It's been a wish on the previous Axe flagship for long. I guess todays announcement of the new Boss DD-200 once again woke my lust for a Tera Echo in the Axe Fx III.
I'm not hearing anything in Tera Echo demos that can't be accomplished with the current tools. For starters, just run through the factory presets, and listen carefully to the delays and ambience effects.
That is an insane level of attentiveness and descriptive power I can only dream of having someday! Very well-said.I experimented with trying to do a Tera Echo last night for a bit. I remember @Admin M@ mentioned using the Megatap Delay for this a while back but I never got around to trying it until last night.
It's pretty hard to get close to the Tera Echo. The Megatap Delay works great for the delay pattern - set it to a long delay time with 30+ taps, a positive time alpha, and decreasing amplitude set somewhere around the middle. The thing that's tricky is the filtering. The Tera Echo sounds like each tap is getting it's own filter that generates an overall sweep but each tap has some variance aside from the overall sweep. The Tera Echo is doing some shenanigans with their MDP processing to generate that filtered sound too. There's a deepness to it even with higher notes but the notes are still present in the taps. And with chords the Tera Echo seems to emphasize a fundamental note. The filter is sensitive to dynamics as well. So the ADSR pretty much triggers for any signal but the filter timbre varies with the envelope. Playing percussively generates much sharper filters and playing softly with your fingers creates a smoother filter.
On the Axe, you can use the ADSR to control something like the frequency of a high pass filter to approximate the over all sweep sound. The ADSR needs to be triggered at the start of the first delay tap but the ADSR triggers based on In1 or In2 so you need the filter to be in front of the Megatap to have the sweep start right.