“Ultra-affordable pocket-money Kontakt instruments utilising samples from a range of classic and vintage hardware synths in a very straightforward common interface… the Grit Filter sounds fabulous.
The ‘intelligent’ controls cross-reference each other to operate a range of behind-the-scenes settings aimed at optimising the character of the sounds. There’s also a similarly intelligent ‘randomise’ button onboard.
At this price all the NanoMods are well worth your attention” – Computer Music magazine
“The potential of these NanoMods is amazing” – Harvey Jones, NYC producer and composer
Our fifth NanoMod brings the power of the NanoMod interface to the cornerstone of your mix: the bass. Analog Bass transitions smoothly between thick, subby basses that underpin your kick, through to aggressive, raw-edged bass tones, taking in a whole load of squelchy, punchy territory along the way.
Wave 1 is a cutting, aggressive tone based on a square wave from our SH7. It’s been hard-synced to a variable pulse wave to introduce both some timbral variation and a dose of raw, edgy attitude. The result is great for high-pass filtering, giving the “character” filters a lot to chew on and maintaining a strong mid-range presence in the mix.
Wave 2 is a combo effort from the modular system of a mildly distorted Triangle wave and a sine sub-oscillator pitched one octave below. This is a much rounder tone with a lot of low-end energy courtesy of the sine, making it perfect for subby basses, mellower sounds, fretless or upright-style patches or simply for underpinning your mix.
Around 2pm to 3pm on the Blend dial is a nice sweet spot that gets you the midrange bark of Wave 1 but with all the extra grunt of that sub-sine from Wave 2, while the Punch control really comes into its own here, warming and squashing the tone. Pump those cones!
In the demo you’ll hear some typical patches that we rolled in no time using the Glitch button as a starting point. There are even a couple of polysynth-style stabs and pads in there, just to show that you don’t have to stick to basses if you don’t want to 😉
aqaraza (verified owner) –
NM5 Analog Bass is a meaty little monster. The rnd glitch button gives you infinite range, w/o the need for starter presets. But you’ll definitely be saving your own. I’m trying this out before diving into more complex translations of bass-rich RR instruments to give myself a simple starting point for evaluation of the others. NM5 Analog Bass is surprisingly thick for its simplicity, and makes a great sound laboratory for starting points. I can see the NanoMods being a great way to sketch out the skeleton of a sound for a track, leaving behind texture that can be blended in and out of the piece as you go.
If you map SMOOTH FILTER to mod wheel, you can perform a sort of wah-wah effect! The bass notes (and pads) you might get out of this instrument will be as unique as they are flexible.
I do want to second the request I saw elsewhere for a VOLUME controller? Or, perhaps, some sort of normalizer button / setting. Glitch gives such a spread of sounds, that it’d be nice to have a way to easily and quickly boost output to production levels, at least for these NanoMods.
(A tangent – Probably not ever an issue, but for some reason my account shows Analog Bass as having limited # of downloads remaining (2 in this case, after dl’ing once), rather than ∞ in the case of the others. Mentioning only in case this is accidental.)
Poesque (verified owner) –
Bassed on price, it was goodness.
Chris (verified owner) –
Great analog bass sound. Also does leads and pads. Press glitch = new patch. What’s not to like?
Well I actually won NanoMod 5 analog bass some where online and I use it a lot because I enjoy the sound of not so clean sounding
tones I use it frequently in my glitch hop production and would recommend it to other music creators.