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Using Phaser Effects | Podcast

Eddie Bazil - Production Engineer

Eddie Bazil of Samplecraze gives us an introduction into the creative use of Phasers, with practical examples using drums, vocals and synth pads.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:25 - How Phasers Work
02:34 - Demonstrating The Stages
03:53 - Using A Phaser On Vocals
04:43 - Stereo Panning 
05:39 - Phasing A Rhodes
06:35 - Advanced Phaser Effects
09:52 - Adding Delay
12:09 - Adding Reverb
13:45 - Using Automation
16:13 - Ending

Please Note Update.
There is an error at the following time cues where Eddie mistakenly said Kilohertz instead of Hertz when referring to the LFO frequencies.

  • At 04:04 he says 20 Hz and then 1kHz. They should be 0.20Hz and 0.1Hz.
  • At 05:47 he says 4.2kHz and this should be 4.2Hz.

Apologies for the errors.

Presenter: Eddie Bazil - Biog

Eddie BazilEddie Bazil launched his music industry career at the age of 17 as a synth programmer for a range of Electro / New Wave bands including Art Of Noise, Spandau Ballet, Pet Shop Boys, Bobin, Paul Dee, DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Jets Orchestra. By his 20s he was working as a sound designer for Akai, Roland, Emu/Ensoniq, eventually signing on exclusively with the latter. Later, due to a growing demand for software instruments and libraries, Eddie started to develop libraries for various software manufacturers, including Native Instruments, Kiesel, Sound Effects Library, Arturia and Propellerheads.

A meeting with Phil Allen, a Capital Radio DJ, resulted in the company Samplecraze, which Eddie has spent 20 years developing as an educational resource. At this time he trained in music production and soon gained a number of prominent contracts working with some notable artistes such as Busta Rhymes, Greensleeves, 9 Bar, SFP, Sleeveless, Chris Campbell and Gam Productions. Eddie contracted to Island Records and Chrysalis as a producer and remixer, plus he was commissioned to write the score for Macbeth that ran at 2 Way Mirror at Alexander Palace for the Cambridge Shakespeare Company. His ongoing development of Samplecraze has led to him offering educational workshops and classes, releasing four books via PC Publishing, and becoming a contributor and Forum moderator for Sound On Sound.

Recently Eddie has established The Audio Production Hub for online education and been invited by the Recording Academy to become a Grammy judge.


Many thanks to David Plummer and Becky Bremner for use of their content in this podcast.

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