Time Pattern Description

Categories: Feature Descriptions, Time Patterns
Time Pattern Description

The TimeBender includes several ready-made delay patterns you can choose with the Pattern knob. They’re described here and in the table that follows, but you may find it easier to sit down and listen to each one while using the TimeBender. Each pattern has one or more “taps” where the delays occur, represented in the pattern symbols by a vertical line. Each tap happens at a certain “chronological distance” from the original note, described in the table below as a percentage of the total pattern’s length of time. Each tap is also panned (left, center, or right), and each tap has a voice assigned to it. more ...

AC001: Memory 1 (Edge Style Delays)

Categories: Audio Clips, Delay Effect Types, Dual Pattern, Factory Presets, Memory 1, Modulation, Rhythmic, Simple Pattern, Tempo Multiplier, Variable Speed Tape
AC001: Memory 1 (Edge Style Delays)

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The first preset uses the third time pattern, which is a dual delay line giving 3/4 of the delay time on the left and the full delay time on the right. Therefore, if you play quarter notes at the delay time shown in the display, then the left side will produce delays in between the notes you play and the right side will produce delays on top of the notes you play. more ...

AC002: Memory 2 (Octave Bounce/Wash)

Categories: Audio Clips, Chorus, Delay Effect Types, Digital Mode, Memory 2, Modulation, Repeats, Rhythmic, Root Based Pattern, Simple Pattern
AC002: Memory 2 (Octave Bounce/Wash)

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The second preset uses an octave down and an octave up shift with the 7th time pattern, which is a root-based delay. Therefore the repeated pattern has the note you play at the displayed delay time followed by an octave down on the left, an octave down on the right, and another octave down on the left. more ...

AC003: Memory 3 (Ominous Tones)

Categories: Ambient, Audio Clips, Delay Effect Types, Dynamic Repeats, Expression Pedal, Factory Presets, Memory 3, Modulation, Multi-Tap Pattern, Repeats, Tone, Voicing
AC003: Memory 3 (Ominous Tones)

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The third preset uses two octaves up for both voicings with the dynamic repeats mode. This produces ominous high pitched tones when playing single notes. Playing chords adds an element of whistling wind to the sound. Use palm muting to control the level of the effect - the more you mute your strings, the louder the effect becomes. more ...

Video Compilation

Categories: Delay Modes, Knobs and Buttons, Time Patterns, Video Tutorials
Video Compilation

This is a video compilation of some cool TimeBender effects. This not really a tutorial, but it does show you some of the wide variety of sounds that you can get out of the TimeBender. If you are interested in a specific sound, leave a comment and we will try to get the parameter values posted. more ...

AC005: Away

Categories: Analog Mode, Audio Clips, Delay Modes, Knobs and Buttons, Modulation, Multi-Tap Pattern, Repeats, Time Patterns, Voicing
AC005: Away

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This clip uses a lot of distortion before the TimeBender delay pedal. The TimeBender is setup to use an analog delay mode, slightly raised tone, some mod and repeats at about 60% and the mix fairly low at about 40%. The voicing is 8H U with time pattern 10 and a delay of 625 ms, which gives 3 taps on the left with octave up pitch shift and 3 taps on the right with no pitch shift. more ...

AC007: Octave Rhythm

Categories: Audio Clips, Delay Effect Types, Delay Modes, Dual Pattern, Moving Head Tape, Rhythmic, Time Patterns, Voicing
AC007: Octave Rhythm

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This clips uses the Moving Head Tape mode with the third time pattern and octave up and down voicing (8H 8L)to create a very cool rhythmic delay sound. The third time pattern is used with the tempo set to the quarter note time of the song to give a combination of on beat and off beat delays. This clips was recorded directly out of the TimeBender with a Fender Stratocastor guitar used for input. more ...

AC008: Ballerina

Categories: Audio Clips, Delay Modes, Digital Mode, Dual Pattern, Knobs and Buttons, Time Patterns, Voicing
AC008: Ballerina

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This clip illustrates the use of the digital delay with the first dual delay line (time pattern 2) and two fixed shifts (+9 st and +5 st). This clips was recorded directly out of the TimeBender. more ...

AC009: Acoustic Dimension

Categories: Analog Mode, Audio Clips, Delay Modes, Knobs and Buttons, Simple Pattern, Spatial, Time Patterns, Tone
AC009: Acoustic Dimension

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A short analog delay with 3 unevenly spaced taps adds a new spatial dimension to acoustic guitar. You can change the tone and delay time to vary the quality of the effect. This clip was recorded directly out of the TimeBender with a L'Arrivee LV03R and LR Baggs pickup as input. more ...

musIQ SmartStrum Pattern Description

Categories: Delay Effect Types, Feature Descriptions, Time Patterns, Voicing, musIQ SmartStrum Pattern
musIQ SmartStrum Pattern Description

You can set your time pattern on the TimeBender pedal by following these steps:

  1. Turn the Time Pattern Knob to the last position to select the Strum pattern (Str).
  2. Press and hold the right footswitch. The display briefly shows the currently stored key and flashes P while you hold down the footswitch. more ...