Two years in the making ! David Tarnowski the original A/DA owner and designer has brought back his original Flanger !
Mr. Modulation is BACK !
ADA Flanger is a second generation electronic flanger capable of
producing a broad range of sound colorations, dramatically enhancing
the effect of any amplified musical instrument, voice or percussive
The term “flanging” refers to the
technique of manually varying the speed of two tape recorders
independently with the same program material, while mixing down in
recording studios. The ADA Flanger electronically simulates varying
speed in real time, during the performance.
capabilities of the ADA Flanger are numerous and astounding. Effects
such as rotating speakers, chilling vibrato, “jet” sounds, resonance
modification, intensified studio flanging and incredible filter
matrices, to name a few, suggest that experimentation will certainly
find the sound you have been looking for.
identical signals separated by a short time delay are added together,
reinforcements (peaks) and cancellations (notches) occur in the output
level. The positions of the peaks and notches are mathematically
related to the time delay as can be seen in the graph opposite. The
example shows the “comb filter” that occurs at the output of the ADA
Flanger at 1 msec time delay. If a 500 Hz signal is introduced into the
Flanger at 1 msec delay, it will not be heard at the output. However a
1000 Hz signal will be reinforced, thus heard at the output. By
changing the time delay, we move the position of the peaks and notches
up or down the audio frequency spectrum creating flanging effects.
The 2009 Reissue A/DA Flanger is designed by the original designer of
the late 1970s A/DA Flangers using very similar parts. The differences
between your Reissue Flanger and the original A/DA Flangers are:
1. The Reissue has True Bypass and the originals did not.
2. The Reissue still uses Panasonic (Matsushita) bucket brigade devices
for the analog delay. They are known for their warm, rich analog sound.
The original A/DA Flangers used only the Panasonic MN3010, while the
reissue can also use the MN3004, MN3210 or the MN3204 to achieve the
exact original A/DA sound. *2014 - almost out of these old chips, may start using new chips. We still have some in stock with the old chips, get them while you can.
3. The Reissue does NOT use bucket brigade devices made by other
manufacturers which have recently become available due to their
inferiority and the fact that they cannot (in single delay path
configuration) achieve the ‘over-the-top sound of the infamous A/DA
Flangers. A/DA will watch and test the parts made by other manufacturers
as they become available in different configurations, and will only use
them if they meet or exceed the original Panasonic specifications and
are suitable for the designs.
4. Otherwise, the signal path for the Reissue is exactly the same as the Original Flangers made in 1979.
5. The printed circuit board (PCB) has a different layout, but is all
through-hole design, using full-size carbon film resistors and
precision polyester film capacitors.
These have an 18VDC power adaptor, for use in USA, Canada, etc.
You can use a Pedalpower2 etc to run it, or other 18V DC adaptors.
Size 6.75" wide x 5.75" deep x 3" tall
They're BACK !
Expression pedal info
The expression control jack is not normal. A/DA will be making an expression pedal. But until then you can use a Boss EV5, just reverse the red and white wires inside the EV5 pedal. This reverses the tip and ring connection which will work with any normal expression pedal.