Tapiir, A Software Multitap Delay

TitleTapiir, A Software Multitap Delay
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsDe Boer, M.
AbstractThe use of delays is one of the oldest techniques for effects processing and electro-acoustic composition. Originally, tape-loops were used to create effects of echo and reverb. Nowadays, most hardware effect processors provide digital implementations. These have a clearly superior soundquality compared to tape-delays, but also imply some restrictions. Delay-length is limited by the internal memory, and delay time accuracy is often sacrificed for computational efficiency or even deliberately restricted for user-interfacing.

This paper presents a dedicated software implementation of a flexible multi-delay, that aims to combine flexibility and high accuracy with high quality audio and usability. At the same time, several important issues in software effect processing will be addressed.

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