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by C. Allen (1/11/2014):

this is one of the more unique UAD plugins. It has amazing tone - capable of imparting a modula ... Read more

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Overview

MXR® Flanger/Doubler Plug-In

Unmistakable Bucket-Brigade Flanging and Doubling, Captured Perfectly for the UAD-2 Platform.

For more than 30 years, musicians and engineers have relied upon the MXR Flanger/Doubler as one of best-sounding bucket-brigade flanging effects ever made. Through its signature flanging, doubling, and delay effects, the MXR Flanger/Doubler imprints a unique stamp on guitars, bass, keys, drums, or just about any source needing movement and depth. Developed in close collaboration with Dunlop Manufacturing, the MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in for the UAD-2 platform replicates the legendary sound of this classic studio and stage effect with unparalleled accuracy.

Features

  • Exacting circuit emulation of one the most popular electronic flangers ever made
  • Produces lush electronic flanging or short delay and doubling effects — perfect for use on guitars, bass, keys, drums, and more
  • “UAD Exclusive” features include Single/Dual switch for single sweep stereo output or dual sweep 180º antiphase output, Mono, and LFO Tempo Sync
  • Officially licensed and approved by Dunlop Manufacturing
  • Includes presets from Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Paul McCartney), Vance Powell (The Raconteurs, Buddy Guy) and Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Jeff Beck)
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
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History
Flanging originated as a tape effect where two tape machines are playing two identical and synchronized signals, and one is gradually delayed to create unique comb filtering effects. In the late 70’s, MXR introduced the famed Flanger/Doubler unit which, unlike tape flanging, recreated this effect electronically via “bucket brigade” design — in which the analog signal is passed through a series of capacitors. With each capacitor, the audio signal is degraded, creating significant coloration and a unique tone. A portion of the output signal is then fed back to the input as a re-circulating delay line, producing a resonance that further increases the intensity of the effect. The “phase” (more accurately, the polarity) of the fed-back signal is sometimes inverted, producing another variation on the classic flanging sound.

Parameters
With the MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in’s available controls, you can dial in the perfect Width, Speed, and Regeneration settings for the flange or delay effect, while using the onboard Mix control to blend-in the desired amount of the dry signal. Clicking the Invert button flips the wet signal’s phase by 180º for a different flavor of filtering. For static effects, you can set the Sweep controls (Width/Speed) to minimum, while using the Manual control to set the desired phase offset (Flange) or delay amount (Double).

Going beyond the hardware, the MXR Flanger/Doubler includes true stereo operation. With the MXR Flanger/Doubler inserted on stereo tracks, the Dual/Single button switches between “Single” (0º in-phase) sweep mode, or “Dual” sweep mode, providing 180º antiphase operation. Another UAD-exclusive feature, the sum to Mono button, allows for creatively collapsing the stereo output, or for checking phase relationships. Lastly, the plug-in’s Tempo Sync control allows the plug-in’s LFO to synchronize to any beat value. For perfectly timed sweeps, users can lock to a song’s existing tempo settings from within their DAW.

In Use
The MXR Flanger/Doubler is well suited for sound-shaping, recording, and mixing, and even for adding some post-production flavor. Flanging is particularly popular as an individual effect on a wide range of musical sources — including guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and more. Another common use for the MXR Flanger/Doubler is as a group effect, where effecting more than one signal is desired. Try applying the MXR Flanger/Doubler to drum busses or even the entire mix, most often for a brief period in the song, such as a break or bridge. In addition to Flanging, the Flanger/Doubler excels as a short-range delay/doubler.

$199.00

Reviews

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  • Michael Brauer

    (The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket)

    "I just used the UAD MXR [Flanger/Doubler] on a vocal, it sounded great… actually maybe a bit crispier than the one I remembered using... but that's a good thing."

    Neil Dorfsman

    (Dire Straits, Paul McCartney, Sting)

    "The UAD MXR zoomed me right back to the 80s. It's straight ahead and sounds great, the best sounding flanger plug-in I've heard."

    Vance Powell

    (The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs)

    "I sold mine in the 80s, now I have it again...[The UAD MXR] sounds just like I remember!"

    Musicradar.com

    "The MXR is without question the best-sounding flanger we've heard in software form. It's capable of a great range of flavours, from subtle to chaotic."

