As if Slapper wasn’t already super powerful for creating complex delays, we’ve added yet another layer of possibilities.
Crosstalk feeds an amount of signal from one tap into all the others, and if those taps are also crosstalking, you can get some really complex and infinitely long delay effects.
It also enables musical ping-pong effects and well as some incredibly cool effects like long repeating echoes which get more and more smeared as time goes on.
But with great power comes great responsibility. Crosstalk can get completely out of control if you use too much on too many taps.
Use it wisely. Or don’t. Your call.
Ever had an artist or director shout an echo pattern across the console? “Just make it go: Hey… hey… hey, hey, ey”
Slapper now offers a nice and efficient way to dial in that pattern just as you hear it using the TAP-TAP button (via UI or console).
The first click represents the “dry” source signal, and then every subsequent click sets the time of a delay tap.
So you can stay in the creative headspace and get rapid results, without having to per at millisecond delay values.
No, it’s not “tap tempo” at all… you kinda have to try it to see what we mean.
An often-requested feature which ducks the Slapper delay signal down while it’s receiving input signal.
Great for cleaning up a vocal which still needs a nice juicy tail on the end of each line.
Composers love using Slapper in tempo (SYNC) mode, but there has always been an annoying side effect:
If you have tempo maps carefully matching slight changes in a musician’s tempo, Slapper will religiously follow, causing unwanted warping as delay times wander around.
Now you can use SYNC mode to set up your delays, then copy these values over to the Time-based mode so they won’t change till they’re told to.
Just hold CTRL-SHIFT while clicking the SYNC check box.
Screen real-estate is always at a premium.
Slapper now offers 3 separate view modes so you can hide controls that you don’t need and keep the overall size to a minimum.
In addition to the Full view, Slapper offers:
Mini mode - designed to be the smallest possible frame size, functioning as a heads-up for signal activity on you various instances.
Small mode - Graphical controls only, with all sliders and buttons hidden.
We’ve tried to clean it up and remove as much wasted space as possible.
The panfield is simpler and height values should be easier to read.
Tooltips have been added where necessary and the frame size made as small as we dare.
Slapper now supports the recently added immersive stem formats.
In addition to the previous set, it now also offers:
5.0.2, 5.1.2, 5.0.4, 5.1.4, 7.0.4, 7.1.4, 7.0.6, 7.1.6, 9.0.4, 9.1.4, 9.0.6, 9.1.6
We’ve added a nice new set of factory presets, some of which have been supplied by prominent industry professionals (slap-heads).
You’ll find a wide range which demonstrate the new crosstalk and immersive formats.
If you make a nice collection yourself, send them thru and we’ll include in the next Slapper release.
Keyboard modifiers on windows have been improved and made more intuitive.
Panning modifiers now better match Spanner.
Rotate works better in the Panfield.
The Pro Tools COMPARE light now works correctly with Slapper.
OutGain is no longer applied in BYPASS.
AAX versions now include the onboard presets menu as VST/AU previously did.