Audio Damage, Inc. released PhaseThree, a faithful recreation of the MuTron Bi-Phase. This classic Phase Shifter from the 70's is really fucking expensive, so they are going to have to sell a lot of copies of this app to recoup the investment of purchasing one for the purposes of dissecting it!
The PhaseThree app features AUv3, and an expanded Phasor bank. There is also support for cross-platform preset sharing between the app and the desktop version; available for $40 as a VST or AU.
Contest: I have 2 copies to give away! Register and comment for a chance to win a copy! Codes will go out Friday morning so that winners can play with it over the weekend!
Contest closed! Congratulations to napoo, and Plø!
PhaseThree iTunes Description:PhaseThree is a detailed model of the MuTron Bi-Phase, with all the lovely sound of that unit (along with its foibles and quirks.)
It is worth noting that, due to aging factors, no two Bi-Phase hardware units sound alike; we found the best and most tuneful one we could lay our hands on, bought it for a faintly ridiculous price, and took it apart to see what made it tick. Like you do.
The result is a painstaking digital copy of the original unit, down to the unique sweep of its LFOs. With the latest version, we have departed from the original and added 12-stage phasors in addition to the six-stage versions found in the hardware units. (We feel that 12-stage phasors have a more modern sound that people expect in a current phasor, and that the six-stage versions in the original were somewhat lacking to the modern palette.)
» Standalone (with Inter-App Audio) and AudioUnit V3 versions included.
» Perfect model of the original Bi-Phase, down to the response of the vactrols.
» The unobtanium Bi-Phase expression pedal is modeled as a separate parameter, for control by your favorite modulation source.
» 12-stage phasor option for each channel, in addition to the original 6-stage phasors.
» XML-based cross-platform preset manager, with copy and paste. (You can even move presets between the iOS version and the desktop version with Handoff.)
» Entirely vector-based resizable high-resolution user interface.
The Sound Test Room did a much needed demo for the new app!