It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

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It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by Walter Ego » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:24 pm

There really aren't enough on the market, you know?

Dreadbox Hades Analog Bass Synth Available For Pre-Order



Sarcasm aside, it sounds quite nice actually. Nice price point as well.
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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by Re-Member » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:54 pm

I actually found a TR-606 at a thrift store for $20 not too long ago. It was just sitting in a bin with a bunch of TV remote controls and modems :D

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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by Rick N Boogie » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:13 pm

Alot of cool semi-modular analog these days, with mini jacks. Seems like everybody/s making something, and all of it can work together. I like it, but can't possibly own all of them. It is a good time to be into analog though.
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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by Bitexion » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:48 am

Yeah we're seeing a similar thing as in the 70's. Everyone is making stuff now. And contrary to back then, everything can work together. In the 70's and 80's you were stuck with half a dozen different CV standards. Until everything became MIDIfied.

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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:13 pm

Speaking of new little bass synths, this caught my eye recently...

http://www.mam-germany.de/mb33-manual/

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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by HaziaJuno » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:06 pm

While not strictly a bass synth, and not true analog (though for the life of me I'd never know it by hearing it), I have been getting absolutely stunning bass synth sounds from my Roland SYSTEM-1.

My role in my band is 90% comprised of concocting rich, full bass sounds - and the SYSTEM-1 is more and more becoming my go-to instrument for earth-shaking basses that sound unlike any other instrument I've got. And the portability is just aces. Of all Roland's recent products, the SYSTEM-1 has been one of the most exciting and surprising.

...IF you can get past the doofy 2-octave keyboard. :roll: I'm not that particular, though. And they do make a modular model, if I remember correctly.

Soundwise, it's the most powerful bass-making sound machine in my current setup. :music:

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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by Walter Ego » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:12 pm

So, there's this forthcoming MB33 and the Dreadbox Hades.

There's also the

Volca Bass
MeeBlip Anode
TT-303 (serious 303 clone)
Minitaur

You could also maybe count the TB-3, even though it's digital.

Also perhaps the Bass Station 2, which has transformed into a fuller-featured monosynth.

Am I missing more low-priced analog bass synths? Oh...hahah....I suppose there's the Rhythm Wolf (or should I say Cub?)....
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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:00 pm

They brought back the MB33? Thomann price is only $150.

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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by Solyaris » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:03 am

Walter Ego wrote:So, there's this forthcoming MB33 and the Dreadbox Hades.

There's also the

Volca Bass
MeeBlip Anode
TT-303 (serious 303 clone)
Minitaur

You could also maybe count the TB-3, even though it's digital.

Also perhaps the Bass Station 2, which has transformed into a fuller-featured monosynth.

Am I missing more low-priced analog bass synths? Oh...hahah....I suppose there's the Rhythm Wolf (or should I say Cub?)....
I'd add the Rare Waves Grendel Grenadier too.

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Re: It's time for another Analog Bass Synth

Post by zmd » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:16 am

60 seconds of decay on the grendel? Holy moly!
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