17th July 2008
The d16 Group has announced Fazortan, which will be the next release in their "Silver Line" of effects plug-ins.
Fazortan is a controllable space phaser - the basic design and sound is based on a retro phaser from the 70s but has been expanded to take advantage of the flexibility software can provide.
Full control over two LFOs (waveform, rate, depth and offset) is now available. Unlike in the hardware unit Fazortan's LFO works in various waveform modes: square, sinus, ascending saw, descending saw and random (only triangle is available in original).
By using both LFOs simultaneously you are able to obtain results that owners of the hardware box could only dream about. Endless contour diversity stretches results from a monotonous sluggish swing to become a "gurgling scrumble", just by a slight repositioning of the the rate knob. Additionally it is now possible to add consecutive all-pass stages as well as regulate the feedback effect. The amount of stages translates to how many humps and pits reside in the converted sound spectrum while the feedback parameter value implies the severity of these irregularities. A Feedback knob gives you sounds from soft to rapid and drilling. Additionally each LFO can be modified by altering its respective phase giving, as a result, an improved panning of the incoming signal.
Fazortan will be released at the end of July for Windows (VST) and Mac OS X (VST/AU). It is currently available for pre-order priced at €29.
KVR Audio, Inc.