Kilpatrick Audio says this is the final batch of Phenol synthesizers it will ever make so this is your last chance to buy.
The Phenol is a compact analog desktop synthesizer with modular patching. It has 2 analog VCOs, 2 analog low and bandpass filters, 2 analog VCAs and 2 envelopes just to keep everything symmetrical. A single LFO with sine and random output adds to the modulation. You’ve got a built-in MIDI sequencer/looper and a MIDI-to-CV converter to make full use of your controller keyboard. The analog mixer section also contains a digital delay and the ability to mix in 2 external sources.
Phenol is a thoroughly decent little modular system in an alarmingly pure white case. It uses the rather awesome banana plug format for the patching which makes it feel really solid and comes with a pack of 10 cables.
Sounds great so why is it being discontinued? According to Kilpatrick on Instagram, it’s had a great run but now it’s time to make way for something new and exciting.
You probably won’t find any at dealers but you can buy direct from their website where it currently costs $699.