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gjhardwick
Joined: Jun 9 2009
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gjhardwick
June 09, 2009 - 10:49 am
For the Looper; Option to choose if the Decay control is always active (i.e. so that you can control the loop decay when it is in playback mode to create fade-outs) Smoother looping - overdubbing held notes over the start/end point of the loop creates glitches which means the looper is not very good for creating drones/smooth textures
batflash
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batflash
June 10, 2009 - 09:02 am

Over oscilation  of the Tape Delay @70 is unbearably much. there's still another 40 points to go from there on. I think that if 70 is going to be the point that is designated for the TimeFactor to self-oscilate, then it should start from very very little at the 70 mark and as you go further up, increase the quickness of how it self-oscilates. If I consfused the matter, please bring it to my attention, but I think this will make Tape Delay's oscilating effect way more useful. 

 Thanks for listening,

bats

dissever
Joined: May 31 2008
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dissever
June 10, 2009 - 12:08 pm

gjhardwick:

For the Looper; Option to choose if the Decay control is always active (i.e. so that you can control the loop decay when it is in playback mode to create fade-outs) Smoother looping - overdubbing held notes over the start/end point of the loop creates glitches which means the looper is not very good for creating drones/smooth textures
 

Im having the same problem with the looper. Even if I get the loop seemless ,which is very difficult compared to others, once I start doing layers the pedal gets bad glitches which are sometimes very loud

grozeil
Joined: Apr 22 2008
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grozeil
June 10, 2009 - 04:52 pm
What I expect from a further update : - No glitching when changing from a preset to another or during the looping function - A REAL spillover, like one can find on the Boss DD20 - A better way, simplier, to unassign the knobs to the expression pedal (I always have to read the manual to remember it) - replace the bits knob from the Analog delay for a useful parameter - A self oscillation on the Tape Echo coming slowlier The two first requests are to me the most important ones (I can't play with the TF live because of it, still preferring the DD20) 8-/ Thanks for listening!!!!
dave b
Joined: Feb 9 2009
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dave b
June 24, 2009 - 09:53 pm

Hi, My first post: I tried to read this entire post before posting so sorry if I'm duplicating.

What I'd like to see is some sort of software exclusively made for the Timefactor that would allow presets to be saved; shared, named, and edited. The only way to save presets that I'm aware of is using this Mid-Ox software which is confusing and not user friendly or intuitive. [at least for me] 

Maybe this software could be part of the Timefactor Update software or have it incorporated into such. Is this idea way off base or too difficult to implement? There are other companies doing this very thing I believe...[Line6 for example?]

TT

Reckedtrek
Joined: Nov 15 2008
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Reckedtrek
June 28, 2009 - 01:00 am

Here are my suggestions, many are repeats. These are fine tuning points, as the TF is a fantastic unit as it is.

1. titled presets.

2. a better analog sounding delay. The Ibanez DE7, as basic a delay as it is, does this very well. So does the Line6 DL4. If the TF sounded as good as the DE7 or DL4 for this sound, I'd be thrilled with the analog sound. To me it's the only delay type that realy needs a face lift. The overall sound and the self oscillation both need improvement.

3. Do something more useful with the bit resolution (Vintage delay) control and the Tape hiss (Tape echo) control. It seems like something more useful could take their place.

Thank you.

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Schilling
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Schilling
August 16, 2009 - 12:21 pm

Hi

First post here:

+1 for preset/bank naming

+1 for progressively fitering each delay 

Cheers

JNPMusic
Joined: Jan 21 2008
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JNPMusic
August 31, 2009 - 04:44 pm

How about a program swap feature!

nitefly
Joined: Dec 22 2009
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nitefly
December 24, 2009 - 08:12 am

+1 on the win Editor en as a reasonable guy +1 for the mac editor

100nka
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100nka
February 10, 2010 - 10:02 am

I vote for increasing the speed modulation!!!  With my both heads, hands and legs.

It would be really great to have faster vibrato at least in one delay. Please!

