Eventide has recently released UltraTap — inaugurating its H9 Plug-in Series as a unique multi-tap effects plug-in capable of rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells, and extraordinary modulation derived from its TEC Award-winning H9 Harmonizer® Effects Processor.
UltraTap is the perfect tool for creating drum fills, vocal choruses, swelling guitar chords, and other evolving effects — everything from reversed reverbs to a massed church choir singing Gregorian chants in Notre-Dame Cathedral!
Creatively, it is also optimized for live use; UltraTap’s unique HotSwitch and The Ribbon features facilitate programming any combination of the controls and seamlessly morphing from sound to sound.
Think of UltraTap as the mother of all Echoplexes and you won’t be too far off. That’s basically how it operates, but with the flexibility to add as many ‘tape-heads’ as you want and expressively control their positions and levels.
Over 150 presets designed to inspire, including artist presets by Chris Carter, Colin Newman, Sasha, and many more.
Manipulate effects in realtime using The Ribbon to morph seamlessly between two settings of any combination of controls.
Create drastic changes in effect and sound by assigning the HotSwitch to an alternate version of the current settings.
Smear taps together or modulate them into unheard reverbs by using the innovative Slurm parameter.
Use up to 64 taps to create simple repeats or morph delays into chorus and reverb.
Speed up or slow down the rhythmic space between taps by altering the Spread knob.
Use the onboard LFOs and envelopes to Chop up the sound source into tremolo’d rhythms.
Modify the stereo image of taps to alternating from hard-panned to mono.
Sync the Length and/or Chop LFO Speed to the DAW session.
Use Mix Lock to scroll through presets while keeping the wet-dry mix constant.
Optimized for live use with MIDI control of The Ribbon and Tap Tempo for quick meta control on the fly.
Pricing & Availability:
UltraTap is available (as an AAX/AU/VST plug-in for Mac OS X 10.7+ and Windows 7+) at an introductory price of $49.00 USD (rising to an MSRP of $79.00 USD thereafter) from Eventide dealers and its website.
A fully-functional 30-day demo version is available; UltraTap is also available as part of Eventide’s Ensemble Subscription bundle.