Erica Synths announced today that the DB-01 Bassline Synthesizer, which they presented very surprisingly at NAMM 2020, can now be pre-ordered.
What Erica Synths shows us here is the way I love product developments. They don’t copy a well-known bassline synth from the past but develop one that fits their company DNA. The DB-01 does a lot different than the legendary Roland Bassline Synth and that’s good. To be honest, a clone would not have suited to ES because it is too “normal” in the sound.
The DB-01 features Erica Synths’ signature analog sound engine with an advanced sequencer on top of it. More exactly: an aggressive Acidbox filter design, one-knob overdrive, transistor-based sub-oscillator, BBD based detune, FM level amount, noise and much more. These features promise one thing: no boring sounds but those that will be remembered: classic basslines, rave sounds, massive drones, drums and more.
In addition to this fully analog sound engine, it comes with a very playable sequencer including arpeggiator, modulation track and pattern randomization. For everyone who wants to go deeper into melodies, there are also user-defined scales with micro-tonal possibilities built-in.
- All analog sound engine
- Aggressive acidbox filter design
- One knob overdrive for even more destructive sound
- Transistor-based sub-oscillator
- Independent amplitude, filter cutoff and pitch envelopes
- BBD based detune for massive swarm sound
- Syncable LFO with multiple waveforms for FM and VCF modulation
- Noise source
- Intuitive, easy to use a sequencer for up to 64 step patterns
- Sequence transposing
- Pattern randomization
- Modulation track with VCF cutoff automation
- Built-in and user defined scales with micro tonal possibilities
- Analog clock in and out
- CV/Gate output/input
- MIDI IN and THRU – play it with a keyboard!
- 8 banks of 16 patterns memory
- Compact, durable aluminium enclosure
The Erica Synths DB-01 not only looks very beautiful but also sounds very unique. For some, it will be too bestial in sound but everyone who wants to produce fat techno tracks is probably right here. The unit is available now for pre-order for 460€ + 21% VAT for individual customers in EU without EU VAT registration number + shipping.
More information here: Erica Synths
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