u-he has announced that a public beta of its upcoming Colour Copy virtual analog effect plugin is now available for download.

The plugin is based on the Lyrebird delay unit in the Repro-1 synthesizer.

u he Colour Copy

A virtual analog effect inspired by classic bucket-brigade delays (BBD), but extended with modern features. We called our new baby “Colour Copy” because it can deliver the kind of colouration people still love in classic BBD units, but with a wider variety of colours.

Colour Copy started life as the little delay unit called “Lyrebird” we built into Repro-1, but the sound was too good NOT to be developed further and become an FX plug-in…

In normal digital delays (DDL) the delay time alters the size of the buffer. If you quickly modulate or sweep the delay time on a typical DDL, unmusical glitches propagate through the feedback as the buffer is shortened or lengthened. Like a real BBD, Colour Copy changes the internal samplerate instead (i.e. how fast the “buckets” pass on their content), and this is why Colour Copy is smooth with a capital SMOO!

The public of Colour Copy is available for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) from the u-he forum. You can already order a copy of Colour Copy at an introductory price of 49 EUR. The regular price will be 69 EUR.

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