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Spectral by MeldaProduction
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MSpectralDelay is a unique creative delay plugin, which works in the spectral domainand lets you perform various transformations on the delayed signal - from changing pitch to arbitrarily transforming individual frequencies. It's complex, but it is still easy-to-use for the beginners.

20 delay plugins in one

MSpectralDelay is extremely powerful, therefore also complex. So we have exploited its features and created 20 active presets on the easy screen, each as versatile as a dedicated plugin. These make using the plugin easy even for complete beginners.

The power of spectral processing

Traditional delay plugins feature a simple feedback delay, which produces identical copies of the original signal, sometimes with a possibility of filtering, distortion or other basic effects. MSpectralDelay lets you transform individual frequencies. First it lets you control the delay time, feedback, panorama and level (EQ) for each frequency. MSpectralDelay also provides complex spectral transformations - pitch, frequency shift, formants, plus an actual frequency to frequency transformation and level to level transformation.

MeldaProduction goodies

Isn't transforming pitch, formants, levels and more advanced stuff enough to satisfy your creative needs? It wouldn't be a Melda plugin without the signature modulators, multiparameters, channel modes, A-H presets, ABCD morphing and more.

Key features:

  • The most advanced user interface on the market - stylable, resizable, GPU accelerated.
  • Dual user interface, easy screen for beginners, edit screen for professionals.
  • Unique visualisation engine with classic meters and time graphs.
  • 1-6 fully configurable independent bands.
  • Modulators.
  • Adjustable oscillator shape technology.
  • Multiparameters.
  • M/S, single channel, up to 8 channels surround processing...
  • Smart randomization.
  • Automatic gain compensation (AGC).
  • Safety limiter.
  • Adjustable up-sampling 1x-16x.
  • Synchronization to host tempo.
  • MIDI controllers with MIDI learn.
  • 64-bit processing and an unlimited sampling rate.
  • Extremely fast, optimized for newest AVX2 capable processors.
  • Global preset management and online preset exchange.
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU and AAX interfaces on Windows & Mac, both 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • No dongle nor internet access is required for activation.
  • Free-for-life updates.
User Reviews Average user rating of 4.14 from 5 reviewsAdd A Review

Reviewed By DavidCarlyon
July 16, 2018

Just like the rest of the Melda stuff, this is insanely imaginative, incredibly inspired and ultimately, useful.

The prices of these plugins are as good as the plugins themselves. I will support this dev always.

Its important to note that literally every plug by this dev has features you just dont find anywhere else. This is why 90 percent of the time, i use melda. You can just solve any problem you have, almost guaranteed.

Great plug!.

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Reviewed By Kitusai
July 10, 2018

Not an easy one but a true creative masterpiece for sure.

The water seems cold at first impression. I'm not a fan of the GUI but the manual is complete and the more you dive in this instrument (to call it an effect would reduce it too much) the more you love it.

Hours and hours of discovering and ears pleasure, very inspiring too.


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Reviewed By Robert Kanaan
May 24, 2018

Hello, I must say, the rating of ONE STAR pushed me to write a comment with some opinions. Actually I am a fan of good delay effects - got Echoboy, Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro, PSP Stomp Delay, some Valhalla stuff etc - so one might say, what get another delay for? But obviously free intro offer encouraged me to install this exceptional plugin. Maybe this was a good idea to promote other commercial plugins, because compared to free Melda plugins, this one shines. I must say, I use a lot free Melda plugins (perfect stability, very usefull functions), but no one complains with free stuff, does one? Anyway, this is like space rocket against bicycle.. I love deep manipulation options, love tweeking possibilities, graphical response. Very usefull chain shines.. I love the clarity of eq-ing, The control I have over all the parameter is fantastic, intuitive, encouraging for creativity. The presets offer so different potential, that it absolutely deserves 5*. The sound obviously unquestionable. Perhaps this is not my ne go-to delay, I got accustomed with other plugs, but certainly there will be situations, where MSpectralDelay will be the obvious first choice delay. That's a 5 star plugin! Thank You Melda for the opportunity to get it free with all the benefits of professional series.

Best, Robert.

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Reviewed By connmach
May 23, 2018

A very good sounding creative machine, with a beautiful GUI which parts with the "As a company we decide what you want"-doctrine disguised with those cheap clichés in wrong contexts as "less is more". The GUI lets the user who knows what she/he wants do what is more in his or her context.

MSpectralDelay excels big time in creativity and sound.

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Reviewed By RobinWood
May 23, 2018

This was the first plugin from Meldaproduction I'm actually interested in. Their other free stuff is pretty basic "bread and butter" stuff but this seemed special.

Unfortunately MSpectralDelay is a real CPU hog. The bigger the fft size the more CPU it uses. I then experienced it needs higher fft sizes to sound good. Using some modulators in addition will result in even more CPU usage. I bet the latter can be optimized by ourself if you're into their system. I tried to dig deeper but after opening the manual I instantly closed it again.
NI Spektral Delay (which was obviously the inspiration for this plugin) was not that hungry when using similar basic settings. Another difference is the smearing of transient material. This is more prominent in the melda plugin.

Some things other users experienced as well: randomizing settings blew up my speakers, audible distortion and artefacts in the higher frequency range "like mp3 codec noise". Downloading a big installer that copies many more files and presets than needed and AV warning aren't a good thing either.
Someone wrote it runs out of sync but I couldn't reproduce this in real use scenarios. Registering at their website to get the free license is something I can understand.

A downside of the plugin is the ui and workflow (sorry I just can't get used to it, it doesn't make fun opening them) and their exaggerated marketing phrases.

IMO the problems are not acceptable from someone who "reinvented" the delay. It will not replace anything in my setup and it is not usable in production. I might use it offline for soundscapes or so. I'm sure there are users loving it, especially melda customers who are used to it. It is free but please understand that doesn't mean we can't criticize it.

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