Audio Damage Liquid aims to emulate the effect created by two tape machines 28/08/07
Audio Damage has released the Liquid throughâ€“zero flanger plug-in for PC and Mac in VST and AU formats. If this really can recreate the sort of effects (created by physically manipulating two reel to reel tape machines) that Eddie Kramer used on Hendrix recordings then we look forward to hearing it...
Hereâ€™s what Audio Damage say about it in their own words:
â€˜Liquid is a through-zero flanger, and excels in adding vintage vibe to your recordings. From a subtle ADT effect on vocals or electric piano on up to massive "Jet" style 2-buss flanging, Liquid will bring the classic sound of real tape machine flanging to your modern DAW.
A normal flanger, at least in today's world, is just a delay line set to a very short time with some feedback. In "analog" pedals this is done with a bucket-brigade delay chip, and in DSP-based effects like digital pedals and plug-ins, it is one of the easiest effects to create. However, the original flanging effect was created by running two tape machines with the same material in sync, then varying the speed of one of them (sometimes by actually applying pressure to the flange of the tape reel with a finger) to cause some rather extreme and odd comb filtering.
Made popular by George Martin (and used heavily on John Lennon's vocals on many tracks from Revolver on) and Phil Spector (who used it on, well, just about everything), it is a classic effect that was difficult to achieve in software. Until now.â€™ Features
True through-zero flanging.
Perfect for â€˜stereo-izingâ€™ analog synths, electric pianos, and other mono sources
Capable of extreme vintage-style flanging effects
Full MIDI learn on every parameter for hardware control (VST version only)
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