Tel-Ray Variable Delay


Vintage delay and reverb

Featuring lush delay, amazing echo, and incredible warmth, the Tel-Ray Variable Delay plug-in delivers a unique vintage delay that is perfect for any voice or instrument. The original analog units were developed in the early 1960s by a small company experimented with electronics and technology. When they came up with something great, they would Tell Ray (the boss). One invention involved a tuna can, a motor, and a few tablespoons of cancer-causing oil. The creation: an electronic memory unit aptly named the Tel-Ray.

Each Tel-Ray we tested varied drastically in pitch and variation effects, and the same unit could even sound different day to day. Since the original units are basically 30 year-old tuna cans bolted to plywood with springs and motors flopping around inside, we added a Variation knob so you can dial in a Tel-Ray in whatever state of disrepair you desire.


  • Variable Delay

    Select the delay time from 0.06 to 0.3 seconds—full clockwise is slowest. 

  • Variation

    Adjust how much variation occurs in the delay—the more variation you use, the more warbled and wobbly the sound becomes.

  • Sustain

    A feedback control similar to the one found on the Moogerfooger Analog Delay determines how long the delay takes to die out.

  • Echo/Doubler

    Determines whether or not a second record head is engaged, resulting in a double echo.

System requirements

 OS Windows 8, Windows 7 
 OS Mac OS 10.11.x, Mac OS 10.10.x, Mac OS 10.9.x, Mac OS 10.8.x. Mac OS 10.7.x 
 Pro Tools Pro Tools 12.x, Pro Tools 11.x, Pro Tools 10.x  
Sample Rate Support Max Rate: 192k
Copy Protection Requires iLok2 


 AAX Native 64
 AAX AudioSuite 64
 AAX Native 32
 AAX AudioSuite 32



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