- BT Phobos was conceived by Brian Transeau.
Spitfire Audio has announced a new software synthesiser, BT Phobos.
Spitfire is probably best known for its sample packs. These products are particularly popular with composers but offer electronic producers complex, cinematic sounds not possible with synthesis. BT Phobos is the company's first standalone instrument and was conceived by Brian Transeau, a Grammy-nominated producer, composer and technologist.
The Phobos engine works with what Spitfire calls polyconvolution. In production, convolution is commonly associated with importing reverbs from real-world spaces into a digital environment. With Phobos, Spitfire asked the question, "Instead of using convolution for reverb or modeling an amplifier's distortion circuit, why not make a 'reverb' impulse response tonal?"
In Phobos, "convolvers" are used to transform 20GBs of rhythmic and tonal sounds into morphing, texturally complex patches. Up to four modulatable banks of sounds can be processed by waveforms loaded into three convolvers, which can then be played polyphonically.
Watch a trailer for the BT Phobos.
Watch a walkthrough of the BT Phobos.
Spitfire Audio's BT Phobos is available now for €239.