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What’s the difference between a Phaser and a Flanger effect?

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between a Phaser and a Flanger effect?

For both effects, the audio input is split into two duplicated signals:

In the Phaser, one of the the signals is processed through all-pass filters to introduce peaks and notches into an audio signal’s frequency spectrum.
Both signals then cancel each other out and the phase shift is controlled by an LFO, which produces this typical sweeping effect.

For the Flanger however, one of the signals is slightly delayed and then added back to the original signal.
When the delay time of the delayed signal changes (using again a LFO that speeds up and slow downs the signal cyclically), you get that typical “wet” sweeping effect.

By the way, the Flanger effect is very close to a Chorus effect: the only difference is that the Flanger has a delay time below 13 miliseconds whereas the Chorus effect generally has a delay time of 20 miliseconds and above.

So if you wanna know more, download the BLEASS Flanger, Phaser, or even Chorus to experience it for yourself!

BLEASS Alpha 1.7 update now available

The BLEASS Alpha 1.7 update  brings various cool new features & improvements: one of the best iOS Analog Synth gets even better!
  • updated UI with new beautiful shading, new dual keyboard
  • new preset packs by YAWDEL ( Future Bass & Trap / 67 presets / $2,99) & the BLEASS Team (“Hoops Collection” / 54 presets / $1,99.)
  • Improved Arpeggiator Sync Modes (with a new “beat” mode that syncs with the first bar)
  • new motion sequencer with a new UI and Global/Note dispatch, Arp Reset and Snap Option
  • A new amazing preset generator (dice button) with optimized randomization rules (very useful for patch sound design!)
  • Audio Buffer size now configurable within the standalone version and an even more reduced CPU usage!

Get BLEASS Alpha Analog Synthesizer here!

Check out this new detailed video presenting the very last version of BLEASS Alpha by Flow Form!



BLEASS Granulizer Tutorial | Input Busses

Multi-bus routing is a really useful feature in modern DAWs and it opens the door to many creative ideas. One unavoidable use in the world of effect plugins is of course sidechain compression, which consists of compressing one track regarding the input level of another track. Beyond that popular use case (that we have implemented in our iOS AUv3 plugin BLEASS Compressor), we’ve been experimenting with other innovative ways of using multi-bus routing which led us to offer a 4-input feature in BLEASS Granulizer.

BLEASS Granulizer is an effect that fragments its input signal into a multitude of grains, each grain having its own randomized properties. It results in complex and irregular textures adding to the original sound a living and organic feeling. Thanks to multi-input, we offer the possibility to extract grains from up to 4 different sources, each grain being randomly extracted from one of the sources. This approach multiplies the complexity and richness of the resulting texture.

Since each DAW has a different way to handle multi-input, we’ve listed below how to configure it in some of them (Please refer to your DAWs documentation if it’s not listed):

Ableton Live:

  • Create 4 tracks
  • Load BLEASS Granulizer to one of the tracks
  • Route the other tracks to BLEASS Granulizer busses:
    For example: Audio To: ‘Instrument 1’, ‘Input 2- BLEASS Granulizer’
  • Open BLEASS Granulizer and activate Bus 1, 2, 3 & 4


FL Studio:

  • Load 4 instruments
  • Set a different target mixer track for each instrument
  • In the mixer: add BLEASS Granulizer to a slot of the first track
  • Select the second track
  • Right click the arrow at the bottom of the first track and click ‘Sidechain to this track only’
  • Repeat the previous 2 steps with track 3 & 4
  • Open BLEASS Granulizer window and go to settings
  • In ‘Processing’, ‘Connections’ click ‘Auto map inputs’
  • Go back to BLEASS Granulizer UI and activate Bus 1, 2, 3 & 4


Logic Pro:

Some DAWs like Logic Pro only support 1 sidechain track so you can use BLEASS Granulizer with 2 tracks at most.

  • Create 2 tracks
  • Load BLEASS Granulizer to one of the tracks
  • In the right top corner of the plugin you’ll find a ‘Side Chain’ menu. Select the second track
  • Activate Bus 1 & 2 in BLEASS Granulizer



Bitwig supports one external sidechain input. 

  • Create 2 tracks
  • Load BLEASS Granulizer to one of the tracks
  • Select the second track in the “sidechain” input menu
  • Activate Bus 1 & 2 in BLEASS Granulizer




BLEASS Phaser – Out Now!

We are happy to share with you the latest BLEASS iOS release: the BLEASS Phaser is an all-encompassing phasing effect which offers a vast array of sonic possibilities, from resonant swirls to stunning atmospheric stereo sounds. A colorful and magnetizing Spectrum View coincides with the notch frequencies, and brings an instantly pleasing sonic and optic effect into the sound design process.

Get it now on the AppStore!