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Eventide Instant Flanger MkII

Modulation Plug-in
By Paul White

Eventide Instant Flanger MkII

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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Published July 2019