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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

  • Amazing

    by Hey
    It’s awesome
  • Stellar!

    by James Mullen
    I didn't expect much.. but wow... this thing sounds amazing!
  • Yummy!

    by Black Frost
    I don't use flangers often, possibly because I rarely found one that convinces me in the digital world. The ADA is the first VST flanger that cannot be distinguished from a pedal flanger. It sounds… Read More
  • Ada Flanger

    by Alex Hepting
    Excellent flanger not just the flat pedal flanger thing but nice adding organic and fluid motion. You got pretty much control over the modulation style and I like the diffrent time modes even the old… Read More
  • Now thats flanging

    by Demious
    When using flanging on a guitar, Ive got the cliche heavy flanging sound in my head, quite different from what I would generally use when mixing other instruments. Ive got quite a few flangers that… Read More


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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 10.15
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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 1.2 (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