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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Logic PRO 2018 > SPITFIRE AUDIO BT Phobos


Spitfire Audio is well known for its orchestral collections, but now it’s going spatial. Andy Jones loads up the company’s first standalone instrument and synth to see how it takes off…


Kit BT Phobos

Developer Spitfire Audio

Price £209 (normally £269)

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Minimum system requirements

2.8GHz i5 (dual core), 8GB RAM, 35GB free HD space Mac OS 10.10 or later, Windows 8 or later (currently working on a Windows 7 version)

I’ve been lucky enough to have Spitfire’ Audio’s first synth and standalone instrument installed on my hard drive for a good while now and its sounds are quickly starting to creep into song ideas that have also been on my drive – indeed, it’s breathing completely new life into them.

Phobos is a sample-based synth with a 23GB library. It has sources, modifiers and modulation aplenty, but this is no ordinary synth, by any means. At its heart is what Spitfire calls Polyconvolution Synthesis – and like many other Spitfire Audio products, it’s aimed at soundtrack composers. Again, though, these soundtracks will be anything but ordinary. Phobos comes from a concept dreamed up by Brian Transeau (aka the ‘BT’ in BT Phobos) and any resulting tunes made with it will, quite simply, be out of this world.

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