Retronyms have launched the Google Play version of the Phase84 phase distortion virtual synthesizer inspired by the Casio CZ lineup of hardware instruments.
Phase84 follows the classic Casio CZ style phase distortion synth architecture while expanding on this original concept and making it more convenient to use on modern touchscreen devices. Phase distortion synthesis is an interesting mixture of purely digital synthesis and pseudo-analog sounds, as heard in popular VST plugins like VirtualCZ ($99) and Digits 2 (free). Being the first phase distortion synthesizer to ever hit the Google Play store, Phase84 is well worth checking out if you’re looking to expand the synth arsenal on your Android device.
For a long while, music making apps on Android were notorious for their latency and poor performance. Phase84 remedies this by supporting both the OpenSL and Samsung Pro Audio SDKs to ensure lower latencies and improved stability across a wide range of Android devices. The app also comes with full USB MIDI controller support, an advanced virtual keyboard, a performance-oriented mode with Groove Gate, and the Precision Knob mode for making parameter adjustment more precise and intuitive.
Even though Phase84 just launched on Google Play, it was available on Samsung Galaxy Apps and iOS for quite some time now. If you use an iPhone or an iPad to make music and like the idea of using a phase distortion synthesizer in your projects, make sure search the App Store for this neat little synth.
More info: Phase84 ($9.99 on Google Play)