Flanger: A flanger effect is a simple modulation delay that fits between a shorter vibrato, and a longer phaser effect. Simply defined, the effect splits the signal and brings back the secondary signal a short time later, creating a harmonic sound. Kind of the Boys II Men of effects.
It was first created by having two tape identical recordings, pressing play on one of them, and then shortly after, pressing play on the second one. You get that “jet airplane” whoooooshing sound.
The knobs on each flanger pedal vary, but mostly you have a knob to choose the “Depth” (How much/many peaks and valleys we will be using) and the “Rate” (How quickly we will sweep across the depth from high to low).
Simple Explanation: Harmonic jet-engine whooshing sound.
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Common Internal Components:
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