FrozenPlain tells us that their Phoenix cinematic synth for Kontakt has been superseded by a new version that uses their custom VST/AU engine, Mirage. It uses the same core sounds, but with a new engine and 80 new presets. If you already own Phoenix for Kontakt you can get the new version for only $5. Here's what they have to say about Phoenix: Mirage...
Bring new lush atmospheric dimensions to your productions with Phoenix, a sound design VST/AU synth. This instrument is based on a set of smooth synthetic strings and choir samples. These can be used to create wide strings backdrops and ethereal choirs instantly. Phoenix takes these sounds to the next level with the sample-based synthesis engine that powers it, Mirage. With it, you can process the instruments in three separate audio layers, with envelopes, LFOs, filters, and a whole rack of effects.
The result is a sound design tool perfect for creating cinematic pads, keys and basses, and for easy underscoring. Examples of such sounds are included in the 80 production-ready presets that come with the product. These are broken into five categories: basses, keys, leads, pads and sound effects.
Pricing and Availability:
$35 ( $5 if you already own Phoenix for Kontakt)
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