Overview

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

  • 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
  • Exquisite

    ★★★★★
    by YnJ
    My go to flanger, the most luscious flanger I know and in all it's simplicity exactly what I want in a flanger
  • love it

    ★★★★★
    by snksnw
    I love this sound. must have
  • great one!

    ★★★★★
    by Gerard
    Great plugin, love the two modes which make it even more versatile!
  • Analog flavor

    ★★★★★
    by BM
    This is the best sounding flanger-plugin I know. It offers many setting options, I love the ui and its easy to use. Great Plugin.

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

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 1.4.1 (Jun 28, 2022)
- General: Fixed potential blacklisting of VST2 on Windows
- General: Fixed potential crashes on Windows
- General: Fixed processing being Mono with VST2 in FL Studio
- General: Fixed value readouts not being present when clicking knob

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