Anyma Phi Physical Modeling Synth Review

In his latest loopop review, synthesist Ziv Eliraz takes an in-depth look at the Aodyo Instruments Anyma Phi, a new monophonic synth based on physical modeling.

The Anyma Phi, introduced recently via a Kickstarter project, is designed to simulate acoustic sound sources, such as strings or reeds, as well as resonating structures, like wood, glass, or metal.

Here’s what Eliraz has to say about it:

“Anyma Phi is a physical modelling synth based on code from Mutable Instruments Elements, Rings, Clouds, Braids, and many other interesting effects and modulators including wave shapers, FM operators, euclidean and hexagonal sequencers, and even physics based modulators imitating bouncing balls and springs.

All this power is packed in to quite a small box and an even smaller screen that in theory gives you access to everything, but luckily, companion software offers a more expanded canvas for programming and understanding the synth.

My review takes a look at physical modelling synthesis in general, pros and cons of this synth, and also includes an exploration of 20+ of its presets.”

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:40 Overview
4:50 Workflow
7:15 Connectivity
8:00 Deep dive
10:30 Patch from scratch
12:55 Mod mapping
15:05 Macro matrix
16:55 Physical modelling
20:15 Exciters
22:15 Rings & Clouds
22:50 FX & chains
23:20 FM operator
24:15 Odd mods
25:40 Sequencers
26:55 Macro morph
29:10 Reverb/buses
29:50 Exp/VelEnv
31:25 Para/Polyphony
33:20 Arpeggiator
34:45 Settings/tuning
35:15 Pros & cons
41:25 Checking out 20+ Presets