Clocked Delays are a collection of eight stereo delay programs that let you sync the delay time of the Z-DSP to an external clock input.
With a quick set up, the clock input easily and exactly synchronizes the delay repeats to external rhythms generated by the Trigger Riot, Circadian Rhythms, or other clock sources. A Divide parameter is included with each program to switch between different divisions of the stereo ratios, creating a spatial audio clock divider which automatically matches the repeats to a beat. Feeding the clock input odd clock divisions from a module like the Trigger Riot has the interesting effect of moving the repeats in relation to the beat.
When it comes to their sound, some of the programs feature a pristine classic delay lines, while other programs insert a colored band-pass, low-pass or high-pass filter into the feedback loop, imparting a beautiful harmonic transition to the repeats as they feedback through the filter and slowly decay away. Using the Z- DSP’s analog feedback path adds an additional voltage-controlled stereo feedback which can slightly drift the repeats out of their tight sync to the incoming clock, due to the DSP chip latency, and also extend the delay tail intensity up to self-oscillation. Controlling the Z-DSP’s DSP chip speed externally via the Clock jack can even devolve everything into glitchy out-of-sync binary chaos.