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Multitap Delay block

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Available on which products

  • Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
  • FM3: yes
  • Axe-Fx II: no
  • AX8: no
  • FX8: no

Channels or X/Y switching

  • Axe-Fx III and FM3: 2 channels

What is the Multitap Delay

The Multitap Delay is a dedicated effect block in firmware Ares.

On the Axe-Fx II, AX8 and FX8, its functionality is part of the Multi Delay block.

More information in the Owner's Manual

Using the Multitap Delay as a chorus

Individual delay lines in the Multitap Delay block can act a choruses. Each delay line has a LFO. The rate and depth of each LFO is individually adjustable. These add to the main LFOs which modulate each delay line at the same frequency but different phases. By using short delay times the Multitap Delay block can act as four parallel choruses, each with independent rate and depth.

"Four fully independent chorus voices, each with its own LFO and fully parametric control of time, level, pan, and tone, plus two global LFOs? It's a more versatile and powerful unit than a Tri-Chorus or the previous Fractal Audio "Quad Chorus", and in my quick experiments, easy to dial in so it sounds GREAT. Did I mention Feedback? It's actually a QUAD-CHORO-FLANGE! And you have two of them? audio I'm also thrilled to be using just one block to recreate my trust Ibanez BC-9, which was simply a 2-voice chorus with separate rate and depth on the left and the right. That unit has some very cool sounds." source

The Quad Chorus block in the previous hardware generation has not been migrated to the Axe-Fx III. For similar effect, use the Multitap Delay block.

"You can use the Multitap Delay block as four choruses." source

Adding ring modulation to delays

Single-sideband (SSB) ring modulators can be used to create strange and interesting echo sounds. To defeat the modulators, turn Master Ring Mod Mix to 0.

Built-in Envelope follower

The Multitap Delay has its own Envelope Follower, allowing volume swells.

The Owner's Manual recommends these settings: Threshold -70, Attack 400, Release 15.

Parameters

Parameter Axe-Fx III / FM3
Type yes
Config yes
Input Select yes
Master Time yes
Master Feedback yes
Master Level yes
Master Pan yes
Master Frequency yes
Master Q yes
Master Rate yes
Master Depth yes
Master Res Time yes
Master Res Feedback yes
Master Ring Mod Freq yes
Master Ring Mod Mix yes
Low Cut Frequency, High Cut Frequency yes
Drive yes
Delay Lines:
Time 1,2,3,4 yes
Tempo 1,2,3,4 yes
Feedback 1,2,3,4 yes
Level/Pan:
Level 1,2,3,4 yes
Pan 1,2,3,4 yes
Filters:
Frequency 1,2,3,4 yes
Q 1,2,3,4 yes
Resonator 1-4 Time yes
Resonator 1-4 Feedback yes
Ring Mod 1-4 Freq yes
Ring Mod 1-4 Mix yes
LFO 1,2 Type yes
LFO 1,2 Phase yes
LFO Rate 1,2 yes
LFO 1,2 Tempo yes
LFO 1,2 Depth yes
Chorus LFO 1,2 Rate yes
Chorus LFO 1,2 Depth yes
Filter LFO Type yes
Filter LFO Rate yes
Filter LFO Tempo yes
Filter LFO Depth yes
Filter LFO Phase yes
Diffusion Mix yes
Diffusion Time yes
Threshold yes
Attenuation yes
Release Time yes
Envelope Follower:
Threshold yes
Attack Time yes
Release Time yes