Maxim Digital Audio’s DubDelay is a free VST plug-in in their series of free bees. You can download the plug-in for free directly from MDA’s website, along with a whole ton of other free plug-ins as well. While I don’t run this plug-in any longer ever since I made the switch to Pro Tools, when I did run it, it was in Cubase SX. As long as you’re able to run VST plug-ins, you should be able to run this without any compatibility issues, but of course this depends solely on your system itself. The process of installation occurred for me years ago, so while I don’t remember too much about it, I also don’t remember having any problems installing this plug-in or any of the other Maxim Digital Audio free VST plug-ins. The interface shares the same look as the other free MDA plug-ins, as it’s simply got a series of sliders. So while it isn’t the nicest plug-in to look at, it’s definitely easy enough to use. The parameters that are included with this plug-in include those for delay (ms), feedback, feedback tone (frequency), LFO depth, LFO rate, FX mix, and output. As more experienced users can tell just from the parameters, this isn’t your typical delay plug-in. A manual most likely wasn’t made for this plug-in, but I don’t know this for sure.
While I was running Maxim Digital Audio’s DubDelay, I was doing so in Cubase SX 2.0 primarily, and later on in Cubase SX 3. The system I was running it on was a Hewlett Packard Pavilion dv8000 notebook computer with a 3.0 Ghz processor and 2 GB of RAM. I ran everything through a MOTU 896HD audio interface. This plug-in takes up almost no processing power at all, as it’s designed to be capable of running on all compatible systems. Every system is different, so if you’re interested there’s no harm in trying it out for yourself since it’s free anyway.
I’m always open to unique plug-ins even though they are often hit or miss. The Maxim Digital Audio DubDelay free VST plug-in definitely falls into this category as being unique, as I haven’t seen too many plug-ins out there with this sort of make up. While not the most realistic sounding plug-in out there, as it does have a digital twang to it, it’s definitely fun to mess around with nonetheless. It’s easy enough to use, and it’s possible to get a wide array of sounds between the LFO, delay, and feedback parameters. Being that this plug-in is free, I can’t really complain about it too much. I can’t say that I’d ever buy this plug-in, but since it is indeed free it’s worth giving a shot…