Building phaser audio effects in Gen

Membership plan: Going Deeper | Topics: Sound Design

Course overview

In this workshop, you will explore tools and techniques to create phaser audio effect devices in Gen via Max. Explore all pass filters, feedback loops, signal routing and LFOs via a series of exercises. Gen provides highly optimised audio processes that matches C++ and is the ideal technology for improving complex Max patches and optimising CPU.

What you'll learn

  • Identify key Gen objects for audio phasor effects devices
  • Identify key Gen objects for audio phasor effects devices
  • Build all pass filter devices with feedback networks
  • Configure Gen parameters and properties
  • Add LFO networks for filter modulation

Who is this course for?

  • This workshop aims to enrich your musical output via the application of a self-made audio effects and novel sound design techniques.

Course content

  • Building Phaser Audio FX in Gen
  • Lesson 1
  • Lesson 2
  • Lesson 3
  • Lesson 4
  • Lesson 5
  • Lesson 6
  • Lesson 7
  • Lesson 8


  • A computer and internet connection
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)

Course schedule

Meet your instructor

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. He is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function. He has released the Max for Live device synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.

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