Sinevibes has released a new Audio Unit plugin for creating “barber-pole” phaser effects.

In a similar way that Eternal uses a combination of multiple flangers and oscillators to create a barber-pole effect, Whirl offers spectrum sweeps that go upwards or downwards in a seemingly endless fashion.

It includes two distinctly different modes: first is a classic phaser based on the Bode frequency shifter that creates dramatic, wide-range spectrum swirls. Second mode is our unique development: a barber-pole all-pass phaser which uses three sound layers coupled with six modulation oscillators, producing a much more full-bodied effect with distinct resonant peaks. Both phasers in Whirl employ “through-zero frequency” modulation design for silky smooth transition between upwards and downwards sweeps, plus they can have negative feedback for a more unusual, artificial character. This plugin works wonders on electric piano, synth strings and pads, electric guitar – but can also go much further into psychedelic stereo-widening or slowly morphing, hypnotic ambient drones

As always with a Sinevibes product, Whirl has a carefully crafted, clean and intuitive user interface. It features color-coded graphics for consistency with other plugins in our collection and well-calibrated contrast for optimal visibility in most lighting conditions. The interface supports retina resolution and also uses GPU-accelerated rendering, never impairing audio processing.

Whirl features

  • Barber-pole Bode phaser with positive/negative feedback.
  • Barber-pole all-pass phaser with 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 stages, positive/negative feedback.
  • Through-zero frequency modulation design for seamless transitions between upwards and downwards spectrum sweeps.
  • Variable modulation phase offset for stereo widening or full spectrum inversion between the channels.
  • Color-coded graphics with subtle animations.
  • Fully hardware-accelerated rendering with support for retina screen resolution.
  • Works with any application that supports Audio Unit effect plugins.
  • Supports OS X 10.6 or later running on 32 or 64 bit Intel Macs.

Whirl is priced at $29 USD. It can also be purchased as part of Creative Collection and Complete Collection bundles with discounts of up to 70% off.

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