The Tapographic Delay is a digital effects processor with velvety soft, high-resolution sound. Echo sequences can be recorded directly via a pressure-sensitive sensor on the front-panel. – Highly intuitive! Up to 32 taps can be placed in a pattern, each with individual velocity and pan settings. The velocity values affect either the volume or the cutoff frequency of a filter which can be activated per step. In detail, a low-pass without resonance or a sharpened band-pass filter can be selected. The latter is great for creating echos with click noises. Results sound very modern and cool. The maximum delay time is 174 seconds, meaning almost three minutes.
Recorded echo sequences can be supplemented with additional taps. You can either insert steps within the existing pattern or add them at the end. A time potentiometer scales the distance of all taps by a factor from about 0.1 to about 4. The modulation knob adds some wow and flutter reminiscent of old tape recorders. A feedback potentiometer is available as well. Turned fully clockwise, this parameter leads to a continuous built-up in sound, which has a roaring, yet still musical character. A dry / wet potentiometer allows musicians to mix raw material and effect signals. Additionally, there is a level knob at the effect’s input. Almost all parameters of the Tapographic Delay are voltage controllable. A clock input can be used for synchronization. Alternatively to inputting rhythms via the sensor, it is possible to program the module via tap and velocity connectors. Thanks to a gate output, musicians can utilize theTapographic Delay as a trigger sequencer.
Finalized patterns can be saved in four banks with six storage slots each. The knob positions are not saved, so that the “basic sound” is retained while changing sequences. Furthermore, there is a morph function. A sequencer mode with various running directions makes it possible to link several patterns.
Two audio outputs
CV inputs for the parameters time, feedback, modulation dry / wet and repeat
Tap and velocity inputs
3U Eurorack module, 18 HP wide, 25 mm in depth
Power consumption: 125 mA at +12 V and 32 mA at -12 V