Phoenix Synths

Yamaha PSS480 porta presets

Porta is a collection of synth patches modelled on the nostalgic sounds of the Yamaha PSS-480, a toy keyboard that, despite it’s modest appearance, packs the FM punch of a simplified Yamaha DX7, with two operators instead of six. Phoenix, celebrated for their unique blend of indie pop and electronic music, have become the most prominent users of the PSS-480, making it an integral part of their signature sound in almost every live performance. The distinctive sounds of the PSS-480 have become a signature element in Phoenix’s music, notably featured in tracks like Girlfriend, Rome, 1901, and Entertainment, among others.

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This collection, comprising 40 meticulously crafted sampler presets, transports the unique sound of the PSS-480 into your digital audio workstation (DAW), enabling you to infuse your music with the same iconic sounds that Phoenix use in their own music. Each preset in this pack is a faithful recreation of the PSS-480’s synth sounds, designed for seamless integration with popular DAWs like Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One, and Logic Pro X.

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The Porta pack offers an authentic sound but with the flexibility to edit the patches to taste. Vibrato, portamento glide, envelope settings and effects are all adjustable, letting you mold these sounds to fit your own tracks.

Whether you’re a fan of Phoenix’s distinctive style or simply a producer looking for unique and nostalgic synth tones, Porta offers a rich palette of sounds to elevate your music production. With this collection, the iconic tones of the PSS-480 are at your fingertips, ready to be woven into your musical tapestry, from indie pop to electronic music and beyond.


All sounds (other than bass guitar & drums) made with Porta instruments.

  • Flute // Transistor Organ 00:00
  • Honky-Tonk Piano 00:00
  • Bandoneon 00:00


The Porta download comes with presets for the following DAWs:

  • Ableton 9.7 or higher
  • FL Studio Direct Wave
  • Studio One 4 or higher
  • Logic Pro X EXS24/Sampler
Yamaha PSS480 porta presets


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Porta is also available in the Ableton Sounds Bundle and the Everything Bundle.