Delay Tap Tempo Preference

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  1. BacchusPlateau

    BacchusPlateau Member

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    Do you guys like Tap tempo in your delay or do you not need it?
     
  2. rschultz13

    rschultz13 Supporting Member

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    Absolutely necessary.
     
  3. tremolo3

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    Presets with fixed tempo over tap tempo.
     
  4. Empros

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    Never. DMM is all I need.
     
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    you must have a great drummer.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  9. screwyloot

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    noted. personally never used a click live.
     
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    crxshdxmmy Supporting Member

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    This.
     
  11. Coldacre

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    I do. he actually follows the repeats on some songs
     
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    Not really that much of a dire need, but it would be nice to have one handy
     
  13. AdamSH89

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    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.
     
  14. the tourist

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    Necessary. Tap input jack preferable.
     
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    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. :p
     
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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    Not necessary for me but it's nice to have.
     
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    Very necessary for a digital delay. For an analog delay, not needed as I just use it for slap back mainly.
     
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    I can't imagine trying to struggle live without tap tempo... the echo being off from the beat of the song drives me crazy!
     

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