Delay settings block:
; Delay Setup
The #DL.OUT_GAIN parameter sets the output level of the delay section. By default, the delay has a 2x volume boost (2.0) to let the repeats be set louder than the dry signal.
NB! The Everest II was designed as a send effect, so it has no crossmix between the dry and wet signals. The reason is simple: it results in a cleaner sound, and that is how spatial sound processing devices are used in studios (the crossmix option is not worse though). The pedal's design doesn't allow switching between crossmix and adding the wet signal to the dry signal, but you can eliminate the dry signal output. To enter the Kill Dry mode, press and hold the BYPASS footswitch and move the BEAT switch to the DOWN position.
The #DL.LOOP_kFBK parameter controls the feedback index and varies from one patch to another. The average setting is around 1.0, but it needs to be fine-tuned to the current filter settings in order to get musically pleasing results in HOLD mode (activated by holding down the BYPASS footswitch). The value of this parameter can be anywhere between 0 (a single repeat) to 2 (a swift descent into self-oscillation; the REGEN knob starts boosting the repeats past the 12 o'clock position). For a start, set the value at 1.0, then tweak it to taste.
Remember that this value can also be negative. Negative values flip the phase of the signal in the feedback chain: this changes the sound character and affects the self-oscillation rapidness.
The next block contains settings for the octave up in the delay section:
; Delay octave up:
To tweak the level of the octave, set the #DL.OCT_VOL parameter's value anywhere in the 0-2 range. At 0, the octave up is muted; at 1, it is as loud as the main signal; at two, it is twice louder than the main signal.
The #DL.OCT_kLPF parameter controls the filter for the octave signal in the delay section. At 1.0, the filter is disengaged; at 0.0, the signal goes through a mild filter from 20Hz onwards. The 0-1 scale is logarithmic. We recommend starting with a value of 0.5 and experimenting away.
The following block contains the settings for the resonant filter in the delay section:
; Delay loop resonant multifilter (LPF+HPF+BPF):
The #DL.LOOP_RESO_kF parameter determines the point at which the filter is set. The frequency is selected by the same principle for all sections from a 0-1 logarithmic scale. Just like with the previous filter, we recommend starting with a value of 0.5 here. Alternatively, you can look at the values in patches 6-8 and use those as a starting point.
The #DL.LOOP_RESO_BLEND parameter controls the mix between the incoming signal and the filtered signal in the range of 0.0 to 1.0. At 0.0, the filter is disengaged; at 1.0, the delay signal is fully filtered; at 0.5, the signals are mixed in a 50/50 proportion. The scale of 0.0 to 1.0 is logarithmic. The digits following the decimal point represent crossmix percentages.
The three filter types (#DL.LOOP_RESO_MIX_LPF, #DL.LOOP_RESO_MIX_HPF, #DL.LOOP_RESO_MIX_BPF) are parallel branches within the same block. All three can be used together and then mixed to the original signal via the #DL.LOOP_RESO_BLEND parameter. #DL.LOOP_RESO_MIX_LPF is a low-pass filter (cutting high frequencies), #DL.LOOP_RESO_MIX_HPF is a high-pass filter (cutting low frequencies), #DL.LOOP_RESO_MIX_BPF is a bandpass filter (cutting high and low frequencies). The filters' parameters set their respective percentages in the mix on a 0.0-1.0 scale.
The second filter type in the delay section is the non-resonant filter:
; Delay loop non resonant filter:
The #DL.LOOP_kLPF is set according to the same principles as the other filters before it. The range of values is 0.0 to 1.0.
Delay modulation settings block:
; Delay modulation:
Delay time modulation is represented through the following parameters:
#DL.MOD_BLEND controls the mix of the original signal and the modulated signal. It's a crossmix where 0.0 is the original signal and 1.0 is the modulated signal. Values between 0.0 and 0.67 sound like a chorus (the classic option is 0.5). Negative values are also accepted. Vibrato is achieved by setting this parameter's value to 1.0.
#DL.MOD_RATE controls modulation rate (in Hz). Between 0.0Hz and 20.0Hz, modulation is perceived as pitch fluctuations. Between 20.0Hz and 20000.0Hz, it sounds like a constant separate tone. Feel free to experiment with these values. The classic modulation options can be found in the 0.0-40.0Hz range.
#DL.MOD_DEPTH controls modulation depth (in samples). The value range is 0 to 255. The higher the value is, the more "detuned" the modulated signal sounds.
The next block controls the non-resonant high-pass filter (HPF):
; Delay output Highpass Filter:
The settings are similar to those of the resonant filter, except this one is a shelf filter which is mixed with a negative value. For proper operation, the #DL.OUT_kHPF parameter needs to have its value in the 0.0 to 1.0 range, while the value of the #DL.OUT_sHPF parameter must always be negative (the range is -1.0 to 0.0).