PSPaudioware have announced the release of PSP 285, a new semi-modular delay plug-in based on their PSP 84/85 processors. Equipped with built-in saturation effects, a selection of filters, and a flexible modulation section, PSP 285 promises to deliver everything from simple slapback delays and echoes through to extreme pitch-shifting and resonant filter effects.
The plug-in offers both stereo and mid-side processing modes, and separate delay sections with their own independent controls are available for each channel. Channels can be linked if required, and users are also able to introduce cross-channel feedback. Delay time is continuously variable with up to 10 seconds available per channel, and improved control over the number and level of echoes is offered by a Delay Gating function.
Modulation & Effects
PSP 285’s modulation section six LFO waveforms, each of which can be tempo-synced as well as boasting variable offset and phase parameters. A wide selection of envelope follower control signals are also included, and a total of 17 filter types are available, each with adjustable Cutoff and Resonance controls along with a range of flexible routing options. A Drive algorithm then offers a variety of distortion options via Hard and Soft saturation modes, whilst a Reverb module provides a range of different reverberation algorithms which include springs, plates, spaces, and reverse reverb types.
A 64-bit floating point signal path is maintained throughout PSP 285, and sample rates of up to 384kHz are supported. Mixer parameters can be stored on a per-preset basis, or applied to any loaded preset via a Global mode. A huge range of built-in sounds are provided, with the plug-in coming equipped with nearly 400 factory presets.
PSP 285 is supported on PCs running Windows 7 and above, and Macs running macOS 10.12 and above. VST, VST3, AU, and AAX versions are available, and the plug-in is authorised via iLok, although users do not need a physical dongle.
Pricing & Availability
PSP 285 is available now, and is currently being offered at an introductory price of $99. After 15 January 2023, the price will increase to $149. Current PSP 85 users are eligible for a crossgrade price of $28.50. For those wishing to try the plug-in, a 30-day trial is also available.