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4ms Tapographic Delay

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$415.00

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The Tapographic Delay is a complex multi-tap delay in the Eurorack format with a unique interface designed for live performance. It excels at transforming the simplest audio (a drone, a percussive sound) into complex rhythmic structures, meshes of organic textures, lush harmonic mille feuilles, liquid and resonant effects.

Have you ever got tired of the monotonous repetitions that your standard delay pedal/module produced? Have you ever wished for a more complex rhythmic structure than just decaying repetition? If yes, you have come to the right place: the Tapographic Delay is an advanced effect that lets you handle repetition in a completely novel way. It is to a traditional delay what a full rhythmic sequencer (with pattern recall, velocity control, tactile input) is to a simple clock. With the TD, you interactively define the rhythm that the repetitions will follow: a velocity-sensitive sensor allows you to record, edit, modify, and sequence your own arrangements of delays. In a sense, the TD is the converse of the classic Frippertronics sound-on-sound setup popularized by Robert Fripp in the 70's: you don't play the guitar, you play the tape loop!

The Tapographic Delay is an expressive experimental instrument meant to be played in real-time, rather than a set-and-forget end-of-chain effect. Interact with it! Experiment! Push it to its limits!

The Tapographic Delay is a complex multi-tap delay in the Eurorack format with a unique interface designed for live performance. It excels at transforming the simplest audio (a drone, a...

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Width: 18HP
Max Depth: 25mm
Power: 125mA@ +12V , 32mA@ -12V , 0mA@ +5V

Features

  • A velocity-sensitive force sensor to tap the delay configurations (tapographies)
  • Up to 32 taps, each with its own delay time, amplitude, panning…
  • Per-tap filter: low-pass or resonant (pingable) band-pass
  • Morphing between delay configurations, with adjustable morph time
  • Two different feedback paths: a Repeat toggle and a Feedback knob
  • 4 banks of 6 slots to save and recall delay configurations
  • A tapography sequencer with forward, random walk or random directions
  • Synchronization to an external clock
  • A Gate output that plays the current rhythm of delays
  • A maximum delay time of 174 seconds (almost 3 minutes)
  • 16 bits/48kHz with 32 bits floating-point internal processing, 1.3ms software latency
  • Mono-in, stereo-out operation

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