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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.
 
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.

Revision as of 12:50, 22 July 2018

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Available on which Fractal Audio products

  • Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
  • Axe-Fx II: part of the Multi Delay block
  • AX8: part of the Multi Delay block
  • FX8: part of the Multi Delay block

X/Y and channels

  • Axe-Fx II: 2 channels
  • Axe-Fx II: see Multi Delay block
  • AX8: see Multi Delay block
  • FX8: see Multi Delay block

Multitap Delay in the Axe-Fx III

The Multitap Delay is an Axe-Fx III exclusive effect. It's similar to the Multi Delay block in the Axe-Fx II, without the features that have been moved to the Plex Delay block and Ten-Tap Delay block.

(firmware 1.12) "Improved Multidelay block. The Band Delay type has been replaced by a more flexible Quad Parallel Delay. The Quad Parallel Delay and the Quad Series Delay now feature four delay lines in a parallel or series configuration, respectively, as before, with the output of each delay line feeding a series combination of a bandpass filter and a resonator. Added drive, low-cut and hi-cut filters allow further tone sculpting. To defeat the bandpass filters set Master Q to minimum. To defeat the resonators set Master Resonator Feedback to 0."
(firmware 1.13) "Added single-sideband ring modulators to Multidelay block. These can be used to create strange and interesting echo sounds. To defeat the modulators turn Master Ring Mod Mix to 0. / Added chorusing to individual delay lines in Multidelay block. There are four LFOs, one for each delay line. 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 Multidelay block can now act as four parallel choruses, each with independent rate and depth. / Added Quad-Tap Band Delay type to Multidelay block. This type has the same configuration as the Quad-Tap delay except the filters are outside the feedback paths."

More information in the Owner's Manual.

Configuring 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 from the previous hardware generation has not been migrated to the Axe-Fx III. To emulate it on the III, use the Multitap Delay block.

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

Ring modulator on delay lines

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.

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 table

Parameter Axe-Fx III Axe-Fx II (Multi Delay) AX8, FX8 (Multi Delay)
Type yes
Config - Masters - Master Time yes
Config - Masters - Master Level yes
Config - Masters - Master Pan yes
Config - Masters - Master Frequency yes
Config - Masters - Master Q yes
Config - Masters - Master Feedback yes
Config - Masters - Master Rate yes
Config - Masters - Master Depth yes
Config - Masters - Low Cut Frequency, High Cut Frequency yes
Config - Masters - Drive yes
Config - Delay Lines - Time 1,2,3,4 yes
Config - Delay Lines - Tempo 1,2,3,4 yes
Config - Delay Lines - Feedback 1,2,3,4 yes
Config - Level/Pan - Level 1,2,3,4 yes
Config - Level/Pan - Pan 1,2,3,4 yes
Config - Filters - Frequency 1,2,3,4 yes
Config - Filters - Q 1,2,3,4 yes
Config - LFOS - LFO 1 Type, LFO 2 Type yes
Config - LFOS - LFO 1 Phase, LFO 2 Phase yes
Config - LFOS - LFO Rate 1, LFO Rate 2 yes
Config - LFOS - LFO 1 Tempo, LFO 2 Tempo yes
Config - LFOS - LFO 1 Depth, LFO 2 Depth yes
Config - LFOS - Filter LFO Type yes
Config - LFOS - FIlter LFO Phase yes
Config - LFOS - Filter LFO Rate yes
Config - LFOS - Filter LFO Tempo yes
Config - Filter LFO Depth yes
Config - Diffusor - Input Diffusion yes
Config - Diffusor - Diffusion Time yes
Config - Ducker - Threshold yes
Config - Ducker - Attenuation yes
Config - Ducker - Release Time yes
Config - Envelope Follower - Threshold yes
Config - Envelope Follower - Attack Time yes
Config - Envelope Follower - Release Time yes
Quad-Series Delay - Feedback yes
Quad-Series Delay - Feedback Send yes
Quad-Series Delay - Feedback Return yes
Diffusor - Master Feedback yes
Diffusor - LFO 1 Rate yes
Diffusor - LFO 1 Tempo yes
Diffusor - LFO 1 Depth yes
Diffusor - Time 1,2,3,4 yes
Diffusor - Tempo 1,2,3,4 yes
Quad-Tape Delay - Motor Speed yes
Input Gain yes