Erica Synths has just introduced Bassline DB-01, a new standalone, desktop-friendly synth. We were already big fans of their fx units and this synth looks like a perfect match for them. DB-01 does exactly what it says on the tin, and it does it the Erica way. Basslines, acid, massive drones and percussive sounds, the DB-01 makes it all easy and intuitive, thanks to the filter design from the Acidbox, a knobby interface and an intuitive 64-step sequencer (with transpose!).
Let’s have a look:
– Aggressive LP/BP filter design from the Acidbox – One knob overdrive for even more destructive sound – Transistor based suboscillator – 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 sequencer for up to 64 step patterns – Sequence transposing – Pattern randomisation – Arpeggiator – Modulation track with VCF cutoff automation – Built in and user defined scales with microtonal possibilities – Analog clock in and out – CV/Gate output/input – MIDI IN and THRU – play it with a keyboard! – 4 banks of 16 patterns memory – Compact, durable aluminium enclosure
Price and Availability
Available in Spring 2020. Price 460 EUR (ex. VAT). We look forward to checking this one out. It’s exciting to see a boutique company like Erica Synths adding standalone synthesizers to their catalog (after all, it was one of the goals mentioned in our interview with Erica Synths mastermind, Ģirts Ozoliņš). FYI: no Roland units were harmed or cloned during the making of this instrument 😉