Erica Synths Bassline DB-01 – Acid, Compact New Synth From Latvia

A new bass synth from the Latvian company
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:

Main features:

– 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 😉

For more info, please visit the official web page.

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