The Synsonic Instruments BD-808-PRO Software-Plugin is great for creating 808-style bassdrums and basslines. The underlying signal processing is based on a detailed analysis of the original analog 808 bassdrum circuit. It synthesizes the sound powerful like the original! With the MIDI-Control it is also possible to use the plugin as a Bass Synthesizer. Originally the 808 Bass Drum has the following parameters for soundshaping:
Accent: Strength of the drum sound
Level: Output level
Decay: Duration of the drum sound
Tone: Amount of attack-click
Additionally the Synsonic Instruments BD-808 offers the following useful soundshaping possibilities:
Tune: Tuning in halftones
Fine: Tuning in cents
LongDecay: Extends decay range
Compression: The envelope can be compressed, resulting in a louder sound.
Drive: Distortion enhances the 808 sound to achieve a dirty bass drum sound. By activating the drive envelope the distortion is only present during the attack phase of the overall sound. This behaviour may sound more natural, as a real drum also has more distortion at the initial hit.
Glide: By turning up the glidetime, the pitch smoothly varies when different notes are played. Three different glidemodes (Up, Down, Up/Down) allow for different gliding behaviour.
MidiSync-Tune: Tune depends on played Midi-Note
MidiSync-Accent: Accent depends on Velocity of played Midi-Note
With the MIDI Learn function you can assign any MIDI-Controller to a parameter of the Bass Drum.
Extended MIDI-Control: To allow more dynamic playing, one can influence the amount of Accent, Decay, Compression, Drive and Tone dependent on the MIDI velocity. E.g. a strong hit on the keyboard can set the drive higher than if the key is hit weaker. Turning the MIDI-SYNC knob of a parameter to the right leads to a positive relation between MIDI velocity and the parameter (indicated by a yellow ring outside the knob). Turning the MIDI-SYNC knob of a parameter to the left leads to a negative relation between MIDI velocity and the parameter (indicated by a red ring outside the knob).
* After payment you will get the download link of the full PRO version.
Check out the DEMO of the PRO version, available for download on this page.
The DEMO version will play a noise every 30 seconds.
Windows (VST, 32/64 Bit):
MAC (VST/AU):BD-808-PRO-DEMO MAC
If you get the message that you cannot open the Installer because of an uncertified developer, press “ctrl” and right-click on the installer file. Then choose open.
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– double trigger problem solved.
– Non-automatable parameters non-visible to host.
– Windows Installer installs also to default location.
– corrected MIDI clear behaviour.