I’ve reviewed a number of new iOS music apps from developers Timothy Barraclough and Paul Mathews over the last few weeks ago on the blog. Cactus Chorus and Phlox Phaser were followed up with the equally floral themed Buttercup Bitcrush soon afterwards. There is also Saffron Saturator and Dahlia Delay in the same series.
The apps names give a clear indication of the effects types but don’t be put off by the flora theme or the very streamlined-looking user interface; these are all apps that punch well above their asking price in terms performance and sound. All the apps are universal, require iOS7.0 or later and are supplied with Audiobus and IAA support… and, for the budget conscious, all are currently priced at UK£0.79…. that’s probably less than the price of your favourite chocolate snack bar.
Anyway, Dahlia Delay has received its first update (to v.1.0.1) and, while this is just a technical update – it brings lower CPU usage, lower memory requirements and a smaller download – it’s great to see Tim and Paul continuing the development of the apps. What hasn’t changed (thankfully; it’s one of the key attractions of the apps) is the streamlined control set. All the controls sit on a single screen and large chunky sliders so the app is easy to operate.
At UK£0.79, like all the apps in the series, Dahlia Delay is not going to stretch your budget too far so don’t overthink it :-). If you fancy the occasional bit of analog-style tape delay, Dahlia Delay is a low cost, low fuss, means of getting it.