Eventide Introduces the UltraTap Pedal

Eventide UltraTap PedalEventide has unveiled the Ultratap Pedal, which marks the third model in their dot9 series. The multi-tap delay pedal offers “ rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells, and expressive modulated effects in a compact form.”

The Ultratap’s twelve parameters include a Spread function that controls the distance between up to 64 taps, either from closely spaced at the beginning of the delay to evenly spaced to closely spaced at the end of the delay. Taper lets you control the level of subsequent taps, while the Slurm control smears or slurs taps together for reverb and chorus sounds. “The Chop and Speed/Rise/Release controls work together to allow unusual and expressive amplitude modulation of Taps to chop a sound source into stuttered rhythms,” the company adds.

Five presets are accessed directly from the pedal with up to 127 in total that can be accessed via MIDI or the Eventide Device Manager application. The two foot switches let you control the performance of (momentary or latching), Tap Tempo, and Preset selection and loading.

Finally, the rear panel has an expression output, dual outputs, a USB jack, and switches for mono/stereo operation as well as guitar or line-level input.

The Eventide UltraTap is available now for $279.

Eventide UltraTap Pedal Features:

Control the stereo image of taps to alternate between hard-panned and mono.
Five presets loaded at your feet with dozens more available with Eventide Device Manager (EDM) software.
Dual-action Active Footswitch is latching or momentary.
Onboard LFOs and envelopes to chop the sound source into stuttered rhythms.
Rear panel Guitar/Line Level switch for matching levels of guitars, synths, FX loops, or DAW interface.
Map any combination of parameters to an Expression Pedal.
Use a single Aux switch to Tap Tempo or a triple Aux switch for easy preset changing (up/down/load).
MIDI capability over TRS (use with a MIDI to TRS cable or converter box) or USB.
Multiple Bypass options: Buffered, Relay, DSP+FX, or Kill dry.
Catch-up mode helps dial in your sound when toggling between presets/parameters.
Eventide Device Manager PC or Mac application for software updates, system settings, and creating/saving presets.

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