November 21, 2010

Phosphor Sneak Peak...

by Chris Randall

I will put up some far more sophisticated demos, movies, the usual shit here in a few days, but here's a little clip of the UI, and a very simple little sound clip.

Phosphor Test 1 by Chris Randall

In the audio example, there are two instances of Phosphor: one is playing the melody, and the other is doing bass chores. (Percussion is Axon, the "Dotted Rhythm" preset, and drums are Tattoo.)

As you've no doubt guessed from the screenshot and the audio demo, Phosphor is an additive polysynth. Rather than going whole hog like Chameleon5000, we went the other direction, and Phosphor is, for all intents and purposes, a clone of the alphaSyntauri in entirety. You see the little space invader switch next to the partials? Each section where it's appropriate there is one of those, and it puts that section (and only that section, be it envelope, partials, noise) in to alphaSyntauri mode, where it sonically reverts to a much earlier computer music era.

I'll explain more about this at the appropriate time, with audio and video examples, but suffice to say this is a fun little synth, and sounds like absolutely nothing else. Won't be too long.


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Nov.21.2010 @ 10:46 AM
sounds awesome!

Nov.21.2010 @ 10:52 AM
YES!!! thanks for not doing another "subtractive/virtual analog(ue)" - the world has enough of those. i've dug the sound and possibilities of additive back to the land of the kawai k5 - not as old as your alphaS, but i'm not as old as you, either (almost...). :-)

sounds great, chris (and adam, to squeak in one more parenthetical)!

Nov.21.2010 @ 11:00 AM
beauty pill

If boobs is with this, I'm with boobs.

- c

Nov.21.2010 @ 11:21 AM
Also: Retro switch on noise = pure win if it sounds anything like I'm picturing it.

I've always been a fan of more digital noise sources rather than white noise, from the S/H noise on Vember Audio's Surge to the Digital mode on Zebra 2's noise module.

Nov.21.2010 @ 11:31 AM
Chris Randall
It sounds _exactly_ like you think. When it's off, it's white noise. When it's on, it's shift register noise (which is exactly what you think it is, space invader noise) that is also modded by key position.


Nov.21.2010 @ 12:07 PM
Wade Alin

Nov.21.2010 @ 12:32 PM
Computer Controlled
Wow, i had forgotten all about the ol' alphaSyntauri. Good call on this one.

Nov.21.2010 @ 1:49 PM
Wow, this looks like a lot of fun! I love how individual your plugs are.

Nov.21.2010 @ 3:17 PM
Sounds interesting. I'm not sure whether I'd buy it though. At least not yet. But please release a 64 bit version. And than put your hands on EOS and make it 64 bit compliant as well.

Nov.21.2010 @ 5:55 PM
I'm with Chad.

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