Eplex7 DSP has announced that a new 64-bit Win version of Analog Bass Unit N4 – EDM bassline synthesizer has been released.
Real analog synthesizers usually have fat, heavy, massive, warm and juicy bass sound, sound that is cutting through mix – it is loud and significant, you usually need just 2-3 analog synths and song sounds full, heavy and professional.
But… They are not stable. You cannot use them for fast EDM baselines, because they are clicking, blipsing, automatically detuning, creating noise and artifacts etc.
Good example is fast psytrance baseline, if you use classic hardware analog synth it will be full of clicks, blips, noises and constant de-tuning / instability.
But digital synths or chip based hardware synths usually have cold, boring sound, missing fattens and warmth of their big analog brothers.
Some most expensive hardware analog synths has digital stabilized oscillators and this is how to make fast EDM baselines stable. But they are very expensive. So we bought one bass analog, analyzed it, dismantled etc. in order to emulate warm analog synthesis in computer.
Our team has education in electronic engineering, and while it was relatively difficult long term task we developed our own: analog circuit emulation technology.
What is Eplex7 DSP Analog circuit emulation technology?
Difference between analog and digital synth is – In analog synthesizer all sounds are produced by combination of electronic components as resistors, capacitors, transistors etc.
In digital synths (hardware or software digi synths) analogue synthesis is emulated by computer – simple digital numbers.
Why analog has fat nice warm sound and digital not?
Because analog components produce always different electric values, they act always little bit different, there is some kind of noise, saturation, instability, interference in every module/part of analog synth.
For example oscillator in digital synth is always the same waveform – in analog synth oscillator is changing its tone, its shape, its phase, etc. changes are very small but they make natural analog sound. In every module there is little bit of noise, saturation, interference caused by warming of electronic circuits.
Analog filter changes his sound and behavior based on volume level of input signal, at some levels it starts to saturating / creating pleasant distortion. While digital envelope is absolutely linear, shape of analog envelope is always exponential / rounded. Signal is usually saturated / rounded / de-stabilized in every part of circuit of analog synth.
So, what is Eplex7 DSP Analog circuit emulation technology?
Firstly, we split code / schematic of whole synthesizer into individual virtual modules with own inputs / outputs. Every module act similar like circuit of analog synth. We applied all analog instability emulation to every module – oscillators have analog shape with higher harmonics, oscillators are constantly detuning, they have analog noise, phase instability, filter has its own amplifier producing next analog low level noise as well as analog saturation and interference caused by warming of its circuits.
Envelopes have their own instability, exponential shape, interference and analog noise – envelope is not modulating amp or filter with simple linear signal – this signal has its own virtual analog interference included in modulation signal (noise, hiss, analog artifacts).
You can also shape output sound of Analog Bass Unit – with “Analog sound properties” panel with parameters: Warmth, Circuit drive, FATness!, Analog hiss of all system, Electronic Interference, Circuit temperature, High frequency color…
How close is our analog circuit module modeling technology to real analog?
Combination of various digital and realistic analog oscillators (with on/off digital stabilization), true sounding analog filter and warm saturation, with precisely modelled all aspects of analog synthesis as circuit temperature noise, de-stabilization of analog components etc. makes this bassline synthesizer ideal for following electronic music styles:
Psytrance, Hi-Tech, DarkPsy, Full on psytrance, Uplifting trance, Electro clash, Electro house, Deep House, Funky music, Hip hop, Electronic body music EBM, Disco, Dance / EDM, Minimal techno, Progressive, Tech house, Proggy trance and more…
– Two analog modeled oscillators also with additional digital waveforms (analog waveforms with higher harmonics, with analog noise, detuning, phasing, instability, circuit warming artifacts)
with following shapes: Analog Saw 1, Analog Saw 2, Analog Saw 3, Digital Saw 1 (exp.), Digital Saw 2, Digital Saw 3, Digital Ramp 1, Digital Ramp 2 (exp), Analog Square 1, Analog Square 2, Digital Square 1, Digital Square 2, Sine, Triangle, Noise
– digital stabilization of analog oscillators switch
– Osc 1 + 2 analog style saturation knob
– Exponential analog style VCA amplitude envelope (exponential shape, modulating signal with analog interference, noise, artifacts)
– VCF filter digitally stabilized envelope (to avoid clicking and instability with fast basslines)
– VCF Analog Low Pass Filter with Saturation knob (Analog filter with true analog liquid tone, circuit interferences, distortion based on input level)
– Panel for setting analog sound properties: Warmth knob, Circuit drive knob , FATness! Knob, Analog hiss knob for setting up hiss level of all system, Electronic Interference level knob, Circuit temperature level knob, High frequency color knobs…
Preset manager with 118 Presets
– 38 EDM (Electronic dance music) bassline presets for house, trance, deep house, tech-trance, electro house, electro, ebm, and all dance music styles with 4/4 beat
– 55 PSY bassline presets for psytrance, darkpsy, hitech psytrance, psycore, goa trance
– 25 Classic long basses – for pop, hip hop, break beat, as subbas in drum and bass / jungle, etc.
NOTE: all producers, who have purchased Analog Bass Unit N4 before, have the possibility to get update for free. Eplex7 DSP will generate new 64-bit version for them.
You can download free demo version at product page.
Price: 29,90 €, Introductory time-limited price: 17,90 €