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 VPS Phalanx by Vengeance Sound is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
VPS Phalanx
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Product VPS Phalanx
Developer Vengeance Sound
Price (MSRP)
€199+
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Instrument(s)     
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
1.5.9
 
Downloads Released
 
1.5.9
 
Downloads Released
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionDongle (USB-eLicenser)

In principle, Phalanx is a one-shot sample player. It can reproduce samples from any source (such as those from any of the Vengeance Sample Packs) directly, but also encourages realtime, creative editing. Although Phalanx is primarily a comfortable 16-track drum sampler capable of delivering the foundation for your productions, it can do a lot more than simply trigger drum sounds: Phalanx offers enough different ways of manipulating the loaded samples that it could almost qualify as a full-fledged synthesizer.

Features:

  • Factory content features over 3000 sounds by Manuel Schleis from Vengeance Sound.
  • Samples are saved in your projects.
  • Samples can be dragged into the sample pads; even from external sources (e.g. DAW or browser).
  • Conveniently large librarian.
  • Arrange and save your favourites (incl. 'tag mode').
  • 32 stereo sample slots in 16 channels.
  • Each channel routable to up to 16 individual outputs.
  • 128 voices (up to 16 times polyphony per pad).
  • 12 types of filters (6 dB, 12 dB, 24 dB each).
  • Poly portamento and legato portamento modi.
  • Optional: Anti-alias free sample mode and ultra-high mode for powerful computers.
  • Undo / Redo function.
  • Graphical real-time display of waveforms.
  • Editable envelopes (amp, filter, pitch, ModEnv).
  • Envelopes syncable to BPM.
  • Insert FX with 17 effect types.
  • Drag and drop to arrange Insert FX.
  • Reverb by ArtsAcoustic.
  • four band parametric EQ for each sample pad.
  • Mini preset browser with numerous presets for FX and envelopes.
  • Compatible with other Vengeance plugins (such as Metrum, Multiband Sidechain and Philta).
  • MIDI-learn function.
  • Complex modmatrix: Combine anything.
  • two independent LFOs per sample slot (32 total).
  • three GUI controllers.
  • All controllers and MOD matrix settings can be dragged into the custom area for easy access when needed.
  • Rename and color-code individual sample slots for full customization.
  • Retrigger: Samples can be accelerated to self-oscillation (tonally playable); see Swedish House Mafia "One".
  • Scratch simulator: Use pitchbend or a MIDI controller like a turntable.
  • Crazy loop section: Back and forth in time, freezes in time, micro loops via modwheel, crossfade looping.
  • Convenient arpeggiator.
  • Switch between "drumkit mode" and "sample mode".
  • Drumkit mode features "kill notes": A closed hihat can stop a fading open hihat.
  • Slim and full mode: Slim mode displays all 16 pads simultaneously, full mode offers full editibility.
  • Single version of Phalanx included (a mini plugin with just one sample pad).
  • VST2, VST3, AU, RTAS, and AAX support; 32-bit and 64-bit.
Latest User Reviews Average user rating of 4.00 from 3 reviews

Reviewed By quickmix
July 2, 2014

Im using Phalanx every day in most of my Productions. I bought also all Expansions...great Stuff.
Easy to use but a lot of functions to tweak your sounds.

Big Plus is the Single Version for Logic Pro :)

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Reviewed By jaredf
June 29, 2014

Man this thing is a beast. I absolutely LOVE Phalanx. The sound is absolutely amazing and the functionality is incredible.

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Reviewed By kulutuu
April 21, 2014

I purchased the latest premium version 1.5.3 after seeing videos of the program; looking at some trailers and reading reviews in the music press.

It turned out not to be what I was expecting.

Downloading the program is fairly straightforward because the file size is small (around 1GB in total combining the basic and premium content). So the program has the potential to have a small footprint on your hard drive even after purchasing the various expansion packs.

I only managed to get the AU variant of Phalanx working in my DAW (Studio One). The VST3 version acted rather oddly. It wouldn't playback samples as they sounded when using preview in the Library. Kick drums sounded very distorted and only through the left channel.

In the reviews I read (Computer Music for example) there were comments about the workflow for Phalanx being really good. This is not what I found. Apart from the issues with the VST3 version, I've realised that Phalanx has a steeper learning curve than I expected. It's not a program that rewards the user quickly.

I suggest anyone looking to purchase Phalanx should try a demo first.

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Discussion: Active

Discussion

Armadillosound
Armadillosound
21 April 2014 at 10:59am

Sounds like you should have followed your own advice and tried the demo first. I've made the same mistake with plugins myself in the past and not demo'ed them for long enough before buying.

PepeLopez
PepeLopez
7 May 2014 at 12:57pm

IMO Phalanx is the perfect (one-shot) sampler for daw which doesn't have such a tool. It's not a no-brainer, so it doesn't aim for rookies but for demanding users. You need 1-2 days to get into it, but when you got the idea, you won't find anything better out there.

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outofspace
outofspace
21 February 2015 at 5:12pm

lacking sequencer, 4-8 layers and time stretching.

jobromedia
jobromedia
3 January 2016 at 5:11am

It has now an arpeggio and trance gate for each individual part. That's at least a start. I've tried my demo for 3/5 days, and I'm seriously considering buying Phalanx.

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