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=Available on which products=
 
=Available on which products=
  
 
* '''Axe-Fx III''': 2 blocks
 
* '''Axe-Fx III''': 2 blocks
* '''FM3''': yes
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* '''FM3''': 2 blocks
* '''Axe-Fx II''': part of the Multi Delay block
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* '''Axe-Fx II''': no
* '''AX8''': part of the Multi Delay block
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* '''AX8''': no
* '''FX8''': part of the Multi Delay block
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* '''FX8''': no
  
 
=Channels or X/Y switching=
 
=Channels or X/Y switching=
  
* '''Axe-Fx III''': 2 channels
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* '''Axe-Fx III''' and '''FM3''': 2 channels
* '''FM3''': 2 channels
 
* '''Axe-Fx II''': see Multi Delay block
 
* '''AX8''': see Multi Delay block
 
* '''FX8''': see Multi Delay block
 
  
 
=What is the Multitap Delay=
 
=What is the Multitap Delay=
  
The Multitap Delay is a dedicated effect block on the Axe-Fx III and FM3.  
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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.  
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On the Axe-Fx II, AX8 and FX8, its functionality is part of the [[Multi Delay block]].
  
 
More information in the [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]]
 
More information in the [[Owners_Manuals|Owner's Manual]]
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<blockquote>"You can use the Multitap Delay block as four choruses." [http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/quad-chorus.140305/#post-1664022 source] </blockquote>
 
<blockquote>"You can use the Multitap Delay block as four choruses." [http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/quad-chorus.140305/#post-1664022 source] </blockquote>
  
=Adding a ring modulator to delays=
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=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.
 
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=
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=Built-in Envelope follower=
  
 
The Multitap Delay has its own Envelope Follower, allowing volume swells.
 
The Multitap Delay has its own Envelope Follower, allowing volume swells.
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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.
  
=Parameters table=
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=Parameters =
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! '''Parameter'''
 
! '''Parameter'''
! '''Axe-Fx III'''
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! '''Axe-Fx III / FM3'''
! '''Axe-Fx II (Multi Delay)'''
 
! '''AX8, FX8 (Multi Delay)'''
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Type
 
| Type
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Config
 
| Config
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Masters:''
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| Input Select
 +
! yes
 +
|-
 +
|
 
!  
 
!  
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Time
 
| Master Time
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Feedback
 
| Master Feedback
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Level
 
| Master Level
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Pan
 
| Master Pan
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Frequency
 
| Master Frequency
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Q
 
| Master Q
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Rate
 
| Master Rate
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Depth
 
| Master Depth
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Res Time
 
| Master Res Time
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Res Feedback
 
| Master Res Feedback
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Ring Mod Freq
 
| Master Ring Mod Freq
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Master Ring Mod Mix
 
| Master Ring Mod Mix
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
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|-
 +
|
 
!
 
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Low Cut Frequency, High Cut Frequency
 
| Low Cut Frequency, High Cut Frequency
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Drive
 
| Drive
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
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|-
!  
+
|
 +
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Delay Lines:''
 
| ''Delay Lines:''
 
!  
 
!  
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Time 1,2,3,4
 
| Time 1,2,3,4
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Tempo 1,2,3,4
 
| Tempo 1,2,3,4
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Feedback 1,2,3,4
 
| Feedback 1,2,3,4
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Level/Pan:''
 
| ''Level/Pan:''
!
 
!
 
 
!
 
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Level 1,2,3,4
 
| Level 1,2,3,4
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Pan 1,2,3,4
 
| Pan 1,2,3,4
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Filters'':
 
| ''Filters'':
 
!  
 
!  
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Frequency 1,2,3,4
 
| Frequency 1,2,3,4
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Q 1,2,3,4
 
| Q 1,2,3,4
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Resonators'':
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|
!
 
!
 
 
!
 
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Resonator 1-4 Time
 
| Resonator 1-4 Time
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Resonator 1-4 Feedback
 
| Resonator 1-4 Feedback
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Ring Modulators'':
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|  
!
 
!
 
 
!
 
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ring Mod 1-4 Freq
 
| Ring Mod 1-4 Freq
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ring Mod 1-4 Mix
 
| Ring Mod 1-4 Mix
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
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|-
 +
|
 
!
 
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| LFO 1,2 Type
 
| LFO 1,2 Type
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| LFO 1,2 Phase
 
| LFO 1,2 Phase
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| LFO Rate 1,2
 
| LFO Rate 1,2
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| LFO 1,2 Tempo
 
| LFO 1,2 Tempo
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| LFO 1,2 Depth  
 
| LFO 1,2 Depth  
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Chorus LFO 1,2 Rate
 
| Chorus LFO 1,2 Rate
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Chorus LFO 1,2 Depth
 
| Chorus LFO 1,2 Depth
! yes
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! yes   
!
 
!  
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Filter LFO Type
 
| Filter LFO Type
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Filter LFO Rate
 
| Filter LFO Rate
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Filter LFO Tempo
 
| Filter LFO Tempo
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Filter LFO Depth
 
| Filter LFO Depth
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Filter LFO Phase
 
| Filter LFO Phase
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Diffusor'':
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|  
!
 
!
 
 
!
 
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Diffusion Mix
 
| Diffusion Mix
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Diffusion Time
 
| Diffusion Time
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Ducker'':
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|  
 
!  
 
!  
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Threshold
 
| Threshold
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Attenuation
 
| Attenuation
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Release Time
 
| Release Time
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
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|-
!  
+
|
 +
!
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ''Envelope Follower'':
 
| ''Envelope Follower'':
 
!  
 
!  
!
 
!
 
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| Threshold
 
| Threshold
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Attack Time
 
| Attack Time
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Release Time
 
| Release Time
 
! yes
 
! yes
!
 
!
 
 
|}
 
|}
  

Latest revision as of 07:39, 12 February 2020

Iii multitap-delay.jpg

Available on which products

  • Axe-Fx III: 2 blocks
  • FM3: 2 blocks
  • 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