Cooper® Time Cube MkII Delay
Unique, garden hose-based mechanical delay device, captured as a plug-in.
Designed by Duane H. Cooper and Bill Putnam, the Cooper Time Cube was a garden hose-based mechanical delay device introduced in 1971. It has achieved cult status as the most unique delay ever made. Famous for its spectacular short delay and doubling effects — as well its uncanny ability to sit perfectly in the mix — the Cooper Time Cube is as character‑filled a device as you will ever find.
The Cooper Time Cube MkII plug-in for UAD‑2 hardware and Apollo interfaces is an exacting emulation of this utterly original, and usable device with an expanded feature set far beyond the original hardware. By capturing the sound of the original delay system, while offering modern delay features, the Cooper Time Cube MkII plug‑in is a versatile, fat‑sounding space maker without equal.
Craft delay textures with the most unique delay device ever made
Add intense doubling effects to thicken vocals, guitars, synths, and more
Adjust Tempo Sync for A & B delay lines separately for intriguing rhythmic delays
Expertly tweak repeats with Treble, Bass, Color, and High Pass Filter controls
5-Minute UAD Tip
In this video, learn how to widen a Wurlitzer, add vibey slapback to guitars, and synchronized delay trails on a vocal with the Cooper Time Cube MkII Delay plug‑in.
“The Cooper Time Cube plug-in is one of my favorites. It's much easier than running sounds through a box with garden hoses inside.”
– Joe Chiccarelli (Jason Mraz, Beck, The Strokes, Morrissey)
June 24, 2023
Stereo widening resolved
Forget all of those cheap and nasty widening tool. With has a great tone, very pleasing extension in the stereo field and is mono...Read More
June 15, 2023
I use the Cooper Time Cube way more than I'd like to admit! A touch of it adds a natural width and fullness to vocals, guitar, strings, pads - just about anything.Read More
February 7, 2023
Sounds awesome on everything I’ve tried it on so farRead More
January 12, 2023
Fantastic stereo field. great tool!Read More
January 8, 2023
Great on Vocals
I absolutely love the way it makes a vocal sound. Just throw it on a bus and blend it in. Could not be simpler.Read More
January 5, 2023
Designed by Duane H. Cooper and Bill Putnam — one of the most unique delays ever made
All the vibe of the original, with modern feature enhancements
Two delay lines can be set independently and adjusted with Delay, Decay, Pan and Volume controls
Separately adjustable tempo sync for both A & B delay lines
“Coils” selection recreates the original sound of the CTC regardless of Delay setting
Treble and Bass tone controls, High Pass Filter, Wet Solo, and analog-style metering
MIMO, MISO and SISO operation (SISO is true stereo)
Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
Cooper® Time Cube Mk II Delay
Stereo widening resolved
Forget all of those cheap and nasty widening tool. With has a great tone, very pleasing extension in the stereo field and is mono compatible. Will always try this as an option at the very least.
I use the Cooper Time Cube way more than I'd like to admit! A touch of it adds a natural width and fullness to vocals, guitar, strings, pads - just about anything.
F. San Filippo
It’s an odd one!
Got it for free. Worth it! Good for a quick slap-back in console if you need that.
Sounds awesome on everything I’ve tried it on so far
Fantastic stereo field. great tool!
Great on Vocals
I absolutely love the way it makes a vocal sound. Just throw it on a bus and blend it in. Could not be simpler.
This is a cool FX, really nice on my guitar tricks,.. Its color is amazing.. Recomended.
Quirky little secret sauce for your projects. Very unique, love it.
On guitars sounds very cool.
I like to taste it on many instruments.
Excellent to add width…But also everything in between
Confusing at first...
I'm still not certain I understand how this thing works... I feel like a student again who made something cool but can't explain how. :) That said, the more I play with it, the more it makes sense. There are still some controls I don't get or can't hear (coils?) but's getting easier and quicker to setup the more I use it. It's quickly become my first choice for quick delay effects and I'm sure as I figure it out more, I'll rely on it for more and more!
A nice delay with a wide range of possibilities and getting a nice sound character
Creates an instrument space very quickly. There are unusual presets. Very good for guitar. Thanks UAD!
The Cooper time Cube does just exactly what it says it will do. It's intuitive and sounds great. Very straight ahead. Just what I was looking for.
Great Vocal delay
This is a great delay. A blast from the past.
I needed this!
This is the delay I have been looking for!
IT'S A BEAUTY!!!!
The Cooper Time Cube is a GREAT plugin! Easy to use and very effective in expanding any sound!!
A great delay with a wide range of possibilities and with its own sound character!!! I recommend it!!!