Phaser effects and how to use them

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  May 3, 2022

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A phaser is an electronic sound processor used to filter a signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum.

The position of the peaks and troughs is typically modulated so that they vary over time, creating a sweeping effect. For this purpose, phasers usually include a low-frequency oscillator.

Effects rack with a phaser

How to use a phaser effect

If you want to use a phaser effect in your audio, there are a few things you need to know. First, you need to have an audio source that is compatible with the phaser effect.

This means that the source needs to be in stereo. The next thing you need to do is set up the phaser effect in your audio software. Once you have done this, you can then apply the phaser effect to your audio track.

Phaser effects pedal

Phaser effects pedals can add a lot of depth and dimension to your sound. When used correctly, they can make your audio sound more full and richer.

If you are not familiar with how to use a phaser effect, here is a quick guide on how to get started.

Set up your effects pedal in your signal chain, or set up your multieffects pedal to include a phaser effect.

Phaser effect in a DAW

Most digital audio workstations (DAW) will have a phaser effect built in. To find the phaser effect in your DAW, open up the effects browser and search for “phaser.”

Once you have found the phaser effect in your DAW, add it to your audio track.

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