The Polyconvolution Synthesiser
Phobos is a must-have synthesiser for composers writing epic, cinematic electronic and hybrid compositions. Conceived by renowned composer and electronic music pioneer BT (The Fast and The Furious, Monster, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), we’ve together developed a powerful new device to add a unique timbral expansion to your compositions by unlocking the liquid, morphing and transforming capabilities of convolution. With an asset base featuring over 20GB of unique hand built BT rhythms, pulses, textures and atmospheres, and a revolutionary polyconvolver engine, you can quickly and easily create molecular loops, patterns and textures to energise your music and hold your audience at the edge of their seats.
Mayhem - Christian Henson (0:00 / 1:44)
Outer Voice - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 4:23)
The Fallen - Phobos vs Masse & SSO In Action Composition - Oliver Patrice Weder (0:00 / 3:45)
Chilli Flakes - Naked Phobos Sounds Only No Reverb - Homay Schmitz (0:00 / 3:18)
Lost In Solitude - Naked Phobos Sounds Only - Harnek Mudhar (0:00 / 5:50)
Mayhem - Extended Version - Christian Henson (0:00 / 4:08)
Mayhem - Naked Phobos Sounds Only No Reverb - C. Henson (0:00 / 1:44)
The Fallen - Naked Phobos Sounds Only No Reverb In Action Composition - O. Weder (0:00 / 3:45)
Outer Voice - Naked Phobos Sounds Only No Reverb - H. Schmitz (0:00 / 4:23)
Together with Spitfire, BT has combined over 20GB of his own personal bespoke new libraries (following on from Breaks from the Nu Skool and Twisted Textures) into a convolution synthesis engine that allows you to sculpt, filter, rhythmically cut and pulse impulse responses that are tonal, melodic and harmonic. Most importantly you can play them polyphonically.
This synthesizer, sound engine and bespoke library package represents years of diligent searching for new awe-inspiring sounds and sound design techniques. If you, like BT, are looking for a new wave of inspiration for your compositions that are evocative, emotional, expressive and truly new, you owe it to yourself to check out Phobos. It is a well of endless inspiration.
One of the greatest solutions Phobos provides is for composers wanting to engage their audiences for extended sequences and cues without things sounding repetitive or ‘loopy’. Phobos allows for an all new real-time interface interaction that allows the user to evolve, warp and transform their molecular patterns according to nuanced changes within a scene.
What is Phobos?
One of Mars’ moons? A synthesizer? A tool for creating massive cinematic and electronic rhythms? An engine for endless spectral combinations of wide, lush pads and ambiences with propulsive rhythmic figures? Is it a sound library of bespoke percussion, beats, micro rhythms, field recordings, live acoustic and orchestral treatments, textures and a massive vintage synthesizer collection? That is just scratching the surface.
At its core, Phobos is a synthesizer based on the unexplored precept of polyconvolution as a synthesis engine. BT came up with this idea many years ago doing sound design. What does that mean exactly? Polyconvolution as a synthesizer? Well, it means instead of using convolution for reverb or modeling an amplifier's distortion circuit, why not make a “reverb” impulse response tonal?
Combining something rhythmic with something tonal (as an impulse response) yielded some of the most modern, liquid and percolating ambiences and textures BT had ever heard. These are the kinds of sounds he has been searching for whilst scoring; those elusive sounds where the director asks for “movement and a feeling of drive, yet subtly”. That’s not to say that Phobos only excels at subtlety - it can sound massive, driving and aggressive, like an army of monsters in its scope and power.
Producer, composer, and artist, BT has done it all — from pioneering dance tracks and scoring The Fast and the Furious, to writing & producing for Sting, Peter Gabriel and David Bowie.