Canadian electronics company Blipsonic and Berlin-based website Create Digital Music have introduced their latest joint venture, the MeeBlip anode – a compact bass synth, complete with an analog filter.
The anode is a hybrid analogue/digital instrument, featuring digital pulse oscillators with pulse width control – based on those found in the original MeeBlip – alongside a three-stage envelope, a LFO and an all-analogue filter with resonance control.
As with the original MeeBlip, the anode is open source, and users are encouraged to learn from and experiment with its code and circuits. The anode comes fully pre-assembled, however, and is ready for use straight out the box.
According to its developers, the MeeBlip anode is “capable of producing a range of uniquely aggressive, bass-heavy sounds.”
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TAL has released Bassline 101, a monophonic bass synthesizer for Mac & Windows, inspired by the Roland SH-101. According to the company, Bassline 101 ”produces the raw sound you know from analogue devices without any effects.”
This video, via DV247TV, takes a look at the new Arturia MiniBrute analog synthesizer.
The MiniBrute features a multimode Steiner-Parker filter, VCO with waveform mixer, arpeggiatior, MIDI, CV, USB connectivity and a 100% analogue signal path. Arturia also introduces some new features such as the Metalizer and Brute Factor to further add some shape to your sound.
This beast of a synth represents the latest in Analogue Solutions’ Leipzig line and incorporates a vast number of new features, most notably the 8-step on-board sequencer which can be synced and controlled in a vast number of innovative ways (midi, LFO, VCO, etc.)
This video serves as a first glimpse of the synth – yes, it’s a teaser. The evolving sound uses the Leipzig’s on-board step sequencer, however the pitch of the notes is controlled via MIDI. The sequencer can also be stepped manually via a MIDI keyboard.
Sequencer reset is handled via accent (or using heavy velocity on a MIDI note).
A beat was added to provide some context for the evolving bass line.