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Chromacycle Phaser is a stereo modulation effect used to filter a signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum, that they vary over time, creating a sweeping or whooshing effect.

The original signal is combined with a copy that is slightly out of phase, by using a dual low-frequency oscillator that modulates a switchable stage to two, four, six and eight serial all-pass filters.

These filters passes all the frequency components at constant gain, but they provide different phase shifts at different frequencies, to reach from a subtle warm phasing, a bubbly rotary effect or watery phase shift with rich vibrations, to an all-out high velocity dramatic swoosh. Suitable effect for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and even vocals.

Features:

  • Speed: Controls the rate of the phase modulation. Higher values produces a stronger swooshes, highly emphasized phasing sound.
  • Depth: Sets the intensity of the phase modulation with a subtle stereo panorama.
  • Phase Shift Modulation: Shifts the phase modulation.
  • Center Frequency: Sets the center frequency for the all-pass filters.
  • Stages: Rotary switch with number of phasing stages. More stages result in more notches, which increases the effect.
    • 2 Stage setting is really subtle, more ideal for faint melody and rhythm playing.
    • 4 Stage is basically more defined sweeps.
    • 6 Stage cuts and sweeps are more intense, though can still be mellowed out by the speed knob.
    • 8 Stage is a effect with deep sweeps, even more noticeable by blending a speed value.
  • Dry/Wet: sets the balance between the unprocessed (dry) signal and the processed (wet) signal that will be blended.
  • Preset Manager: 'Browser' to load and save presets and banks, enabling to export to *.fxp (VST2 Preset), *.fxb (VST2 Bank), *.vstpreset (VST3 Preset), *.aupreset (Audio Unit Preset) plus two generic formats (plain text).
  • MIDI automation: Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW.
  • 20 Presets included. Ability to create new and interesting phaser effects:
  1. Bouncing Shape.
  2. Bubbly Phaser.
  3. Cloned Swoosh.
  4. Doubling Voice.
  5. Ethereal Phase Shift.
  6. Lightweight Stage.
  7. Mellow Sweeping.
  8. Psychedelic Wavy.
  9. Rebound Phasing.
  10. Rotary Speaker.
  11. Solid All Pass Cycle.
  12. Sparkling Waves.
  13. Spinning Speaker.
  14. Subtle Peaks.
  15. Swirling Spectrum.
  16. Twisted Vibes.
  17. Warm UniVibeish.
  18. Watery Phasing.
  19. Whirling Phaser.
  20. Whooshing Tone.