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More than just a phase

A simple concept, multiplied, expanded, and pushed to the outer limits.

A definitive sound that was ahead of its time, yet remains hypnotic and otherworldly to this day. Phaser BI-TRON encapsulates the transcendent quality of an undisputed trailblazer of the modulation world. Soft 2-pole flutters, wild asynchronous movement, resonant swirls suspended in orbit - there’s nothing quite like it.

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Rebuilding a legend

The humble phaser was one of the first widely-available guitar effects on the market.

Achieved by the relatively simple means of modulating all-pass filters on an input signal, it’s a sound that’s as recognisable as it is divisive. No modulation collection is complete without a phaser - and as the world’s first dual phaser, the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase stood out from the crowd. Popularised by everyone from Smashing Pumpkins to Prince, Kraftwerk to Chromeo, it’s evident that the pull of stereo functionality, interweaving modulation, and analog charm was impossible to resist.

We set about studying, remaking, and enhancing this prized handmade effect. Using our proprietary TAE® technology (True Analog Emulation), we wanted to replicate every subtle detail, every sonic trait - even the control panel and expression pedal functionality. Phaser BI-TRON is every bit an analog dream, primed for your virtual studio.

The power of duality

The key to Phaser BI-TRON’s colorful sound is the fact that everything is doubled.

Independent sweep generators (LFOs) offer 3 waveforms each, tempo sync, and the option of pedal control. These can be used to modulate both (or either) of the 2 Phasor circuits, each with their own LFO depth, feedback and pedal controls. The pedal can even be switched from manual control to an envelope follower, for a responsive sidechain effect.

Analog enhanced

The magic of the dual LFO & dual Phasor setup really comes into its own with the elaborate routing options.

Rather than simply behaving like 2 phaser pedals stuck together, Phaser BI-TRON’s emulated circuits can be rerouted in mono or stereo, series or parallel - unlocking the nuances of analog pedal behavior and giving you total control over the spatial character of the effect.

Analog effects are sought-after not just for their specific purposes; there’s charm in the warm dynamic response of their components. No emulation of an analog effect would be truly complete without it. Phaser BI-TRON has been tirelessly modeled to preserve the subtle nuances of vintage circuitry - authentic to its core.

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Up to speed

A timeless guitar effect, reimagined to cater to the modern producer, the adventurous musician, the contemporary audiophile.

Phaser BI-TRON doesn’t just capture the allure of the old-school - it ventures beyond to bring you something entirely new and wholly inspiring.

Beneath the surface, you’ll find additional controls for further manipulation.

Artists corner

Phaser BI-TRON tutorial

An in-depth look at how Phaser BI-TRON works, and how its vintage modulated sound can add heaps of kinetic character to your mixes.

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