Buckets Delay


Buckets Delay is a Max for Live audio device designed to emulate the classic warm sound of analog, bucket brigade style delay. The standard controls you’d expect from a delay are all there, plus a few more to help the delay fit squarely in your mix.


The delay time pushes the limits of what’s capable from most bucket brigade circuits, ranging from 50 to 2000 ms. Control the delay time manually or engage Tempo Sync to quickly match the tempo of your current Ableton Project. Use the tempo subdivision buttons to quickly find the sound you’re looking for.

But let’s be honest, analog delays pedals never synced to the tempo of the song perfectly. Use the Drift control to push or pull the delay time slightly off the tempo of the song. This creates a feel more accurate to an actual analog delay.

The feedback control does what you’d expect from an analog delay, self oscillating when turned past about 75%. Use the Input Gain dial to control the loudness of the delay signal and add some compression.

The Dark/Bright controls the tone of the delayed signal and how much it degrades as it feeds back. For a more transparent delay, turn clockwise toward “bright”. For a darker, bucket brigade tone, turn counter-clockwise toward “dark”.

Lastly, use the Dry/Wet to adjust the mix of the original and delayed signal.

Licensed under the Creative Commons, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.


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