The 4ms Tapographic Delay (TAPO) is a unique take on the concept of multi-tap delay! Designed by Matthias Puech and 4ms Company, it is a complex multi-tap delay in the Eurorack format with a unique interface designed for live performance.

4ms Tapographic Delay (TAPO) excels at transforming the simplest audio (a drone, a percussive sound) into complex rhythmic structures, meshes of organic textures, lush harmonic mille-feuilles, liquid and resonant effects.

The Tapographic Delay is an expressive experimental instrument meant to be played in real-time, rather than a set-and-forget end-of-chain effect. Interact with it! Experiment! Push it to its limits!

About 4ms Tapographic Delay (TAPO):
Have you ever got tired of the monotonous repetitions that your standard delay pedal/module produced? Have you ever wished for a more complex rhythmic structure than just decaying repetition? If yes, you have come to the right place: the 4ms Tapographic Delay (TAPO) is an advanced effect that lets you handle repetition in a completely novel way. It is to a traditional delay what a full rhythmic sequencer (with pattern recall, velocity control, tactile input) is to a simple clock. With the 4ms Tapographic Delay (TAPO), you interactively define the rhythm that the repetitions will follow: a velocity-sensitive sensor allows you to record, edit, modify, and sequence your own arrangements of delays. In a sense, the 4ms Tapographic Delay (TAPO) is the converse of the classic Frippertronics sound-on-sound setup popularized by Robert Fripp in the 70’s: you don’t play the guitar, you play the tape loop!

• a velocity-sensitive force sensor to tap the delay configurations (tapographies)
• up to 32 taps, each with its own delay time, amplitude, panning…
• per-tap filter: low-pass or resonant (pingable) band-pass
• morphing between delay configurations, with adjustable morph time
• two different feedback paths: a Repeat toggle and a Feedback knob
• 4 banks of 6 slots to save and recall delay configurations
• a tapography sequencer with forward, random walk or random directions
• synchronization to an external clock
• a Gate output that plays the current rhythm of delays
• a maximum delay time of 174 seconds (almost 3 minutes)
• 16 bits/48kHz with 32 bits floating-point internal processing, 1.3ms software latency
• mono-in, stereo-out operation

Electrical and Mechanical Specifications:
– Module Size:
– 18 HP Eurorack format module
– 10-pin Eurorack power header
– 0.98″ (25mm) maximum depth with power cable
– Power consumption:
– +12V rail: 125mA
– -12V rail: 32mA
– +5V rail: not used
– Connect red stripe of power cable towards the bottom of the module, which is marked with a white stripe and the words -12V and POWER
– Audio Inputs:
– 22Vpp maximum
– Audio Outputs:
– Dry frequency response:
– 20Hz – 5kHz: +/-0.1dB maximum @10kHz: -2.3dB
– @20kHz: -7.8dB
– Soft-limiting limits output to maximum of 17Vpp
– Trigger inputs:
– Acceptable trigger voltage range: +2V to +12V
– Trigger outputs (Gate Out):
– +8V trigger pulse
– 4ms pulse width

Included with the 4ms Tapographic Delay (TAPO):
– 10-to-16 pin power cable
– 4 M3 Knurlie screws

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