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Do you want to adjust the phase shift of your audio? A phase shifting analog hardware such as the analog W234 hardware is an excellent way to do this. But what if you do not have the room for the device, or want to make the same adjustments on your computer.
Is there a digital replacement for such a purpose. Of course there is, and it is called MAAT RSPhaseShifter.
This is not a standalone application, but a plugin which you can use in your digital audio workstation (DAW). We like this as it allows you to work in our sound editor program without having to switch to another application. And the best part about this? The plugin has a user friendly interface, which is quite compact in terms of the screen space.
The interface of MAAT RSPhaseShifter is based on the original W234 hardware, and has similar controls with dials. We will explain how the controls work. There are 3 dials in the window, on the right side of the interface.
The top most dial, is for changing the gain, aka the decibel level values of your audio. You can choose a gain in the range of -5dB to + 5dB.in the program. The dials in RSPhaseShifter can be adjusted using your mouse, by clicking on the dial and moving the cursor towards the gain value indicator, you want to change it to. It is kind of like using an actual analog hardware on a digital scale. The gain option allows you to compensate for the level jumps in your songs, which may occur due to the phase shifting.
The second dial in MAAT RSPhaseShifter, is for controlling the phase, and makes it possible for continous phase shifting, which by default is offers a range from 15 degrees to 180 degrees,. You can also shift the range from 180 to 360°, by using the button under the dial.
The phase control button works similarly, and offers you continous phase shift from 15° to 180°. There is a switch under the phase control dial, and has three positions to indicate the phase range. When the switch is in the middle, it indicates that the phase shift is in bypass mode or 0 degrees.
A phase range from +180 to 0 degrees is indicated by a top facing switch, while the opposite indicates a range in 0 to -180°. You can use the switch to change the the phase range from +195° to 360°. If you are wondering why the phase values between 0-15° is not available in RSPhaseShifter, it is because of the limitations in the filter topology.
MAAT RSPhaseShifter’s third dial, is the for adjusting the frequency of your audio. This dial moves clockwise, using which you change the value in ascending order. It has a total of 13 frequencies to choose from in an ELMA style control, which complies with the 2/3 octave ISO. You can set a frequency from these values: 16, 25, 40, 63, 100, 160, 250, 400, 630, 1000, 1600, 2500Hz and 4kHz. For continous control, i.e. skipping the step based change, simply hold the shift key down and adjust the dial like you would wind an analog clock.
There is a single button on the left side of the RSPhaseShifter interface, and this is called the DELTA switch, represented by the Greek letter δ.This option, when enabled allows more control over the audio whose frequency and phase shift, which you are adjusting. The purpose ofthe Delta mode, is to allow you to listen to the changed and unchanged audio, so you can make the adjustments as per your requirement. This works with Stero audio instances, and not for Mono.
When you have enabled the Delta switch, you can also optionally enable the mirror mode in the program. This adds another 3 dials, to the left edge of the MAAT RSPhaseShifter’s window. These are the same as the gain, phase shift and frequency dials, which we explained above.
Now, you can use the dials on the left side for adjusting the left channel’s audio parameters, and the right side for the right channel. These options are especially useful in environments where multiple audio sources are used for recording your audio, like two different guitars, or two microphones. If for some reason, you want to switch the channels, you can use the Flip button to swap the left and right audio, or back again.
You can use the toolbar on the bottom of the MAAT RSPhaseShifter interface, for playing your audio or pausing it directly. The waveform option when enabled, displays a visualization of the audio like a soundwave, and has a timeline bar to indicate the current time stamp of the audio. You can enable or disable effect bypass using the third button on the toolbar. The gear icon is for accessing the settings menu of MAAT RSPhaseShifter.
It allows you to revert to the default settings, and for adding and dleting presets. You may find the playback loop option of great use, for repeating a part of the audio over and over, to observe the changes which you have made.
The apply button which can be found next to the toolbar, is used to save the adjustments which you edited using RSPhaseShifter, while the button next to it, can be used to close the plugin’s GUI, when you are done editing the phase shift.
MAAT RSPhaseShifter will install its plugins on your computer in 4 formats: AU, AAX, VST2 and VST3. The plugins are available in both 32-bit and 64-bit compatible formats, so you can use whichever form is supported by your DAW. You can use the plugin to work with audio which has sample rates from 44.1 kHz to 384 kHz. You can use it to work with any DAW of your choice, as long as your program supports one of the plugin formats, usually VST. We found the PhaseShifter plugin to work well even with multiple plugins installed on our sound editor.
The MAAT RSPhaseShifter trial version can be used for two weeks for free, before you decide to buy the premium version of the plugin.