U-He Intros Colour Copy Bucket Brigade Delay Effect

U-He has released Colour Copy, a software implementation of the vintage bucket-brigade delay (BBD) effect.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“We called our new baby ‘Colour Copy’ because it can deliver the kind of colouration people still love in classic BBD units, but with a wider variety of colours.


  • BBD-style analog delay, for the smoothest possible pitch effects
  • Unique colour morphing, with saturation for non-linear effects such as distortion / resonance
  • 1ms to 1s or host-synched time base, scaled via rate control from 25% to 400%
  • Dynamic ducking via envelope follower, with an option that preserves the initial delay
  • LFO (with dynamic frequency and depth) can modulate rate, tap position or amplitude.
  • MIDI note tracking and Freeze button (infinite loop) for wildest experimental effects
  • Powerful preset browser with tag and/or text search functions
  • Independent input and feedback routing options allow all possible stereo or mono combinations
  • 100 factory presets, NKS-compatible
  • UI instantly resizable from 70% to 200%
  • Custom remote control via MIDI CC, 14-bit resolution option

Pricing and Availability

Colour Copy is available now, for Mac & Windows, for €69.

One thought on “U-He Intros Colour Copy Bucket Brigade Delay Effect

  1. Very cool and it lets me do way beyond what I kind of have been doing with Sound Forge’s multi tap delay for years now, i.e. FX blooms, regeneration rhythms, etc,.but with much more control and even more powerful sonic manipulations. I will be buying this.

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