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Megatap block

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Available on which products

  • Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
  • FM3: 1 block
  • FM3: 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, now providing many pre-configured types.


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, Time 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.

Factory presets

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