Anaheim, CA (February 8, 2018)—The Eventide DDL 1745 digital delay was inducted into The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame at this year’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Introduced in 1971, the DDL 1745 was the world’s first commercially available digital delay, offering two channels of independent delay from a single input, and able to provide delays ranging from 0 to 200 milliseconds at a cost of $3,800 (adjusted for inflation, that’s approximately $22,000 today).
The DDL 1745 was typically used for “doubling” vocals, and as a pre-delay to feed plate reverbs, it quickly became an popular tool. The DDL 1745 is the third Eventide product to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, following in the footsteps of the company’s H910 and H3000 Harmonizers, garnering the honor in 2007 and 2016 respectively.
“The DDL 1745 was the first piece of digital audio equipment to make its way into recording studios” said Eventide founder, Richard Factor. “Until 1971, all signal processing equipment was analog. When Eventide introduced the DDL 1745, it ushered in the digital age. Today digital audio is ubiquitous. The DDL 1745 spearheaded that revolution.”
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