AMS DMX Digital Delay & Pitch Shifter
Get the Sounds of Joy Division, Nirvana, and Brian Eno.
Introduced in 1978, the AMS® DMX 15‑80 S was the world's first microprocessor controlled, 15‑bit digital delay and pitch shifter. Used on classic albums for its unmatched soundscapes and textures, the AMS DMX is famous for adding iconic '80's‑era space and depth.
Exclusively for Apollo audio interfaces and UAD hardware, the AMS DMX Digital Delay & Pitch Shifter is the only plug‑in that gives you the authentic sound of the rare AMS hardware.
Record and mix with the world's only authentic AMS DMX Digital Delay plug-in, developed by original hardware designer Mark Crabtree
Add iconic delay and pitch shifting effects to drum machines, vocals, synths, guitars, and more
Get double tracking effects made famous by Prince, Radiohead, and Phil Collins
Mix with Artist Presets from Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House), Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Reggie Watts), Ivan Barias (Justin Timberlake, Jill Scott), and more
An Era-Defining Studio Processor
Upon its introduction, the AMS DMX was hailed as a digital wonder. Featuring two independent delay channels, just over six seconds of delay time, and groundbreaking “de‑glitched” pitch shifting, its signature ambience gave artists characterful doubling, delay, chorus, pitch shift, and ambient effects, from the '80s, to this day.
Add Sonic Intrigue to Any Source
Use the AMS DMX Digital Delay & Pitch Shifter plug‑in to add vintage digital dimension to drum machines, synths, or guitars. You can also use it for automatic double tracking effects and unique arpeggio patterns on vocals, horns, and more.
Plug-In Only Features
The AMS DMX plug-in not only gives you all the revision features of the vintage rackmount units — including the rare expansion chorus controller module — you get modern upgrades like Tempo Sync, Dual VCO mode, Dry/Wet Mix, Wet Solo, and more.
The Perfect Partner for AMS RMX16 Reverb
Combine the AMS DMX Digital Delay plug‑in with the AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb plug‑in for the ultimate in vintage digital processing, and give your productions the pioneering sound of two legendary creative tools.
“I've used the AMS DMX hardware on every record I've made since the early '80s, and now they've nailed the sound with this plug‑in. I am beyond ecstatic.”
– Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, The Doobie Brothers)
“The AMS DMX plug‑in gives you such a vibey, unique sound. And having the ability to automate all the parameters takes it to a new level.”
– Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons)
“I’m about to abuse the hell out of the AMS DMX Digital Delay & Pitch Shifter plug‑in on every mix.”
– Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead, Foo Fighters)
“The AMS DMX plug‑in is true to the original hardware, with improved operation and options.”
– Tony Platt (AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Bob Marley)
“My presets for the AMS DMX plug‑in are taken from the original notes from my own vintage unit. So enjoy, create, and be inspired!”
– Steve Levine (Culture Club, Beach Boys, Ziggy Marley)
“The AMS DMX plug‑in offers an iconic, timeless sound. I’m so excited to have access to this fantastic tool.”
– Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Soul Asylum, Reggie Watts)
September 6, 2022
Still learning how to ues this.Read More
August 18, 2022
I’ve been fixing DMX’s & RMX’s for the last 15 years. This DMX emulation is spot on & is not as finicky as the real ones. I knew it was in the works & as soon as there was...Read More
July 30, 2022
This is now permanent in my vocal send. Love it.Read More
July 21, 2022
Hard to resist
Studio grade delay.. why miss outRead More
July 19, 2022
Fierce creativity machine!
Yes it's replicable with a bunch of tweaking on other plugins, but this emulation simply gets "there" so fast that I can put more focus on creativity flow. Quality plugin!Read More
July 14, 2022
Great tool. Presets are very useful. Amazing on vocals! Not giving 5 stars because of the tiny GUI. Please make it resizable!Read More
AMS DMX Digital Delay & Pitch Shifter
Still learning how to ues this.
I’ve been fixing DMX’s & RMX’s for the last 15 years. This DMX emulation is spot on & is not as finicky as the real ones. I knew it was in the works & as soon as there was a sale, I bought it. Thanks UA!
This is now permanent in my vocal send. Love it.
Hard to resist
Studio grade delay.. why miss out
Fierce creativity machine!
Yes it's replicable with a bunch of tweaking on other plugins, but this emulation simply gets "there" so fast that I can put more focus on creativity flow. Quality plugin!
Great tool. Presets are very useful. Amazing on vocals!
Not giving 5 stars because of the tiny GUI. Please make it resizable!
This is an amazing Processor. From width enhancement to pitch shifting, it’s got you covered. But not in a generic way! This thing has real character that I’ve found missing from other tools that claim to cover this ground. Try it, and buy it!
The search is over!
I have been trying for years to recreate that classic 80’s vocal polish but never seeming to quite capture it. No I have it, the presets are awesome and there is enough to deep dive and fine tune all you need to. Truly wonderful!
me gustaria comprarla con el hardware, debo decir que suena diferente a los otros delays y sobre todo pitch shifters. en las guitarras y voces conserva el detalle de las transientes, si bien el panel parece enredado es sencillo de manejar después de un tiempo de experimentación. me encantaría que uad implementara el midi learn, sería muy útil para automatizar y no tardar tanto con el mouse
Sounds - Ok Complicated to get the sound you want, Be sure to DEMO First
Presets are OK .. the demo does this plugin a lot of justice to the point that it enticed me, an engineer of 20+ years into buying this plug-in. I missed the 14-day window and did not get to demo the plug-in. . You can get the same results with a delay and pitch shift plugin. I was not impressed as I spent a day or so trying to emulate the sounds featured in the video DEMO. Be sure to DEMO first!
Sounds great but buggy
As already mentioned some time ago, it's muted for the first 3 seconds of playback in Reaper. Hope it gets a fix one day.
I have so many imaging, spreader and widening plugins but this one is what I was looking for the whole time - it’s somewhat complicated but Chuck Zwickau’s presets are amazing - I wish they make this one native with Spark
My new doubler FX
It's a great tool to tick the vocal and ad chorus, dimension, width....to any instrument. Very very useful to use as a creative tool as well
Useful to Add Depth and Character
A ringer for the analog version, the DMX is useful for adding big texture, but also for adding depth and presence to thicken vocals. I use it lots, but not always in an overt way.
The Missing Link!
This is the sound I was missing on my vocals. I’ve been hearing on records for years. I tried to make it happen with other plugins but could never get it to sound like what I was hearing. I knew the moment I added it to tracks. My clients love it.
Now I can kick it like the big dogs. Works great on just about everything!
D. van Haarlem
Takes me right back into the 80s
I love this delay, instant 80s vocal vibes. Like it on guitars and drums equally. Also nice to add ambience (delays) for that reverby, roomy sound. Not doing a mix without it.
Very nice instant classic
Great presets and sound possibilities, though I could get the same results with other delay plugins.
Answer To My Prayers!
I've waited a long time hoping this would come out on UAD. Now it's here and it's truly the business! I Would’ve jumped in just for this one plugin but there's sooooo much more like the 480, Capitol Chambers, 224 and many other great titles. If your on UAD you're truly spoilt!
A. Lopes dos Santos
Back to the future
Instant 80’s vibe - and beyond, of course. Specially when paired with the RMX16, this toy can do real magic creating dimension and depth like no other plugins. Tasteful!
Bring it back
70's, 80's, 90's