Always read the official Owners Manuals first!

Difference between revisions of "Megatap block"

From Fractal Audio Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
 
(7 intermediate revisions by the same user not shown)
Line 7: Line 7:
 
* '''Axe-Fx III''': 2 blocks
 
* '''Axe-Fx III''': 2 blocks
 
* '''FM3''': 1 block
 
* '''FM3''': 1 block
* '''FM3''': 2 blocks
+
* '''FM9''': 2 blocks
 
* '''Axe-Fx II''': 1 block
 
* '''Axe-Fx II''': 1 block
 
* '''AX8''': no
 
* '''AX8''': no
Line 22: Line 22:
 
The Megatap Delay is a 4 second, 128-tap delay line, with parametric control of time, amplitude, and panning. It can be used to create interesting sonic patterns/textures or to increase density before other effects.
 
The Megatap Delay is a 4 second, 128-tap delay line, with parametric control of time, amplitude, and panning. It can be used to create interesting sonic patterns/textures or to increase density before other effects.
  
The block has been overhauled in firmware 17.01 and later, now providing many pre-configured types.
+
The block has been overhauled in firmware 17.01 and later, providing many pre-configured types.
 +
 
 +
=Types=
 +
 
 +
Firmware 17.01 and later:
 +
 
 +
# Bounce
 +
# Bounce Reverb
 +
# Brute Force Reverb
 +
# Creaky
 +
# Deceptions
 +
# Diffusion Swirl
 +
# Gated Reverb
 +
# Late Bloomer
 +
# Lazer Zaps
 +
# Megaverb
 +
# Motion Echoes
 +
# Ping-Pong Echo Verb
 +
# Reverb Pre-Swell
 +
# Reverse Reverb Echo
 +
# Serpentine Swells
 +
# Staccato Spread
 +
# Tank Taps
 +
# Tap Verb Grit
 +
# Tap Verb Plush
  
 
=Parameters=
 
=Parameters=
Line 88: Line 112:
 
The [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]] recommends these settings: Threshold -70, Attack 400, Release 15.
 
The [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]] recommends these settings: Threshold -70, Attack 400, Release 15.
  
==Diffusion-==
+
==Diffusion==
  
 
Diffusion has its own LFO modulation parameters.
 
Diffusion has its own LFO modulation parameters.
 +
 +
=Reverb=
 +
 +
In firmware 17 and later the number of taps has been expanded, allowing the block to create Reverb effects. The block provides some pre-configured types.
  
 
=Factory presets=
 
=Factory presets=
  
 
The Megatap Delay block is showcased in some factory presets. Search the [[Factory presets]] page for "megatap".
 
The Megatap Delay block is showcased in some factory presets. Search the [[Factory presets]] page for "megatap".
 +
 +
=Spillover=
 +
 +
In older firmware, this block did not support spillover between presets, but it does in current firmware.
 +
 +
=Tips and tricks=
 +
 +
==Blooming reverb==
 +
 +
<blockquote><q>Put a Megatap block in front of the Reverb block. Set the type to Reverb Pre-Swell. Run the two blocks in parallel to the main signal chain.</q> [https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/bloom-style-reverb.177759]</blockquote>
 +
  
 
[[category:Axe-Fx2]]
 
[[category:Axe-Fx2]]

Latest revision as of 18:33, 2 November 2021

Megatap Delay.png

Available on which products

  • Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
  • FM3: 1 block
  • FM9: 2 blocks
  • Axe-Fx II: 1 block
  • AX8: no
  • FX8: 1 block

Channels or X/Y switching

  • Axe-Fx III and FM9 and FM3: 2 channels
  • Axe-Fx II: no
  • FX8: no

What is the Megatap Delay

The Megatap Delay is a 4 second, 128-tap delay line, with parametric control of time, amplitude, and panning. It can be used to create interesting sonic patterns/textures or to increase density before other effects.

The block has been overhauled in firmware 17.01 and later, providing many pre-configured types.

Types

Firmware 17.01 and later:

  1. Bounce
  2. Bounce Reverb
  3. Brute Force Reverb
  4. Creaky
  5. Deceptions
  6. Diffusion Swirl
  7. Gated Reverb
  8. Late Bloomer
  9. Lazer Zaps
  10. Megaverb
  11. Motion Echoes
  12. Ping-Pong Echo Verb
  13. Reverb Pre-Swell
  14. Reverse Reverb Echo
  15. Serpentine Swells
  16. Staccato Spread
  17. Tank Taps
  18. Tap Verb Grit
  19. Tap Verb Plush

Parameters

Parameters table

Parameter Axe-Fx III / FM3 / FM9
Type yes
Input Select yes
Input Gain yes
Global Mix yes
Master Level yes
Delay Time yes
Number of Taps yes
Predelay yes
Time Alpha yes
Time Randomize yes
Amplitude Shape, Alpha yes
Pan Shape, Alpha yes
Spread yes
Diffusion Mix, Diffusion Time, LFO Rate, LFO Depth yes
Feedback, Feedback Tap yes
Threshold, Attack Time, Release Time yes

Envelope Follower

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

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

Diffusion

Diffusion has its own LFO modulation parameters.

Reverb

In firmware 17 and later the number of taps has been expanded, allowing the block to create Reverb effects. The block provides some pre-configured types.

Factory presets

The Megatap Delay block is showcased in some factory presets. Search the Factory presets page for "megatap".

Spillover

In older firmware, this block did not support spillover between presets, but it does in current firmware.

Tips and tricks

Blooming reverb

Put a Megatap block in front of the Reverb block. Set the type to Reverb Pre-Swell. Run the two blocks in parallel to the main signal chain. [1]