Delay

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The Delay effect can operate as a stereo or mono delay line, depending on whether it is used on a stereo or mono channel.

Time

The delay Time can be set either in absolute time values in seconds or in tempo-based values (selectable using the Sync control).

Sync

When the Sync button is set to BPM, the delay time is set in tempo-based values relative to BFD3's current tempo. Possible values range from 64th note to 2 bars, including dotted and triplet variations, the latter being especially useful for classic shuffle grooves using simple ¼-note input. In Seconds mode, the delay time is set as an absolute time value, ranging from 31 ms to 4 seconds.

Feedback

The Feedback control sets the amount of delay regenerations, caused by feeding the delayed signal back into the input. Higher values feed the delayed signal back in at a higher amplitude, leading to more regenerations of the input signal. Settings of 100% lead to indefinite regenerations until the value is reduced, and with good use of the built-in filtering can result in classic psychedelic, dubby analog delay effects.

Swing

The delay features 2 taps, which are played at the same time with the swing control at the centre position.

By turning down the Swing control, you can move the left tap before the right tap, up to a distance of half the delay time. By turning up the Swing control, the right tap is moved up to a distance of half the delay time before the left tap.

This control opens up a wide variety of swung delay grooves.

Feedback Filter

This control consists of a high-pass and low-pass filter allowing you to apply tonal shaping to each delay regeneration.

To adjust this control, click and drag the light blue arrows at the left and right of the blue active frequency band - the light-blue arrows represent the cutoff frequencies of the high-pass and low-pass filters.

Sum In (stereo only)

When the Delay is used on a stereo channel, activating this button sums the left and right inputs to a single mono signal and feeds one delay line instead of two.

 

Delay Multi Tap

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This device provides 4 separate delay taps.

Time

The 4 Time controls set the delay time for each of the 4 delay taps.

Sync

When the Sync parameter is set to BPM, the delay time is set in tempo-based values relative to BFD3's current tempo. Possible values range from 64th note to 2 bars, including dotted and triplet variations, the latter being especially useful for classic shuffle grooves using simple ¼-note input. In Seconds mode, the delay time is set as an absolute time value, ranging from 31ms to 4 seconds.

Gain

The 4 Gain controls allow you to set the level of each of the 4 delay taps.

Feedback

The 4 Feed controls set the amount of feedback for each of the 4 delay taps.

Pan (Stereo only)

When the device is used on a stereo channel, the Pan control allows each of the 4 taps can be positioned within the stereo field.

Feedback Filter

This control consists of a high-pass and low-pass filter allowing you to apply tonal shaping to each delay regeneration - the same filtering settings are applied to all 4 delay taps.

To adjust this control, click and drag the light blue arrows at the left and right of the blue active frequency band - the light-blue arrows represent the cutoff frequencies of the high-pass and low-pass filters.

Time (Master)

This control offers a master control for the delay time of all 4 delay taps. It applies an offset to the Time settings for all 4 taps.

Feedback (Master)

This control offers a master control for the feedback of all 4 delay taps. It applies an offset to the Feedback settings for all 4 taps.

 

Delay Drive

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This device is a version of the Delay with an additional circuit-modelled overdrive stage. The Drive parameter adjusts the amount of overdrive.

 

TinCanVerb

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This effect is a recreation of a cheap-sounding room reverb unit, perfect for trashy sounding drum mixes and an antidote to the lush, real ambience in BFD3's recordings. It is not intended to serve the function of a premium quality digital reverb – for this purpose, it's best to use a good quality external reverb plugin or hardware unit.

Size

The Size control lets you adjust the size of the virtual reverberation room. Smaller rooms offer subtle ambience, while large rooms result in a more 'cavernous' and reflective effect.

Decay time

This control adjusts the Decay time of the reverb effect. Use shorter settings for subtle small room effects and longer times for special effects.

Damp

Increasing the Damp control results in less high frequencies in the effected signal, leading to a darker reverb sound. At least some damping is essential to avoid overly tinny and fatiguing results.

Pinch & Squeeze

These controls manipulate the shape of the virtual reverb room, leading to a variety of resulting effects. They make the reverb sound a lot more artificial and are useful for special effects.

Freeze

As the name suggests, this button 'freezes' the current reverb buffer and loops it indefinitely until the button is disabled. Automating this effect is excellent for dubby special effects.

 

FXverb

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FXverb is a high-end algorithmic reverb device.

Input & Output

These controls adjust the level of the Input signal into the device and the Output signal from the device.

Room Size

This control adjusts the size of the virtual reverberation chamber. Increasing the Room Size leads to a more pronounced and longer reverberation effect.

