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Psychic Modulation updates Phonec synth plugin to v1.4

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Psychic Modulation Phonec

Psychic Modulation has released version 1.4 of its Phonec synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Phonec is best described as an ‘analog flux synthesizer’. Inspired by the mystique of video logo synth scores from worn out VHS tapes, Phonec was primarily designed with character in mind.

However Phonec is capable of producing a wide range of sounds such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

Changes in Phonec v1.4

  • Overall sound improvements.
  • New Pulse Width oscillator modes.
  • Added new switch for retriggering the oscillator phase on each note; produces a much more solid sound; excellent for outrun style basslines.
  • New LFO & envelope targets: Filter attack/decay & pulse width.
  • Added invert switches to mod envelopes.
  • Sub Oscillator can now switch to square wave; produces a much fatter sound than sine.

Phonec for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $39 USD.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Phonec

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AfroDJMac releases VHS Rack & Double P Keys for Ableton Live

AfroDJMac has launched VHS Rack and Double P Keys, two new titles in the series of free Ableton Live packs.

This Ableton audio effect rack will give you control over the pitch inconsistencies, chorusing, saturation, and compression that are characteristic of VCR tapes. You can dial in the effect to be subtle, or go all out and make your music sound like it’s practically broken. It can be used on a track by track basis or on the master channel.

Double P Keys is a multi-layered synthesizer rack.

AfroDJMac Double P Keys

This instrument rack contains five chains of synthesizers stacked on top of each other. 3 of the sounds are designed to add ambience and texture to the sound, while 2 of them produce the musical, harmonic material that allow you to play notes and write melodies. You can mix in the level of “Double P Noise” and each synth. The instrument also has control over the filters of each of the two musical synths.

The first musical synth can be morphed from a pluck type sound to a more rounded pad sound. The second synth makes use of the filter envelop to give movement and character to the sound. All 5 layers of this sound are created from the same sample, just different sections of it. I won’t say exactly what it is, but I’m sure if you give it a listen, it will be a familiar sound.

Both libraries are available to download from AfroDJMac at no charge.

More information: AfroDJMac

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Propellerhead intros Video Tutorial on the Audiomatic Retro Transformer Rack Extension

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Propellerhead has released a new Micro Tutorial on Audiomatic, the effect device that was designed mainly with focus on spicing up dull mixes.

The Propellerhead Rack Extension comes free with the Reason 7 update: Audiomatic Retro Transformer is a psycho-acoustic future retro effect, inspired by the photo apps in your phone.

Add Audiomatic to any instrument, channel or group — or the whole mix — and select one of the 16 snapshots: VHS, vinyl, gadget or even mp3, to instantly sprinkle audio magic over your tracks.

Audiomatic is included free in Reason version 7 but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase.

More information: Propellerhead / Audiomatic

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Psychic Modulation updates Phonec to v1.3

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Psychic Modulation Phonec

Psychic Modulation has released version 1.3 of the Phonec synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

Phonec is best described as an ‘analog flux synthesizer’. Inspired by the mystique of video logo synth scores from worn out VHS tapes, Phonec was primarily designed with character in mind. However Phonec is capable of producing a wide range of sounds such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

Changes in Phonec v1.3

  • GUI update: aesthetic improvements as well as various fixes.
  • Improved sliders, now easier to control.
  • Fixed sequencer random mode not working.
  • Fixed volume changes when switching Melt modes.
  • Fixed problem with panning envelope.
  • Fixed various legato/portamento related arp issues.
  • Noise level can now go higher.
  • HFO velocity was inverted, now fixed.
  • Added two new switches to seq; for adding an octave to pitch seq, and inverting filter/amp seq.
  • Changed LFO3 target list, ‘Melt’ and ‘Echo Tune’ were not compatible with a polyphonic LFO, caused cpu spikes; added ‘Sub Pitch’.
  • Improved presets.
  • Includes a separate ‘effect’ version so Cubase users can utilize audio input routing.

