We introduced EuroDDL — the first Eventide Eurorack module – a few months ago (see the video below – FYI the name was slightly different at the time) and we’re happy to see it’s finally available (albeit in limited quantities, read more below).
What Is It?
EuroDDL is a 16HP digital delay (DDL) module made to sound less digital than the average delay while enabling external control of every feature and function.
With the EuroDDL, Eventide’s old school design strictly limits the amount of digital circuitry to only what’s required for delay. Soft saturation clipping, LP (low pass) FILTER, FEEDBACK, insert loop, and +20 dB boost are all analog.
The digital section is minimal and constrained to do nothing more than simple, yet flexible, delay. The DDL itself is pristine. It’s long. It’s short (0.11msec resolution). It’s smooth, it loops, and it goes backwards (REVERSE).
The delay converter is 24 bits with a maximum delay time of up to 10 seconds at 192 kHz sample rate and 160 seconds at 16 kHz sample rate. Delay time can be varied smoothly and over a wide range — either manually, via TAP (BPM) tempo, or by remote control voltage.
Short delays can be used for comb filtering and flanging effects. Longer delays for echo effects. Infinite delays for looping. Backwards delays for reverse effects.
To be a true performance instrument, all the controls of the Eurorack module must be remote controllable. The EuroDDL does just that with jacks — clipping, KILL, REVERSE, FEEDBACK, MIX, and LP FILTER — to accept VC (voltage control) and T/G (trigger to gate). It’s designed to be played as an instrument… and it’s designed to ‘play nice’ in the rack with RETURN/SEND and CLK (clock) IN/OUT.
Eventide will be demonstrating the EuroDDL alongside award-winning plug-ins on Booth #321 at AES New York 2017 — the 143rd International Convention — on October 18-20, Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, USA.
Pricing & Availability
Currently available in limited quantities, general availability of the EuroDDL is scheduled for January 2018 with an MSRP of $399.00 USD.