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Megatap block

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Available on which Fractal Audio products

  • Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
  • Axe-Fx II: 1 block
  • AX8: no
  • FX8: 1 block

X/Y and channels

  • Axe-Fx III: 2 channels
  • Axe-Fx II: no
  • AX8: n/a
  • FX8: no

What is the Megatap Delay

The Megatap Delay is a 4 second, 64-tap delay line, with parametric control of time, amplitude, and panning.

Megatap Delay in the Axe-Fx III

"Time Shape was removed and the algorithm improved so that Time Alpha controls the tap distribution. Values less than 1.0 result in the time between taps decreasing with the tap number. Value greater than 1.0 cause the time to increase. The other shapes just don't sound right so they were removed."

The Megatap Delay has its own envelope follower, allowing volume swells. The Owner's Manual recommends these settings: Threshold -70, Attack 400, Release 15.

Parameters table

Parameter Axe-Fx III Axe-Fx II AX8, FX8
Input Gain yes
Master Level yes
Delay Time yes
Number of Taps yes
Predelay yes
Time Alpha yes
Time Randomize yes
Amplitude Shape yes
Amplitude Alpha yes
Pan Shape yes
Pan Alpha yes
Diffusion Mix yes
Diffusion Time yes
Threshold, Attack Time, Release Time yes