Take Control Device mode lets you navigate to a specific device, and take instant control over the top eight parameters or macros in a rack. We are open to reviewing anything music related and will of course be honest. One of the better affordable synths a lot of people had. To an extent, it helped launch the current appetite for all things analogue. The notes trigger on the last-note priority system — in other words, whenever you play a new note, it triggers and the previously sounding note is cut off. In all, this is a nicely executed product that delivers the goods without unnecessary complexity or frills. Navigation of large sets is achieved by pressing and holding the Session button and scene launching is done via the right-hand buttons.
So yes I feel it is still relevant and could easily make it's way into anyone's song. Each user is entitled to two authorisations allowing the plug-in to be run on two different computers at the same time, and of course if you change your computer, you can reauthorise via the web site. Expect to reduce your mouse time! Enjoy it, get it cheap, you'll enjoy playing with it. So Has It Got A Place In Today's Modern Industry? In any event, the current control status is saved when you save the song, so even if you've edited a patch, the song will still load with your version of the sound, not the original preset. The Classic option here evokes the Bass Station's original filter, which was a key part of its appeal - raspy, powerful and capable of real spit. The import and export routines for moving sounds between software and hardware BassStations are also found here. Doesn't it make you want to make a Stranger Things inspired retro Casio sounding track.
I quit Live and launched Logic Pro X, and the Pro worked perfectly well from the off, using the Setup button to select note and fader modes. Tap across a number of faders at once, and watch and listen as they all move to their new positions — this creates very organic changes to your sound. These fades are velocity-sensitive — tap a pad gently and the fader value slowly moves to the new position; tap harder and it moves faster. Normally, this is exactly what you want a bass synth to do, though there might have been some advantage in offering the traditional analogue high-note priority or low-note priority as options. If you are buying it for cheap it's a no brainer. The V Station is a simple instrument that can make a great deal of sounds.
It proved enormously popular and it's worth remembering why. These functions are usefully sub-labelled into separate areas; Mod Wheel and Aftertouch assignments, for instance, as well as 'further' options for the synth engine, including sync'ing oscillators 1 and 2 and setting a Swing value for the Arpeggiator engine, to name but a couple of examples. This is a great update all-round, and takes the Launchpad to a new level of Ableton Live control and performance. The level peaks that are generated near resonance can be pretty high though, so you either need to set the channel fader setting in your sequencer mixer carefully to prevent peaking, or place a limiter plug-in after BassStation. There's also a brand new filter option, Acid.
The uses for the original Launchpad far exceeded what was originally conceived for it — and the Pro, with its added functions and enhanced visual feedback, is inevitably going to top that. There's little not to like about BassStation, as all its features are straightforward and to the point. In many ways, then, this is a very simple bass synth, but like its analogue counterparts, its real appeal is its sound. We can't guarantee correctness and completeness of all the data presented here, and therefore will not accept liability for any issues arising from usage of this data. I like to use a lot of sends during performance, and for me this will be a perfect opportunity to use the velocity-sensitive fading again! Pick it up for £14. It's not going to win any awards in this day and age but it's well worth having in your arsenal. As its name suggests, it's capable of tones which evoke the 303 and its relationship with resonance will have synth lovers drooling.
The Sub's pitch is 'locked' to that of Oscillator 1 and can play either one or two octaves below it. All Trademarks and Copyrights belong to their respective owners. Continue adding drum sounds, and the entire grid will be populated, accessing up to 64 drum pads simultaneously, and you can scroll through another 64 if you have a monster drum kit. Some extra scale choices would be nice, but a simple chromatic keyboard layout is totally playable as it is. I mean listen to the sounds in the video below. However, there appears to be no grace period, so you need to authorise the plug-in before you can use it.
To the right, a Mixer section allows you to blend volumes of the Oscillators and the Sub, whilst a fourth dial here can be toggled between controlling external input volume, Ring Modulation, or a Noise Generator source. Both punchy and drone-like sounds can be achieved with ease, and though I wouldn't go so far as to say the sounds are exactly like any of the commercial analogue models mentioned earlier, you can get very close to these and other classic sounds with relatively little effort. I recommend it, I use it, I reviewed it because I want others to pick it up on sale and make use of it. If you enjoyed reading this review and want your product reviewed by the Audio Animals team please contact us via the contact page. Finally, an Effects section is included, which features just two controls - a post-filter Distortion and an 'Osc illator Filter Mod' dial, which toys with level, using Oscillator 2 as its source.
You'll find a place for them in any electronic production. Its tone-shaping capabilities have now been expanded to break away from the original's low-pass shape alone; now you'll find high-pass and band-pass options too, all available with 12dB or 24dB slopes. The sound-generating architecture follows the classic analogue paradigm with two tone oscillators sawtooth or square wave with pulse-width modulation modelled on those used in the analogue version. I also found the control automation to work fine within Logic Audio, which isn't always the case with other plug-ins from third-party companies. Mixer functions are available across the lower edge of the Pro, with dedicated buttons for record arming, track selection, mute, solo, and so on.
Alternatives Live users are often obsessed with hardware control, which of course drives product design. It quantises audio clips as well — very nice! The fascia recalls the original, with its blue and black livery but the all-dial and rocker-switch combination is now replaced by a more tactile control set including sliders alongside the pots and switches. If you like the sound of the analogue BassStation but prefer working within a virtual environment, then BassStation is the ideal solution, covering just about every genre of analogue bass sound on offer, as well as being pretty good at basic analogue lead synth sounds. Not that the V Station is offensive in any way. It just sounds like it's from the 90's. Had a sound everyone loved. The Duplicate button duplicates clips or scenes, and the Double button is the same as clicking Dupl.
Certainly it gets very close to the sound of the analogue BassStation and the digital filter design works very well, even when set near self-resonance, which is where many digital implementations start to sound fake. Modulation station Below these key sound-shaping modules, the lower panel offers modulation control. The Setup screen features most of the same controls as the main screen, but all those on the right of the main screen are replaced with controls relating to the range of the pitch-bend wheel, the mod wheel, aftertouch, and breath control, as well as patch import and export. But with the inclusion of the Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer, this synth is ready to appeal to a wider range of producers. Although the Launchpad Pro is focused on Live control, outward expansion is allowed for. The sounds are kind of iconic retro kind of sounds. This website is an Amazon Affiliate.