The Analog Flanger That Rules Them All

With its rich and colorful tone, the reputable A/DA Flanger was one of the first commercially produced flanging effects to be released in the late ´70s. Since then, it’s become a benchmark for all the other flangers out there. Whether you are going for something extreme or more musical, this little box of flanging wonders easily delivers on every front.

Crafted by the award-winning development team at Brainworx and bearing an official stamp of approval from the A/DA founder Dave Tarnowski himself, the plugin version is an exacting emulation of the original analog unit. This timeless piece of gear is available in all major native plugin formats.

Flanging At Its Finest

The A/DA flanger is a true master of adding breathtaking bucket-brigade analog flanging sounds. Whether you're working on guitars, synths or are looking to add some musical modulation to vocal and drum tracks. With the Panasonic MN3010 circuit inside, the A/DA Flanger’s controls include Threshold (think of gating effects), Manual (defines the tonal center of the sweep frequency), Range (modifies the frequency spectrum of the flange), Speed, and Enhance (a resonance control that can add depth and intensity). You can also switch the flange to affect only the even or odd-ordered harmonics. And one of the particularly interesting features that make this pedal stand above the rest is the 40:1 delay ratio, since most other flangers won’t go higher than 20:1. Armed with these masterfully designed controls, you can dial in some mild rippling or metallic ring modulation or go swimming in the wild flanging sea of jet plane noise and creative whooshing effects.

Exclusive Plugin Features

The A/DA flanger plugin wouldn’t be complete without the secret sauce features that Brainworx added to the already rich functionality of the original hardware. The Wet/Dry Mix control gives you the option of running the plugin directly on your source track to add some subtle modulation or use it as an insert effect. DAW tempo sync makes it easy to calibrate your flanging to the tempo of your song. You also have access to dual stereo modes that are perfect for really wide modulation and the ability to toggle the unit between the mildly grainier 1979 version or the somewhat cleaner signal path of the reissue from 2009.


  • Precise modeling of both, the original 1979 version and the 2009 reissue in one plugin
  • Fully endorsed by A/DA
  • Gate which highlights the effect on louder passages, keeping the signal clean
  • Switchable Harmonics for enriched overtone
  • Dry/Wet Mix Control
  • Brainworx XL Saturation circuit added
  • New Stereo Mode
  • Host Sync

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • McRocklin


    Guitarist, McRocklin & Hutch

    I recently used the A/DA Flanger on some clean guitar parts, the results were absolutely gorgeous. It gave a wonderful space and depth to the track, whilst not sounding too over modulated. I… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Cool vintage or modern sounding Flanger

    by J
    Such a cool sound from this Flanger. Love the vintage version. Works perfect on newer macs!
  • retro flanger

    by Synthitize
    good vintage color flanger for guitar basse & lead synth
  • Great flanger

    by Glenn Loopez
    Used it for years on the UAD platform. Same great quality in native mode
  • Top notch weirdness!

    by Faydit
    I like Flanger sounds, but usually found them sounding quickly inflationary, so they usually have to be used decently. As long as you do not use this Flanger!
    I think, this is the most flexible… Read More
  • This Pedal (almost) Makes Me Believe In God!!

    by Lucas
    I slept on this for a while, not because I wasn't sure if I needed it, but because as someone who grew up with hardware I was honestly sick of trying out unimpressive emulations of pedals. A few… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel, or Apple Silicon

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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ADA Flanger - Changelog

Version 1.5.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS

Version 1.5.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior

Version 1.4 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.3 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode

Version 1.2 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products

Version 1.1 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows
- Fixed UI clarity

Version 1.0 (Aug 12, 2019)
- Initial release