After Zen Delay hardware unit, the Zen Delay Virtual plugin aka ZDV is now out. Ninja Tune and Erica Synths say that ZDV is not simply a digital replica or replacement of the hardware, but an addition to it. Here's the details in their own words...
Quite apart from the complete automation possibilities afforded by the DAW environment, ZDV brings several new functions into play:
- the new LFO page breathes surprising rhythmic animation to life, controlling Filter and Delay, with FM and AM controls to add further dank modulation scope.
- the preset manager helps to save your own effect settings. Comes with a selection of killer presets from our talented team of mutant sound smiths such as Mijk van Dijk, Nerk from TokTok, Dr Walker of Air Liquide, Indian electronic artist Kiss Nuka and others.
- brand new groove timings of the various triplets and dotted delay times
- unlike the hardware, it's also possible to change the routing between the delay and filter stages, even inserting the filter within the feedback loop.
The ZDV is a studio secret weapon for all possible instruments: drums, basses, keys, guitars, vocals, FX, Foley....no matter what instrument or sonic source you play, the ZDV will help you refine, redefine and remould your sound.
Finally, it should be mentioned that for every license sold, one five-year old oak tree is planted by the Liquid Sky artistcollective reforestation project in southern Portugal, cared for until the tree can survive by itself.
Pricing and Availability:
White iLoud monitors and a new modelling guitar pedal
CV controlled mixing console and some distinctly dirty effects
Audio interface too
More hardware in the pipeline
Analogue, digital and DSP voices
Lightweight hammer action keys that can run on batteries