Unlock whole universes of sonic bliss with Spaceman Effects’ Aurora Analog Flanger

Spaceman Aurora
(Image credit: Spaceman Effects)

Spaceman Effects has unveiled the Aurora Analog Flanger, a BBD flanger pedal offering a variety of flange, vibrato, lush chorus, phase and filtery spatial effects via custom waveform animation.

The Aurora boasts a five-mode modulation bus with two LFOs, two tape emulations and a static comb filter.

The LFO 1 mode produces a triangle waveshape ideal for a traditional flanger effect at lower speeds and lush chorus and phasing sounds at moderate speeds, while the LFO 2 mode offers discrete control over the rise and fall times, allowing users to craft ramp up, triangle and ramp down waveforms. 

Tapping the TRIG footswitch resets the LFO to the bottom, and holding the TRIG switch holds the LFO low.

Spaceman Aurora

(Image credit: Spaceman Effects)

The TAPE modes, meanwhile, offer the ability to mimic the tape deck manipulation of early flange effects. Holding the TRIG footswitch down begins the upward sweep, and releasing the TRIG footswitch begins the downward sweep. The REGEN, WIDTH and MIX controls further tailor the effect.

Finally, COMB mode freezes the modulation, and uses the RATE and RANGE controls to set two different static delay times that can be switched by using the TRIG footswitch.

The Aurora is hand-wired and features true-bypass relay switching with soft-touch footswitches. The pedal is available for $319 in silver, blue and red colorways.

For more information or to pick one up, head to Spaceman Effects (opens in new tab).

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.