Live delay question

ButchR

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Do you have your delay already set for the gig or do you tap tempo in before the song?

We use a click track at church and I was wondering if it was practical to tap in during the count off.

Anyone else do this?
 

Priestunes

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Originally posted by ButchR
Do you have your delay already set for the gig or do you tap tempo in before the song?

We use a click track at church and I was wondering if it was practical to tap in during the count off.

Anyone else do this?
Can your click source determine your delay's tempo? (midi clock, usually.) Fer instance, delay's like the TC M300 can accept a midi clock, and then the user can dial subdivisions of the delay time on the front panel, or leave it dead-center for the quarter beat.
 

ButchR

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The midi thing can be done with our set up. Or I guess I could get better at tap dancing on the intro!:)
 

slacker

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Just got into tap tempo myself. If I'm getting paranoid I reset the tempo, a lot. Drummers tend to rush the chorus anyway, so unless he's got amazing monitors you'll have to adjust it.
 

ButchR

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Well......we play with a click track and in ear monitors so we rarely, if ever, get off beat. I could tap it in during the first clicks as the drummer counts off.

We have about 200 songs that we pull from with the list of BPM so that we do the song at the same tempo each time. The click track is on our drummers lap top and they come in so handy. It really helps when going from a slow song to a fast one. You know it's right each time.
 

Fernando

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with the DD20, you can switch the delay time display to BPMs instead of msecs. This way you can set the delay time to the exact tempo of each song, since you have the tempo written down for all of them. You can then store 4 settings on the memories and quickly set other delay times for other songs before you start playing. It seems to be more practical and more precise than tapping the tempo, in your case.
 

Scott Peterson

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I use tap tempo and start with the count off to the song; I'll adjust if the tempo speeds up as needed. Works great.
 

ButchR

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Originally posted by Fernando
with the DD20, you can switch the delay time display to BPMs instead of msecs. This way you can set the delay time to the exact tempo of each song, since you have the tempo written down for all of them. You can then store 4 settings on the memories and quickly set other delay times for other songs before you start playing. It seems to be more practical and more precise than tapping the tempo, in your case.

I did not know that! I will have to take the owner's manual out and figure it out. Thanks!
 

JohnLutz

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I had the ultimate tap tempo setup but I traded it in for analog pedals. I really miss it though and am looking at the G System.

Check out a pedal called 34One. It sends a midi clock signal so you can control the BMP of your effects processor.

The cool thing about it is that you can change effects and the tap tempo stays the same. Currently I have a DD-20 and if you turn the delay off for part of the song, you need to re-tap when you turn it back on. With a multi-effects box and the 34One, you can switch from delay to tremolo to rotary and back and have all the effects sync'd to your song.
 

Fernando

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You just hold the tap button (right underneath the display) untill the display shows BPMs instead of msecs. To return to msecs, you just do the same thing.
 

Den

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Originally posted by Scott Peterson
I use tap tempo and start with the count off to the song; I'll adjust if the tempo speeds up as needed. Works great.
+1 After a while, you don't even think about it ... it's just part of playing the song.
 




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