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DDL-500

Overview

A Digital Delay Line with an Analog Soul

The DDL-500 features 10 seconds of pristine delay at a 192 kHz sample rate and a unique design that strictly limits the amount of digital circuitry to the bare minimum. Soft saturation clipping, low pass filter, feedback, insert loop, relay bypass, and +20 dB boost are all analog.

“500 series is, by and large, analog and we thought long and hard about introducing a digital product to that world. Our mantra was “as analog as possible," said RM. “The DDL-500s digital circuitry was kept to a minimum – just the chips necessary for delay. All of the other sound-shaping features are implemented in the analog domain. The design goal was to create a digital delay with an analog soul.”

Delay time can be varied smoothly either manually or by connecting an LFO to the remote input allowing short delays to be used for comb filter and flanging effects. The DDL-500 is also capable of extremely long delays (up to 160 seconds at a 16 kHz sample rate) allowing long passages to be captured for looping.

From short delays for double tracking, to ridiculously long delays for whatever reason, to creating swept delay and tape echo class effects, the DDL-500 brings it all in a single 500 series slot. 

Features

  • Sample Rate: 192kHz to 12kHz

  • Resolution: 24 bits

  • Minimum Delay: 0.11 milliseconds

  • Maxiumum Delay: 10 seconds @ 192kHz 60 seconds @ 12kHz

  • Input: Max 24dBu, 18k­ impedance

  • Output: Max 24dBu, 50­ impedance

  • Insert Send: Max 10dBu, 2k­ impedance

  • Insert Return: Max 20dBu, 50k­ impedance

  • Power: +16V 200mA, -16V 100mA

 

Demo

Reviews

Tape Op
By Eli Crews
...the DDL-500 employs high-quality analog components, which makes for a richer sound than most modern digital delays have. Even as a simple space-creating slapback on a vocal, the DDL-500 sonically stands above many other choices. But the extensive abilities it has to interface with expression pedals and control voltage sources take it to the next level, making it an extremely powerful and unique effects box.  
Sound on Sound
By Bob Thomas
Viewed as a simple mono digital delay line, the Eventide DDL–500 delivers a simply superb performance. Moving through the sonic possibilities between the pristine clarity of the delayed signal at the default 192kHz sampling rate and the limited bandwidth at 12kHz, you’ll find a delay character in the DDL–500 that you can tailor to suit every instrumental and vocal application that I can think of. —Bob Thomas Read more...

DDL-500 News

January 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Enter the 4th Dimension with Eventide at NAMM   January 13, 2016 - Little Ferry, NJ - The 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California will be special for Eventide as they celebrate the H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer® being inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame! From its creation in 1986, through this day, the H3000 is considered the holy grail of...
May 29, 2014
Today, Eventide announced the immediate availability of its new digital delay for 500 series racks, the DDL-500.  The DDL-500 features 10 seconds of pristine delay at a 192 kHz sample rate and a unique design that strictly limits the amount of digital circuitry to the bare minimum. Soft saturation clipping, low pass filter, feedback, insert loop, relay bypass, and +...

Specifications

General

Sample Rate 192kHz to 12kHz
Resolution 24 bits
Minimum Delay 0.11 milliseconds
Maximum Delay

10 seconds @ 192kHz

160 seconds @ 12kHz

I/O

Input Max 24dBu, >18k impedance
Output Max 24dBu, 50k impedance
Insert Send Max 10dBu, 2k impedance
Insert Return

Max 20dBu, 50k impedance

Physical

Power +16V 200mA, -16V 100mA

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