Cheers

peterjh85
Joined: Feb 3 2010
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peterjh85
February 10, 2010 - 11:05 am

1. Naming Patches

2. Having the knobs reflect the sound in Play Mode.  Switching from Play Mode to Bank Mode and then back to Play Mode does not produce the original sound or what the knobs reflect.  I'd love the unit to go back to the last setting used in Play Mode when switching back from Bank Mode.

marwatt
Joined: Feb 25 2010
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marwatt
February 25, 2010 - 12:22 pm

+1 for preset/bank naming

add4
Joined: Mar 15 2010
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add4
March 22, 2010 - 03:05 am

I would love to be able to use the repeat function as a chord sustainer, like the electro harmonix HOG does. It's possible to do that now, but you always hear rythmic sounds in the sustained chord. I also tried to do it using the Xknob function of the reverse delay and multitap delay, but the closest sounds i could get always had this rythmic things. maybe increasing the blending capability of the crossfade function would help?

+1 for naming the presets too 

jimification
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jimification
March 29, 2010 - 08:38 am

Firstly I just want to comment on how great the update system is and thank you guys for working so hard on it. I just bought the Timefactor a couple of days ago and though I was really impressed with it, there were a few things when going through the manual where I was thinking "Oh shame you can't do that". I updated to the latest software yesterday (the update was very straightforward for me, nice one!) and you guys have resolved lots of those issues already. Also the new Vintage and Tape sounds are ACE! thanks again for continuing to support the pedal, it's a very cool thing to have as a consumer and immediately makes me think I should look in to a Modfactor :)

Anyway here's my suggestions, some have been mentioned already:-

1) Naming presets

2) Volume swells (either auto or from exp pedal)

3) Delay repeats transposed one or two octaves up (shimmer style sound)

4) "Bucket Loss" simulation for Vintage delay to simulate old analog delays. (ideally in system mode you would choose whether the x-knob added bit depth noise (digital sim) or bucket loss (analog sim) - ref: Strymon Brigadier delay.

jlearman
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jlearman
March 29, 2010 - 09:37 am

1) Naming presets

2) Volume swells (either auto or from exp pedal)

3) Delay repeats transposed one or two octaves up (shimmer style sound)

4) "Bucket Loss" simulation for Vintage delay to simulate old analog delays. (ideally in system mode you would choose whether the x-knob added bit depth noise (digital sim) or bucket loss (analog sim) - ref: Strymon Brigadier delay.

I think you hit the nail on the head.  I think everyone has been asking for these updates.  I hope they'll come soon.

JNPMusic
Joined: Jan 21 2008
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JNPMusic
March 30, 2010 - 01:02 pm

How about the ability to restore each patch separately. Say you want to restore 3:1 to the original settings but don't want to mess with the rest of the unit. Just be able to select restore program to original settings Yes/No......

The card gives you most of the settings but is missing the expression pedal adjustments. 

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nickrose
March 30, 2010 - 01:17 pm

JNPMusic:

How about the ability to restore each patch separately.

You can do this now with FactorLib ...

JNPMusic
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JNPMusic
March 30, 2010 - 01:35 pm

I did not know this! Thanks!

I will try to restore a patch that I'm looking for!

grozeil
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grozeil
April 02, 2010 - 07:19 am

1) Naming presets

2) Volume swells (either auto or from exp pedal)

3) Delay repeats transposed one or two octaves up (shimmer style sound)

4) "Bucket Loss" simulation for Vintage delay to simulate old analog delays. (ideally in system mode you would choose whether the x-knob added bit depth noise (digital sim) or bucket loss (analog sim) - ref: Strymon Brigadier delay.

+1 for that

I would like to add another idea : I understand that it may not be possible to have different functions for the aux switches in each preset, BUT, it would be very nice if, into the system menu, we could affect some functions for the delay presets and 3 other functions for the looper presets (I guess it depends on the inboard software capabilities). When I'm using my delay presets, my aux switches are set for bk down/repeat/tap tempo but when I'm using some looper functions, these aux switches are sadly unused...

madmac
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madmac
April 04, 2010 - 08:54 pm

What about having a print function in the Factor Lib?  I know I can take a screen shot and print that but it would be nice to export it say to xcel or word or just plain print direct from Factor Library.

- Patch names and Preset numbers.

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nickrose
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April 05, 2010 - 02:46 pm

In the meantime, select one or more presets, and copy and paste to Notepad or a WP. Then you can print ...

