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Instant (Phaser) gratification from Eventide

Classic 1970s processor gets the plug-in treatment

Eventide's Instant Phaser MkII plug-in — a recreation of the original hardware 47 years onEventide's Instant Phaser MkII plug-in — a recreation of the original hardware 47 years on

Processing giants Eventide started small in 1972 with a very simple gadget — the Instant Phaser. An immediate classic, the rackmount hardware has now been modelled as a plug-in by Eventide themselves, giving computer-based musicians everywhere a chance to, as they put it at NAMM, "own a piece of audio history." Eventide claim that the Instant Phaser MkII has all the sonic character and analogue imprecision of the original, and a couple of fun parameters have been added, such as Age, which emulates an ailing 47-year-old rack processor at one extreme and a factory-fresh Instant Phaser at the other! The standard price for the Instant Phaser MkII is US$129 direct from Eventide, and it's available for Mac and PC in AAX, VST2 and AU formats — but if you buy it before the end of February, you can get it for the introductory price of $37.

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