Overview

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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.

Features

  • 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

    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

  • Sounds like the original

    ★★★★★
    by MANTRASKY
    Years ago back in the '80s I used the original ADA Flanger on my pedalboard, and this Plugin is amazing! It can sound subtle to aggressive but adds a musical voice to many instruments, including… Read More
  • One of the best flangers ever!

    ★★★★★
    by Drewskee
    I owned one of these back in 1979 and it's one of the best sounding, most versatile flangers I ever used. This plug in is incredibly close to the analog original with some great additions like stereo… Read More
  • A great tool to have with no downsides.

    ★★★★★
    by Christian
    I'd love to complain about something small about this plugin, but I got nothing. It sounds exactly like an analog flanger. If that's a positive or negative for you is why there is a 14 day demo. But… Read More
  • Amazing

    ★★★★★
    by VIP sound technology institute of Dartmouth
    It’s awesome
  • Stellar!

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

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

Flanger

ADA Flanger - Changelog

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