BT PHOBOS Polyconvolution Synthesizer Released –
UK-based developers Spitfire are calling BT PHOBOS a Polyconvolution Synthesizer. Conceived in close collaboration with Composer and electronic music pioneer BT (Brian Transeau) it’s compatible with any AAX, AU, VST, and VST3 supporting DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). It fills a gaping niche for crafters of epic cinematic, trailer style hybrid compositions. Thanks to the practically endless library (22GB) users will be able to create almost limitless combinations of wide, lush pad, ambiences and propulsive rhythmic figures. Including vintage synthesizers, beats, field recordings, live acoustic and orchestral treatments, micro-rhythms, percussion, and textures.
Based on the unexplored precept of polyconvolution as a synthesis engine, the legendary BT came up with the concept of using a synth engine to explore convolution files some years ago. Essentially making an impulse response tonal? Combining something rhythmical with something tonal (as an impulse response) yielded some exceptional results — exactly the kind of sounds you’d want for scoring music for films and games.
Featuring highlights from BT’s own personal library you can filter, pulse, rhythmically cut, and sculpt impulse responses that are harmonic, melodic, and tonal and then play them polyphonically. BT PHOBOS will allow you to engage your audiences for extended sequences and cues without sounding repetitive or ‘loopy’. Realtime interface interaction will allow users to make nuanced changes within a scene.