Audio Damage has released Phosphor 3, a major update to their software synth modeled on the alphaSyntauri, a vintage digital additive synth from the early 80s.
Version 3 updates the original’s feature set, with expanded modulation options, MPE support, TUN-file support for non-equal-tempered tuning and a new preset browser.
- Two Voices – Each voice has a wavetable oscillator with transposition and fine-tuning controls, a noise generator, level ADSR, delay line with filter, and level and pan controls.
- Additive Wavetable Oscillators – Each oscillator has 16, 32 or 64 partials with individual level sliders, preset buttons for common waveforms, and partial level randomisation.
- Noise Sources – White noise in regular operation or shift-register noise in vintage mode.
- ADSR x 2 – One level envelope for each voice with control over the duration and curvature of the Attack, Decay, and Release segments.
- Vintage Modes – Introduces digital artefacts and distortion. Can be engaged individually for each oscillator and noise source.
- LFO x 2 – Optionally host tempo-synced Low-Frequency-Oscillators with Sine, Triangle, Rectangle and Random shapes. Skew sliders affect waveforms differently in different modes. Can be used on per-note basis or globally.
- Modulation Panel – Quick modulation assignment via modal panel
- Dual Delay – One optionally host-tempo synced delay effect for each voice with feedback filter. Each voice’s delay can crossfeed into the other.
- TUN File Support – Load TUN-files for non-traditional/microtonal tunings.
- Cross Modulation – The voices’ oscillators can modulate each other’s frequencies, akin to the NED Synclavier. Voices can be muted and used only exclusively as modulators, too.
- Voice Modes – Poly mode, as well as mono mode without retrigger and retrigger mode. Variable portamento in mono and retrigger mode.
- T-Rand modulation – Modulation source generating a bipolar random value every time a note is played.
- Software Keyboard – Particularly useful on touch interfaces. Note velocity is determined by Y position.
- MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) – Full MPE support with variable parameter smoothing for aftertouch.
- Factory Presets – Phosphor 3 comes with a collection of factory content, including Designer Presets from Red Means Recording and Ken Flux Pierce.
- New Preset browser – Quick and easy preset import, export and organisation. Supports import and export of zip archives, preset copy and paste, and arrangement of user presets in folders.
- Cross-Platform Preset Format – Fully cross-platform XML-based preset-format. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell.
- Fully Resizable Hi-Dpi/Retina GUI – Phosphor 3’s vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic, and displays the same on every system and resolution. Easily resize the UI (per instance) to match your visual needs, from postage stamp to poster-sized.
Pricing and Availability
Phosphor 3 is available now for $59 USD.