Eventide Instant Phaser Mk II
Released in 1972, the Eventide Instant Phaser began the studio effects revolution by successfully simulating tape flanging, an effect that’s been at the core of legendary albums for the last five decades. Modeled on the original hardware unit, the Instant Phaser Mk II plug-in accomplishes the same legendary sound with all the analog personality, smooth modulations, and inherent musicality. The capabilities have been expanded, and now you can even take your phaser on an excursion from the 70s far into the future with the delightfully characteristic “Age” knob. Outfitted with a complete host of control options, the Instant Phaser Mk II is out of the rack and into your plugin arsenal.
Aged not Old
The Instant Phaser Mk II perfectly captures the unique, imprecise analogue character of the original hardware. During development we discovered that the values of some of the components change with age; they drift further and further from their marked values. The result is that an Instant Phaser which has been powered up for years will sound different than it did on day one. The new plug-in features an innovative Age knob, which allows you to simulate this ageing of the components of the phase shift networks and the LFO. Once we started down this path, in a salute to entropy, we decided to extrapolate far into the future
Different Ways to Phase
The Instant Phaser allows four distinct methods to control the phasing:
- Manual allows precise automation of the phasing.
- Oscillator modulates the phasing at a constant rate that you decide.
- Envelope changes the phase whenever your signal passes the specified threshold. The plugin accepts a side chain input for this control method.
- Remote maps the phasing control to a modwheel for tactile manipulation.
The Instant Phaser Mk II offers three different sonic characteristics that change the amount of phase-shift sections, simply labelled “Shallow”, “Deep”, and “Wide”. When “Wide” is selected, the Instant Phaser Mk II gives you a different amount of phase-shifting on both right and left channels, resulting in a slightly different effect in each ear. You can use this to turn flat mono guitars into huge stereo leads or make your single channel synthesiser fill out the sides of your mix.
- Add Age for component drift with time
- Offers three different flavours of phasing with the Mode switch: Shallow, Deep, and Wide
- Utilise one of four distinct methods to control the phasing
- Depth allows you to combine the phased signal with the dry signal
- Added Side Chain function allows you to trigger the Envelope Follower from a separate source in the mix for inter-track mingling
- Exercise total control of the Oscillator with Sync and Retrig controls
- Use Feedback control for a more pronounced sound
- Includes standard gain input and output
- Microsoft Windows 7+
- Apple OS X 10.7+
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Info & Quotes
Much like with hardware, as you play, you sometimes come across a sweet spot for a certain source...helping you suddenly land somewhere blissful when you weren’t expecting it. Highly recommend for some thick analog sound shaping potential! Andy Dollerson Audio News Room
Whether you’re producing classic rock or cutting-edge electronica, Instant Phaser Mk II is as relevant and stunning as ever. Computer Music
One of the many features, I think, that makes this phaser particularly remarkable is its ability to have the all-pass filters react to a variety of sources other than the usual LFO shape(s) most phasers use. Eli Krantzberg Logic Pro