Audio Damage, who we have featured on our Friday Free Plug-in slot, has released upgrades of their Replicant and Phosphor plug-ins and made them available to Pro Tools users by including AAX versions.
Replicant, gets a complete makeover for its 10th birthday, with a new vector-based resizable GUI, AAX and VST3 versions with an iOS AUv3 coming soon. Other new features in Replicant 2 include a new effect, Stutter, which further subdivides the loops. From a simple delay or panning effect, on up to massive random beat mangling, stuttering buffers and filter drops are designed to be easy to program, and the randomization features can give it a mind of its own.
Replicant 2 Features
- Tempo-based delay and looping effects, from 1/128th note to an entire measure.
- Stutter adds further subdivisions, down to a 1/16384th note (otherwise known as a "tone".)
- Seven independant randomization controls, for subtle changes or extreme aleatoric madness, including a global randomize button.
- A "Hold" feature, to store a random sequence you like.
- Resonant low-pass and high-pass filters that change over time.
- Pan position that changes over time.
- Two separate direction modes, for entire events or individual repeats, with randomization.
- MIDI Note or front panel triggering of loop events for live playing of effects.
- Price: $49
- Upgrade Fee: $10
Audio Damage has also released Phosphor 2, which they tell us is a complete reworking of their alphaSyntauri clone, a vintage digital additive synth from the early 80s. The original alphaSyntauri required an Apple //e to operate, but with this clone, you can have this classic digital synth in your DAW.
Featuring two additive oscillators (with the original 16 partial complement of the alphaSyntauri, or optionally with 32 or 64 partials), each with its own amp envelope, Phosphor's topology closely follows the alphaSyntauri, while adding modern features such as full velocity control, a much more extensive modulation routing system, tempo synced LFOs, a pair of delays, and two monophonic modes. The noise and oscillators are able to work in the original alphaSyntauri "low-resolution" modes, or can be run in the modern high-resolution modes. Phosphor is designed to accurately model the original sounds of the alphaSyntauri, yet still, provide new paths for sonic exploration.
Phosphor 2 has adds completely redesigned oscillators, a new user interface, and AAX and VST3 versions, with iOS standalone and AUv3 versions coming soon.
Phosphor 2 Features
- Two complete oscillator/envelope sections modelled on the original topology of the alphaSyntauri.
- Each set of partials can run in "lo-fi" mode, emulating the gritty digital voicing of original, or in a modern mode for alias-free sines.
- The noise can be either "lo-fi" digital shift-register noise per the original or modern white noise.
- Two complete delay sections with LP/HP filtering and cross-feedback.
- Two tempo-syncable LFOs with multiple modulation destinations.
- A large complement of presets included that show off the extensive sound generating capabilities of Phosphor, including some famous alphaSyntauri presets directly ported from the original.
- Price: $59
- Upgrade Fee: $10