Fix Flanger and Doubler
TEC Award nominee (TEC Award Nominiee)
Gearslutz Gold (Gearslutz)

From the mind of legendary audio equipment designer Paul Wolff comes the new Fix Flanger and Fix Doubler. They take the legacy and sound of classic flanging and vocal doubling of the 1960s, but with all the benefits of the digital world.

In 1979, Paul Wolff formalized a vision which was turned into an exclusive limited edition hardware, that became loved among musicians and sound engineers. In 2015, the Fix Flanger and Doubler is the reincarnation of this vision—a plug-in package that handles hands-on flanging with unique stereo widening methods, as well as vocal doubling with lush chorus and rich textures.

Both units are very smooth and creamy. Fix Flanger is the first in-the box-flanger that sounds like real old school flanging with a new school twist. And the Fix Doubler adds a wonderful sonic quality and depth.

Ross Hogarth, Multi-Grammy Award winning producer, mixer and engineer for Van Halen, Keb 'Mo' R.E.M. and Ziggy Marley.

Classic flanging re-imagined
The Fix Flanger is versatility personified—this flanger is capable of both classic guitar pedal style flanging with a automatically swept flange as well as direct interaction in the manual mode. A VSO mode features unprecedented hands-on control with emulated servo motor bounce and true cross zero flanging, just like a tape machine. Added features such as tap tempo sweep, unique stereo widening methods and selectable delay polarity makes the Fix Flanger the swiss army knife of flangers.

The Fix Flanger just sounds right. It's not artificial or cold, it's full and inviting. The Fix Doubler has a magic way of making stuff bigger, especially in the stereo field, in a way nothing else does.

Reid Shippen, Seven times Grammy Award winner. Reid has mixed, engineered, and/or produced music for Death Cab for Cutie, Shania Twain and Jonas Brothers.

Doubling made simple
The Fix Doubler delivers texture and extraordinary richness to vocals and polyphonic instruments. The algorithms of the Fix Flanger, combined with a streamlined interface and Paul Wolff's unique Auto Double algorithm, makes it easier than ever to get lush chorus and rich layers to your vocal track. With Auto Double, you can get smooth doubling without flanging at delays as low as 3 ms, which no one has ever been able to do before.

In short

  • Fix Flanger delivers the sound of classic flanging, with extreme control and flexibility.
  • Unprecedented hands-on VSO flange control, with servo motor bounce emulation.
  • Fix Doubler provides lush chorus and rich textures to your vocals.
  • "Auto Double" uses a unique method of accurate phase-cancellation to make a natural sounding doubler effect.
  • No USB iLok key required.
  • Introductory price USD 110/EUR 85 (excluding sales tax) until November 27, 2015. After this, the normal price will be USD 149/EUR 114 (excluding sales tax).

Fix Flanger and Doubler Sound Examples

Sound examples made from built-in presets. Starts with the dry (unprocessed) sound, with the effect being engaged after around 10 seconds.

Fix Flanger and Doubler Sound ExamplesSound examples made from built-in presets. Starts with the dry (unprocessed) sound, with the effect being engaged after around 10 seconds.
Fix Flanger and Doubler Overview
Mixing synths and keys with Volume 1
Getting acoustic guitars in place
History of the Fix Flanger and Doubler
TEC Award nominee (TEC Award Nominiee)

TEC Award nominee
www.tecawards.org

Gearslutz Gold (Gearslutz)

Gearslutz Gold
www.gearslutz.com​/board​/reviews​/1049416-softube-fix-audio-doubler-flanger.html

Quotes

Click to show Ross Hogarth

Both units are very smooth and creamy. Fix Flanger is the first in-the box-flanger that sounds like real old school flanging with a new school twist. And the Fix Doubler adds a wonderful sonic quality and depth.

Ross Hogarth, Multi-Grammy Award winning producer, mixer and engineer for Van Halen, Keb 'Mo' R.E.M. and Ziggy Marley.

Click to show Reid Shippen

The Fix Flanger just sounds right. It's not artificial or cold, it's full and inviting. The Fix Doubler has a magic way of making stuff bigger, especially in the stereo field, in a way nothing else does.

Reid Shippen, Seven times Grammy Award winner. Reid has mixed, engineered, and/or produced music for Death Cab for Cutie, Shania Twain and Jonas Brothers.

Click to show Joe Chiccarelli

The Fix Flanger captures all the best characters of tape- and digital hardware flanging. The Regenerate feature is dynamic but always controllable and the VSO features makes it truly unique. This makes it the perfect tool for drum flanging effects.

Joe Chiccarelli, Mixer/Engineer/Producer for Beck, U2, The Strokes, Elton John, etc.

Click to show Bob Dawson

Like Paul's other stuff, it just works great right out of the box. I used the Fix Flanger on a pedal steel and I used the Doubler on a background vocal and it all worked great. Really smooth and realistic.

Bob Dawson, Twice Grammy Award winner and multiple times Grammy nominee.

Click to show Rafa Sardina

Fix Flanger and Doubler are the most analog sounding flanging plug-ins I've ever tried. I own several of the classic units, but having the extra control as a digital plug-in has made me an addict.

Rafa Sardina, Twelve times Grammy and Latin Grammy winning (49 nominations!) producer/mixer/engineer for Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and countless others.

Click to show Patrik Berger

This plug-in is alive! After trying tons of vintage equipment and pedals for the right flanger sound, this is what I've been looking for.

Patrik Berger, Composer, producer and musician (Santigold, Charli XCX, Robyn, Lana Del Rey, Miike Snow).

Click to show Ron Harris

INCREDIBLE Plugins! Elegant, Simple and AMAZING! So far used it on 6 mixes and the Doubler ALWAYS made the cut! Needed this years ago...

Ron Harris, Producer (Christina Aguilera)

Click to show Greg Wells in the studio

The Fix Doubler sounds like the singer cloned themselves and is singing along with the original vocal. It uses techniques that are unique and the sound is so musical. Paul Wolff and Softube have truly come up with a brilliant new plugin.

Greg Wells, Producer and songwriter for Katy Perry, Weezer, Adele, Timbaland, Mika, OneRepublic, Pink, The Deftones, Rufus Wainwright, etc.

Click to show Jon Castelli

The only software flanger worth using.

Jon Castelli, Mix engineer for Cam, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.

This sounds the most analog of any plug-in flanger I've ever used.

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