Garden of Delays
Petal is a Max for Live multi-tap delay that draws any sound into an ever-unfolding garden. The core of Petal is its eight-tap delay, evenly spaced at the dialed in delay time. Individual taps can be toggled on or off to create irregular rhythmic delays.
The X-Y Shaping pad distorts the tap delay times in interesting ways. The Y-axis shifts the tap delay times from equidistant (linear) spacing to skewed (sigmoid) spacing. The X-axis skews the tap delay times closer to either tap 1 or tap 8.
Making it Sing
Each tap can be pitch-shifted up or down in perfect 5ths or octaves. Play a handful of notes and listen as it evolves into a rich harmonic background. The FFT pitch-shifting circuit provides clean pitch-shifting without any tonal coloration. Feeling uninspired? Tap the dice to generate endless pitch-shifting and tap on/off combinations.
Add feedback and hear the delay pattern dance around. Petal uses a separate delay line in its feedback circuit, which can be set to individual tap length.
Introducing character to Petal is easy: a no-nonsense filter for effortless tonal shaping, delay time modulation using the Wobble parameter, and soft clipping to add rich harmonics to the input signal.
Petal 1.0.1 adds new presets designed by FORMWORK and SABROI. Additionally a small UI update was made so that the colors gray out when the device is inactive, and the tap pitch shifting is available in all semitones; not just 5ths and octaves.
Words on Petal
"Once you appreciate how Petal works – with its very specific tap and pitch design and shifting, and that feedback – it really feels like an instrument. It has the focus of a piece of beloved hardware."
-Peter Kirn, CDM (https://cdm.link/2023/08/petal-8-tap-delay-for-max-for-live/_