Are there any real good VST flanger FX plugins?

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quantum7
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1036 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:51 am

I'll probably just have to pick up a vintage MXR flanger, which is the one that Giorgio Moroder used on "The Chase" from Midnight Express. I still haven't found a VST flanger that can touch that intense flanger sound.......which is strange now that VST FX can compete very well with hardware.

jens
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20339 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:15 am

Btw.: one great and very versatile Flanger that has not been mentioned at all yet (I think) is Valhalla's Space Modulator - and it's even free:

https://valhalladsp.com/shop/modulation ... modulator/

psynical
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386 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from a moist cave

Post Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:46 pm

quantum7 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:51 am
maybe if you tried actually describing what's wrong with the ones you've tried vs the korg, then people here could make a better recommendation. Just saying something was gud vs not gud isn't at all helpful. Otherwise, you're just going to get a list of every relevant VST in existence.

bk
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1520 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from Indianapolis

Post Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:37 pm

Unaspected wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:39 am
GaryG wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:15 pm
The old Audio Damage Liquid flanger was nice, true through zero flanging etc. I think it's now bundled with the other mod effects, quadmod or something?
This is still my favourite. And, yeah, I believe it is part of their general modulation plugin now: https://www.audiodamage.com/products/ad040-quatromod
Right. It also has the advantage of coming with my personal favorite Chorus plugin.

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quantum7
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1036 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:08 pm

psynical wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:46 pm
quantum7 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:51 am
maybe if you tried actually describing what's wrong with the ones you've tried vs the korg, then people here could make a better recommendation. Just saying something was gud vs not gud isn't at all helpful. Otherwise, you're just going to get a list of every relevant VST in existence.
You are correct. All I can achieve is a more tamed and subtle flange with VST flangers. Both my Trident and the MXR can do a very strong, thick, and “alive” sounding flange. I apologize for a lack of a better description and technical explanation, but that’s all that comes to mind right now. I’m very happy with reverb, delay, and other VST FX, but for now though, I guess I’ll need to go with hardware if I want to achieve the type of flange sound that I am looking for now. I’m glad I started this topic though because I did learn about some flange VST’s that I wasn’t aware of...which indeed may work for other projects. :)

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pdxindy
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17758 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:56 pm

The Uhbik Flanger...

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ChamomileShark
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2028 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:37 am

quantum7 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:51 am
I'll probably just have to pick up a vintage MXR flanger, which is the one that Giorgio Moroder used on "The Chase" from Midnight Express. I still haven't found a VST flanger that can touch that intense flanger sound.......which is strange now that VST FX can compete very well with hardware.
Which one? There are at least two.

There is the big rack Flanger/Doubler which comes up in auctions sometimes, but usually pretty expensive

https://soundgas.com/product/mxr-flange ... rrency=GBP

I suspect that someone like Moroder had that rather than the guitar stomp box. That is available as a re-issue.

https://www.jimdunlop.com/mxr-flanger/

I have that one. I tend to use it on manual. It's only mono though.

As I said in my previous reply, the one I prefer to use is the Eventide Instant Flanger II.

I tend to prefer flanger without much of that metallic whooshing, I prefer something more subtle.

Arturia modeled the rack one, don't know how good it is.

Kinh
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1548 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 am

why do ya want an eff'n flanger for?

mmann
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41 posts since 22 Nov, 2015

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:26 am

I find the Kuassa Efektor FL3606 Flanger sounds way better than the Roland SBF-325 Stereo Flanger rack mount unit I had bought new back in the day. The Roland was much too subtle for my tastes and the Kuassa gives the exact sound I was seeking all those years ago!

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Biome_Digital
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986 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:39 am

D16 flanger is very nice.

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dangayle
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1271 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:46 am

Antresol and the Eventide Flanger are pretty much all I need. I still haven't found anything that quite matches the sound of my old BF-2 flanger pedal though.

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pough
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3244 posts since 3 Jan, 2003 from Vancouver

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:42 pm

I wonder how the flanger in Full Bucket's Tricent sounds compared to a real Korg?

https://www.fullbucket.de/music/tricent.html

...and whether or not he can be talked into spinning it out into its own plugin?
the old free version may not work boots successfully on new generations of computers, instruments, and hardware

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zerocrossing
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10622 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:46 pm

You really didn’t like the Arturia BL-20, eh?
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zerocrossing
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10622 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:52 pm

Kinh wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 am
why do ya want an eff'n flanger for?
To flange.
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quantum7
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1036 posts since 31 Dec, 2006 from the hills above beautiful Boise, Idaho

Post Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:00 pm

zerocrossing wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:52 pm
Kinh wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:46 am
why do ya want an eff'n flanger for?
To flange.
Exactly!

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