Vintage BBD Echo Emulated

US AudioThing's Mantis is based on a rare delay/echo unit of the 70s      24/03/23

AudioThing says that Mantis is a plugin that emulates a rare BBD (bucket-brigade device) delay/echo unit of the 70s, the Carlsbro Mantis, faithfully recreating its warm and analog sound. Here's the details in their own words...

As the original unit, Mantis features an echo section with four taps and four swell selectors. It also features the rotafaze section, a modulation that can mimic the wow/flutter of a tape echo or turn the unit into a unique chorus-delay.

The Mantis has eight TDA1022 chips, often associated with shorter and more precise delay, these chips are perfect for organic analog slap-back echo. The base delay time is fixed on the hardware, but in the plugin in "vintage" mode, the base delay can be set in the range of 0.512ms up to 51.2ms (as each chip has 512 stages). In a BBD circuit, the frequency response changes depending on the base delay: brighter at faster rates, and darker at slower rates. To avoid these limitations, we also included a "modern" mode, which allows a base delay of up to 1sec (free) that is also syncable to the Host/DAW tempo.

Mantis is available for MAC, PC, and LINUX (VST, VST3, AU, AAX, CLAP, 64-bit only), and will also be available as AUv3 and Standalone on the App Store in a few days.

Pricing and Availability:
On offer at €39 (Regular price: €59 )

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