New Software Synth Inspired By Vintage Video Logos

phonec2_medPsychic Modulation has released Phonec 2 – the latest version of a synth that was inspired by ‘the mystique of video logos you hear at the beginning of worn out VHS tapes’.

Phonec 2 is capable of producing a wide range of sounds, such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

It’s available for both Mac & Windows. 

Phonec 2 Audio Demos:


  • Dual Oscillators that can be combined in unique ways
    Various oscillator combinations: Mix, Sync, Ring, X-wave, logic
  • Sub Oscillator for beefing up the low end
  • Analog-style oscillator drifting
  • 2-stage lowpass filter plus 1-pole highpass
  • Melt: A unique feature that adds instant character to any patch
  • Arpeggiator (synced to host)
  • Modulation Sequencer
  • 3 LFOs (2 monophonic, 1 polyphonic)
  • HFO (High Frequency Oscillator)
  • Various modulation types: AM, PM, FM, Filter FM
  • 2 Modulation Envelopes
  • Aftertouch control of several parameters
  • Echoshifter: Pitchshifting Dub Delay Unit
  • External Audio Processing
  • MIDI Learn and automation of any parameter
  • Patch Randomization
  • Double Click Parameter Reset
  • Intuitive patch managment system
  • Default bank of 128 patches

Phonec 2 is available via the Psychic Modulation site for US $59.

15 thoughts on “New Software Synth Inspired By Vintage Video Logos

  1. I want to buy this.. I love the way it sounds, I’m using reason… Kind a bummer, but if there is an RE rack extension port I want it. Great very smooth sound on this plug in!

    1. When it’s offered as an opt-in vs. something you have to put up with, it’s a feature. But yea, I get your “drift”.


      I would buy an iPad version without second thought. Strongly considering the PC version right now. What an awesome synth 🙂

  2. Just bought this for the pitch shifter delay, sounds amazing. It’s certainly got its own sound that seems darker and softer, but very organic and alive.

    Much recommend, very happiness!

  3. Have had this for about 5 years. It has a heavy Boards of Canada influence, especially in the pre-programmed chord structures. I demoed the new one and it is of slightly higher quality than the original.

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