The Rainger FX Flanger-X is a digital flanger, the latest in the companies ‘X’ series of mini-pedals. It does anything from a slight chorus through to a massive modulation, from ‘stationary’ flange tones to ultra-fast wobbles. And it also has a built-in huge rocket launch sound reproduction - to mix in to exaggerate the flanger into a colossal sweep - at some settings overwhelming the actual instrument sound itself!
The Flanger-X true-bypass, and digital - and features an analogue sound reproduction of a space rocket launch, as it burns through the atmosphere heading to space! This sound is envelope-controlled, or on all the time, or just in specific bursts whenever you press Igor. Add in the amount needed - maybe have it completely silent, or up full to really blast away the cobwebs…
The main controls are ‘Flange’ - for amount of the effect, ‘Rate’ - from stationary to weirdly fast, ‘Rocket’ - from nothing to full blast, ‘Vol’, and ‘FBK’ - for those twangy fast-repeat echo trails….
There’s an ‘Igor’ switch, changing it from speed ramp-up to momentary noise burst. The ‘Env’ switch changes the rocket sound from envelope-controlled to always-on.
There’s a ‘Peak’ LED - to show that the digital input is overloading; this does no damage at all, but happens when ‘rocket’ is on full - adding the final distorted intensity to the sound.