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Unison Enabled

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    (195)

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4.9/5
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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

4.9/5
(195)

R. CASTRO

April 16, 2024

Delay Best

uno de los mejores delays

s. fassio

April 14, 2024

Wonderful delay

I love this delay for ma lead solo guitar. It is so good.

C. Brown

March 12, 2024

Delay, lay, lay FOR FOr For for days da

Love the delays and modulation effects that can be sculpted with this fabulous unit. Great job UA!

s. chestnut

February 6, 2024

Please add to UAD Spark

Please add to UAD Spark

S. Rico Hernandez

January 10, 2024

Increible

Sin duda el mejor Diley que tenemos en mi estudio

B. Gotch

January 6, 2024

Korg SDD-3000

Very impressed with this delay creating unique sounds is very easy

A. Lewis

November 22, 2023

Loving this for those U2 delay tones.

I love plugging my Strat directly into my Apollo using 2 channels. That way, I can have 2 instances of this plugin in parallel. Great tones!

L. Kagenaar

November 13, 2023

Amazing delay

I often need a digital delay that delivers instant vibe and this one does just that, quick and easy !
Im hoping for a native version soon ! ;)

m. tery

October 18, 2023

surprised

i m very delighted about the preamp of this delay

F. Verjux

October 16, 2023

Souvenir

Sounds exactly as expected including the unisson preamplifier !

B. George

September 19, 2023

Excellent delay for Lead guitar

Excellent delay for Lead guitar. Unique sounding different from Echoboy/Timeless

J. Moya

July 30, 2023

Love it

Such a great digital delayer will use it over my pedals since it’s easier to program

V. German

June 18, 2023

A great classic!

Great device! Unusual effects of delay
and overdrive effects. Very effective on guitar and unusual results on keyboards

D. Spano

April 6, 2023

The best

Very, very cool!!!

E. Midzic

April 4, 2023

Super

Sehr gut

R. Brown

March 4, 2023

Korg SDD-3000 Review

I have loads of delay plugins but nothing quite hits the spot like the UAD Korg SDD-3000 delay. I use it on almost everything now, and couldn’t be without it.

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!

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January 7, 2023

Really good!

really good, especially appreciate the unison function of the preamp