Funk has grown as a genre since its birth. Aspects of it changed over time both in quality and general sound of the instruments. Most aspects found ways to be progressed, although the classics still have a way of pulling you back in with hits like “Le Freak” by Chic or “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown. One of the main components of Funk that musicians love is the Flanger.
Flangers have been shaping guitars since the ’70s. It has built a reputation as a guitar/bass effect and occasionally vocals. Now with the customization that comes with the Antresol, you can get a classic warm flanger sound on any track. D16 Group once again delivered a great plugin that delivers alongside others in their fantastic lineup like Toraverb and the Devastor 2
How We Reviewed Antresol
For our key features list, we focused on the main points that D16 Group pointed out as well as looking at what other users had to say. There are some great aspects to look at when thinking about the Antresol.
Originally any flanger was used on a guitar or sometimes a keyboard. Now with the Antresols new take on the flanger, you can create some funky sounds that blend with any instrument. You could take this to give a vocal a new effect or throw it on the bass to give it more bounce. Either way the Antresol is perfect for creating sounds from the subtle to the extreme.
Independent Parameters – The Antresol has the option of running either mono or stereo. In stereo mode, you can control independent parameters for each channel such as feedback.
BBD – BBD is an analog device originally used on classic delays. It was a small circuit that would go inside another circuit that delayed the signal. The whole idea within the Antresol is that they have the effect and sound of analog delays without any issues that came with it. If you are interested in learning more about BBD’s, Roland has a very informative article about it.
Mistress Mode – When in Mistress mode, the entire plugin works the same as the classic flanger from the ’70s. This gets you vintage sounds of classic funk and blues bands.
Presets – Never worry about running out of creativity with the hundreds of presets available for the Antresol. Flangers have been used to make so many different styles since their original use and with these presets, you can take short cute to any style and function.
All major DAWs should work with no issue in regards to this plugin. I don’t think there is one that would stand out from the others stylistically either.
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
8 GB recommended
|4 GB RAM|
8 GB recommended
|Operating System||10.7 – 10.14||Windows 7, 8, or 10|
This plugin comes to you digitally.
If you compare this to other flangers and effects, this is actually a cheap price. There are flanger FX pedals that cannot do near the same amount and are costing more than double of the Antresol.
Bonus & Extras
D16 Group has a long list of artists who not only endorse their plugins but use them regularly. Artists such as David Guetta and Zardonic love their plugins and recommend them to anyone looking for a quality sound.
Time to Get Funky
The flanger is one of the staples of Funk. There is no denying that the genre wouldn’t be the same without it. Everyone should take the time to listen to some classic funk playlists and try to hear where the flanger comes in in almost every song. It’s a fun pass time and a great way to relax.
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