Tuesday, February 17, 2009

D16 Phoscyon (Virtual TB 303)

This thing is just sick! Amazing tones and capability. Truly a fantastic beefed up rendition of the 303.

Price: 59.00 eur

Also available in:

Total Bundle for 43.00 eur (- 27 %)
Classic Boxes Collection for 46.00 eur (- 22 %)


Taking the classic analogue sound of the legendary silver box into the future, PHOSCYON offers an unmatched sound together with advanced features such as a state of the art Distortion unit; fully user configurable BPM sync'd Arpeggiator and Randomizer; a unique 'Play Live' mode; vintage arrangement and pattern builder, full MIDI CC support and, to top it off, the most authentic 18db/oct low pass filter ever created!

Diehard fans of the original Bass Line will be blown away with PHOSCYON’s uncanny emulation of the classic, but will also marvel at the ease with which new sounds can be crafted; sounds which were not possible on the original. PHOSCYON gives you access authentic vintage sounds at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. With the familiar Bass Line interface coupled with the added sound generation tools, we at D16 Group feel that PHOSCYON is quite simply in a class of its own.

PHOSCYON's designers are also musicians who believe that in order for electronic music to stay relevant, it needs to evolve – just like any other genre. Our approach is to give forward thinking musicians and producers the tools they need to craft the sounds they want. Whether it’s Techno, Acid, Triphop, IDM, D&B, Ambient, or any other kind of genre-bending music, PHOSCYON will take your sound further. Please visit our ONLINE SHOP to start making new music now with PHOSCYON!


Phoscyon is a vintage analogue modeled Bassline synthesizer with a unique low pass filter with an 18db/oct dumping and constant resonance amplitude throughout the entire frequency domain. The filter sounds phenomenal! Hear that squelch and you’ll swear its analogue! We’ve also equipped it with a fully customizable integrated arpeggiator (essential in electronic music) as well as an exhaustively analogue modeled distortion effect, crucial for those screaming acid bass lines!

Hear the sounds of for yourself in the Audio samples section and be prepared to be amazed!

Phoscyon is PC and Mac VSTi version, but AU is in development. Release date is not known at the moment.


ControlCC No.
Accent Decay20
Accent Link Mode21
Env Accent22
Accent Volume23
Reso Link Mode24
Sweep Time25
Dist route47
ControlCC No.
Arp. Mode50
Arp. Chord51
Arp. Multiplier52
Arp. Repeater53
Oct. Range -154
Oct. Range 055
Oct. Range +156
Oct. Range +257
Env Mod72
Env Attack73
Env Decay74
ControlCC No.
Slide Time5
Step Length106
Event threshold
La bible de la musique sur PC, No 22 2007
» [...] ceux qui veulent voir du pays, les blasés de la 303, devraient jeter une oreille sur Phoscyon car il risquerait fort de les surprendre. On sent de l'mour dans ce plugin ! «
Future Music, May (174) 2006
» It's a fun synth with a mighty big sound that simply begs to be tweaked and then tweaked some more. [...] Definitely worth a fiddle «
Computer Music, (99) May 2006
» There are loads of 303 emulations already out there, but we're still relishing the prospect of testing d16's unorthodox take on the classic acid box «
Keys, Juni 2006
» Phoscyon ist eine äußerst autentische Emulation der TB-303 und ein echter Geheimtipp für Vintage-Sound-Entusiasten «
Beat, Juni 2006
» Phoscyon überzeugt vor allem durch seinen guten Sound und die Klangerzeugung. Subjektiv gefällt der Sound - insbesondere bei zugeschaltetem Plug-in-internen Verzerrer - sogar einen Tick besser als der der AudioRealism Bass Line «
Bigshot, May/June 2007
» Hosting all the features that made the 303 king, plus some massive improvements after years of tweaking, this emulator may just be the best reproduction ever wired. [...] Fatboy Slim might just have to change his track to, “Everybody needs a Phoscyon!” «



Full Features

  • 2 authentically emulated analog oscillators (saw/square)
  • screaming 18db/oct low pass filter with absolutely no self oscillation
  • filters equipped with transistor amplitude clipping
  • perfectly scaled knob ranges
  • additional synthesis controls expand the synthesizer's range
  • built-in arpeggiator:
    • 7 predefined chords and 1 user definable chord
    • arpeggiator tempo multiplier (1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6)
    • arpeggiator repeat feature
    • 4 arpeggiation patterns (Up, Down, Up-Down, Random)
    • defined offsets of octaves to work with
  • built-in distortion effect (equivalent to a transistor amplifier with equalization):
    • tailored for the Acid Bassline sound!
    • equipped with signal routing (Dist <=> Eq)
  • several Programming options:
    • internal sequencer (128 patterns, each pattern up to 16 steps, each step defined with Note, Gate, Accent, and Slide values)
    • external mode (compromise)
    • play Live mode
  • powerful randomizer:
    • generates patterns from user defined range of notes, user defined chords or predefined chords (Major, Minor, 7th, m7th, M7, m7-5, DIM)
    • generates random values for Note, Gate, Accent, and Slide attributes
    • allows user to define attribute frequency
  • fully controllable via MidiCC
  • precise synchronization with host sequencer

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