I love my Electro‑Harmonix Small Stone phasers so I was delighted when AJH Synth announced that their Mega-Phase 12 Eurorack module was to be based upon them. But before I ever got my hands upon one, the Mega-Phase was succeeded by the Next Phase, which improves upon its predecessor by offering dual level controls that allow you to trim the signal levels at their associated inputs, a new parameter that acts as a useful tone control for the phasing effect, higher‑quality rotary switches, and improved circuitry with lower‑noise op-amps and VCAs.
As you would expect, the Next Phase offers a wider range of control over the phasing effect than is provided by stompboxes. In addition to its physical controls, you can apply two CVs to determine the central frequency around which the phaser sweeps and the nature of the sweep itself, plus CVs for the depth of the sweep (which is, by default, generated from an internal LFO) and the amount of emphasis. These mean that you can apply complex modulation signals that take the effect way beyond...
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