FREE THE TONE’s high sound quality digital delay “FLIGHT TIME” with the world’s first Realtime BPM Analyzer and Delay Time Offset features, reappears with even more improvements!
Responding to strong requests from players all over the world, the FLIGHT TIME FT-2Y is now being introduced as the successor to the FT-1Y (FLIGHT TIME) that ended production in 2016. For the FLIGHT TIME FT-2Y, we have redesigned not only the analog and power supply circuits but also the digital circuits and firmware to realize dramatic improvements in sound quality. While keeping all of the FT-1Y’s ample feature set (including the world’s first Realtime BPM Analyzer*1, *2, Delay Time Offset features, etc.), the FT-2Y has further advanced in both sound quality and functionality with the addition of instrument/line level switching, instant preset switching, MIDI out function. Pursuing higher sound quality and ease of use we concentrated the latest technologies of FREE THE TONE upon this unparalleled delay effects unit “FLIGHT TIME FT-2Y”. Experience its sound!
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.
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.
- * As of September 2014, based on Free The Tone’s research
- Note 1: If the BPM of the tap-entered tempo information differs more than ±20% from that of the actual performance, then there is no automatic adjustment of delay time.
- Note 2: The realtime BPM analyzer may not be able to recognize BPM for performances with irregular meters, performances by orchestra or piano, etc.
- * BPM ANALYZER is a function that was jointly developed by Faudio and FREE THE TONE.
FLIGHT TIME FT-2Y Manual
FLIGHT TIME FT-2Y Preset Data Dump & Download
- FLIGHT TIME FT-2Y Firmware 2.0 Download
If the version number of the firmware to be downloaded from here is higher than the one you saw on your FLIGHT TIME’s display, please proceed to the update steps according to the update procedure manual. If the version numbers are the same, then the latest firmware has been installed in your unit before shipment from our factory and you do not have to perform the firmware update.
Click here to download the Firmware Update Procedure Manual
FT-2Y Firmware Version 2.0（2017/5/24）: [DOWNLOAD]
- ・A backup memory area has been added to protect Preset Data data in the event of a loss of power.
- ・Improved stability when operating the FLIGHT TIME with external MIDI equipment.
- ・Minor software bugs have been fixed.
Warning to customers:
Please use the MIDI Interface we recommend (Yamaha MIDI-USB UX16/Roland UM-ONE MARK 2/M-Audio UNO*) to update the firmware of the FLIGHT TIME. FREE THE TONE and our dealers will not accept returns for refund due to problems updating caused by using an incompatible MIDI Interface. Before purchasing the FLIGHT TIME please be certain that you have access to the right MIDI interface.
*The MIDI Interface of the M-Audio Uno may not work correctly under MAC OS X after Yosemite. Please contact M-Audio for information on compatibility between your OS and MIDI interface.