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Controllable Space Phaser






Owner's manual:


Overview

The story

Fazortan; the controlable space phaser has become another effect to offer as being a part of our 'SilverLine Collection'. No need to say we didnt cut much corners on quality and that robust, yearned by all - analog feel of the sound. Total control of the Phase shift parameter provides you with adjustability and allows to obtain the desired contour with high precision. Have you ever wondered where does that unique magical breeze so audible in most of Jean Michael Jarre's tunes come from. Suprisingly the backbone here isn't the synth itself but the effect unit coupled with the synthesizer, saying more precisely - analog phaser of which our Fazortan seems to be a fine equivalent. Thanks to the analog modelling technique we were able to implement allpass filters comprising characteristics identical to its analog counterpart based on Operational Transconductance Amplifiers.
Therefore You can think about Fazortan as of the exact copy of a retro phaser taken out from 70's and redone to become a virtual unit. But being the same sounding unit that provides primal functionality and sound of the original is where similarities end and where limitless scope of plugin comes to play. Bearing on mind only one Rate knob and a color switch on the front panel of the real phaser device, Fazortan from the first look at its GUI, presents itself as a completely new device that effectivelly expands capabilities of its origin.

Structure

Full control over two Lfo's (waveform, rate, depth and offset) is now available.Unlike in the hardware unit Fazortan's Lfo works in a various waveform mode: square, sinus, ascending saw, descending saw and random (i.e. only triangle is availbale in original).
By using both lfos simultaneously youre now able to obtain result that owners of the hardware box could only dream about. Endless countour diversity stretches results from monotonius sluggish swing to become a gurgling scrumble, just by a slight repositioning of the the rate knob. Aditionally it is now possible to add consecutive allpass stages as well as regulate the feedback effect. The ammount of stages translates on how many humps and pits residues in the converted sound spectrum while feedback parameter value implies severity of these irregularities. Feedback knob gives you sounds from soft to rapid and drilling. To visually display how it works consider a white noise as an input signal. Moving the feedback knob will start to morph incoming "sea waves" reminiscent noise into "windy" whizz. Aditionally each lfo can be modified by altering its respective phase giving as a result an improved panning of the incoming signal.

Who would like to use it?

The best way to judge Fazortan is to listen to it. youre welcome to our mp3 presentation. We made every effort to make sure Fazortan will fulfill all expectations one could have before buying an analog phaser unit. Especially guitarists and retro keyboard players may appreciate possibility to adjust it so it can emulate the rotary speaker, what along with its rich and lush sound, completes satisfactory every audio chain.
Of course given much more maneuverability it is a fine fx unit to be adapted regardless of genre.

Sound examples

Reviews

Pro|tone, 01/2011
» All our testing can be summed up quickly: the SilverLine series is outstanding and unique in sound quality. – you might have realized this by our kind of passionate writing as well. [...] your production will get a lot more precious character with these – in fact, that’s all SilverLine is about: giving a special touch to the sound, not being just another standard plugin series. «
PluginHunter, 12/2009
» Fazortan hat mich überzeugt! Wieder einmal bleiben keine Wünsche offen! Einfache Bedienung, eindrucksvolle Effekte und ein leicht nachvollziehbarer Signalfluss machen diesen Phaser-Effekt zu einem wahren „Must-Have“ in der Plugin-Sammlung! «
Sound On Sound, June 2009
» Silver Line effects and processors stand out from the crowd of vintage emulations. D16 appear to be less interested in your classic Neves and Pultecs, and more in the design quirks and technological limitations that gave older electronic instruments their individual qualities [...] These plug-ins offer something that is authentically 'vintage' yet also rather different from the bulk of what's out there. «
Waveformless, 4/2009
» Phasers are pretty specialized effects, so this probably won’t appeal or be useful to everyone, but if you need the effect, you’d be hard pressed to found one that sounds much better than this. It’s great on synth strings, guitar, bass, electric piano, and percussive synth parts. The extra LFO and LFO waveshapes gives it a much more organic quality than standard phasers and really adds depth to anything it’s used on. Great! (read whole review) «
Beat, Februar 2009
» Dank seiner flexiblen Struktur eignet sich das Plug-in für eine Vielzahl von Anwendungen: So kann man Klängen dezent mehr Leben einhauchen, den charakteristischen Klang eines Rotationslautsprechers simulieren oder auch extrem abgedrehte Modulationen erzeugen. «
Remix Magazine
» I discovered that playing with the phase of each LFO can alter the panning of the incoming signal. This side-effect may be used to mimic rotary speaker effects or as a gentle stereo widener/sweetener. Great sound, flexible and affordable – Fazortan’s definitely worth a spin. «
Electronic Musician, 1 October 2008
» Fazortan produces the usual whooshing and whirring effects associated with phasing and flanging, it also offers very subtle sweetening. The audio quality is excellent, and it can make an otherwise dull track stand out without taking over «
Computer Music, (131) October 2008
» They run the gamut from broad Klaus Schulze sweeps to pumping, percolating pulses. We tried them on everything from guitars and keys to drums and basslines. Dialling in custom patches is very easy, and more importantly, the consistently great effects encourage you to get hands-on and go beyond the presets. Fazortan sounds fantastic, featuring that thick, noisy swirtl that's often missing from digital phasers. «

Testimonials

» Finally a phaser that makes you sound like Jean Michel Jarre and beyond. Fazortan is that good. «

Dash Berlin

GUI

FAZORTAN

Full Features

  • true emulation of classic analog allpass phase shifter
  • 2 full controllable LFOs
  • LFO synchronization with host application
  • unique sound different from the others digital phasers
  • presets organised into groups
  • midi learn function
  • 64bit internal processing
  • no harmonic distortions at output

System requirements

PC

OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 1.5 Ghz with SSE (Multicore system 2.0 Ghz recommended)
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Software: VST compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Mac

OS: 10.6.x or 10.7.x
CPU: Intel based 1.5 Ghz (2.0 Ghz recommended)
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Software: AU / VST compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

It's not a standalone program so you need a host application to use it.
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