AudioRealism’s ABL3 has had a curiously long gestation period. It was teased more than a year ago, but there was no further news until the revelation that it’s arriving first as a Reason Rack Extension.
This emulation of Roland’s TB-303 bassline synth promises to improve on AudioRealism’s previous efforts (ABL1 and ABL2), and is said to be a complete rewrite that’s been in development for many years.
Additional specs are below, though we don’t yet have a price or release date. AVST/AU version is also in the pipeline.
AudioRealism ABL3 features
Extremely authentic 303 emulation using our ABL3 engine
Ultra natural knob response, tuned to match the original 303 both in range and response
Built-in 303/Rebirth style step sequencer with 64 steps
200+ bundled preset patterns
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, Cutoff, etc.
Resonance and Gate Time trimmers that allow tweaking the emulation to your liking
Three different VCO Models
Settings for VCA Clicks and VCA Noise
Pattern modifiers with Random, Alter, Copy, 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 we are launching ABL3 with.
Full 48 and 96kHz support, which means the engine uses the full bandwidth of the project setting
BeepStreet has released Sunrizer For Mac – an Audio Unit version of their popular iOS software synthesizer.
Emulation of JP-8000 supersaw
16 filter types
Morphing of all parameters
Arpeggiator with deep sequencing capabilities
Lots of presets
Sunrizer is built on a familiar subtractive synth design – but with a distinct character and a host of unique features.
It starts with two oscillators and two sub-oscillators that deliver all of the basic waveforms and an emulation of JP-8000 “supersaw”, with pulse width, frequency and ring modulation plus a lush unison mode.
The oscillators are fed into two powerful filters with serial or parallel routing, offering traditional low-, high- and band-pass modes as well as comb, resonator, waveshaper, and frequency shifter algorithms – and more.
To set all this in motion, Sunrizer has two ADSR envelopes and two LFO generators that can modulate virtually any parameter.
Bespoke synth engine with 24 voice polyphony and very low processor load.
Two oscillators with multiple waveform types, hard-sync, pulse width modulation.
Oscillator mixer with ring modulator and separate noise source.
Per-oscillator unison function with variable detune and spread.
Two separate filter units with serial or parallel operation and 16 different algorithms each: low-, high- and band-pass, notch, comb, formant I/II, all-pass, power low- and band-pass, waveshaper, resonator, resampler, low-pass + resampler, frequency shifter, analog low-pass.
Two ADSR envelope generators.
Two LFO generators with sine, triangle, saw, square, sample & hold and random
waveforms; variable phase, fade-in time and different trigger modes.
Master effects including chorus, phaser, rotor, EQ, delay and reverb.
Arpeggiator with deep sequencing capabilities.
Chord memory function.
A-B parameter morph feature: essentially two synth patches in one.
Factory sound bank with over 400 preset patches; full patch compatibility with the iPad version.
Sunrizer for Mac (AU) is available now for the introductory price of US $50/45 EUR + VAT in EU (regular $80). It is also available for iPad and iPhone.
Introducing the new iPad editor for the Jupiter80 and recently announced Jupiter50. The JP Synth Editor is free to download from the App Store and gives you under-the-hood access to tweak every tone to absolute perfection.