LionPhaser implements the classical phasing effect with a rich variety of modulation options. The features comprise an LFO with 5 wave forms which can be synchronized in frequency and phase to the host and which implements pulse width modulation. A stepper which can also be synchronized and a glider to smoothen stepping wave forms. The modulation can be controlled by depth and offset. A phase shift of 180° between the stereo channels can also be applied.
The parameters work just the same as in Nitrox.
LionPhaser is tested with Cubase SL under Windows XP and Vista. It conforms to the VST 2.4 standard.
- Rate, Sync and Phase
- Step Rate and Step Sync
- Depth, Offset and Modulation
Wave lets you select the wave form of the LFO (low frequency oscillator) by clicking into the wave display. The following wave forms are available:
Rate sets the LFO's frequency which can also be synchronized to the host's timing via the Sync parameter. The Phase parameter is only useful in combination with host synchronization and lets you control the starting point of the wave form synchronized to the beat.
PWM adds even more control to the wave form by applying pulse width modulation.
The LFO signal is routed through a stepper which acts like a sample & hold device. This yields a neat rythmic effect. Step Rate sets the sample frequency. With Step Sync the sample times can be synchronized to the host's timing.
The glider is somehow the opposite of the stepper because it smoothens the signal which yields nice effects e.g. in combination with the random wave mode. Glide specifies the time to adapt to the new value.
Depth controls the modulation intensity. The center value around which the modulation takes place can be set via Offset. Modulation configures the phase of the modulation of the two stereo channels. It can eigher be identical (0°) or opposite (shifted by 180°).
Feedback controls the gain of the feedback line which strongly influences the intensity of the phasing effect.
Dry/Wet is a mixer between the original signal and the phased signal.