Waves SuperTap
Waves SuperTap

SuperTap, Delay/Eco Software from Waves.

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moosers 17/02/2011

Waves SuperTap : la opinión de moosers (content in English)


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The Waves Super Tap plug-in is a digital recreation of analog tape delay. The plug-in comes in pretty much all of the Waves plug-in bundles, but also is available individually. It doesn't have an analog delay sound, but it's make up is like that of an analog delay. You can use it in either two or six tap versions and it's definitely versatile beyond being just a simple tap delay. Each of the bands of tap has parameters for gain, delay, rotate, and equalization. There's also a feedback band that has the same parameters. You can also set the BPM to synch up with the plug-in, in addition to parameters for a modulation effect and overall output gain. You can also tap tempo if you don't have a BPM to synch it up to. It's an overall in depth but pretty easy to use interface, and while I haven't seen the manual for this, I don't know if one is needed anyway.


I'm running the Waves Super Tap plug-in at home as well as using it on the numerous systems that we have at the studio where I work. At home I've got it on my Mac Book Pro laptop that has 4 GB of RAM and a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, while I'm running it Pro Tools 9. At the studio we're running it on all Pro Tools HD systems, which is enough said since we rarely have issues with these. Either way, I can't imagine too many users having issues with this as long as you're currently able to run plug-ins pretty comfortably.


The Waves Super Tap plug-in is definitely a nice take on digital delay and there's certainly a lot that you can do with it. It doesn't sound anything like an analog delay, but it's cool that it's got the different taps as it really adds to it's flexibility. The modulation effects in here are effective as well and definitely a nice added touch. Super Tap is great for just about any situation where you'd want a digital delay, but if you're looking to emulate an analog delay, this isn't going to be it. I'm not sure that it's worth buying Super Tap individually, but if you have a Waves bundle you most likely have it already. If you don't, it's yet another reason why looking into one is a great idea.