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.