If you buy Computer Music magazine there's a slightly cut-down version of Phonic on there (Phonic CM). It looks like any recent issue will have it (June 2019 certainly does).
Never heard of this before. Sounds great!Maybe old thread but i´m still amazed how much i like the P900 software above all other synths for the analog/organic feeling. I just felt in love again and got lost just making presets and playing around. There is something i miss about "feeling alive" in most other synths (even hardware). For me it is even above synths like Repro and The Legend and much more versatile at the same time (since it is a modular)
3 layered presets (with a bit help from Replika XT, Precedence and Breeze 2 to set it into space).
Works also well with a beat behind it:
Checking the demos of the P900 this really seems like a revelation to me. I agree with everything you write as far as I can tell from a short listening. My question: will it be useable on a macpro 5.1 quadcore in terms of cpu consumption? I think I can host it in vepro6 since it has AU and connect to cubase which is my daw. If this works I think I will get it. DIVA is my go to for this type of sounds until now.Yes, it is P900 software (from PulsarModular). At the end it is a matter of taste but i like organic/analog sounds and especially if you go into audio rate modulations and how all reacts while live tweaking and playing and just turning knobs, add randomization etc.
I own almost all the todays famous emulations but for me P900 is way better than all the others. What i find so much better is the saturation (which is per voice as well, up to 8 voices) and the timbres you can get out of it even at very high resonance. Monark (i find the drive/feedback really terrible here), The Legend, Repro (but this is also very good indeed) does not have such a musical and organic sound for me when you go extreme and it is more versatile as well as you have 48 slots for modules (but a fixed number for certain modules, so not an open thing like Reaktor).
This thing is just a giant sweetspot and also has for me the best plate reverb included i heard yet in a synth. Beside that you have several filters (almost all the famous analog filters from the past) and at the end i never heard such nice harmonic coming out of a software synth. It is very creamy i would say
Short said for me from Diva to Repro was a big step up in terms of analog emulations and this is for me like another step up. But i like these gnarly, breathing up to really flatulent growling sound which P900 is the very best from all my synths and it also shines for really shimmering high frequencies which i often find almost as organic as real strings. Otherwise i also get my favorite analog pads, synth strings and bass out of this. Even wonderful percussions and kicks. It is the ONE synth which exact meets something in my brain and inspire me always and i loose time to just playing around with it for hours. The bad thing is almost everything now sounds a bit flat and lifeless to me and this synth is abandoned (as it seems). It still works on the latest macOS and Logic here but it is indeed mac only and also AU only. I think a modular like this is anyway a niche tool for most people maybe but it would be the only synth i would say which sounds better than any hardware i heard and played yet.
Of course some synths are better in other areas but there is just something very special for me with this synth.
I use it mainly on my macbook pro from late 2013 (i7 2.0 Quadcore) within Logic.Checking the demos of the P900 this really seems like a revelation to me. I agree with everything you write as far as I can tell from a short listening. My question: will it be useable on a macpro 5.1 quadcore in terms of cpu consumption? I think I can host it in vepro6 since it has AU and connect to cubase which is my daw. If this works I think I will get it. DIVA is my go to for this type of sounds until now.
Indeed i hard know how repalce it i simply cannot stay mac side for single synth when sitable mac is way too pricey to me. i must check many mentioned synths i allready have U-heDiva but i want something what cn fill few gaps what i hear i mean i want something smoother. but not too smooth like Arturia stuff.Too bad there's no windows version of the P900.
A big thumbs up for Phonec! The Unfinished has some preset libraries available for it too.In the top of my list, with no doubt!
V'got a pretty unique character.
Not exactly a simple one to tame though.
On the opposite side, this one is pretty simple to program and'v got quite a vibes.
Another one I'm always coming back to is ArcSynth.
One page UI and amazingly versatile.
A pleasure to program (for me at least).