A Digital Delay Line with an Analog Soul

The DDL-500 features up to 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.
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 12 kHz sample rate) allowing long passages to be captured for looping.
From short delays for double tracking, to ridiculously long delays for experimentation, to creating swept delay and tape echo class effects, the DDL-500 brings it all in a single 500 series slot.


  • Sample Rate: 192kHz to 12kHz
  • Resolution: 24 bits
  • Minimum Delay: 0.11 milliseconds
  • Maxiumum Delay: 10 seconds @ 192kHz, 160 seconds @ 12kHz
  • Input: Max 24dBu >18k ohm­s
  • Output: Max 24dBu >50 ohms 
  • Insert Send: Max 10dBu >2k­ ohms 
  • Insert Return: Max 20dBu >50k­ ohms
  • Power: +16V 200mA, -16V 100mA


Artists Using DDL-500

Joel Hamilton
Tom Waits, The Black Keys
Alessandro Cortini
Nine Inch Nails
Christian Cassan
Paul "Willie Green" Womack


…There are hundreds of delay plugins but the DDL-500 offers many advantages, first and foremost of which is its utterly amazing sound.
Paul Vnuk
Recording Magazine
...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.
Eli Crews
Tape Op
Viewed as a simple mono digital delay line, the Eventide DDL–500 delivers a simply superb performance.
Bob Thomas
Sound on Sound



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

10 seconds @ 192kHz

160 seconds @ 12kHz


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

Max 20dBu, 50k impedance


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