UltraTap - Eventide Audio

Unique Multi-Tap

UltraTap is a unique multi-tap effect capable of rhythmic delays, glitchy reverbs, huge pad-like volume swells, and extraordinary modulation. It’s the perfect tool for creating drum fills, vocal choruses, swelling guitar chords, and other evolving effects — everything from reversed reverbs to a massed church choir singing a Gregorian chant in Notre-Dame Cathedral!

Ultra Responsive

Think of UltraTap as the mother of all Echoplexes and you won’t be too far off. That’s basically how it operates but with the flexibility to add as many ‘tape-heads’ as you want and expressively control their positions and levels.

Designed for real-time manipulation, UltraTap features The Ribbon, an innovative control that allows you to program two settings for any combination of the controls and seamlessly transition between them.

The programmable HotSwitch allows you to instantly jump to an alternate setting at the push of a button. This combination of controls is intended to bring you as close as possible to the experience of tweaking real hardware.

Sound Examples

Features

This unique effect has been ported directly from the award-winning H9 Harmonizer®. All of the H9 presets have been converted to work with the plug-in and have been included, as well as newly created factory and artist presets. Now you can use all the delays, reverbs, chorus, and modulation effects that guitarists and synth players have grown to love. Best of all, The Ribbon has been optimized for live use with your favorite DAW.

  • Over 150 presets designed to inspire; including artist presets by Chris Carter, Colin Newman, Sasha and many more.
  • Manipulate effects in realtime using The Ribbon to transition seamlessly between two settings of any combination of controls.
  • Using the innovative “Slurm” control, smear taps together or modulate them to create truly unique reverbs.
  • Create drastic changes in effect and sound by assigning the HotSwitch to an alternate version of the current settings.
  • Use up to 64 taps to create simple repeats or morph delays into chorus and reverb.
  • Speed up or slow down the rhythmic space between taps using the Spread knob.
  • Use the onboard LFOs and envelopes to chop the sound source into stuttered rhythms.
  • Control the stereo image of taps to alternate between hard-panned and mono.
  • Sync the Length and/or Chop LFO speed to the DAW session.
  • Use Mix Lock to scroll through presets while keeping the wet-dry mix constant.
  • Optimized for live use with MIDI control of The Ribbon and Tap Tempo for quick meta control on the fly.
  • Available for iOS as a AuV3 plug-in and standalone app.

A Brief History of UltraTap

It all started in 1982 with the world’s first rack mount programmable audio processor, the Eventide SP2016, where a flexible 64 tap delay debuted as part of its Factory Program suite. By the late 80’s UltraTap had migrated to the legendary H3000 Harmonizer® effects processor and then to the DSP4000 and H8000. Thanks to advances in technology, we were able to include UltraTap in a portable compact form factor, the H9 Harmonizer® stompbox. And now UltraTap has come back to the studio via your DAW and FOH environment, where it all began 35 years ago!

Available on iOS

UltraTap is also available on iOS for all your delay and multi-tap needs. Download now to experience delay as you’ve never experienced before!

Reviews

Breaks new ground.

If you’re looking for a new effects processor that breaks new ground then there’s a very good chance that you’ll enjoy UltraTap. It’s hard for plug-ins to bring something genuinely new these days, but Eventide has done it once again.

Diogo Borges
GearSpace

Unique, versatile, powerful.

A unique, versatile and powerful plugin for sound design and creative mixing, UltraTap brings Eventide’s classic effect to the DAW in style, and at a very fair price.

Computer Music

Surprisingly deep.

UltraTap is a surprisingly deep sound manipulation tool. Sure, you could use it as a normal (though high-quality) multi-tap delay but that would be selling its many other abilities short.

Lizzie Davis
Resident Advisor

Artists Using UltraTap

Joel Hamilton
Tom Waits, The Black Keys
Steven Williams
Sting, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton
Curt Henderson
Danny Gomez
Brian May, We Will Rock You, Nacho Cano, Toxic Productions
Drew Ofthe Drew
Ed Pettersen
Richard Thompson, Freedy Johnston, Candi Staton, Wadada Leo Smith, Giuseppi Logan, Henry Kaiser
Siegfried Meier
Kittie, Face To Face, DMX, Woods of Ypres, Adam Wendler
Aaron Todd
Headsnack
Kelby Kryshak

Platform Compatibility

Windows 8+
AAX 64-bit, VST2 64-bit, VST3 64-bit
macOS 10.9+
AAX 64-bit, AU 64-bit, VST2 64-bit, VST3 64-bit
iOS 11.0+
AUv3 64-bit, Standalone 64-bit

An iLok account is required, but no physical dongle is necessary.
We test our desktop plug-ins in Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Studio One.
Our plug-ins should work with any compatible host, however we recommend you download a 30-day demo to check before buying.
We test our iOS plug-ins in AudioBus, AUM, Auria Pro, Cubasis, GarageBand, and NanoStudio. However, our plug-ins should work with any compatible host.