*you will need to register for a user account with your email and name to get a free license


Make faSampleDelay with its unrivalled intuitive GUI your new favourite Sample Delay Plugin. If you need a versatile and reliable tool for small phase alignment tasks in your guitar or drum recording, then this is the ultimate choice!  

The best, however, is yet to come. This plugin is completely free! All you need to do is to register with your name and email address and we will send you the download links and license by email.

Should you need an even more powerful and professional phase alignment tool, then you must check out faSampleDelays big brother: faTimeAlign: faTimeAlign.


  • Sample accurate time delay up to 100.000 Samples / approximately 2 seconds @ 48 kHz
  • Fully scalable GUI
  • A/B comparisons
  • 4 different input units (ms, foot, meter & Samples)
  • Intuitive delay knob with adjustable min and max values for narrow delay spans
  • Samplerate linkable to time delay
  • CPU saving algorithm
  • Supports Samplerates between 44.100 – 192.000 Hz

Supported formatsWindowsMac
VST2 32-Bit
VST2 64-Bit
VST3 32-Bit
VST3 64-Bit
AU 32-Bit
AU 64-Bit
AAX 32-Bit
AAX 64-Bit
Tested DAWs
Steinberg Cubase
Apple Logic
Ableton Live
Presonus Studio One
Cockos Reaper
Magix Samplitude
FL Studio
Steinberg Wavelab
Adobe Audition
MOTU Digital Performer



  • Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista
  • VST2 / VST3 / AAX host


  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher
  • VST2 / VST3 / AU / AAX host
  • Intel processor based Mac

42 Responses to faSampleDelay

  1. Rob Gee says:

    Unable to delay to sub sample value unfortunately.

  2. Daniel Daniel says:

    Hi Don, I think there might be a misunderstanding. This Plug-In is a Phase Alignment Tool. You have to apply it to multi-microphone tracks. It’s not a feedback delay FX Plug-In. Sorry ;-).

  3. Daniel Calado says:

    Many thanks for SampleDelay, Daniel. I only use Waveform and Cakewalk, both DAWs not listed in the Tested DAWs. I’ll try to report to you but I can’t promise anything due to lack of time. Love the GUI, pretty neat. All the best.

  4. Dave Edwards says:

    Very interested to see how this works in a live streaming workflow

  5. Tony Nekrews says:

    Hiya, trying to register, but I just get directed to a 404 page

    • Daniel Daniel says:

      Hi Tony, we are currently working on our registration system because of the immediate release of faTimeAlign today. During that period, no registrations are possible but the system will be back online tomorrow. See you then :-).

  6. Joseph Malinovsky says:

    Hi. I registered but am unable to get access to the plug in to download. Any help would be appreciated.



    • Daniel Daniel says:

      Hey Joe,

      my pleasure. You should have got an email with an activation link in it. When you click that link you validate that your email is correct. Then you will get another mail with the download links for mac and windows in it. That’s it!

      Please write me if you need further assistance.


  7. Claus says:

    The Counter is gone, but the download is not available 🙁

    • daniel daniel says:

      Sorry for the inconvenience. Due to the massive traffic of so many people trying to download faSampleDelay the servers went completely down. We even hadn’t enough time to include the download button ;-). But now everything should run smoothly.

  8. Osman says:

    the plugin looks good

  9. Bruno Mocellin says:

    Can’t wait to test !

  10. konstantinos says:


  11. Turi Curello says:

    Hi Daniel, i didn’t understand how to download the Beta…

    • daniel daniel says:

      Hi Turi!

      thank you for your question. The beta will be available on March, 23 (this Friday). I’ll invite you to come back then and download the beta ;-). You’ll have an email registration form there you can register with your name and your email and the download link and a license will be sent to you via email.

      Have a great time!

  12. Dirk Lademann says:

    Cool Lookin forward to test it

  13. ssp says:

    Nice plugin, it’s the most stable I’ve tried so far. I really like the display of different measures at the same time, really usefull. BUT I would really like if I could automate the big knob, it’s not recognized as a parameter in FL Studio.

    Thanks for the plugin!

  14. Great plugin, thank you.

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  16. dave says:

    I tried to download.
    But both files keep unsuccessfully downloading.

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  18. Anthony says:

    Hello, thanks for fa delay. I believe there is an issue with fa converting display unit by foot. If you select by meter and use delay of 1 meter the milliseconds is correct. If you change it to foot, it changes to 11.11 feet and milliseconds still says same. Instead it should be roughly 3.3 feet. Calculating the delay from foot to milliseconds is incorrect.

    • daniel daniel says:

      Hi Anthony,

      thank you for your comment. You’re absolutely right ;-). This is now fixed with version 0.92.


  19. Jonathan says:

    Hi 🙂 thanx 4 your free amazing share, i just want to know if there’ll be a mac version…
    Thanx again!

    • daniel daniel says:

      Thx for you comment ;-). VST & AU for Mac are currently in development. Subscribe for the newsletter to get to know when its finished ;-).

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  21. Dude says:

    Also running W7 64 bit, and got a similar error in Reaper- The program can’t start because libmmd.dll is missing from your computer, Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
    So, I’ll keep a look out for an update.

    Question though:
    How would you use the Sample Delay plug to compensate for plugin latency?
    Let’s say you were able to determine the exact amount that the DAW was incorrectly playing back a track in ms, then what?

    • daniel daniel says:

      The compensation of plugin latencies works between each DAW channel. Some DAWs like Pro Tools LE don’t have automatic plugin latency compensation (at least all versions older than 9). Other modern DAWs have such compensation but it can occur that it won’t work properly (for example if you have complex routings). If you experience this problem, the only thing you can do is to compensate manually.
      Here’s an example: You have a linear phase EQ on channel 1 which introduces a plugin latency of 1000 Samples. In order to compensate it, you can insert a Sample Delay in all other channels an set it up to 1000 Samples. Thats the whole deal. Most DAWs are able to display the latency each plugin intruduces.

  22. Andrea says:

    Really good! Thank you so much

    • daniel daniel says:

      You’re welcome ;-). Don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter to stay in touch for future releases.

  23. EntranceToTrance says:

    Very Good, is a great plugin. 🙂

  24. hey says:

    i just tried to run in reaper, and it doesn’t work on my Windows7 system due to a “missing file” called ‘libiomp5md.dll’

    • daniel daniel says:

      If you’re experiencing missing dll errors, please download the package with Microsoft / Intel Distributables included and install them. These should solve the problem.

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  26. Kryptomania says:

    Cool but it will be free also after the Beta time ? 😉

  27. Danyella says:

    Congratulations on launching the website. Am downloading the plugin – looks great so far, and will surely be using it! 🙂

    • daniel daniel says:

      Thank you very much. Don’t miss the fa FractionalDelay coming end of July. It’s a very similar plugin, but it will have the ability to apply fractional sample delays. This comes in handy when dealing with changing microphone distances or if you just want to have more accuracy.

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