Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by BacchusPlateau, Apr 16, 2015.
Do you guys like Tap tempo in your delay or do you not need it?
Presets with fixed tempo over tap tempo.
Never. DMM is all I need.
you must have a great drummer.
For me it's mandatory.
I usually prefer a millisecond clock to tap tempo but with delays like a dmm and now a mljr I just memorize knob positions. Works out pretty good I think.
or he just uses the same click as everyone else
I need tap for the times we are not on a click, and presets for the times we are
noted. personally never used a click live.
I do. he actually follows the repeats on some songs
Not really that much of a dire need, but it would be nice to have one handy
I'm going to put "other" here. I actually only use delays with a readout where I can dial the exact bpm of a song. Most of the time, I scroll presets during gigs live. In the studio I dial and do the same thing. In the case where it's a impromptu thing, I'll tap sure. But that's only when I need the delay for a rhythmic part. Other times, I just twist the time, feedback, and mix knobs for a slapback solo delay or st to a quick thickening thing. So there's that.
Necessary. Tap input jack preferable.
I played for years with a DD3 on the same settings... no matter the song or tempo. I am not even sure I needed knobs.
Me too, though both is preferable (one reason I like the timeline - time is programmed, but I can always TT at any time if it changes). Our drummer checks the tempo on a metronome before every tune and keeps us very close to it. Life is too short to play with drummers (or anyone else) who can't keep time.
PS - even on tracks where I don't use delay (in which case it is out of the signal path), it loads a dummy preset with the agreed tempo programmed into it so I have a visual indicator of he tempo. So if I start the tune with guitar, I look at the blinky light on the delay and use that as my tempo indicator (or at least to check the tempo i have in my head before I start).
Not necessary for me but it's nice to have.
Very necessary for a digital delay. For an analog delay, not needed as I just use it for slap back mainly.
I can't imagine trying to struggle live without tap tempo... the echo being off from the beat of the song drives me crazy!