NEXI Industries Phaser

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PRESS RELEASE: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (June 20, 2017) — True to its name and purpose, the Phaser pedal for electric guitar has progressed through various musical phases, and across many stages, over the past few decades. Simple in delivery, NEXI Industries’ Phaser (PSR-01) represents the next stage for this effect pedal, with a plug-‘n-play design that makes compatibility a breeze—just like the effect’s signature sweeping and swooshing. Read More …

Comparing The BOSS Phaser Family

phaseBOSS released its first three compact foot pedals in 1977: the OD-1 Overdrive, the SP-1 Spectrum (a parametric equaliser) and the PH-1 Phaser. The OD-1 is, of course, an enduring classic which paved the way for the OD-2 (1985-1994) and the current OD-3 (1997-present). The SP-1 found more favour with keyboard players than guitarists, and is highly sought after today. But BOSS’s phaser offerings have grown and evolved along the years – and along with the evolution of what phasers are expected to do. Let’s take a look at this evolution through the now-discontinued PH-1, PH-1R and PH-2 and the current PH-3. Read More …

NEWS: New Keeley Phaser

I’m all for pushing the envelope in pedal design (actually, I really wish this was an article about an envelope filter), so I’m super-psyched about this new Keeley phaser. Who wants a mere second or two phasing duration when you can stretch that sucker out over a full ten minutes? I’m almost tempted to get one of these, jam some white noise into the front end, set the duration to ‘so slow you won’t even notice it actually changing until 5 minutes later,’ plug it into a loooooooooong delay and use the results to create a new subgenre of new age. Nobody steal my idea, please.

Keeley Phaser Begins Shipping Monday, Jan. 04, 2010

The Keeley Phaser is the first OTA analog phaser with tap tempo and Leslie style ramping. The control of the pedal is separated into two modes: Tap mode and Ramp mode. In Tap mode, the pedal’s phase rate can be controlled by a tap tempo or the speed knob. The Keeley Phaser is the first analog phaser to offer both tap tempo and speed knob options in one pedal. The tap tempo is capable of producing very slow speeds. The slowest phasing recorded to date is ten minutes, which appears to be the record for an analog phaser! When using ramp mode, the second footswitch becomes a way to change between fast and slow speeds that are set by knobs on the pedal. Users can switch between two speeds in an instant or have the pedal gradually go between speeds.

OTA style phasers are well known for their lush sound and shimmery characteristics. This six stage phaser delivers with great sound in any mode. High quality components are used in every part of the signal path.

Specifications:
6 stage OTA phasing circuit
Tap tempo
Extremely long phase times (with the tap)
Leslie style ramping
2 speeds (in Leslie mode)
9-volt battery or standard negative tip adapter
Backed by Keeley’s 5 year warranty

Again, we are shipping the first pre-orders of the Keeley Phaser on Monday, January 4, 2010. The current price is $249.00.
LINK: Keeley Electronics.

NEWS: ADA returns!

Those of us with a fondness for the, let’s just say, larger-haired corners of the rock guitar world will be excited to know that the long missing-in-action company ADA (Analog/Digital Associates) is on the way back after about a decade or so of inactivity.

ADA’s famous midi-controllable tube preamp, the MP-1, was used on a lot of recordings around the late 80s/early 90s, especially paired with the power section of a Marshall JCM800 or JCM 900 head. Notable MP-1 users included Steve Vai, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt, White Lion’s Vito Bratta, and Paul Gilbert. On the bass side, Primus’s Les Claypool used a modified MP-1, while Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey used the dedicated bass version, the MB-1. To this day, Gilbert uses a modified ADA flanger tweaked to create a whammy-like divebomb effect, and other notable flanger users include Pat Travers and Testament’s Alex Skolnick.


The new website is at www.adaamps.com and it shows the classic Final Phase and Flanger pedals, so we can assume these will be among the first products to be reissued. Could a reissued MP-1 be on the horizon?

A member of the ADA Depot forum posed some questions to ADA, and got this answer:

“Hello,

We’re in the storming and forming phase and usually send out a canned response, but your questions are intriguing and deserve an answer.

David Tarnowski, head engineer and inventor of all things A/DA, continues to be majority owner of A/DA and chief engineer of the new A/DA. He still owns all rights to the A/DA electronic designs and trademark. A group of us have convinced him that the time is right to come out of retirement and resurrect the A/DA legacy. We’re starting with stomp boxes, most notably the Flanger and Final Phase, which will be re-released in late 2008/2009. We’ll continue soon thereafter with other legacy effects such as Battman and the Seamoon line, as well as the Rocket Amp series. We’re currently working with suppliers to source original parts so that these releases can be as “original” as possible – we’ve gone over the designs and have decided that the original designs were best. We’re in the early stages, but are confident that we’ll have a full line of products to present at NAMM 2009.

Of particular interest to the ADAForum board would be our introduction of the all new MP3. Still on the drawing board, the digital potential is enormous and we’re still hashing out potential functionality prior to full design. As you well know, the fight starts trying to decide what goes into a future MPx and doesn’t stop until the prototype has been demo’d and agreed upon by all. As of now, there is no release date for the MP3.

We appreciate your interest and would ask that you help pass the word that the original A/DA is back!!

Cheers – the A/DA staff”