you tap in the tempo & then the delay plays 1/4 or 1/8 or whatever you program it to.
The bext thing about tap tempo is if the drummer drifts in time, you just retap 3 or 4 times & your delay times are with his tempo again.
I think thats about it. I use the tap for more pronounced, rhythmic delays. Its kind of required for that sort of high mix delay sound. As for the low mix delay textures, its more forgiving if there is no tap or you chose not to tap.
1. tap your toe to the beat, but don't hit the tap pedal
2. "practice" pivoting your foot on your heel and tap the pedal with the same tempo.
3. i was really struggling with being on tempo, but i realized that i was off because my foot had to be lifted off the ground in order to reach the pedal. i now run a boss fs-5u OFF the pedalboard. it's only an 1.5 inches high or so. this allows your heel to be anchored and you can kinda slam on the thing without worrying about wrecking other pedals / settings. i've had that little tap pedal for 11 yrs and have mashed it to death...but it just keeps on ticking.
yes ... once you set it, it stays at that bpm until you retap...like someone above said, in case your drum slows up or speeds. . . down...that's backwards...anyways, you can make your own tap tempo with a momentary switch and a 1/4" jack, obviously if the pedal has the tap tempo feature...its just cheaper than the boss version...