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OneRoomStudios
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25 posts since 12 Jan, 2006

Postby OneRoomStudios; Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:52 am Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

I know this probably sounds like hyperbole, but I'm serious - I've never heard a plugin instrument sound this good. I generally buy very few soft synths because I don't like how they sound -I prefer to create sounds myself using hardware (right now I'm sitting between three tape machines, four analog synths, and a giant pile of analog effects pedals). I heard a demo track of Phonec 2 by chance and was instantly curious. I downloaded the demo and was blown away. I think it took all of 10 mins with the demo before I bought the full version. This thing sounds amazing. I've spent days tracking my Rhodes through old analog delays to tape then loading the tape on another machine with a loose pinch roller just to get the kind of sounds that I can pull up in a preset in Phonec 2! It's changed my workflow and inspired new creativity, which is amazing.

Anyway. I don't think I've ever felt this way about a soft synth before. Thanks for making an awesome tool. :tu: :clap:
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jack [psychicmodulation]
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1386 posts since 23 Apr, 2002, from New Orleans, LA

Postby jack [psychicmodulation]; Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:30 am Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

OneRoomStudios wrote:I know this probably sounds like hyperbole, but I'm serious - I've never heard a plugin instrument sound this good. I generally buy very few soft synths because I don't like how they sound -I prefer to create sounds myself using hardware (right now I'm sitting between three tape machines, four analog synths, and a giant pile of analog effects pedals). I heard a demo track of Phonec 2 by chance and was instantly curious. I downloaded the demo and was blown away. I think it took all of 10 mins with the demo before I bought the full version. This thing sounds amazing. I've spent days tracking my Rhodes through old analog delays to tape then loading the tape on another machine with a loose pinch roller just to get the kind of sounds that I can pull up in a preset in Phonec 2! It's changed my workflow and inspired new creativity, which is amazing.

Anyway. I don't think I've ever felt this way about a soft synth before. Thanks for making an awesome tool. :tu: :clap:

So glad you're enjoying it :)
And I'm happy it's made your workflow less tedious. I know the feeling :wink:
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zerocrossing
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Postby zerocrossing; Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:42 am Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

I've never even heard of it.
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kallemio
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1 post since 7 Feb, 2015

Postby kallemio; Sun May 29, 2016 9:09 am Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

I couldn't agree more.

It first got my attention when it was announced on kickstarter a while back.
Now when i checked back and downloaded the demo, it took me less than 2min before I made the purchase.

Never have a soft synth immediately just felt and sounded so right. Amazing!

If the rest of the product line is anything close to this, please consider making mac versions for them as well!

jack [psychicmodulation] wrote:
OneRoomStudios wrote:I know this probably sounds like hyperbole, but I'm serious - I've never heard a plugin instrument sound this good. I generally buy very few soft synths because I don't like how they sound -I prefer to create sounds myself using hardware (right now I'm sitting between three tape machines, four analog synths, and a giant pile of analog effects pedals). I heard a demo track of Phonec 2 by chance and was instantly curious. I downloaded the demo and was blown away. I think it took all of 10 mins with the demo before I bought the full version. This thing sounds amazing. I've spent days tracking my Rhodes through old analog delays to tape then loading the tape on another machine with a loose pinch roller just to get the kind of sounds that I can pull up in a preset in Phonec 2! It's changed my workflow and inspired new creativity, which is amazing.

Anyway. I don't think I've ever felt this way about a soft synth before. Thanks for making an awesome tool. :tu: :clap:

So glad you're enjoying it :)
And I'm happy it's made your workflow less tedious. I know the feeling :wink:
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aMUSEd
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29538 posts since 14 Sep, 2002, from In teh net

Postby aMUSEd; Sun May 29, 2016 9:13 am Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

Why is it so great, I got the impression it was just some sort of lofi chiptune type synth?
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ariston
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3384 posts since 28 Jun, 2009, from Wherever I lay my hat

Postby ariston; Sun May 29, 2016 9:16 am Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

It's great because it gets you that instant warbly, warm, feel-good, out-of-tune-but-in-a-good-way sound. Nothing chiptune about it, by the way.

It's also a lot more versatile than it looks. Great fan here, as well.
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fluffy_little_something
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11885 posts since 5 Jun, 2012, from Portugal

Postby fluffy_little_something; Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:10 am Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

ariston wrote:It's great because it gets you that instant warbly, warm, feel-good, out-of-tune-but-in-a-good-way sound. Nothing chiptune about it, by the way.

It's also a lot more versatile than it looks. Great fan here, as well.


Yes, it can make sounds that immediately take you back in time :)
My only gripe is that they didn't overhaul the GUI while they were at it :P
A Phonec OSC would be cool, but the demo version doesn't allow for that I suppose...
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10470 posts since 24 May, 2009, from A galaxy, far far away

Postby el-bo (formerly ebow); Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:02 pm Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

fluffy_little_something wrote:but the demo version doesn't allow for that I suppose...


Kinda finding the demo unnecessarily frustrating :shrug:

Is there a manual?
mholloway
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927 posts since 10 Jan, 2009, from Portland, OR, USA

Postby mholloway; Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:18 pm Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

I love Phonec 2, great synth that scratches a very particular kind of itch :P

I wish the factory library of patches was even bigger, but I suppose that just gives greater impetus to focus on rollin' my own -- it's just that they're really great!

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ere2learn
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1505 posts since 3 May, 2014

Postby ere2learn; Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:38 pm Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:Is there a manual?


Here is the manual

https://app.box.com/v/Phonec2Manual
waiting man
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2577 posts since 29 Aug, 2001, from where dinosaurs are still alive

Postby waiting man; Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:47 pm Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

Enjoying Torley's tracks and always expecting good things from Psymod, it's growing on me. Might want one real soon.
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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10470 posts since 24 May, 2009, from A galaxy, far far away

Postby el-bo (formerly ebow); Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:48 pm Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

ere2learn wrote:
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:Is there a manual?


Here is the manual

https://app.box.com/v/Phonec2Manual


Many thanks! :tu:
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Hemmick Reef
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1362 posts since 10 Jan, 2005, from UK

Postby Hemmick Reef; Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:03 am Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

Just tested this and it really has a vibe and atmosphere that would suite early Tangerine Dream type music or anything looking for something 'organic sounding'. I'm always looking for character in sounds and this is one of the best synths I've come across for doing it.
crystalmsc
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Postby crystalmsc; Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:06 pm Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

This is the vibe city, along with EchoMelt. Which instantly adds character to a normal sounding track. I even like the echo without the melt function, it's one of my go to right now, a great addition to Echoboy and Dub Machines. I've been trying to simulate both using a combination of the RC-20 with Outer Space but it's not the real thing. Those are great processors that I love, but both Phonec and Echomelt have a sound of their own which is not overlap for my use. Can't wait for Phonec V2.3.
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awol9000
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551 posts since 3 Sep, 2009, from Vancouver

Postby awol9000; Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:43 pm Re: Phonec 2 is the best soft synth I've ever used.

I have to say I also absolutely love Phonec 2 and EchoMelt. The GUI's are perfect. I will be buying both on payday as well as The Unfinished's sound sets for Phonec.
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