Delay: How important is tap tempo?

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  1. thecomposinator

    thecomposinator Supporting Member

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    I like having tap for most things. I've recently been using slap, so I don't need tap. Ambient stuff I don't need it too.
     
  2. jordane93

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    It's not necessary for me. It's nice to have but not necessary.
     
  3. majorlabeldebut

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    I used to think I needed it but once I switched from my DD7 to DMM i never missed it. That being said, I get that it depends on what you're playing.
     
  4. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    I use presets rather than tap tempo, much easier and faster to get the correct settings. If I need a sound that does not have a preset, I prefer using a knob to dial in the delay time.
     
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    if the delayed repeats are part of ur actual melody then yes it would be good to have .but it use the delay just to add depth to guitar parts (for example arpegios with flanger n delayor solos) then you dont really need it.
     
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    This just made me hungry for pancakes...
     
  8. Flyin' Brian

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    It's absolutely vital. Not necessarily for Edge type stuff but because if it's not in sync, you get sounds like the snare drum here. Listen around :20 to :30

     
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    Absolute requirement
     
  10. AdamSH89

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    I actually prefer dialing exact bpm when I can.
     
  11. crawz

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    Zero importance. Hiding percussiveness is my sole effort.
     
  12. Ev O)))

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    i could live without it but i have one of each at the moment so i use it. DD7 w ext tap and a Fairfield meet maude user here. Mad tone.
     
  13. darkinners

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    As important as guitar strings.
     
  14. Squatch57

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    I can't see the point of not having tap, it's too useful for me
    The Vox Time Machine is quite versatile for a cheapie, I like it
    I recently got a Timefactor and a Tap-A-Phase, now I want to wire all the tap switches in series heh
     
  15. 59Bassman

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    Not important for me. I've always used delay as an ambient effect, not a rhythmic or harmonic one, so I've never felt the need to have a tap tempo. I've owned delays with the feature, but I only use it at home messing with things I'm not going to do live.
     
  16. gollumsluvslave

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    It's not an absolute requirement for me as I use presets with tempo already set and our drummer usually locks in good to the tempo.

    However, tap tempo is handy to have for those moments where the drummer does not lock in so good :Spank
     
  17. jlagrassa

    jlagrassa Supporting Member

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    never had a use for tap tempo
     
  18. Ivo

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    Absolutely zero important. If are need sound for band, I get knife and scratch time mark on Skreddy Echo.
     
  19. jota

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    I can live without it but I usually prefer having it.
     
  20. crambone

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    For digital, it's a must-have.
     

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