Free The Tone unveils “FLIGHT TIME”, a high sound quality digital delay unit with the world’s first Realtime BPM Analyzer and Delay Time Offset
By concentrating a vast amount of accumulated knowledge of analog and digital technologies into its new product “FLIGHT TIME,” Free The Tone has realized a sound quality that goes far beyond other pedal type delay units. With high-speed calculation performed by a 32-bit high-precision DSP, the FLIGHT TIME pursues sonic quality equal to that of famous classic rack type high quality delay units, without using simulation or modeling. Further, the FLIGHT TIME implements two ground-breaking features: Realtime BPM Analyzer and Delay Time Offset. The Realtime BPM Analyzer adjusts the delay time by automatically trimming the BPM based on realtime tempo analysis of the current performance within the range of ±20% of the tempo (BPM) information tap-entered by using a footswitch. Delay Time Offset can shift the delay time slightly against the set BPM by entering the desired numerical value. With a shorter delay time setting, you can give a high-speed impression to your playing. Reversely, a longer setting can help to render broader expressions with plenty of time for each tone. “FLIGHT TIME”, a delay effects unit that pursues better sound quality and higher usability and enables more musical expression.
World-First: Realtime BPM Analyzer *
The Realtime BPM Analyzer adjusts the delay time by automatically trimming the BPM based on realtime tempo analysis of the current performance within the range of ±20% of the tempo (BPM) information tap-entered by using a footswitch. Even when the tap-entered tempo is not accurate or the actual tempo is changed during performance, the Realtime BPM Analyzer on the FLIGHT TIME automatically adjusts the delay time.
World-First: Delay Time Offset Feature *
A common delay setup is to offset the delay time compared to the BPM of the tune being played to make the delay sound of a guitar or bass more easily heard. When the delay time is set to be equal to the actual BPM, the delay sound will be masked by other on-beat sounds and become difficult to hear. With a shorter delay time setting, you can give a high-speed impression to your playing. Conversely, a longer setting can help to render broader expressions with plenty of time for each tone. Since the delay time offset amount can be set for each preset, you can keep the setting best suited to each tune.
Implemented HTS circuit and analog mixer
HPF (high-pass filter) and LPF (low-pass filter)
Rec & Repeat
High-speed calculation by a 32-bit high-precision DSP
Number of Presets : 99 (User Presets:90, Factory Presets: 9)
Tap Input Feature
Input Impedance: min. 500 kΩ
Output Load Impedance: min. 1 kΩ
Terminals: Standard 1/4″ phone jack (IN, OUT, HOLD)
Dimensions: 146 x 120.5 x 57 mm, 5.75 x 4.74 x 2.24 inches (incl. protuberances such as footswitches, jacks, etc.)
Weight (excl. AC adapter): approx. 570 g (20.11 oz.)