1970's Phaser Pedal Emulated

US Quantovox releases RealPhase for iOS and MacOS      04/12/23

1970's Phaser Pedal Emulated

Quantovox has released a modeled phaser, RealPhase, which they say is based on an iconic vintage pedal from the late 70s. This universal Audio Unit can be installed on both mobile devices and desktop Apple computers (Apple Silicon native and intel support included). This is what they have to say about it...

RealPhase is a faithful reproduction of an actual piece of hardware, an iconic 4-stage phaser from the late 70s / early 80s. Its most recognizable feature is the warm feedback sound, which combines a smooth resonant peak with wide notches. It also has that special "sizzle" when the modulation rebounds from its low end. This phaser was perhaps most famously featured in early electronic music albums from french artist Jean-Michel Jarre.

The unit we modeled is very good at avoiding strong gain fluctuations along the sweep range, even when processing diverse, wide-band sounds, including drums. This feature is very rarely found in 4-stage phasers with feedback - even modern reissues by the original hardware manufacturer struggle to capture this quality.

Not only does RealPhase include a M/S mode, it features a true fractional M/S converter, making it possible to select any setting between L/R and M/S on a continuous interval.

Complex effects can be built using composite LFO's, parallel phaser structures, as well as an independent modulation system for the sweep range.

Pairing with harmonic-rich, unfiltered sounds unlocks the full sound design capabilities of the plugin, similarly to how its hardware counterpart was used with "string machines" of the era.

RealPhase delivers consistent responses across all supported sampling rates, whereas other digital phasers - even from AAA brands - may exhibit major inconsistencies even between their 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz versions.

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