Audiorealism ABL3 Computer Bassline Rack Extension released 13/05/15
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Just released as a Rack Extension for Reason, AudioRealism Bass Line 3 (ABL3) is an emulation of the classic pattern based bass machine from 1982. A spokesperson told us, "The legendary silver box that is hallmark in electronic music has been recreated in ABL3 using analog modeling techniques to create a DSP-algorithm that accurately emulates every aspect of the original, from growling basses to hollow middles and beeping highs with metal rattling accents. Patterns are composed in a fashion similar to the original using the integrated step sequencer with easy to use manipulation functions such as transpose and randomization."
Product details ABL1 was released in 2003 and became quickly one of the most popular 303 emulations as a VST plug-in. ABL2 improved on that and was released 2007. ABL3 is the latest version of the 303 emulation platform. The ABL3 engine is a complete rewrite and has been in development for many years with the single goal of making the most authentic 303 emulation possible. Audiorealism hope that ABL3 will set a new benchmark in analog emulation.
Extremely authentic 303 emulation using the AudioRealism ABL3 engine
Ultra natural knob response, scaled to match the original 303 precisely
Built-in 303/Rebirth style step sequencer with 64 steps
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, Cut Off, Resonance, Envelope Modulation, Decay and Accent
Resonance and Gate Time trimmers that allow tweaking the emulation
Three different VCO Models
Noise settings for VCA Clicks and VCA Noise
Pattern modifiers with Random, Alter, Copy and 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 AudioRealism are launching ABL3 with.
Full 48 and 96kHz support, which means the engine uses the full bandwidth of the project setting
Step Record mode which allows recording patterns via MIDI or the On-Screen Piano Keys