Summer NAMM 2017: Eventide UltraTap delay brings H9 sounds to your DAW
In addition to unveiling a Eurorack delay module at Summer NAMM 2017, Eventide – a brand known for its premium reverb, delay, and harmonization units – announced a new delay plug-in. UltraTap comes straight of the company’s H9 Harmonizer multi-effect – complete with the original presets and newly added ones – ported for use in DAWs and other plug-in hosts.
According to Eventide’s write-up, UltraTap is ideal for “rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells” and is capable of creating drum fills, vocal chorus effects, swelling guitar chords, and other time-evolved effects. It sounds like a fun plug-in for sure, even if it may be very easy to end up in “out-there” sonic territory.
Unlike many plug-ins that expect to be treated as pieces of software, UltraTap has real-time manipulation functionality to it. It has a ribbon controller that lets you “morph” between two settings snapshots, or two “scenes”, so to speak. There’s also a programmable HotSwitch to let you instantly switch to a different sound you have dialed in. All of this is supposed to make tweaking UltraTap feel as close to operating a hardware unit as possible in the software realm, without resorting to an add-on hardware controller.
Unfortunately, the price and release date haven’t been announced yet. However, we get to know that the plug-in will be available in AAX, AU, and VST formats, presumably for Windows and macOS computers. Check out the teaser video below and head to the manufacturer’s website for additional information. Also, be sure to stay with GearNews for more Summer NAMM 2017 announcements! The exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee is being held between July 13 – 15, and is just about starting to peak with announcements!
For another cool plug-in delay, also check out HoRNet’s the recently released DeeLay Plus. It’s a massive two-band delay with lots of modulation possibilities, perfect for adventurous sound designers!