Plugin Boutique are offering a deal on Phoscyon 2 by D16 Group for a limited time, now only £59.95 / $72.61, (usually £99.00 / $119.90). There are deals on other D16 Group plugins too. The offers end November 5th.
The definitive 303 emulation with a super-convenient sequencer to immediately get your creative juices flowing.
Emulation of the legendary 303 “silver box” has been taken to entirely new heights. D16 have taken their critically acclaimed and successful Phoscyon 1 and completely re-designed the signal path. Now, they’ve achieved an unprecedented level of emulation accuracy, resulting in this new incarnation of the plugin.
Sometimes, you might wonder why your 303 unit doesn’t have as low a cutoff as you can hear on one of your favorite tracks…
Diehard 303 fans know every 303 has a distinctive character, and now you can replicate that using Phoscyon 2’s Calibration Parameters. Not only do you have easy access to the familiar synthesis knobs, but you also get a backstage pass to the inner workings of the synth; D16 have included the service trim pots, originally designed for calibration, and some tweaks even owners of original the silver box couldn’t have dreamt of.
In short, it’s a gateway to an entirely new dimension of control and musical expression…
Besides the parameters you can find on the original 303, there are also a bunch of knobs that most of you know and love from popular mods and circuit bends within the 303 community.
You won’t find this in even the most twisted 303 modifications out there… vibrato effect. Used only by a handful of 303 artists in their work, and achieved in a unique way. The original trick uses a two-note tremolo which is smoothed by note sliding, resulting in a distinctive 303-style vibrato. Phoscyon 2 replicates this process in a more intuitive fashion so you can achieve the sound with just two knobs.
The vibrato effect relies on two alternating notes rather than an oscillator, so the two-note spread decides vibrato range and the note duration dictates the speed.
Every good 303 sound has a well-suited effects chain and, with Phoscyon 2, you can find a whole bunch of algorithms with acidic squeaks in mind.
Distortion is the most important effect in the chain. D16’s implementation contains a selection of 19 distinctive-sounding models, based on famous hardware units that are notorious with the most recognizable 303 artists.
You can shuffle effect order with ease to get extra flavors and make great-sounding riffs out-of-the-box.
- Algorithmic reverb with independent settings for both early and late reflections
- 4-band parametric EQ
- Delay with tempo sync option and in-loop multi-mode filter
- Chorus with two delay lines
- Limiter with compression characteristics: controllable knee, ratio, threshold and envelope
An entirely re-designed sequencer / arpeggiator makes the plug-in even more appealing. Edit patterns with ease and convenience, play them live in a loop and switch between them in whatever way you find most convenient – using a mouse, a MIDI controller or DAW MIDI notes to express your musical ideas.
Some hardcore 303 fans have learned to love the limitations of the original sequencer and now consider them part of their workflow. Others prefer a more modern approach to sequence editing.
To meet the needs of both types of people, Phoscyon 2 features two different modes to control the sequencer.
A new randomiser feature has been seamlessly integrated into the internal sequencer, allowing you to switch easily back and forth between randomizing a sequence and editing it.
You can decide which notes and step attributes are randomized with real-time density control for generated sequences.
Give life to your patterns by influencing Accent, Slide or Vibrato while playing.
Once you’ve got the perfect pattern, you can seamlessly import it into your favorite DAW by simply drag-and-dropping it.
Use a pattern trigger mode that suits you: MIDI notes, MIDI CC or GUI.
It’s not a typical, boring styled arpeggiator with few travel modes that generate the obvious note runs that are completely unpredictable while playing.
You get an advanced tool where you can prepare a “template” of your riff that’s a basis for more production-predictable sequences as the result.
- Substantial Factory Content – over 800 presets and patterns out-of-the-box.
- Re-Sizable GUI – Several UI size options offer the perfect fit in your DAW screen and optimum workflow.
- MIDI Learn – MIDI Learn helps link almost any visible control to your MIDI controller, so you can let your creativity loose in the moment.
Phoscyon 2 is available to PC and Mac users (VST2, VST3, AU and AAX).
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