Rhythmic Robot's NanoMod 5: Analog Bass is (as the name suggests) an analogue bass synth. Like the other NanoMods in the series it uses a simple, intuitive interface to control a wide feature set, allowing musicians to program powerful sounds quickly and easily. Key to the interface is the Glitch control, which randomises the settings in a "musically intelligent" manner, and making a great way to create new patches or get a sound starting point for tweaking.
NanoMod 5: Analog Bass takes two core synth waves as the DNA for its sounds. One is taken from a Roland SH7 analogue, and is based around a powerful square wave sound with a lot of midrange harmonic content. The second is derived from a modular synth bass tone with a distorted triangle wave underpinned by a sine sub-oscillator an octave below. Dialling between these waves can produce everything from harmonic-rich tones for the filters to bite into, through to strongly subby basses perfect for holding down the low-frequency of a mix, and everything in between. The NanoMod interface with its interacting controls makes rolling new sounds both fun and simple.
- 24-bit multisamples of two classic analogue bass waveforms.
- Twin "character filters" – Wasp and MS20 – plus "smooth filter" control.
- NanoMod interface – feature-rich but with reduced clutter and intuitive control.
- Glitch button for instant randomised patches.
- Small screen and disk footprint.
- Virtually unlimited sounds for a pocket-friendly price.
NanoMod 5: Analog Bass is available now from Rhythmic Robot Audio and costs £3. It requires Kontakt version 4.2.3 or above (including all versions of Kontakt 5) to run. Kontakt Player isn't supported.