dNa-Optimus Prime

The dNa-Optimus Prime is a sophisticated stereo dual-delay unit, inspired by a genuine classic! Spice up your instruments with creative delays, echos, dubdelays, flanges, chorusing, trebling, doubling and more.

Screenshot dNa-Optimus Prime Plugin
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• Stereo Modulation Delay
• Regular Stereo Delays, up to 2,5 sec
up to 5 sec in mono operation (Feed A>B)from v2.x on)
• Combine both delays!
V2.x: Eight possible combinations!!!
• Extra Integrated filters, HPF and LPF
V2.x: Filter On FeedBack or Delay!!!!
V2.x: Chose your custom insert On FeedBack or Delay!!!!
• Modulate delay levels
• Remote controllable with midi
• Intuitive user interface
• 96kHz capable

Sound Examples from Sonic Core Site:

(soundsamples on the Sonic Core site made by Shogun Spy (thanks! ;-), Sonic Core and dNa)

Why to use?

Spice up your synths, guitar, drums or any instrument you play or use....get creative with this new exciting SCOPE effect unit. dNa-Optimus Prime can create amazing big chorusses, huge flanges, groovy rhythmic delays, sweet filtered delays and weird modulations. Have to have and gotta hear it!

Ray: Optimus really works great on synths, guitar, drum, vocals.....spice it all up....but for me it really surprised on the synths.....makes "plain" synthsounds really exciting, and most important: inspirational! Time to make music! A really nice thing with the optimus.....YES it can oscillate and feedback/howl like a crazy dog...creating nice moody, paddy soundscapes...

Not totally convinced of the qualities of this plugin; Try a demo!


Review from ScopeRise / Hitfoundry:

Check out Dante's review here!


  • Easy to use: this delay unit is despite it's advanced possibilities very easy to use.
  • Direct access of almost all of the parameters!
  • Additional filter: give your repeating echo extra filtering for creative sounds/sweeps
  • Use as Aux Effect: You can also use this as an aux effect by not mixing in the original sound
  • DynamicDSP: dynamic distribution of DSP power and functions which are not used are not loaded onto DSP’s for highly efficient DSP usage.
  • Remote controllable through MIDI: Control the parameters for example with an external midi-controller.
  • Automation of parameters through MIDI: When you custom assign the device parameters to midi-CC signals(just right click on a parameter), the device sends out MIDI signals which you can "record" in you sequencer, thus you can automate the device.
  • Large GUI.
  • Saves in screensets
  • Compatible with Scope software 5x and 4x (on v4 loop function not working yet)
  • Compatible with all Scope hardware, PCI cards and Xite
  • 96kHz capable


For parameters description, see the manual. Downloadable at bottom of this page.


The dNa-Optimus Prime will use roughly between 1100 ~ 1340 DSP cycles depending on settings on the old 66Mhz SHARC (older CW cards). (Max 130% of one 66Mhz SHARC)

Version history/Change log:

-v1.0: Release
-v1.1: Fixed screenset capabilities
-v2.0: Added Del A to Del B feed (Feed A/B); added R as mono out to L/R out (Feed L/R); added crosslink function (Delay A to R, Delay B to L); added tooltips; added presets (including basic K-stereo processing)
-v2.5: Added presets; functional addition: filters also possible on delays; minor bugfixes; minor GUI enhancement; added saving of assigned midiCC, inserts on delay or feedback for even more creative possibilities
-v2.55: Enhanced GUI
-v2.61: Reworked GUI, Removed Bypass state and screenshowing from presets
-v3.0: GUI-rework and added Midi CC manager, saves midi assignments with preset


-Manual for the dNa-Optimus Prime v2.x >DOWNLOAD<
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