Hot on the heels of the Instant Phaser MkII, Eventide have released an update to their Instant Flanger. Again, the company's main aims were to make the plug-in perform more like the original hardware — no easy task — and to extend the functionality. If you already have the Eventide Anthology bundle or an Ensemble subscription, Instant Flanger MkII will be added free of charge, but if not then I think it's well worth the asking price. All the popular plug-in formats are supported on Mac OS and Windows, and while an iLok account is required you don't need a physical iLok dongle.
The hardware Clockworks Instant Flanger was based on analogue delay lines or charge-coupled delays, plus some carefully tuned all-pass filters, and it created the flanging effect by mixing a modulated, delayed version of the input with the dry signal. The intensity of the effect related to the wet/dry mix balance, and in this plug-in's case this is handled by the Depth control. When set at 0 percent this outputs only the...
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