Imperial Delay was designed from the beginning with two goals: Be the most powerful delay, and be easy to use. As it turns out, those two requirements tend to be at odds with each other. Some delays give you lots of control but require you to get out your lab coat and calculator in order to use it. Other delays sound great with only a couple knobs, but give you almost no options. Imperial Delay does both.

Every option that you would need in a delay is available at the twist of a single knob. If you need more control over those effects, you can enter the advanced controls and experiment to your heart’s content.

Boz Digital Labs’ new preset management system lets you save presets that go far beyond your DAW’s preset saving ability.


Reviews (16)

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16 reviews for Imperial Delay

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    brandon drury

    I’m obviously biased, but I no longer have any use for the other 12 delays I own. I just don’t need ’em anymore. Imperial Delay is hyper fast at “standard” delay stuff, hyper pretty when I want it, super nasty when I want it, and solves the “small room” sound which I never found an ITB replacement for the Eventide H3000. I think it’s the delay to end all delays and I couldn’t be more excited about the thing. Stellar plugin! It’s worth $299, but don’t pay that. Catch it while it’s on sale for $59.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I just downloaded this and played with it for 15 minutes, so I haven’t used it within the context of a mix – however I can already tell that it’s going to get a lot of use. The ducking feature is fantastic – it’s a parameter that every delay plugin should include. And there are a number of other fantastic color controls for the delay. It’s a very intuitive interface that encourages experimentation. One suggestion might be to add a bit more flexibility to the “Smear” parameters. There are currently Feedback, Size, and Low Pass Filter controls, but it might be nice to have a few more options with the Smear sound (maybe some different verb algorithms, a High Pass Filter, a Density / Diffusion control that doesn’t effect the verb time). But that’s being a bit nit-picky – I really think it’s going to become my go-to delay plugin. Thank you for making this.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    At last a really creative delay plug-in that sounds and does things different. A no-brainer. Keep up the good work guys 😀

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    This is a really cool and different type of delay. There are a couple of minor issues which do not affect the performance of the plugin: 1) The on-off button does not link to the bypass button on AAX plugin (although both work independently), and (2) The presets folder opens as named presets but do not actually load the presets with the Windows AAX plugin. That being said, this is a delay unlike any of my other delay plugins–and it looks way cooler than any of my plugins (great graphic design). Boz definitely thought outside of the box with the design of this delay. The duck button is a stroke of genius for a delay plugin. Operation is very smooth with impressive sounding results.


    It turns out that if I just click on preset name and not folder button that the Imperial presets do in fact load, and they are some really wild and creative sounding presets.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Not very often that I am giddy about a new plug but the sound design possibilities alone make this a a no brainer. Like Brandon, I have lots of plugs including the waves stuff . I’ve been playing with a simple loop of a baritone guitar piece I recorded awhile ago. I had bussed six aux tracks with chorus delay verb exciter etc. muted them all and just using the Imperial delay and there was the sound I had in my mind all along. A game changer. Payday is tomorrow….I,m going to get it….and so should you. Brian

  7. successbydesire

    Completely trippy psychedelic if you want it. I messed around with it, so easy to get what you want. It can be subtle with a lot of control. Just listened to the video posted here, was sober, can only imagine how you can warp people’s brains who aren’t.

  8. brian_mcgibney

    This is a follow up to my earlier review. I have spent much more on plugs and got much less. Apart from the layout, which is brilliant—deep but intuitive I am totally blown away by how much it sounds like hardware. I own lotsa waves stuff as well as izotope and eventide. All good stuff. There is just something about this plug that slays me sonically. I have no association with this company but I think that this is a break through plug. I also bought the extra plug (T-bone). Way more subtle. Want to go back and try some one knob remixing on some tracks. So far not blown away but for $20 ………As for Imperial Delay……absolute happiness to date

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    One of the most flexible delays I’ve ever used. You can do any kind of delay you want. You want a classic slapback that you’d hear on something 40 years ago? Done. You want a ping pong delay? No problem. You want endless loops feeding back into itself and progressively sounds worse and worse as it loops through all the fx? No problem. You want delays that pitch shift each loop and then ducking abilities built right in? No prob. This this is nuts. The last 2 plugs Boz has put out has really changed his position in my book of great developers. I’m paying more attention to his future products now.

  10. akatileandstone

    I love the plugin!

    I would suggest that you link the other videos that you have for the plug here.

    If I were to send a rock guy to this page (like myself), he would ignore as the only video up here is for some techno stuff. It is so much more than that stuff.

    I was lucky enough to venture to Recording Review to see the sale of the plugin (I’m a moderator at HR). I must say I am very impressed and have been playing with Imperial all week. Such ability with this thing. Props man!

    The marketing however is not setup well it seems. Great friggen plug tho! 🙂


  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have yet to really dig in and try all the features in depth, but I’ve used this on one mix so far, and the ease with which I was able to intuitively find the tones and effects I wanted was a pleasant surprise. The plugin is fun to use and inspires creative choices – definitely my new go-to delay plugin! Doesn’t seem to be a pig on resources either, even with several instances.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5


    just playing with the demo, but for the ducking feature alone makes it a done deal… never thought I’d be getting another delay when BF is pulling me elsewhere! Will up my rating after I spend some real time with it!

  13. Rated 4 out of 5


    Brilliant Delay control a plenty and The Ducking Feature is SO 2290 which I loved!!!!
    Heard it Loved it Bought It ,Buy it!! or you’ll regret It.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    It’s an absolutely workhorse…I needed something extra than a reverb sometimes can’t do. My delays weren’t capable of so much, this was just what my ears (and mix) needed. I use it on almost anything, but bass.

  15. Rated 4 out of 5


    Well, I’ve had a LENGTHY live in with the Imperial Delay (the name should be “Imperial EVERYTHING”, IMO) and the update recently was a welcome addition.
    I have instances of Imperial Delay (current version 2) permanently installed in my main recording in both my Delay and Chorus FX Busses, and for good reason. This software handles BOTH those tasks in the most musically hip way, which an incredible array of permutations.

    Yes I have 2 other vendor’s software on both those busses (turned off, of course), but haven’t seen the need to switch off the ID.
    I was fortunate to have purchased it for the ridiculously low introductory price. I’ll state here and now, it’s worth the listed price. More than occasionally, BDL excellent specials on their software. I’d jump on this, and most anything else they make.
    Thumbs WAY up here.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Brilliant delay.

    “Mom warned us”, and what the sound does, has to be the best patch name in any plugin, ever.


Imperial Delay Sneak Peek

Demonstration of some of the sounds you can achieve with Imperial Delay

Imperial Delay Walkthrough

Walkthrough showing some of the features of Imperial Delay