Deep and three dimensional, yet still “easy to manipulate.” “You can get an array of delay sounds” which include “some of the grittiest, coolest sounds you'll ever hear from a delay”
The TD5 has up to 2 seconds of delay time, can sync to the Pro Tools tempo map and provides a number of tonal options.
Not precisely. Vintage mode models the reduced dynamic range of real tape. The noise is a form of dither, masking the extra quantization noise that results from this aspect of the model. The noise also gives the TD5 the unique ability to self-oscillate at high feedback just like a real tape delay.
I disagree. Doesn't sound right without it. Anyway, the noise is over 60dB down. If you find it overtly audible, you probably need to increase the input signal level to improve the signal-to-noise ratio. Or, you can switch to Retro mode. It has essentially the same sonic charateristics, but with "digital" dynamic range. Or, insert a noise gate.