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At NAMM: Eventide Releases Instant Phaser Mk II Plug-In

Plug-in emulates Eventide’s Instant Phaser studio electronic effects box, capturing the analog character of the original hardware.

Little Ferry, NJ (January 23, 2019)—The Instant Phaser Mk II plug-in is now available from Eventide.

Released in 1972, the Eventide Instant Phaser was a key studio effect, successfully simulating tape flanging, an effect that’s been part of legendary albums for the last five decades. Modeled on the original hardware unit, the Instant Phaser Mk II plug-in captures aims to capture that same sound while conveying the original’s analog personality, modulations and musicality.

The Instant Phaser Mk II captures the analog character of the original hardware. During development, Eventide engineers 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 that has been powered up for years will sound different than it did when it was new.

In response, the new plug-in features an “Age” knob, which allows users to simulate this aging of the components of the phase shift networks and the LFO. Users set the “Age” to “0” to mimic a brand-new, perfectly tuned Phaser, or dial in the effect of time passing.

The Instant Phaser Mk II offers three different sonic characteristics that change the amount of phase-shift sections, labeled “Shallow,” “Deep” and “Wide.” When “Wide” is selected, the Instant Phaser Mk II provides a different amount of phase-shifting on both right and left channels, resulting in a slightly different effect in each ear. Users can use this to turn flat mono guitars into huge stereo leads, or make a single channel synthesizer fill out the sides of the mix.

The Instant Phaser Mk II plug-in is available for Mac and PC and is compatible with popular DAWs, in AAX, VST2 and AU formats. Registered owners of the Eventide Anthology X or Anthology XI bundles can get the Instant Phaser Mk II as a free download.

Eventide Audio •