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Unison Enabled

$199.00

The delay that revolutionized modern rock and pop.

Introduced in 1982, the KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay was popularized by U2 guitarist, The Edge, to forge one of the most identifiable guitar sounds in the history of rock. Far from a one-instrument-pony, however, the SDD-3000 also found a home in early new wave and 80’s synth music. Fully endorsed by KORG, the KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay plug-in for UAD and Apollo interfaces exactly captures the original unit’s colorful analog circuitry, and burnished-sounding 13-bit delays.

Tap into the song‑inspiring sounds of the legendary KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay in a fully authenticated plug‑in

Add unique, chewy 13-bit delay, phase, flange, and chorus to guitar, synths, vocals and more

Get the dynamic interaction of the SDD-3000’s analog preamp stage with Unison™ technology for Apollo interfaces

Use Hold function to layer shimmering pads and soundscapes

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
An Iconic Rack Unit

An Iconic Rack Unit

Beginning with U2’s The Unforgettable Fire, The Edge took his guitar textures to a whole new level using the KORG SDD-3000’s responsive dynamics and colorful sonic palette. The Unforgettable Fire sessions turned Daniel Lanois onto the unit, and it has since become a staple of his studio and live rig, as well as that of electronic music icon William Orbit.

Legendary Delay

Legendary Delay

With just over a second of old school, 13-bit delay, the KORG SDD-3000 is famous for its percussive, rhythmic repeats. Like the original, you can select any value up to 1023 milliseconds, or you can simply use the plug-in-only Sync control to line up the repeats to your DAW’s tempo. The plug-in’s Delay Time window also features a handy drop down menu for assorted routing variations.

An End-to-End Circuit Emulation

An End-to-End Circuit Emulation

Universal Audio meticulously modeled a vintage "golden unit" KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay, immaculately capturing its famed analog preamp and output section. Filled with JRC-made op-amps — the same type as many classic preamp, boost, and overdrive pedals of the era — the UAD KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay plug-in precisely emulates this ultra-musical analog circuit.

Swirly Goodness

Swirly Goodness

The KORG SDD-3000 plug-in’s Modulation section is the secret to adding depth and motion to your echoes. Use the Intensity knob to adjust the pitch variation of your repeats, while the Frequency control conjures varying degrees of subtle movement and vibrato — crucial for long, Daniel Lanois-esque pillowy delays. Lastly, the Waveform selector lets you craft complex phase, flange, and chorus effects that are simply unobtainable with any other unit.

Feedback, Hold, and Filtering

Feedback, Hold, and Filtering

The Regeneration section of the KORG SDD-3000 plug-in is an ambient effect lover's dream. You can dial in simple slapback to long trails, or instant oscillation using the Feedback control. And, if you like what you've created, simply hit the Hold button and freeze that sound in place. Finally, the Filter controls offer tons of tone shaping, letting you add air or chewy warmth to repeats— perfect for guitars, synths, drums, vocals, and more.

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Unison Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the KORG SDD-3000 plug-in delivers all the analog and digital goodness of the original with the impedance, gain staging, and quirky behaviors that have made the rack unit legend.

New Features

New Features

While the original KORG SDD-3000 had to be cabled up for a mono and dedicated dry out, the UAD KORG SDD-3000 plug-in gives you five options from a drop down menu. Plus, you can use a dedicated Position control to place the effect anywhere in the stereo field.

Features

Complete circuit model of the famous KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay used by The Edge, Daniel Lanois, WIlliam Orbit, and more

Exacting emulation of the analog input and output analog preamp of the KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay

Filter circuit for shaping delay repeats

Comprehensive Waveform and Modulation section for phaser, flanger, chorusing and doubling effects

Unison technology allows for authentic guitar interaction with Apollo Interfaces

Sync mode for note value-based DAW tempo sync

Mono and discrete stereo operation

The only fully endorsed plug-in of KORG's most sought-after digital delay

Customer Reviews

Korg® SDD-3000 Digital Delay

Overall Rating

R. Reid

January 16, 2023

Great Delay

I really love this delay. It is particularly wonderful for guitar, and it works great for synths and vocals as well.

F. García

January 13, 2023

Super versatile delay

I can get a great variety of delY sounds, from clean and pristine to degraded and lo-fi

J. Harris

January 10, 2023

Korg SDD-3000

I like this plugin! I have used this in it's analog form and therefore know how to get around on it. Plus, I like its' sound. This is a good addition to my available UA plugins!

UAD User

January 7, 2023

Really good!

really good, especially appreciate the unison function of the preamp

K. Thura

December 9, 2022

Great For Vocal and GTR

Really nice delay unit!The sound very nice.

J. Neves

October 14, 2022

Stunning!

I never thought I’d be buying another delay until I demo’ed the Korg SDD3000…

A. Pasco

October 3, 2022

Great delay

Super happy with this delay. Does exactly what I need it to do. Great sound!

C. Zalapa

July 8, 2022

Great For Sound Design

Use it on pads and synth lines!

A. Gray

June 12, 2022

A Classic

Great for layering synths and vocals

C. Jones

January 17, 2022

Excellent Delay

Great on all sources.

y. ngai

January 3, 2022

best for vocal

The sound very nice, I always use for a vocal buss!

A. Jokinen

December 23, 2021

Great stuff!

Really nice delay unit! Love different modes which have different style stereo delays. Nice sounding modulation and very easy to test with different note values.

J. Elliott

November 21, 2021

BachBeats

This my favorite thing for make things sound thick and warm but not dark. I put this in anything that sounds too thin and it fixes it every single time. The only Uad plug-in i can’t find a alternative too and I have mostly all the uad plugins

W. Jankowski

October 12, 2021

Not what I thought.

If there was ever prudence to doing the demo period on things, this is it. I am not a big demo guy. I got this purely cause it was a delay, a famous one at that, and cause I had a need for a delay. This is not as much of a delay machine, at least far as I can tell, as it is a special fx unit that utilizes delays to attain. If you were looking for a good gen purp delay, this would not be it. I only gave 3 stars simply bc of my misconception. I have no need for what it does, therefore I can't rate how well it's doing it, tho I assume it's 5 star like most ua stuff. But will be using demo prior to buying from now on.

B. Sullivan

September 23, 2021

I Love the Sound of the 80's

This is an awesome delay, and the unison preamp makes this plugin a keeper!

B. Vladimir

September 14, 2021

Great delay

Good for guitar, vocals. I like it very much

E. Mayes

September 5, 2021

OUTSTANDING!!

MY GO TO DELAY! ITS THE TRUTH

R. MACMULLEN

July 15, 2021

uad transforms korg sdd-3000 didgital delay

UAD, once again, excellent transformation as always ,performs perfectly consistent as do all my over 70 UAD plug ins and hardware
thanks again UAD staff

E. Ananda

July 3, 2021

Nothing else like it.

One word to describe this: EPIC!. Adds amazing rhythm and fills gaps like no other delay so easily. Can add astronomical width and the distortion, the distortion really gets you in the aww yeah feels!.

C. Billmeier

June 26, 2021

This is so cool.

This is bad-ass. It works as a great all-purpose delay but many of the presets really give that 80's sound to just about anything you run through it - drums, guitar, vocals...