1:1 Storyteller [Diatonic, E Maj]
Delayed +5th and +3rd. EXP controls +3rd Feedback.
1:2 Teenage Wasteland [Quadravox, E Maj]
Play some octaves while rocking the Exp Pedal. EXP adds pitch variation.
2:1 Trance Octaves [Harmodulator]
Ambient bouncing octaves in rhythm. EXP controls Feedback.
2:2 H3000 MicroPitch [MicroPitch]
A classic Eventide effect. EXP changes Delay to "H3000 MicroPitch Slap."
3:1 Echoes of 910 Past [H910/H949]
Detuning with moody delay. EXP controls Feedback B.
3:2 Octave FlexSwitch [PitchFlex]
-1oct and +1oct swap positions when Flexed. EXP crosses octaves.

madmac
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madmac
April 05, 2010 - 03:00 pm

Thanks nickrose

mm.  Not sure if using this works method in windows works but it doesn't seem to copy the text on a mac in Text Edit or Microsoft Word or did you mean copy the text from your forum reply?

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nickrose
April 05, 2010 - 03:36 pm

Didn't try it on a Mac. I will.

The text in the forum post was just an example.

add4
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add4
April 18, 2010 - 02:18 pm

2) Volume swells (either auto or from exp pedal)

With reverse looping that is the only thing that the DL-4 does and the timefactors doesn't do.

Unfortunately, i love (litterally) the auto volume swell on the DL-4 . not selling it at the moment, will do if an update give that to the timefactor.

3) Delay repeats transposed one or two octaves up (shimmer style sound)

+1

add4
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add4
April 19, 2010 - 04:10 am

What about the possibility to visualize/edit the values of each knob on pc using libfactor or another program? that be an answer to the people asking for the new presets, and a efficient way of retrieving the saved settings.

dompascarella
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dompascarella
April 19, 2010 - 10:32 pm

This pedal would kill if it would just have a little bit longer loop time. 40sec? Thanks

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nickrose
April 20, 2010 - 11:46 am

Sorry - that would need more memory, which would not fit on the current board, and, even if it did, would add significantly to the cost.

mapmap
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mapmap
April 23, 2010 - 03:51 pm

REVERSE LOOPING.

if it could do that, i would buy a 2nd timefactor, sell off my dl-4 + RC-20 and never look back.

please Eventide... people reeeeeally want this.

john parricelli
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john parricelli
July 26, 2010 - 09:47 am

I'd like to add to the requests for reverse looping. It would vastly increase the usability of the unit for me.

Many thanks

John

mapmap
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mapmap
July 26, 2010 - 01:09 pm

any movement of the addition of reverse looping?  

i sure hope so...

i have been tempted to sell off my timefactor and buy an Electro Harmonix 2880.  (i love the multitrack looping approach and... duh,  REVERSE!)

discospring
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discospring
July 28, 2010 - 01:03 pm

Play Mode:  a choice to use the middle footswitch for repeat (nice to have but rarely used) or to punch-in the second delay (essential for reggae, dub, dubstep, dance, etc).  So you could be playing with just the first delay on a short setting, then punch-in a long second delay to affect only the notes played while the footswitch is held down. This would echo away into the universe while you continued playing rhythm with the first short delay intact.  

Please. It would add a lot of functionality to the second delay that is often unused.

RodmanSan
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RodmanSan
July 29, 2010 - 02:26 am

I would love to see this option as Discospring mentioned also.....Smile

jcshirke
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jcshirke
July 29, 2010 - 12:32 pm

I'm really needing more modulation speed/depth on the vintage delay algorithm. At least double, and probably more. Any chance this will be implemented?

Thanks,

Jeff

stringrazor
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stringrazor
July 29, 2010 - 01:52 pm

After a only one session with the PF:

I'd like to see the AUX SW functions respond to button RELEASE to restore the MIN value,  in other words, have a non-latching function.

I'd like to have AUX SW parm assignments stored with a patch. They'd be infinitely more useful.

I'd like to be able to map the function of at least one (the middle) on-board button switch as can be done with the AUX SW settings. I'd be able to leave my AUX SWITCH at home. 

