AudioRealism has announced ABL3 – a new version of their Roland TB-303 inspired bassline synthesizer – is coming to Reason as a Rack Extension.
The ABL3 engine is a complete rewrite from scratch and has been in development for many years with the goal of making the most authentic 303 emulation possible.
- Authentic 303 emulation
- Natural knob response, tuned to match the original 303 both in range and response
- Built-in 303/Rebirth style step sequencer with 64 steps
- 200+ bundled preset patterns
- Hard sync to the host’s transport
- Supports 4 patterns of 16 steps, 2 patterns of 32 steps or 1 pattern of 64 steps
- CV/Gate input to control the sound engine externally
- CV/Gate output to control other Reason devices from the step sequencer
- CV Modulation inputs for Tuning, Cutoff, etc.
- Resonance and Gate Time trimmers that allow tweaking the emulation to your liking
- Three different VCO Models
- Settings for VCA Clicks and VCA Noise
- Pattern modifiers with Random, Alter, Copy, Paste functions
- Unique vibrato which is activated by setting UP+DOWN on steps. This effect is one of the few extensions to the 303 that we are launching ABL3 with.
- Full 48 and 96kHz support, which means the engine uses the full bandwidth of the project setting
A VST version is also in the works, but will be released after the RE version.
Pricing and availability details are to be announced.