Helpful Tips For Getting More Out of FM8 Effects: Part 3
In part three of this month’s series on effects, learn the basics of phaser and flanger and how to use them in FM8 to create better sounds.
Phaser and flanger are two of the more common effects you can expect to come across whether it’s in a synth like FM8 or a plugin in your DAW. Phaser and flanger can get a little complicated because they are both similar effects and the science behind whats going on with each them is a little confusing. Basically, flanger is a time based delay that takes a dry signal and creates an identical one, but delays the wet signal and phaser filters a signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum which offsets the phase.
To my ears, flanger sounds more natural than phaser. So if you’re going for a subtle effect, flanger might be the one, but if you’re going for something very pronounced, phaser might fit the bill. Either way, both are pretty cool effects and can really help make a sound wider and sit in the mix better.
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