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Get the last 303

Emulation of the legendary 303 silver box has been taken to entirely new heights. Signal path was completely re-designed to achieve an unprecedented level of emulation accuracy, resulting in this new incarnation of the plug-in.

Get the last 303

Emulation of the legendary 303 silver box has been taken to entirely new heights. Signal path was completely re-designed to achieve an unprecedented level of emulation accuracy, resulting in this new incarnation of the plug-in.

Juice up the sound

In the state-of-the-art FX chain, you can find a whole bunch of algorithms with acidic squeaks in mind.

Juice up the sound

In the state-of-the-art FX chain, you can find a whole bunch of algorithms with acidic squeaks in mind.

Create your riffs with ease

New sequencer and arpeggiator makes the plug-in even more appealing. Edit patterns with ease and convenience, play them live in a loop and switch between them in whatever way you find most convenient – using a mouse, a MIDI controller or DAW MIDI notes to express your musical ideas.

Create your riffs with ease

New sequencer and arpeggiator makes the plug-in even more appealing. Edit patterns with ease and convenience, play them live in a loop and switch between them in whatever way you find most convenient – using a mouse, a MIDI controller or DAW MIDI notes to express your musical ideas.

Get under the hood

The definitive 303 emulation with a super-convenient sequencer to immediately get your creative juices flowing.

Not just one, but every 303... under your fingertips

Sometimes, you might wonder why your 303 unit doesn't have as low a cutoff as you can hear on one of your favorite tracks...

Diehard 303 fans know every 303 has a distinctive character, and now you can replicate that using Phoscyon 2's Calibration Parameters. Not only do you have easy access to the familiar synthesis knobs, but you also get a backstage pass to the inner workings of the synth; we've included the service trim pots, originally designed for calibration, and some tweaks even owners of original the silver box couldn't have dreamt of.

In short, it's a gateway to an entirely new dimension of control and musical expression...

Vibrato novelty

You won't find this in even the most twisted 303 modifications out there... vibrato effect. Used only by a handful of 303 artists in their work, and achieved in a unique way. The original trick uses a two-note tremolo which is smoothed by note sliding, resulting in a distinctive 303-style vibrato. Phoscyon 2 replicates this process in a more intuitive fashion so you can achieve the sound with just two knobs.

The vibrato effect relies on two alternating notes rather than an oscillator, so the two-note spread decides vibrato range and the note duration dictates the speed.

Beyond the original

Besides the parameters you can find on the original 303, there are also a bunch of knobs that most of you know and love from popular mods and circuit bends within the 303 community.

The distortion

Distortion is the most important effect in the chain. Our implementation contains a selection of 19 distinctive-sounding models, based on famous hardware units that are notorious with the most recognizable 303 artists.

Reorderable insert effects

You can shuffle effect order with ease to get extra flavors and make great-sounding riffs out-of-the-box.

Live override

Give life to your patterns by influencing Accent, Slide or Vibrato while playing.

Drag-and-drop export

Once you've got the perfect pattern, you can seamlessly import it into your favorite DAW by simply drag-and-dropping it.

See where you are with one glance

Some hardcore 303 fans have learned to love the limitations of the original sequencer and now consider them part of their workflow. Others prefer a more modern approach to sequence editing.

To meet the needs of both types of people, Phoscyon 2 features two different modes to control the sequencer.

Music roulette

A new randomizer feature has been seamlessly integrated into the internal sequencer, allowing you to switch easily back and forth between randomizing a sequence and editing it.

You can decide which notes and step attributes are randomized with real-time density control for generated sequences.

A variety of trigger modes

Use a pattern trigger mode that suits you: MIDI notes, MIDI CC or GUI.

Arpeggiate to get more sophisticated and deliberate motives

It's not typical, boring styled arpeggiator with few travel modes that generate the obvious note runs that are completely unpredictable while playing.

You get an advanced tool where you can prepare a “template” of your riff that's a basis for more production-predictable sequences as the result.

Not just one, but every 303... under your fingertips

Sometimes, you might wonder why your 303 unit doesn't have as low a cutoff as you can hear on one of your favorite tracks...

Diehard 303 fans know every 303 has a distinctive character, and now you can replicate that using Phoscyon 2's Calibration Parameters. Not only do you have easy access to the familiar synthesis knobs, but you also get a backstage pass to the inner workings of the synth; we've included the service trim pots, originally designed for calibration, and some tweaks even owners of original the silver box couldn't have dreamt of.

In short, it's a gateway to an entirely new dimension of control and musical expression...


