Ticking sound when delay feedback high

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    wordlesspoet Well-Known Member

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    All,
    Anyone else getting a tick sound that gets repeated whenever the delay feedback gets above about 65%? I have not taken the time to dial in the exact settings that I start getting the tick sound, but it hampers my use of the delay as a swelled ambient delay. I got away with it over the weekend because the sound peeps didn't notice it through the PA, but it was obnoxious in the IEM's.
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    Hello,
    Which Atomic unit are you using?
    Can you export the preset and post it in a reply here?
    Which type of echo are you using?
    Does it do this with other echo types for you?
    Cheers,
    Jace
     
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    wordlesspoet Well-Known Member

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    Jace,
    It is a good news/bad news situation...
    I've spend some time tonight trying out different delay settings and have reproduced the click on several settings. As I was fiddling I decided to try it with my midi cables unplugged and the problem went away. That's the good news.

    The bad news is that I have midi clock sent to my AF6 from my Eventide H9 as it is much easier to set or tap tempo live with the H9. This also allows me to use the 6 switches for other things on the AF6. Usually, with delay feedback set low, the ticking sound doesn't manifest, so a good set up. However, when the need for a drenched swelled delay is needed, I am stuck with a ticky delay sound if I want to use the AF6 delay lines.

    Here is one that sounds great, except for the tick when midi clock is being received. Any suggestions on how to fix that?
     

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    wordlesspoet Well-Known Member

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    Jace,
    One thing that would make changing the bpm on the fly with the AF6 much easier is, if you had a switch assigned to tap tempo, the bpm would come up on screen when tap tempo was engaged and the bpm could be fine tuned using the preset knob. If no changes were made after the tempo was tapped, the screen would go back to the preset name after 2 seconds. This is how the H9 handles tapped tempos. Very useful.

    I also noticed that the ticking sound showed up if I have an AF6 switch set to tap tempo and was tapping. Once I stopped tapping, the tick stopped. So, every time the AF6 checks in on the midi line for the midi clock, the algo must behave like it is getting a fresh tap input. Thus, the ticking. :(
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    Thanks for the update.
    I'll check in to this and get back to you.
    Cheers,
    Jace
     
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