I've always been a fan of vintage Mu-Tron gear. The Mu-Tron III is one of the best envelope filters ever made, and we've featured the Mu-Tron Micro V on an episode of our envelope filter wars. While the company itself only existed for a short time, they have left a long lasting legacy. In keeping with their legendary line of effects, today we take a look at one of the deepest, thickest, phasers ever, the Mu-Tron Phasor.
I want to give a shout out to Noah from Warwick for hooking me up with this pedal. First, some history. The Mu-Tron Phasor has roots in the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase. The Mu-Tron Bi-Phase featured two independent phase circuits, waveform control, and also had tech from the old Uni-Vibe pedals. With the Bi-Phase, Mu-Tron threw in the kitchen sink, the Mu-Tron Phasor is actually a scaled down, simplified version of the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase while still maintaining it's unique engineering. They downsized the Phasor so that it only has two knobs, one for "Depth" and one for "Intensity." Set it, and forget it. Despite it's simplicity the magic is all in the tone, the Phasor has got that vintage analog warmth that speaks for itself. Once you plug in, you can see exactly why the Mu-Tron gear are so highly coveted.
Vintage Mu-Tron gear is no joke, the company has long been defunct since the 70's. A lot of companies have attempted to recreate and replicate their gear, but there's nothing like the original. And you know me, gotta keep it OG.