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Time Traveler – Tap Tempo/BPM Sync Pedal

TheTime Traveler tap tempo pedal Time Traveler pedal is designed and constructed by musician Ryan Baucom of Tapestry Audio, USA. The Time Traveler is the world’s first auxiliary BPM synchronisation pedal that unifies a guitarist’s pedal board by sending preprogramed BPM presets to any pedal with an external tap tempo jack. With it’s well-considered and simple design the Time Traveler allows you to focus on your playing without becoming distracted by the complexities of beat matching or syncing your pedals to a particular song in a live or studio situation.

Features

  • Up to 10 programmable presets
  • “Dial” or “Tap” tempos into presets
  • Accurate to within 50 microseconds
  • Sync delay, tremolo, slicer and any other pedals with external footswitch capability – sends out same momentary latch signal as most tap pedals (Boss 5S-5U).
  • Intuitive interface for easy real time adjustments
  • Powered with standard center negative 9VDC @ 100mA adpator

Advanced Functions

Advanced menu options can be accessed by holding down the BPM nob for 4 seconds and then releasing.

You can now scroll to select which advanced setting you would like to change.

1-10: This options allows you to select the number of presets you would like to use between 1 and 10.

Descending numbers: This option allows you to change the brightness on your display.

.25: This option allows you to change the amount of time before the tap signal is sent out of the Time Traveler after you have switched presets or changed the BPM. The default is .25 (1/4 of a second).

0-1: This option allows you to turn subdivisions on or off. If you select “1″ then subdivisions are active on all channels and will be selectable when saving presets. If “0″ is selected then subdivisions are turned off and all BPMs will default to 1/4 notes. **** NOTE: When subdivisions are turned on, saving a preset requires pressing the BPM knob once and then scrolling to select either 1-4 (quarter note), 1-8 (eighth note), 1-8. (dotted eighth note), and 444 (triplet quarter note). Once a subdivision is saved to a preset a “.” will be displayed next to the preset number to indicate that it has an output other than quarter note. To see what subdivision is saved to your current preset, press the BPM nob and the display will show the subdivision. If you press the BPM a second time, the Time Traveler will resend the BPM.

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Output Waveforms

The Timer Traveller pedal outputs a pulse train of four pulses every time the time tempo is adjusted. Below are oscilloscope plots for 60BPM, 120BPM and 200BPM tempo settings. The ‘scope is set at 200ms/div.

Time Traveler set at 60BPM

Time Traveler set at 60BPM

Time Traveler set at 120BPM

Time Traveler set at 120BPM

Time Traveler set at 200BPM

Time Traveler set at 200BPM