Audio Damage has announced Phosphor 2 which they tell us is a complete reworking of their alphaSyntauri clone, a vintage digital additive synth from the early 80s. Phosphor 2 has completely redesigned oscillators, a new user interface, and AAX and VST3 versions, with iOS standalone and AUv3 versions coming soon.
The original alphaSyntauri required an Apple //e to operate, but with this clone, you can have this classic digital synth in your digital audio workstation of your choice.
Phosphor 2 has 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, designed to mirror the alphaSyntauri, while adding more contemporary 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 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