circuits that made this effect so famous, and created an authentic, analog-sounding tribute to these vintage legends.
The legendary Electro-Harmonix pedal has been used by countless famous and influential musicians for over half a century, from guitar royalty to experimental producers alike. It’s graced the pedalboards of Dave “The Edge” Evans, Omar Rodríguez-López, Dave Grohl, Joe Perry, and Eric Johnson. It’s essential to the production of electronic artists like Tobacco and KiNK. It’s adored by contemporary visionaries like Jack Conte and Feist. How will you use this awesome BBD?
Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE isn’t simply a carbon copy of an old pedal, it’s a monument to the classic BBD delays that shaped music as we know it.
We analyzed the old circuit diagrams, we studied the wiring and components of famous models, and we recreated the most desirable aspects of the vintage effect to give you the best sounding BBD experience ever found in software.
Filling up the bucket
While we could have simply made our recreation and called it a day, we wanted to make Delay MEMORY-BRIGADE a timeless, inspiring effect that traditional musicians, and modern producers alike would love. We’ve included some powerful, optional extras to this awesome effect.
Crank the input to get that sweet lo-fi crunch, perfect for making drums toasty.
ACCURATELY MODELLED CONTROLS
If you owned the original, you’ll feel right at home, but now you can sync to your DAW!
Make sure your delay and your dry signal play nicely together with each other.
REFINE WITH EQ
Cut out unwanted frequencies from your delay, and boost the best bits with a powerful integrated EQ.
Use the incoming signal itself to modulate any of the parameters of the delay!
The integrated LFO can be assigned to modulate any parameter you want, even with randomness.
- Virtual recreation of the classic Analog Bucket Brigade Delay
- Accurate modeling of the electronic circuits and BBD behavior, thanks to our TAE® technology
- Features the original and longer delay size, with Chorus and vibrato modulation
- Choose between 3 delay types (Left/Right, Ping Pong or Mid/Side)
- Processing in stereo with independent repeat time
- Possibility to sync repeat rates to the host tempo
- Stereo tools to control spatial width
- Input equalizer with lowpass, highpass and peak filters, to shape the sound entering the unit
- Enveloppe follower for dynamic modulation and rythmical effetcs
- Additional LFO with 16 possible destinations
- Resizable window