    Mike Poole

    (Robert Plant, Martina McBride, Buddy Miller)

    “The [UAD] MXR Flanger/Doubler is great. It has the beautiful deep sweep of the hardware unit, without all of the old -10dB interfacing issues.”

  • Mick Glossup

    (Frank Zappa, Van Morrison, UFO)

    “The MXR Flanger/Doubler plug-in is fantastic — just like the original, but with no background noise.”

    Carl Glanville

    (U2)

    “The MXR stuff is great, it's so basic with just a few of knobs and buttons, but the sound that comes out is so satisfying. [This] plug-in just sounds amazing right off the bat.”

    Jeorge Tripps

    Dunlop

    "We knew there was only one company we could turn to when it came time to create a plug-in version of the classic MXR Flanger/Doubler. The UA emulation is spot-on."

    Chuck Zwicky

    (Prince, Jeff Beck, Jonas Brothers)

    "The UAD MXR brought me right back to the 'analog delay' era and now that you can use it in stereo is beyond fantastic!"

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    more MXRs please UA
    by C. Allen (Saturday 5 January, 2013)

    this is one of the more unique UAD plugins. It has amazing tone - capable of imparting a modulation character that few FX [hardware or software] can match. Highly recommended for guitars and other sounds with a lot of hi-mid energy. Its ideal for creating space in busy or heavily-layered mixes where … Read More

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    Great Flanger
    by R. O'Brien (Wednesday 22 August, 2012)

    I love this as a hardware device, one of my favorite Flanger ever and UA has captured it perfectly!!! … Read More

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    by C. Avdelas (Friday 13 July, 2012)

    sounds great and fat like the real thing..................... … Read More

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    by C. Owens (Tuesday 15 May, 2012)

    Awesome! It's the most useful flanger I own. As a TV composer, I can get the sound I am searching for in my head quickly and it cuts well in the mix. Much better than my stock Logic Pro plug-in or any other. This was a problem for me and I was not satisfied with my flanger choices until purchasing t … Read More

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    by D. Johnson (Monday 21 November, 2011)

    Perfection... i only ran the demo on for 30 seconds and i knew i was gonna need this on every track somewhere. keep making plugins that are like this ... simple and effective... … Read More

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Artists
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$199.00

Features & Specs

Features:

  • Exacting circuit emulation of one the most popular electronic flangers ever made
  • Produces lush electronic flanging or short delay and doubling effects — perfect for use on guitars, bass, keys, drums, and more
  • “UAD Exclusive” features include Single/Dual switch for single sweep stereo output or dual sweep 180º antiphase output, Mono, and LFO Tempo Sync
  • Includes presets from Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Paul McCartney), Vance Powell (The Raconteurs, Buddy Guy) and Chuck Zwicky (Prince, Jeff Beck)
  • Officially licensed and approved by Dunlop Manufacturing
  • Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Parameters:

  • Flanger/Doubler — Switches between Delay effect (Out) and Flanging effect (In)
  • Single/Dual — Under stereo in/stereo out operation switches between “Single” sweep mode (Out) providing 0º in-phase operation, or “Dual” sweep mode (In) providing 180º antiphase operation
  • Manual — Allows user to set a static predelay for Flanger or Doubler from Min to Max (0 to 100%) when Sweep Width is set to 0%
  • Sweep Width — Allows user to adjust the amount of Flange or Delay modulation from 0 to 100%
  • Sweep Speed — Allows the user to select the Speed (frequency) of the Flanger or Delay effect from .03 to 20 Hz
  • Mix — Sets the Dry/Wet effect blend from 0 to 100%; dry signal is colored by unit electronics
  • Regen — Allows the user to set the regeneration (feedback) of the output signal to the input for resonance effects from 0 to 100%
  • Mono — Provides mono sum functionality of dry and wet signal under mono in, stereo out operation and true stereo operation (In)
  • Invert — Provides 180º phase reverse for effected signal (In)
  • LFO Sync — provides DAW tempo based synchronization options for the Flanger’s LFO sweep
  • LFO Reset — Clicking either Sweep LED provides a reset to the modulation LFO zero crossing point; left LED provides negative sweep, right LED provides positive sweep
  • Power — Provides full plug-in disable/enable
$199.00

Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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