Vibrato novelty

You won't find this in even the most twisted 303 modifications out there... vibrato effect. Used only by a handful of 303 artists in their work, and achieved in a unique way. The original trick uses a two-note tremolo which is smoothed by note sliding, resulting in a distinctive 303-style vibrato. Phoscyon 2 replicates this process in a more intuitive fashion so you can achieve the sound with just two knobs.

The vibrato effect relies on two alternating notes rather than an oscillator, so the two-note spread decides vibrato range and the note duration dictates the speed.


Beyond the original

Besides the parameters you can find on the original 303, there are also a bunch of knobs that most of you know and love from popular mods and circuit bends within the 303 community.


The distortion

Distortion is the most important effect in the chain. Our implementation contains a selection of 19 distinctive-sounding models, based on famous hardware units that are notorious with the most recognizable 303 artists.


Reorderable insert effects

You can shuffle effect order with ease to get extra flavors and make great-sounding riffs out-of-the-box.


Live override

Give life to your patterns by influencing Accent, Slide or Vibrato while playing.


Drag-and-drop export

Once you've got the perfect pattern, you can seamlessly import it into your favorite DAW by simply drag-and-dropping it.


See where you are with one glance

Some hardcore 303 fans have learned to love the limitations of the original sequencer and now consider them part of their workflow. Others prefer a more modern approach to sequence editing.

To meet the needs of both types of people, Phoscyon 2 features two different modes to control the sequencer.


Music roulette

A new randomizer feature has been seamlessly integrated into the internal sequencer, allowing you to switch easily back and forth between randomizing a sequence and editing it.

You can decide which notes and step attributes are randomized with real-time density control for generated sequences.


A variety of trigger modes

Use a pattern trigger mode that suits you: MIDI notes, MIDI CC or GUI.


Arpeggiate to get more sophisticated and deliberate motives

It's not typical, boring styled arpeggiator with few travel modes that generate the obvious note runs that are completely unpredictable while playing.

You get an advanced tool where you can prepare a “template” of your riff that's a basis for more production-predictable sequences as the result.

 

Substantial factory content

Over 800 presets and patterns in factory content

Screen fit

Several UI sizes and HiDPI support for better screen fit

MIDI Learn

MIDI Learn for easy controller assignment

Media

Video clips

Sound examples

d16group · Phoscyon 2 Demos
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Endorsement

Reviews

Computer Music / Music Radar 2022/12

Beat 2022/11

Music Tech 2022/10

Buenasideas 2022/09

Elektronische-Musik-Produzieren 2022/09

Bonedo 2022/09

Music Nation 2022/08

Gearnews 2022/08

Awards

Artists

Kai Tracid

The sound talks for itself. For me, at the moment, it's the best software version of TB-303

Robert Babicz

The new version of phosycon is really amazing, the workflow and the sound got me extremely inspired, i was doing a ton of new tracks since i got my hands on it

Zardonic

You guys pretty much killed any possibility for anyone else out there to make a better 303 clone. Surpassed every expectation.

Thomas Schumacher

You really delivered with Phoscyon 2. My God what a gift for producers, the sound is ultra phat and the preset patterns some of the best I have heard. Congratulations.

Maor Levi

Phoscyon was the closest emulation to everyone's favorite 303 sound, It has a rich sound engine, easy to dive into and sounds simply fantastic, its brilliant"

System requirements

Windows PC

OS version
Windows 7 or newer
CPU
3.2 GHz SSE (Multicore 4.0 GHz recommended)
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
VST2 / VST3 / AAX compatible host application (32bit or 64bit)

Apple Mac

OS version
Mac OS X 10.13 to macOS 13
CPU
Intel based 2.8 GHz (i7 based 3.4 GHz recommended),
Apple Silicon
RAM
8 GB (16 GB Recommended)
Software
VST2 / VST3 / AU / AAX compatible host application (64bit only!)
(*) Hardware requirements / recommendations are based on estimates performed on available computers at D16 Group HQ, and therefore cannot cover all possible configurations available on the market. CPU usage may vary widely depending on the manner in which the product is used. Factors that may contribute to variance in CPU usage include particular patch and its complexity, the global quality setting, project sample rate. In order to form a better understanding of how a plug-in will behave within your current setup, we highly recommend downloading the demo and giving it a try.

Document containing system requirements for entire D16 Group plug-in line-up you can download from here Compatibility Chart

Note

This product is not a standalone program so you need a host application to use it.

The TB-303, TR-808, TR-606 and TR-909 were originally produced by Roland®. Roland® is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation and/or Roland Corporation U.S. The reference to Roland® is made here strictly for the legitimate purpose of comparison, and it does not in any way imply Roland®'s permission or endorsement of D16's products.