Apogee Clearmountain’s Phases
Apogee Clearmountain’s Phases brings you the sounds of classic flanger and phaser processors used in mixing engineer Bob Clearmountain’s studio. Bob meticulously modelled his rare, vintage flanger and phaser rack modules from the mid-seventies.
The plugin adds Expanded settings modules, so you can replicate Bob’s advanced workflow, and easily dial in the distinct, engaging modulation effects heard on songs from the world’s most influential artists
The trippy, undulating sound of flanging and phasing debuted in the ‘60s and ‘70s with songs like Small Faces’ “Itchycoo Park,” Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir,” and Hendrix’ “Bold as Love.” And it made its mark on every decade since, playing key moments on tracks by David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Clash, The Cult, U2, Daft Punk, not to mention dozens of tracks by Van Halen.
Authentic emulations of Bob Clearmountain’s vintage Flanger and Phaser Rack Modules
Phases Presets offers access to Clearmountain’s personal settings for iconic songs and applications
Use Module Config to combine the flanger and phaser for complex, evolving soundscapes
Expanded Settings Modules offer a universe of possibilities beyond the original units
Dial in the distortion, aliasing and component aging of the hardware units, or keep it clean.
Clearmountain's Favourite Flanger At Your Fingertips
Originally created through a laborious process requiring two tape machines playing back the same material in sync. But a slight varispeed on one of the machines, the Flanger effect required a lot of gear, setup and expertise to pull off.
Clearmountain’s Phases brings Bob Clearmountain’s favorite hardware Flanger processor to your fingertips. You have control over the original manual sweep, sweep oscillator and mix.
It's Not Just A Phase... It's Feedback, LFO and Vintage Analog
The Phaser offers a gentler modulation that Bob uses to create the quintessential watery, undulating electric piano, the occasional psychedelic drum kit, and more extreme textures in combination with the flanger.
You’ll find many of the same Original and Expanded controls as the flanger – feedback, LFO Phase, high-pass filters and polarity reverse controls – for a consistent user experience.
Configuration For Your Sonic Imagination
When Bob was looking to create a richer, more extreme texture, he’d send his tracks through both flanger and phaser modules. You can do the same with the Module Config feature.
Flange the phaser, phase the flanger, or apply both and mix – whatever achieves the sound in your imagination!
Access Iconic Presets Or Easily Dial In Your Own
Bob has carefully created each preset based on specific instruments and processing from his extensive catalog of timeless hit mixes. Want to experience the Stones “Heaven” vocal sound described above? Simply load the preset!
Once you’ve unlocked the secrets of the presets, you’ll find it surprisingly easy to conjure your own Phases, from mellow to madness!