Mastro Valvola TimeLab
A laboratory in which to give full reign to your own creativity, as you experiment with the various “dimensions” of delay. This versatile delay is user-friendly and suitable for immediate use, but also ideal for users with a passion for sound research and experimentation, who will soon discover the unique moods which can be created by synchronizing the various controls.
TimeLab is an analog/digital hybrid delay. The dry signal and the repetition filter are controlled by the analog part of the circuit, while powerful, specially created digital algorithms are used to manage the repetitions, reproducing 4 original delay resonances, all of exceptionally high sound quality.
- a choice of 4 types of delay: Digital – Analog – Resonance – Modulation
- active analog filter, to give emphasis to the frequency response of the repetitions
- a selection of times, from 0 ms to 1000 ms
- Tap Tempo with subdivision between quarter, dotted eighth and eighth triplets
- control over delay time with soft pitch bending
The control is flat in its central position. Moving it to the left allows you to add emphasis to the low frequency sounds by obscuring or muffling the repetitions, whereas moving it to the right will have the opposite effect, adding emphasis to the medium-high frequencies.
Types of delay which can be selected with the TYPE control:
DIGITAL: a transparent and well-defined delay. Used to create a sharp atmosphere and robotic effects. Time can be varied from 0 ms to 1000 ms.
ANALOG: recreates the depth, warmth and nuance of the best analog delays.
Soft and warm moods and deep, open distortions. Time can be varied from 0 ms to 1000 ms.
RESONANCE: offers all the naturalness, depth and warmth of the analog delays, but with the addition of a resonance filter, which gives the sound a psychedelic touch, with a flavor of period synth. Time can be varied from 0 ms to 1000 ms.
MOD: an analog delay which adds to the repetitions a multi-vocal choral effect, giving them range and depth. Useful for creating airy and ethereal effects. Time can be varied from 0 ms to 930 ms.