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UltraTap

UltraTap is a versatile multi-tap delay-line effect capable of a myriad of sounds from rhythmic delays, to wacky comb filtering, to huge pad-like volume swells, to unique reverbs, and everything in between.

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UltraTap Algorithm Controls
Mix [MIX]
wet/dry mixer, 100% is all wet signal.
Length [LENGTH]
Total time over which the taps are spaced in, up to 3 secs of tap time.
#ofTaps [TAPS]
The number of taps, from 1 to 64.
Predelay [PREDLY]
The amount of time before the taps start, up to 2 secs.
Spread [SPREAD]
The rhythmic spacing of the taps. More negative values will group taps towards the beginning, for a “slowing-down” feeling. More positive values will group more taps towards the end for a “speeding-up” delay sound. A zero value will result in constant spacing.
Taper [TAPER]
Controls the fade of the taps. More negative values will increasingly give a fade-up over the taps, and more positive values will give a fade-down over the taps. A zero value will result in equal gain across all taps.
Tone [TONE]
A tone control. Negative values will make darker sounding taps, while positive values will make brighter sounding taps.
Slurm [SLURM]
Juicy tap slurring/smearing and modulation.
Chop [CHOP]
A pre-tap-machine “chopping’ tremolo OR auto-volume processor. The tremolo has several LFO waveform choices: off [OFF], triangle [TRIANG], sawtooth [SAW], ramp [RAMP], square [SQUARE], or sample/hold [SMPHLD]. The auto-volume processor will either do volume swells [SWELL (0-9 input sensitivity control], or a gating effect, called Trigger, that chops off the end of sounds [TRIG (0-9 input sensitivity control)]. There is also a setting for expression pedal control of the pre-tap-machine volume [EXPDL].
Speed, Rise, or Release [SPEED], [RISE], [RELEAS]
This knob acts as a multi-function parameter control for the [CHOP] knob. For the LFO waveforms, [SPEED] will change the LFO speed. For [SWELL], [RISE] will adjust the swell rise time, and for [TRIGGR], [RELEAS] sets the amount of time after triggering before the gate kicks in and chokes off the sound.
Output Level
At 0 the output level is unaffected. Increase the output level of the effect by up to 20 dB or lower by 30 dB.
TEMPO ON / TEMPO OFF
Tempo is turned ON/OFF on the H9 by simultaneously pressing the Right Footswitch and the PRESETS button. With Tempo OFF, tapping can be used to adjust delay parameter values (displayed as milliseconds or Hz). With Tempo ON, tempo is in BPM.
Active
Turn effect on or off..
HotSwitch
The Middle Footswitch can be programmed to act on the loaded Preset as a programmable controller allowing the user to switch between the normal Preset parameter values and a programmed, alternate set of parameter values. It’s like having two Presets in one.
TAP
If Tempo is ON, the display indicates the current tempo in BPM (30 to 500 BPM) while tapping and the Tap LED will blink at the BPM rate. If Tempo is OFF, the display indicates the parameter value (milliseconds for most algorithms).