What's your favorite phaser VST?

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chk071
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24098 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:07 am

So, ya, testing some phaser plugins ATM, and, i gotta say that they're very different in terms of sound. So far, i've tested: The onboard phaser from Spire, Adam Szabo's Phazor, the included phaser in Cubase, Melda's MPhaser, and Fazortan from D16. Surprisingly, so far, sound wise, the Spire phaser takes the crown, very nice feedback sound, and Phazor a close second, also sounds very nice. The Cubase one is frankly a bit lame, and the Melda sounds a bit tame, and ordinary. Fazortan lacks a bit of depth, and also sounds a bit ordinary. What is a downside of both the Spire phaser, and Phazor is that they don't let you sync the LFO rate to the host tempo. MPhaser on the other hand has a lot of options, that the others don't offer (including sync to host speed).

What is your favorite phaser, and why? Just wondering if there's anything for free, cheap, or for a reasonable price, that is worth trying out, and that i missed. As mentioned, i love the sound of Spire's phaser, and Phazor, so, a sound similar to those would be highly appreciated.
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kinwie
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388 posts since 22 Aug, 2013

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:15 am

+1 for Adam Szabo's Phazor

And recently I like Dead duck phaser, with stages and range set to low which give the creamy sound and less wide.

AnX
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7078 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:16 am

To be totally honest, ive struggled to find a really good soft phaser... so i'll keep an eye on this thread for tips.

chk071
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24098 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:20 am

AnX wrote:To be totally honest, ive struggled to find a really good soft phaser... so i'll keep an eye on this thread for tips.
I don't know how hardware phasers are, but, you surely have a point there, like filters, there don't seem to be many very good ones available.
kinwie wrote:+1 for Adam Szabo's Phazor

And recently I like Dead duck phaser, with stages and range set to low which give the creamy sound and less wide.
Gonna check it out. Doesn't seem to have many options though, and, talking of "wide", i'd also like to be able to control the spread of the phasing effect.
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kinwie
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388 posts since 22 Aug, 2013

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:24 am

AnX wrote:To be totally honest, ive struggled to find a really good soft phaser... so i'll keep an eye on this thread for tips.
For soft, there is an old Antti's Phase90. I'm afraid it's only 32bit and possibly not going to be updated. But it is sounds cool.
I've use it on a song, for a crunch guitar chords, started at 0:17, here :
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Richard deHove
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391 posts since 23 Mar, 2016

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:34 am

This thread http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 6&t=462785 mentions quite a few phasers and my search for a phaser that can approach the John Foxx sound on Metamatic (skip to 4min 20sec):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viG_cSsTHYw

Seems that the MXR Phase 100 phaser and the EH Polyphase were responsible but neither have been satisfactorily emulated yet.

That led to me to get SoundToys PhaseMistress: http://www.soundtoys.com/product/phasemistress/ . Programming that is like programming a synth but the results are worth it, you can drill down and extract a pretty precise feel.

Otherwise I like the BigRock phaser: http://www.artsacoustic.com/artsacoustic_bigrock.php

And just because of the excellent phasing effect this also deserves a mention, the Eminent-V 310 ensemble MkII emulation on Reaktor - brilliant: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/r ... show/4923/

But generally the phaser market is feeling a bit starved imo, could do with a few more inventive plugs!

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Russell Grand
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2630 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:08 am

Ohmforce Mobilohm.
Definitely a classic. 8)

Kr3eM
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498 posts since 1 Sep, 2007

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:17 am

chk071 wrote: As mentioned, i love the sound of Spire's phaser, and Phazor, so, a sound similar to those would be highly appreciated.
Have not heard any of them so this is kind of a shot in the dark but hey if you havent tried it...
http://www.kvraudio.com/product/hy-phaser-by-hy-plugins

"depth, rate and mix parameter can be modulate by envelope follower"
I really like that for some reason....
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pandashake
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2045 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from flint, michigan

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:18 am

Richard deHove wrote: Otherwise I like the BigRock phaser: http://www.artsacoustic.com/artsacoustic_bigrock.php
This is my favorite, but I also have been know to throw the Audio Damage BiPhase when I need something with just a smooth and mellow swoosh. Also still have the Enterprise Edition of the NXTPhase bridged to 64 bits.

Mobil-ohm, if you can get past the interface, holds a lot of possibility as well.

kinwie
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388 posts since 22 Aug, 2013

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:26 am

Kr3eM wrote: Have not heard any of them so this is kind of a shot in the dark but hey if you havent tried it...
http://www.kvraudio.com/product/hy-phaser-by-hy-plugins

"depth, rate and mix parameter can be modulate by envelope follower"
I really like that for some reason....
Posibbly I'm weird, but I hardly like the HY plugins.
Trying all of em twice, but their sound not pleased my ears....hmmm :help: :help:

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liv
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1567 posts since 26 Feb, 2013 from Sweden

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:27 am

Maybe doesn't count but the one in Falcon is pretty nice.
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todd_r
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681 posts since 1 Dec, 2005

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:31 am

Uhbik P

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ariston
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3623 posts since 28 Jun, 2009 from Wherever I lay my hat

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:39 am

Russell Grand wrote:Ohmforce Mobilohm.
Definitely a classic. 8)
Yes, this one. Great for psychedelic fx. Additionally, (although I sold it at one point and have regretted it since), I have fond memories of Uhbik-P. A phase monster.

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thecontrolcentre
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27443 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:43 am

MobilOhm is my current fave phaser ... I used to like Ultraphazer http://v3.virtualcreations.de/audio_sof ... ltraphazer

The Audio Damage one sounds good too.

chk071
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24098 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What's your favorite phaser VST?

Post Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:05 pm

I just tried ArtsAcoustic BigRock - not bad, but, i heard better. Feedback wasn't too strong, and it sounded a bit "standard" too; and the Hy-Phaser - didn't like that one too much. When you don't set the smoother parameter fully right, the feedback sounds pretty whack, pretty lo-fi, and even if you turn smooth all the way up, it doesn't sound too brilliant either.
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