Eventide has followed the recent release of the Instant Phaser MkII with the Instant Flanger MkII DAW plug-in, emulating the sound of the Instant Flanger hardware released in 1975. The original Eventide Clockworks Instant Flanger hardware was among the world’s first pro audio effects boxes.

Eventide Instant Flanger MkII‘Why instant?’ asks Eventide MD, Tony Agnello. ‘Well, the original hardware was designed to give artists the ability to “instantly” create the psychedelic sound effect that otherwise required two tape machines, a bunch of cables, and a deft touch. Its introduction in 1975 ushered in the era of electronic studio effects. Tony Visconti used it to magically transform an ordinary piano into an otherworldly harpsichord on David Bowie’s ‘Ashes To Ashes’. Also our innovation of adding a de-correlated output was seized upon by engineers who were seeking to create rich stereo images – case in point being Bill Wittman’s brilliant use of the ‘pseudo stereo’ effect on Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’.

‘Decades later, reflecting on the heart and soul of the many songs that were enhanced by the original machine’s sound, creating a plug-in that’s convenient and affordable for modern music makers is something that we’re quite proud of,’ Agnello adds. ‘An incredible legacy of hits were made with our original hardware in studios the world over, and we anticipate that many more will be made in the future with the Instant Flanger MkII plug-in.’

Instant Flanger MkII is now available as an AAX/AU/VST plug-in for Mac/PC at with an RRP of US$129.

More: www.eventideaudio.com

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