I'd like the diatonic tracking to be more solid. I was surprised to hear a generated note switch down/up a scale step in response to a single sustained note when a little vibrato was added. This only seems to happen on a few notes (and the guitar was in tune and decently intonated).

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nickrose
July 29, 2010 - 02:33 pm
stringrazor:

I'd like to see the AUX SW functions respond to button RELEASE to restore the MIN value,  in other words, have a non-latching function.

Actually, this is what I thought they did. I was wrong and you were right.

stringrazor:

I'd like to have AUX SW parm assignments stored with a patch. They'd be infinitely more useful.

Maybe, but we thought it would be too hard to remember all the settings.

stringrazor:

I'd like to be able to map the function of at least one (the middle) on-board button switch as can be done with the AUX SW settings.

Again, we keep the main switches the same to avoid confusion. Sorry.

stringrazor:

I'd like the diatonic tracking to be more solid.

So would we - it's VERY difficult - it is a trade-off between response time and accuracy. Because these are pedals rather than rack boxes they do not have the number of controls necessary to allow a vibrato range across notes. You will have the same issue if you bend a note too far - after a certain point it will view it as a different note. To some extent, this is the nature of a diatonic shifter.

Reckedtrek
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Reckedtrek
July 29, 2010 - 03:33 pm

I can only think of a few things, many of which have been stated, but I'll throw my suggestions out anyway.

1. eliminate the bass frequency build up that occurs with higher levels of regeneration in the Tape echo setting.

2. Despite feeding in higher levels and any/all other suggestions by Eventide staff to make the saturation control (Tape echo) more noticeable, and the end result being minimal improvement if any at all. Please make the saturation control actually do something. I like the idea of the saturation, but as it is currently I'm still waiting to hear it!

3. The bit rate setting in the Vintage delay. It has a good effect on the sound from 20 down to about 12, then just adds noise. By the time it gets to 9 or less it's basically unusable. I don't know what to suggest as an improvement other than get rid of the range covered by 8 and lower and then  enhance and/or spread the range of 20-9 out over the 20 settings.

4. Naming presets... but I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time you've heard this! Big Smile 

I would just like to thank the folks at Eventide for their work and dedication to this product line.  I have both the TF and MF and they are fantastic musical tools that help me to make music. I cannot say enough good things about the products and/or the people who support them. I mean this sincerely- Thank you!

BKK-OZ
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BKK-OZ
July 29, 2010 - 06:36 pm

Editor, editor, editor, editor, editor!!!!!!!!

Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink

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nickrose
July 29, 2010 - 06:45 pm

But, what would you want it to do. Edit of course, but what would this mean ? It's only got a few knobs.

BKK-OZ
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BKK-OZ
July 29, 2010 - 06:55 pm

Yes, and the 'few knobs' would make it easy for you guys to program!

What I would really love is an editor that would work as AU/VST plug as well as a stand-alone application.  It could act as both a library app (I know about the existing one - good for back-ups only) and it could send parameter changes via MIDI.  In terms of the latter, with basic host integration, it would make it possible for a DAW to record paramter changes/patch changes over time.  It would make all the 'Factor' devices into very useful project-studio outboard gear.

Lexicon ships their hardware 'verbs with just this sort of thing now.

Additionally, having a nice GUI up on my screen would be preferable to crawling around on the floor spinning knobs. Users could also then add 'notes', proper 'names' etc for patches, extending the usefulness of the pedal.

As you are no doubt aware, a lot of companies are now coming out with control applications using iPads/iPhones, using either OSC, MIDI or combinations thereof.  If you had the codebase established for an on-screen editor, you could easily port to those platforms.

stringrazor
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stringrazor
July 29, 2010 - 07:32 pm
nickrose:

But, what would you want it to do. Edit of course, but what would this mean ? It's only got a few knobs.

An editor should be able to do everything a user can do from the h/w interface but quicker and easier for the most part. The PF (and the others too?) has a bunch of multi-level menus and a very limited display so it the same operations done from the editor should have much more complete visual displays. With other editors (e.g. Digitech's X-Edit), I can keep my pedal on the floor and create/modify patches completely from the computer with a USB connection. Most importantly, this lets me keep my guitar in my hand and my pedal on the floor, hooked up in the fx chain so I can edit a patch, play, and edit some more without having to either get on the floor or put the pedal up on my desk. Even if the editor simply duplicated what can be done from the h/w , it would be worthwhile.

