MIXING & EFFECTS

Vintage Phaser

Vintage Phaser is a Phaser inspired by and modelled after the Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter™ as used by Jean Michael Jarre most famously on Oxygene.

Phasing is the sound you will hear if you put a long pipe up to one of your ears and slowly move it about. It sounds like a whooshing and fading in-and-out of some frequencies. In a plugin this happens when you mix a copy of a sound with itself but very slightly delayed. If you move the delay timing slowly, you get a phaser!

Parameters

Phasing

Phasers modulate between two phase states set at the Min and Max frequency to create the 'phasing' effect.

  • Min (Frequency) - Phaser Stage Minimum Frequency. LFO will move between Min Frequency & Max Frequency all the time.
  • Max (Frequency) - Phaser Stage Minimum Frequency. LFO will move between Min Frequency & Max Frequency all the time.
  • HQ - Activates oversampling to improve audio quality.
  • Manual (Switch) - When activated, the MIN/MAX Sliders are replaced with a single Frequency slicer that allows to manually adjust the phaser frequency. Automate it.
  • Feedback - Determines how much of the Phaser stage's output is fed back into its input. More feedback results in a sharper phasing sound.

Modulation

Phase LFO modulation parameters. These determine how the phase moves between the Min and Max frequencies.

  • Start Phase - When LFO speed Host Sync is active, the LFOs will restart at this Phase (while still taking the Left/Right Phase Difference into account).
  • Type (Switch) - LFO waveform (Triangle and Sine).
  • L/R Phase - Left/Right Phase Difference. There are 2 (dephased) LFOs used in the Phaser. This parameter will change the phase between them. Greater dephasing equals greater stereo effect.
  • Tension - Modify the LFO shape to simulate 'wonky' and degraded electronics or a sagging battery.
  • Speed - LFO Speed active when Custom mode is used. Will change the speed at which the Phaser' LFOs repeat. In Tempo mode use (Right+Click) > 'Set' to choose Tempo-matched values.
    • Tempo Sync (Switch) - When activated the LFO waveform is synced to the project Tempo.

Delay

Audio Delay.

  • Activate (Switch) - Activates the delay section.
  • Mix - Mix between delayed and real-time throughput signal.
  • Feedback - Feedback to the delay loop.
  • Stereo - Left delays the Left Channel. Right delays the Right Channel.
  • LP / HP Low-pass and High-pass filter cutoff. Frequencies are allowed to pass below the LP and above the HP settings.
  • Keep Pitch - Maintains pitch as delay is modulated.
  • Time - Delay time.
  • Tempo Sync - Delay times are set in beat units rather than ms.

Levels

Output level

  • Noise - Adds analog modeled noise to the output.
  • Noise Gate - Only produces noise when there is an active input. NOTE: The original hardware makes noise all the time. Like the neighbors kids.
  • Mono Input - Forces the input signal to mono.
  • Mix - Determines mix between Wet & Dry signal.

Advanced

Click the gear icon on the top of the UI to open this section. Alternatively you can drag down on the lower edge.

  • Color Gain - Gain of additional Low-Shelf post-phaser stage.
  • Color Freq - Frequency of additional Low-Shelf post-phaser stage.
  • Input HP - Cutoff frequency of input high-pass
  • Feedback HP - Determines cutoff frequency of high-pass in feedback path.
  • Rate Freq 1 - Maximum LFO frequency. This is the frequency when SPEED Slider is at maximum (with Tempo Sync off).
  • Rate Freq 2 - The higher the value of this parameter, the smaller the LFO's output amplitude gets as its speed increases. When this parameters is 0, no scaling of the LFO's output amplitude happens with increased speed.
  • LFO Scale - As the LFO is applied to the phasing frequency, the scale parameter defines how much the LFO's amplitude will lower as its frequency increases.
  • LFO Pull - LFO Maximum depth Pull Down. The higher the value of this parameter, the more the LFO gets pulled down towards 0 as its speed increases. This only works in combination with a non-zero LFO Max Depth Scale.

Plugin Credits

Daniel Schaack: Engine.

Miroslav Krajcovic: User interface.