Phonec for Windows (VST) costs $39 USD.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Phonec

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HISS and a ROAR releases free Xmas Present

HISSandaROAR Xmas Present

HISS and a ROAR has released a free 247MB package of 24 bit 96kHz stereo sounds.

First is a brand new but redundant VHS video deck someone gave me which I promptly pulled to pieces and tortured, then are some little wind up toys that I recorded sitting on top of an old 16mm film canister. Third is a strange little prop: an antique herb grinder that I bought in a junk store, which has a great squeak that can be performed at various speeds. Fourth are some sounds I made on my modular synth – analogue synthesis is one form of religion I subscribe to – watch your bass bins is all I can say! Fifth is a green watering can – the kind of practical Xmas present you might like, but as it is metal and very resonant I managed to extract some unique sounds from it when it contained a little bit of water & I could bend the pitch of the resonance. And lastly are some very strange glass squeaks!

The sample pack is a free download for HISS and a ROAR subscribers (subscription free).

More information: HISS and a ROAR

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Psychic Modulation Phonec synth plugin updated to v1.1

Psychic Modulation Phonec

Psychic Modulation has updated its Phonec software synthesizer for Windows to version 1.1.

Phonec is best described as an ‘analog flux synthesizer’. Inspired by the mystique of video logo synth scores from worn out VHS tapes, Phonec was primarily designed with character in mind.

However Phonec is capable of producing a wide range of sounds such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

Changes in Phonic v1.1

  • Pitchwheel now works properly.
  • New LFO targets: Osc 1&2 Level, Sub, Noise, and Echoshifter Detune.
  • Added Phase controls to LFOs (Phase acts as glide with Random; acts as pulsewidth with Pulse).
  • Added previous/next buttons to patch display for ease of use.
  • Added 2x switch to filter: switches to 2-stage, 4-pole, 24db filter.
  • Melt hidden panel now ignores patch change.
  • Various minor GUI fixes.

Phonec is available to purchase as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows, priced at $39 USD.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Phonec

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Phonec analog flux synthesizer by Psychic Modulation out now

Psychic Modulation has announced the release of Phonec, a virtual synthesizer instrument that is best described as an ‘analog flux synthesizer’.

Inspired by the mystique of video logo synth scores from worn out VHS tapes, Phonec was primarily designed with character in mind.

However Phonec is capable of producing a wide range of sounds such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.

Psychic Modulation Phonec
Phonec has an intuitive GUI that attempts to strike a balance between form and function, making it a very usable tool that can be a real inspiration to work with. Apart from it’s unique character and smooth workflow, Phonec has several interesting features that set it apart from the crowd.

Phonec features

  • Dual oscillators that can be combined in various ways.
  • Analog style oscillator drifting.
  • A unique Melt feature that adds instant character to any patch.
  • Arpeggiator.
  • Accent Sequencer.
  • 3 LFOs (2 monophonic, 1 polyphonic).
  • HFO (High Frequency Oscillator).
  • 2 Modulation Envelopes.
  • Echoshifter Delay Unit.
  • Universal Value Display.
  • Double Click Parameter Reset.
  • 128 presets.

Phonec for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $34 USD.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Phonec

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Psychic Modulation intros Phonec synth plugin – VHS tape inspired sounds

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Psychic Modulation has announced Phonec, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Psychic Moduation Phonec
Phonec is an analog synth with lots of character and plenty of unusual features.

Phonec is an analog synth with a particular sound in mind. I got the inspiration from watching old 1980s VHS logos. You know the ones that flash across the screen before a movie. Alot of these had short analogue synth scores, but the fact that most of these were on VHS tape, which if watched today would be a very worn out VHS tape, gave that unstable synth sound an even more bizarre character. In fact I love this sound, and it’s the main inspiration behind the initial concept of Phonec.

However, during development, this concept grew into much more than trying to recreate strange nostalgic sounds from my childhood, it became a really usable synth. Very programmable, with some interesting features uncommon in alot of VAs.

Phonic is scheduled for release mid-August, 2012.

More information: Psychic Modulation

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