Erica Synths and e-licktronic have cooked-up on Bass Drum 2 Eurorack Module and more

 

Today, Erica Synths has introduced Bass Drum 2, a new analog bass drum Eurorack module, developed in collaboration with French company e-licktronic.

 

The module builds on the 909 bass drum design. The new mk2 version is more than just a 909 kick clone.

 

The developers note that, by modulating the gate length, you can create unconventional Bass Drum patterns.

 

 

Bass Drum 2 Features:

  • Pitch, Tune, Tune Depth controls
  • Attack, Decay, Drive controls
  • CV control with attenuators over Pitch, Decay and Drive
  • Manual trigger
  • Accent for better expression
  • Audio output level: -5…+5V
  • CV level (full span): -5V – +5V
  • Trigger level: 5V
  • Trigger time: 1ms
  • Power consumption: +40mA, -30mA
  • Module width: 14HP
  • Module depth: 35mm

 

The Latvian synth maker has added a new Gate mode that allows the module to react to gated signals to produce sustained drum sounds.

 

Combined with the Trigger function you can patch in a modulation source, such as the gate outputs of a sequencer, to create unique kick patterns.

 

The module still retains the big punchy characteristics that you’d expect from a 909 and CV control over Pitch, Decay and Drive of the original.

 

The Erica Synths Bass Drum 2 is available now, priced at €230/ $279 from Erica Synths shop.

 

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