AudioRealism has released Bass Line 2 and announced the renaming of AudioRealism Bass Line Pro to AudioRealism Semi Modular (ASM).
Amongst the new features in Bass Line 2 the most important thing is the sound:
- The bass is improved for less muddiness.
- The filter has been improved to incorporate subtle nonlinear effects for additional squelch.
- The distortion unit has been improved with less aliasing.
- The controls have been calibrated to better match the response of the original.
- Pattern analyzer with Audio detection: The pattern analyzer is a tool for editing and analyzing patterns. It can create patterns using audio files as a source.
- Improved filter emulation: The filter has been improved so as to include the nonlinear behavior of the original. This gives additional 'squelch' in fast sweeps.
- Accent ducking: On the original 303 it will take the envelope a while to 'warm up' after an accent. When the accent knob is fully counter clockwise this can be perceived as a ducking envelope. This feature is now included in ABL2.
- Pattern library: The pattern library menu allows easy access to your favorite patterns. It also possible to load several patterns in one go by selecting multiple patterns from the Load Pattern dialog.
- Two new 3D skins included.
Other improved features:
- MIDI Learn function now displays all mapped CCs.
- Load multiple patterns at once.
- Preferences dialog for easier setup.
- Pattern section buttons are now MIDI assignable.
- ABL2 imports the following file formats: RBS, PH and PAT.
- PNG support for easier user skinning.
ABL2 still costs €95 (+ VAT if applicable). ABL1 users can upgrade for €25. All users that ordered ABL after October 1st, 2006 will receive the upgrade for free.