Dedalus Delay VST Granular Looping & Layering Device


Aqusmatiq Audio has introduced Dedalus Delay, a real-time audio “delay mangler.”

A network of delay lines is granulated and modulated, producing a labyrinth of echoes, which are further processed by filters, dynamic processors, and saturation modules.

Dedalus can create a wide variety of effects, from reverb-like ambiences to evolving resonations to pure noise.


  • The delay can be set in rhythmic values, in seconds and also ad MIDI note pitches (resonances)
  • The delay time can be continuously varied and granulated.
  • The feedback can be set up to 200% to create infinite ever-changing resonances. A limiter within the feedback circuit prevents the uncontrolled increase in sound volume.
  • Two cascaded fourth-order filters (low-pass and high-pass) allow shaping of the sound spectrum within the feedback loop.
  • The overdrive module creates a warm distortion that gives depth to the sound.
  • The duck/gate dynamics processor allows the sound produced by the delay to “breathe” along with the rhythmic accents of the incoming sound.
  • The plugin has 8 modulators that can be used to vary all parameters. One modulator can modulate another modulator and even modulate itself. You can draw the waveform of the modulator, use a step sequencer or a random waveform generator.

Aqusmatiq Audio is a new company founded by three experienced audio software developers: Diego Capoccitti, Maurizio Giri, and Alessandro Petrolati. Capoccitti is an electronic composer and expert in Juce and C++. Giri, also an electronic composer, has written a series of books on Max MSP and many devices under his Amazing Noises brand. Petrolati is a classical pianist and an electronic composer, and with his brand apeSoft has created several iOS apps and Max for Live devices.

Pricing and Availability

Dedalus Delay is available now with an intro price of about $19 USD (normally $49).


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