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Bt phobos update 1.1.4

windyweekend

Active Member
Love the sounds of the rhythmic material. Would love to know if this can tempo sync with the DAW or whether this is only standalone.
 
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Spitfire Team

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Yes, it has two modes, classic (where it changes pitch to sync) or using a time & pitch stretching function.

Best.

C.
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
Yes, it has two modes, classic (where it changes pitch to sync) or using a time & pitch stretching function.

Best.

C.
Think you guys are doing a great job particularly with ' Pre-order' Really looking forward to coming Thursday!
Dunno how EDU request will be handled ......

THX!
 

vewilya

Active Member
Will probably have to get this one! Sounds pretty darn amazing. Also the idea of SF getting into making plugins I do find intriguing. Not sure how my bank account or my marriage will handle these amazing releases though?!?
 

sostenuto

Big NKS Fan !
This album is insane. I have been listening to it almost constantly for the last 11 years.

Coming from long period in very different genres .... Thank-you much for this Link and supporting comment! :thumbsup:
Now have incredible Playlist streaming with hours of BT content. Very Cool !
 

synthpunk

Senior Member
Fair enough CH. Glad to hear there is more planned for eDNA Earth.

Look forward to more Phobos talk and if Brian might come by, Cheers for his efforts.

I really think this is the sound design replacement for my old Kyma system & Wavestation AD that I've been hoping for for years. Richard thinks it does sounds that Kyma could not. That is the highest of compliments.

Hi Synbthpunk,

We do have more cartridges for Earth, and more in pipeline. No announcement to my knowledge that we have abandoned it? I think worth correcting, as comments here then get quoted elsewhere, and no where in our literature do I see any evidence of us abandoning Earth and as mentioned previously we have very much embraced eDNA as a standard for us from Fanshawe to RedCola, to Albion ONE, to Tundra?

So for the assumption that we have somehow abandoned something based on us introducing a new concept is a falsehood and one that is right to correct.

I embrace and welcome feedback elsewhere on Earth, but not fair on BT and the spitfire dev team to derail a thread about a 4 year old project with negative and wrongful assumptions about other products here please.

Best.

C.
 
Martin our chief Phobos coder tells me that whilst there are three convolution 'sources' there is actually a separate convolution engine per voice you play hence 'polyconvolution'.
Now that is actually very cool. Can you pitch the impulse responses with the voices you play? For example, if you play a tonal sample at D4 and then at F4, will a tonal IR for each voice also be pitched at D4 and then F4?

This has always been an issue with using tonal IR's in normal convolution plugins. You're stuck with whatever pitch is in the IR.
 

windyweekend

Active Member
I decided to go for this. The ability to sculpt sounds in this way, and rhythmic ones at that (which sync to your DAW) has been my holy grail recently for the projects I've been working on. I've checked out a lot of VST synths recently for this reason and the UI on Phobos just simply blows the others away - and makes a lot of sense to me. A lot of thought has clearly gone into this. I already have a number of synths that are painful to figure out how to really leverage, but 2 minutes of Paul's walkthrough and this made total sense and looked easy (but powerful). Looking forward to seeing what I can build with this puppy.
 
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castcircle

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I've been psyched for this since it was first announced years ago, mostly because what I have from Spitfire is incredible and because I could tell this had become a major and innovative project. [And I seemed to make it through the game more quickly than most, though mostly through dumb luck, and I'm interested to see if something cool pops up in my email.]
 

kaeru

New Member
This is really exciting !!

Christian, out of curiosity does this integrate well with komplete kontrol? It would be so awesome to assign the controls to the knobs on that thing !
 
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Spitfire Team

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Now that is actually very cool. Can you pitch the impulse responses with the voices you play? For example, if you play a tonal sample at D4 and then at F4, will a tonal IR for each voice also be pitched at D4 and then F4?

This has always been an issue with using tonal IR's in normal convolution plugins. You're stuck with whatever pitch is in the IR.
Sorry, missed this question, so yes it is an amazing system where:

You can use the whole library either as a sound source or a convo.

The real time control is staggering because.

Each sound source has a live control of dry and wet (how much general convolved signal you want) then you can - and in real time - control how much each convolver convolves the sound source. This is what the pucks in the triangle do.

Then

The convolution sources track pitch for tonal material and for loops track tempo in the two ways mentioned.

You can also assign filters and pitch and controllers and lfos to both the sound sources and the convolvers with gates and sample offsets to the convolvers too.

It has been a mammoth journey not only to make a streaming sample playback engine but to then write our own convolution engine that responds in this way, unlike no others. But also is lean enough to allow you one convo per voice... I'm running dozens instances of Phobos running 32 convos each without a single outtage.

Very proud of Martin and his teAm.

Best

CH
 

Musicam

Senior Member
I am watching the walktrough video, amazing, but I would like to know more about PHOBOS. My question is if I can use it like a sound design tool more than a presets library. I miss a sequencer. I would like more videos to explain this product. Thank you!
 
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