The ECHOZ collection of 24 different types of delay effects encompasses a rich variety that spanning some of the most sought after time based effects of all times as well as more experimental options as well. The Tape bank has saturation with limiting which emulates vintage tape delays but goes even beyond the originals by cascading other effects in series such as chorus and wobbly LFO driven tape head movements. A Digital bank starts with pristine clear digital delays, and then moves to BBD emulation, diffusions, multitaps and formant topologies. The Pitch bank is a collection of pitch shifted delay trails with common interval structures, detuning and shimmering. All programs run on an analog clock driven DSP for extra warmth and the ability to manipulate the effects beyond typical static delays.
Tape Echo Programs:
Tape Echo programs use saturation and limiting to emulate the sound of classic tape based echo units. The additional gain in this mode will amplify system noise especially at high feedback levels. This noise is integral to the tape sound. Tape Echo has a dual low pass and high pass filter configuration that moves between low pass at full counter-clockwise through bandpass to full high pass at full clockwise position
Digital Delay Programs:
Digital Delay programs use a single mono, dual or multi-tap stereo algorithms. The delay line reads are interpolated to minimize distortion from modulation and also provides pitch bending effects.
Pitch programs on ECHOZ have one or two pitch shifters along with single or multi-tap delay lines. Interval programs have the pitch of the shift quantized to musical values (third, fifth, octave, etc) while the others have shifts that range from octave down to octave up or ‘microshifts’ with subtle detuning. Some of the programs have the pitch shifting in the feedback loop to create up and down arpeggio or glissando type effects.
About the new range of Tiptop Audio Effects:
ZVERB, ECHOZ and the Z5000 are powerful stereo DSP effects modules in a compact 8HP panel. Although only 8HP in size, all controls are immediately available with clear labelling, making them quick, comfortable and easy to use. Each button accesses a bank of different effects types for up to 24 effects per module.
These effects are a blend of newly developed programs and ones carefully selected from Tiptop’s library of hundreds of effects created over 10 years for the classic Z-DSP processor module. While the effects algorithms play a major role in making these modules sound impressive, an internal analog clock circuitry drives the DSP chip adds to the lush and warm audio processing. With ZVERB, ECHOZ and the Z5000, Tiptop Audio effects have never been so accessible.
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