Eventide DDL-500

500 Series Digital Delay Line with 24-bit Resolution, 12kHz-192kHz Variable Sample Rate, and Up to 160 Seconds Delay Time
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Eventide DDL-500
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Digital Delay, Analog Mojo

The original Eventide 1745 digital delay line and its variants were an indispensable ingredient of the sound of the '70s. Now, the Eventide DDL-500 lets you juice your recordings with up to ten seconds of pristine delay at 192kHz, with the convenience of the 500 Series format. The DDL-500 is a unique design that limits the digital circuitry to just the chips required for delay. Everything else is analog. The DDL-500 gives you up to 160 seconds of delay, and flexible controls, including soft-saturation clipping, a lowpass filter, feedback, an insert loop, relay bypass, and a 20dB boost. There are countless classic records that employ DDLs for everything from subtle thickening to outrageous stereo soundscapes. Go create a classic of your own, with the Eventide DDL-500.

Eventide DDL-500 500 Series Digital Delay Line at a Glance:
  • Analog circuitry, tons of sonic flexibility
  • Delay times of up to 160 seconds - great for looping
Analog circuitry, tons of sonic flexibility

At the top sample rate of 192kHz, the DDL-500 gives you ten seconds of pristine delay. In keeping with today's audiophile sensibilities, Eventide's design team pared down the amount of digital circuitry to the bare minimum, with the unit's digital circuitry limited to just the chips required for delay. The DDL-500's soft-saturation clipping, lowpass filter, feedback, insert loop, relay bypass, and 20dB boost are all pure analog. With all of its functions - except the delay itself - implemented in the analog domain, the DDL-500 is a digital delay that - its pristine 192kHz sonics notwithstanding - retains much of the "analog soul" of its trail-blazing 1970s ancestors.

Delay times of up to 160 seconds - great for looping

Sporting sample rates adjustable from 192kHz down to 12kHz, the Eventide DDL-500 lets you smoothly vary your delay time manually, or by connecting an LFO to DDL-500's remote input - perfect for for flanging and comb filter effects. Unlike its vintage progenitors, in which the nascent digital technology of the day only allowed for scant milliseconds of delay time, the DDL-500 is capable of extremely long delays - up to 160 seconds at a 16kHz sample rate, letting you capture relatively lengthy musical passages for looping and other inspired uses. Here at Sweetwater, digital delay is essential kit. Get yours from the company that invented it, with the Eventide DDL-500.

Eventide DDL-500 500 Series Digital Delay Line Features:
  • Sample Rate: 12kHz to 192kHz
  • 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
  • Requires 500 Series chassis
Juice your 500 Series rack with the Eventide DDL-500!

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Additional Media

500 Series Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Processor Type Delay
Manufacturer Part Number 1181-000

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