Off-the-wall plug-ins are par for the course for Audio Damage, so it's hardly surprising that their very first 'proper' synth is based on the Apple II-based alphaSyntauri, a vintage model that was pretty peculiar in its day and only seems more so nowadays.
Like the alphaSyntauri, Phosphor uses additive synthesis as its sound source. In a nutshell, we're talking two oscillators, each with 16 partials.
There are plenty of clever additional features, too, and although it doesn’t have the most flexible architecture, Phosphor boasts bags of personality. Whether it's being used for fake bass guitar plucks, FM bells, gnarly bass noises, sci-fi pads, 'poorly computer' FX or wonky leads, it's unmistakable - and we love it for that.45 Stars
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