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Plugin of The Week: Eventide Ultratap Delay

Point Blank resident plugin tester JC Concato is back with another instalment of our Plugin of the Week series, this time looking at Eventide’s Ultratrap Delay. Currently on sale at $49 until September 5th.

Ultratrap began as a factory preset in Eventide’s SP2016 rack mount audio processor back in 1982. It was later included in the legendary H3000 HArmonizer effects processor as well as the DSP4000, H8000 and H9 effects pedal. Now, after 35 years, the Ultratrap is available to us all in plugin form.

Optimized to work within your DAW of choice and with 150 presets, the Ultratrap delay has been ported directly from the award-winning H9 Harmonizer. With it, you can:

  • Manipulate effects in real-time using The Ribbon to transition seamlessly between two settings of any combination of controls.
  • Using the innovative Slurm control, smear taps together or modulate them to create truly unique reverbs.
  • Create drastic changes in effect and sound by assigning the HotSwitch to an alternate version of the current settings.
  • Use up to 64 taps to create simple repeats or morph delays into chorus and reverb.
  • Speed up or slow down the rhythmic space between taps using the Spread knob.
  • Use the onboard LFOs and envelopes to chop the sound source into stuttered rhythms.
  • Control the stereo image of taps to alternate between hard-panned and mono.
  • Sync the Length and/or Chop LFO speed to the DAW session.
  • Use Mix Lock to scroll through presets while keeping the wet-dry mix constant.
  • Optimized for live use with MIDI control of The Ribbon and Tap Tempo for quick meta control on the fly.

For the full breakdown, watch JC and Carly dissect Ultratrap at 4.00pm GMT in the video above.

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