Yet, an editor can be so much more.

I used a Digitech/Johnson Milennium 150 amp for years (retiring it from live gigs is the main reason I need the PF). While Digi never provided an editor for it, a guy named Bruce James wrote a freeware editor called RPEdit (still available on Harmony Central last time I looked). It was so well done, I learned more about programming the processor in that device from using RPEdit than I ever did from reading the manual or using the h/w interface (both of which were pretty good, too).  RPEdit even has a facility to translate the patch data to an XML-like text which you can edit and re-read into the editor. I was able to clone patches quickly with a text editor when I wanted new ones to start from the same base but with certain changes. I also printed out one or two critical patches so if I ever lost all patches before a gig, 

harristablist
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harristablist
August 05, 2010 - 10:29 am

Please please please sort out the spill, so when you change presets rather than the trails crossfading into the new selected delay/preset, they fade out. And upon the TF recieving new signal will start new delay (trails) "over the top" of original delay.

In other words switching preset shouldn’t affect trails!

I read in my upgraded info sheet thats it was put in with the upgrade so im sure there is a way to modify slightly the was it spills.

 

Sort this and I will be delighted, since other than that major defect its an awesome product!

zikamuricpe
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zikamuricpe
August 12, 2010 - 03:50 am

If nothing else, a clear visual preview of all knobs positions per preset would be great - and you get that with an editor! I am an old-school guy and real knob positions mean a lot to me, even if they are virtual positions on my tft. That would be the best of both worlds. Pls provide us with an editor for Factors!

hlwilson3rd
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hlwilson3rd
August 12, 2010 - 08:40 am

I second that!

grozeil
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grozeil
August 12, 2010 - 03:43 pm

I'm afraid Nickrose stated on a earlier thread that the spillover won't function the way many are looking for. It's the main reason why I consider selling mine and get back to my old DD20... 

harristablist
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harristablist
August 23, 2010 - 09:07 pm

yes, but, it was changed /added with the 2.0 upgrade, my TF came with a inlay saying so, shurly, because of this all it would take is a little programming, im sure some of the preset slots/memory, whatever, wont be missed by as many people as sorting the spill out will please!

JNPMusic
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JNPMusic
August 26, 2010 - 11:21 am

Maybe this can be done already and I'm missing it but how about being able to edit each delay as it's own. Meaning that delay A you can make all the adjustments with the bottom 4 knobs and then be able to go to delay B and edit them separately. Creating even more wacky sounds......

harristablist
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harristablist
September 19, 2010 - 09:44 am

The spill, PLEASE MAN, PLEASE! 

"I GOT THIS CHEESEBURGER MAN!!!!!!"

batflash
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batflash
September 19, 2010 - 11:13 am

I agree. The spill issue is just terrible. I've had my TimeFactor for almost 2 years now and it still drives me nuts. There's no getting use to it. To reiterate what harri said, "PLEASE!".

mapmap
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mapmap
September 19, 2010 - 11:50 am

does anyone else feel like Eventide has abandoned any further improvements to the Timefactor?

i haven't seen any updates since the spring.  it really bums me out because i think it has such great potential but maybe because eventide already has our money they don't feel like they have to listen to our input.

i am really thinking of selling my timefactor and buying a Strymon el Capistan

( http://www.strymon.net/products/elcapistan ) and a dedicated looper like an EHX 2880.  

so sad.

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badmelonfarmer
September 19, 2010 - 12:21 pm

No, not really, I do not feel that way at all.

There was over a year between the last update and the previous one, from what I remember.

Would I like Eventide to make the TimeFactor Tape sound as good as the El Capistan? yes too right I would, but no I do not feel abandoned in the slightest.

The thing is that the El Cap and the EHX are two specialist pedals, where as the TimeFactor does more and Eventide state that the looper functionality is fairly basic.

At least the TimeFactor CAN be updated to add new functions and features and improve things, the EHX 2880 and El Capistan can not be updated.... not saying they are bad products, because they are not.

Cheers

BMF