Psychic Modulation has released version 2.3 of Phonec, a software synthesizer that aims to recreate the obscure character and ghostly qualities of the video logos heard at the beginning of 80s films on VHS.

The update includes a new Melt system with high frequency oscillator integration, new filter variations and a new Acid filter, and lots more.

Aside from it’s quirky nature, Phonec is a unique and powerful synthesizer, capable of producing a wide range of sounds such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal ambiance, minimal techno sequences, retro leads and hard hitting synth basses.

Changes in Phonec v2.3

  • New Melt System with HFO integration.
  • New Filter variations + a new Acid Filter.
  • Filter Saturation Driver.
  • Highpass Filter Tracking.
  • Randomizers are now MIDI assignable.
  • Oscillator Harmonics Reduction.
  • Dotted note echoes.
  • EchoShifter timing has been improved.
  • All LFOs now start with the same phase on host play.
  • Arp Hold can also function as note hold.
  • Sub-Presets for key sections.
  • Improved Patch Management.
  • Load/Save MIDI cc maps.
  • Note Memory Mode can be turned off.
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements.

Phonec 2 is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU), priced at $69 USD.

More information: Psychic Modulation / Phonec 2