Abstrakt Instruments Intros Avalon Bassline 303 Clone With A Twist


At the 2015 NAMM Show, Brian Castro of Abstrakt Instruments introduced the Avalon Bassline, a new Roland TB-303 clone with a twist.

The back of the Avalon Bassline has a cartridge slot, designed to let you swap out different filters, giving the synth different sonic personalities.

At the Show, Castro was demoing the Avalon Bassline in a booth shared with Social Entropy, who introduced the Engine x0x-style sequencer: Continue reading

Moog Releases New Minitaur Editor, Adds DAW Integration

Minitaur_editor_3ohMoog Music has announced a big update to their Minitaur Editor:

“The Minitaur Editor has been rebuilt from the ground up and is now available free to all registered Minitaur owners.

In addition to the new standalone editor – VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX plugin compatibility have been added for improved DAW integration. Every feature on and under the hood of your Minitaur can now be easily accessed, automated, and recalled from within your favorite DAW.”

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New Bass Synth, CRUD, Offers ‘Earth Shattering Bass’

crud-bass-synthesizerDeveloper Alexander Smith has introduced CRUD – an ‘earth shattering’ bass synthesizer for iPad.


  • 6 expression knobs that have different effect depending on preset:
    • Cutoff
    • Resonance
    • Lfo Speed
    • Lfo Depth
    • Bit Crush
    • Attack
    • Release
  • Audiobus to ‘drop the horrors directly into your tunes’.
  • MIDI input

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Bolsa Bass Synthesizer Explained WIth Freak-o-sonic Psychedelic Animation

Critter & Guitari released a new promo video for their Bolsa Bass synthesizer that explains its capabilities with freakosonic psychedelic animation.

The Critter & Guitari Bolsa Bass synthesizer features six modes of bass sound, a sequencer and full MIDI capabilities. Continue reading