Decay

This control adjusts the length of the reverberation tail (which is also affected by the Room Size control).

Pre delay

The Predelay control introduces a delay between the dry sound and the reverberated output, creating a sense of space and distance.

Density

The Density control adjusts the density of reflections in the generated reverberation.

Early

The Early control adjusts the level of early reflections within the reverb output signal.

Late

The Late control adjusts the level of late reflections within the reverb output signal.

Damping Gain

The Damping Gain control adjusts the amount of damping applied by the Damping EQ before the output of the FXverb device. Increasing this control leads to more attenuation at the Damping Freq.

Damping Freq

The Damping Freq control adjusts the centre frequency of the Damping EQ positioned before the final output.

Breverb Hall

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Time (Sec)

The Time control sets the duration of the reverberation tail (which is also influenced by the Size parameter).

Size

The Size control sets the rate of build-up diffusion after the initial period (the amount of diffusion is is controlled by the Diffusion parameter). The Size control also acts as a master control for the amount of Time and Spread. The apparent size of the space created by Breverb Hall is actually a combination of the settings of the Size, Shape and Spread controls.

Diffusion

The Diffusion control sets the degree to which the initial echo density increases over time.

Shape

The Shape control works together with the Spread parameter to control the overall ambience of the reverberation created by Breverb Room. It specifically determines the contour of the reverberation envelope. With the Shape control fully turned down, reverberation builds explosively and decays very quickly. As the control is is increased, reverberation builds up more slowly and sustains for the time set by the Spread parameter.

Spread

The Spread control sets the duration of the initial contour of the reverberation envelope. Low settings result in a rapid onset of reverberation at the beginning of the envelope, with little or no sustain, while higher settings spread out both the build-up and sustain.

Pre delay (Sec)

The Pre delay control sets the time that elapses between the original signal and the onset of reverberation. It can be used to create a sense of distance and volume within an acoustic space.

Low, High

The Low and High parameters can be used to adjust the frequency response of the reverb.

Low (kHz): Sets the frequency under which the reverberation is attenuated.

High (kHz): Sets the frequency over which the reverberation is attenuated.

 

Breverb Room

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Time (Sec)

The Time control sets the duration of the reverberation tail (which is also influenced by the Size parameter).

Size

The Size control sets the apparent size of the acoustic space being emulated by the algorithm. Values from minimum to 50% are typical of the ambience of a typical recording room.

Diffusion

The Diffusion control sets the degree to which the initial echo density increases over time.

Decay

The Decay control sets the balance between late reverberation and early reflections. When the control is fully turned down, only the early reflections are present. As it is increased, late reverberations are introduced to the signal.

Pre delay (Sec)

The Pre delay control sets the time that elapses between the original signal and the onset of reverberation. It can be used to create a sense of distance and volume within an acoustic space.

Low, High

The Low and High parameters can be used to adjust the frequency response of the reverb.

Low (kHz): Sets the frequency under which the reverberation is attenuated.

High (kHz): Sets the frequency over which the reverberation is attenuated.

 

Breverb Plate

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Time (Sec)

The Time control sets the duration of the reverberation tail (which is also influenced by the Size parameter).

Size

The Size control sets the apparent size of the metal plate emulated by the Breverb Plate algorithm.

Diffusion

The Diffusion control sets the degree to which the initial echo density increases over time.

Pre delay (Sec)

The Pre delay control sets the time that elapses between the original signal and the onset of reverberation. It can be used to create a sense of distance and volume within an acoustic space.

Shape

The Shape control determines the contour of the reverberation envelope. With the control fully turned down, reverberation builds explosively and decays very quickly. As the control is increased, reverberation builds up more gradually and sustains for longer.

Low, High

The Low and High parameters can be used to adjust the frequency response of the reverb.

Low (kHz): Sets the frequency under which the reverberation is attenuated.

High (kHz): Sets the frequency over which the reverberation is attenuated.

 

Breverb Inverse

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Time (Sec)

The Time control sets the duration of the reverberation tail. This time, added to the Pre delay time, is the time that elapses from the original signal to the end of the reverberation process.

Diffusion

The Diffusion control sets the degree to which the initial echo density increases over time.

Pre delay (Sec)

The Pre delay control sets the amount of time that elapses between the original signal and the onset of reverberation. It can be used to create a sense of distance and volume within an acoustic space.

Low, High

The Low and High parameters can be used to adjust the frequency response of the reverb.

Low (kHz): Sets the frequency under which the reverberation is attenuated.

High (kHz): Sets the frequency over which the reverberation is attenuated.