inspired by @titaanzink phasing preset, I starting wondering about using tape delays…
then of course got rather sidetracked on the idea of getting a ‘tape’ feel for delay
024 tape wow n flutter.pbp.zip (37.3 KB)
(ok, I also wanted to test out my ideas for future ideas of tape delay modules ;))
this patches uses a simple sequence running thru plts, but you could easily substitute what ever you want
when we talk of tape feel, I think we assume and old battered out tape deck…
we think of something perhaps a bit lo-fi, where the belts are worn out,
my thoughts were:
- wow n’ flutter, caused by the tape drives slowing and speeding up.
- a of a loss of low high end
- a bit of noise/distortion
the core of this patch is therefore modulated delay line using SWAT.
plts is fed into this the input (x) , then we modulate the delay time using (y)
the delay is set to its max time (5seconds).
we modulate Y with 2 LFO, both attenuated to small amounts of movement.
the first LFO is as slow as possible, and provides the length of the tape , so its simulates a tape ‘stretching’ ( its not flowing smoothly, so tension builds up and is released)
the second LFO is a bit faster but is very shallow in depth, this represents the wavering speed.
I use the bit crusher module to get a bit of ‘noise’ into the signal (on input to swat)
after the delay line we feed into SVF as low pass, to loose the high end.
then off to clouds, to give us a bit of space and air
of course, alot of parameters in the above, so fun to adjust and hear the changes.
(you might want to mute clouds in pmix, to hear the subtle changes)
anyway, hope you enjoy… and hope it gives some ideas on how to use the modulatable delay in swat.