Delay/reverb expansion card for the TipTop Audio Z-DSP Digital Signal Processor
Notes: Mariana Trench is an FDN card for the Z-DSP. Feedback Delay Networks (FDNs) are built around multiple delays which are connected to their inputs thanks to a feedback matrix designed for its stability and lossless properties. FDN can mimic the recursive process of sound waves bouncing back and forth in an acoustic space. They were first suggested for artificial reverberation by Michael Gerzon (1971) and later John Stautner and Miller Puckette (1982) introduced four-channel FDN reverberator with general stability conditions.
FDN can also be used as a special case of digital waveguides, they can be tuned, or also used as complex delays. The Mariana Trench Z-DSP cartridge is designed to explore these more unusual sides of the FDN algorithms. Mariana Trench Z-DSP cartridge is designed by Christophe Duquesne Anckorage - Haken Audio developement team - La Voix du Luthier.
Notes: TAPE ECHO by Tiptop Audio brings classic tape-based delays to the Z-DSP effects library. Eight expressive algorithms which emulate analogue tape machines and the producers that inspire Tiptop Audio.
With Tape Echo you can do it all - recreate space echo dub sound of Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby or dig deep into the gritty and endless saturated repeats favoured by dub experimenters like Basic Channel and Boards of Canada.
So wide in its functionality, playability and natural in its sound, Tape Echo sits comfortably amongst the greats of the Roland RE-201 Space Echo, Copycat and Maestro Echoplex all while having a unique character of its own.
From wobbly tape to stereo pong, Tape Echo comes with a multitude of expressive settings and presets that allow you to recreate virtually any style of analogue echo or magnetic tape delay or invent your own sound when you adjust the fidelity of the Z-DSP clock!
Tape Echo for the Tiptop Audio Z-DSP is a joy to use. Precision control of the Frequency, Filter and Feedback are clear to read with the Z-DSP display, plus corresponding controls make setting delay times by ear easy and fun to do like its predecessors.
3U rack ears for use as either tabletop or rack mount frame
Notes: The Z-Ears Tabletop are standard 3U rack ears that can be used as either a tabletop frame or standard rack mount frame. These parts are made of anodized aluminium and are custom made to work with Eurorack mounting rails like Z-Rails.