Get the sound of manually flanged tape machines with the electronic download of Eventide Instant Flanger Mk II, a plug-in faithfully emulating Eventide's famous FL201 hardware flanger from 1975. Its three flanging modes and dual outputs provide stereo effects ranging from subtle to wide, all without having to synchronize tape machines! There's even a Bounce control that allows you to tweak the amount of speed overshoot/undershoot that a tape machine's motor would exhibit upon the release of a previously pressed tape reel flange.
A large knob in the center of the plug-in enables manual alteration of the flanging effect and may be mapped to a mod wheel for hands-on manipulation. Controls are also provided for convenient adjustment of the effect depth, feedback, and low-frequency cut. The oscillator features a manual rate parameter, plus sync and retrigger switches. The envelope follower changes the flanging by following the amplitude of your signal and offers threshold and release knobs and a switchable sidechain for triggering it via a different signal source. Workflow-enhancing functions include adjustable input and output levels, a limit indicator, and a built-in preset manager. The Instant Flanger Mk II supports AAX Native, Audio Units, and VST2 plug-in formats and is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems.
- Authentic emulation of the original 1975 FL201 studio hardware, famously heard on David Bowie's Ashes to Ashes and Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time
- Simulates the physical process of tape flanging (playing a track on two separate tape machines, pressing down on the flange of one of the tape reels, then letting go)
- Dual outputs with three distinct flavors of flanging—shallow, deep, or wide
- Manual control allows you to control the comb effect by turning the big knob
- Oscillator drives the flanging at a user defined rate
- Envelope follower drives the flanging based on your signal's amplitude
- Remote maps the flanging control to a mod wheel for tactile manipulation
- Depth adjusts the intensity of the effect—100% depth adds the delayed signal to the dry signal, while negative 100% depth subtracts the dry signal from the delayed signal
- Bounce feature creates the distinctive effect in software of a physical tape machine's capstan motor hunting for its proper speed after the engineer removes his thumb from the tape reel flange
- Use the sidechain for triggering the envelope follower from a separate source in the mix
- Exercise total control of the oscillator with sync and retrigger controls
- Tame the intensity by removing low frequencies from the flanged signal via the adjustable low-cut control