Inspired by the classic 70’s Prime Time digital delay, Soundtoys’ Little PrimalTap is not so little when it comes to creative delay sounds.
You’ve got the Time knob for millisecond-based delay control, as well the Adjust knob, which reduces the Time setting by about one-half. This takes the Little PrimalTap into flanging and chorus territory, so it’s not just standard delays. The oddball knob is the Multiply knob. On the original (and the software), this would double the delay time while cutting the sample rate in half—up to eight times, and introduce some unique anti-aliasing filters.
Then there are three sliders; In for input gain (you can drive it hard!), FB for feedback (can get really loud!) and Mix to blend the dry and wet.
You can get really weird and nasty with this little guy. When I first popped it open on a guitar track, I was wondering what it could do. I loaded a preset called Flangify, pushed the Mix up to 100 percent and just started twisting knobs and pushing levers. I had a nice “this is cool” moment, and what was even cooler was to automate the Adjust knob so I could get it to “play” along with your track. I hear from Mitch at Soundtoys that Little PrimalTap’s big brother is coming along soon, and I can’t wait.