The original dub delay effect, Dubstation has been a go-to effect in the production toolbox for over a decade and a half with good reason. Now available on iOS, this 1:1 code-identical port of the desktop version of Dubstation brings this classic effect to the mobile production studio.
Easy to use and understand, Dubstation works just like a hardware delay pedal. True stereo operation and a nice saturated feedback path provide an instant-classic delay effect that has been used in thousands of commercial tracks.
>> Tempo-synchronized or millisecond timing.
>> True stereo dual time mode, single time mode, or ping-pong.
>> EQ and saturation control on the feedback path, for tonal control.
>> LFO to delay time, for chorus and tape effects.
>> Tempo-synced stereo looping ("infinite mode") with sound-on-sound and reverse.
>> Heavily optimized for extremely low CPU usage. Use as many as you want, even on an older device.
>> Factory and user presets that can be copied to and from the desktop version.
>> Audio samples and manual available at the Audio Damage website.
1. All-new preset manager! The much-hated dropdown menu is gone, replaced with the same preset manager we have in our other iOS products. Preset naming and deleting, a shared preset folder between the AUv3 and standalone, and the factory presets now show up in your host's preset browser.
2. Stereo Width control! Narrow the width for full-metal monophonic dual delay action, or crank it open for the wide soundstage that all the audiophiles love.
Several bug fixes, and the plugin has been rewritten entirely to maintain concurrency with the desktop versions; all versions of Dubstation 2 for every platform are now identical, and built from the same codebase.
Ratings and Reviews
Great when it’s not crashing
I own every Audio Damage app for iOS, and I have to this for all of them across the board, while they sound great, they are un reliable and susceptible to crashing and other issues when it comes to mixing down projects in a lot of iOS Daws. I like Audio Damage products a lot but there seems to be a lot lacking in quality control.
Do not work in AUM
Please fix it
Lost User Presets In Update :(
Well, I spoke too soon. This update did not fix the graphics issues I mentioned in the last review... I routinely get text over text some of the knob displays, mainly the delay time control. 🤦♂️
I was glad to see an update for Dubstation 2 today. I've been using it very often. I was looking forward to an update that would fix the graphics issues it was having. So I updated the app tonight and...
Good news : the graphics issues seem to be fixed.
Bad news: I lost all my user presets. Everything I'd ever saved in Dubstation 2 is gone. Bummer.
I didn't see anything about that 'feature' of the update in the release notes. Bummer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.