Pros Remarkably authentic sound, Zero-feedback delay filter. Host sync all round. Sequencer adds modern conveniences.
Togu Audio Line TAL-BassLine-101 review
Pros Remarkably authentic sound, Zero-feedback delay filter. Host sync all round. Sequencer adds modern conveniences. Velocity control. Released way back in , this was one of the last great monosynths of the initial analogue era. Pre-MIDI, the offered a simple sequencer, a single oscillator with sub- oscillator and just one envelope generator, shared between the amplifier and filter. And yet, it sounded fabulous. Its simplicity was an asset – you couldn’t help but make good sounds on the thing – and its very reasonable price made it incredibly popular with the industrial and new wave acts of the day.
Read more: Also, as you’d expect, TAL-BassLine is polyphonic, although it can also operate in mono mode if you want it to. As on the original, you’re provided with individual level sliders for saw, pulse, noise and sub-oscillator waves – the sub-oscillator is, authentically, restricted to two pulse widths, one or two octaves below the pitch of the main oscillator.
The oscillator setup may not sound like much, but with clever mixing, you can actually create some quite interesting waveforms with it. The filter is a 24dB self-oscillating resonant low-pass model. You can modulate it with the envelope generator, LFO or keyboard, and it’s a zero-feedback delay design, as is all the rage these days. A handy Volume Comp mode can be activated to compensate for drops in level at high resonance settings.
The envelope is a standard ADSR type, and although you only get the one, any SH user will know that you can modulate the amp separately by switching it to Gate mode, enabling the envelope to be dedicated to the filter. It may not be the ideal solution, but it’s certainly authentic!
Further modulation is provided by the LFO. As on the original, you get saw, square, random and noise shapes. Here, however, you can sync them to your host without laying down a click track first! Oh, and you can snap the VCO modulation intensity to musical note values, which is very cool.
A smattering of ‘left hand’ controls are provided, enabling you to play with portamento, transpose the pitch and adjust the response of both the pitch and mod wheels. TAL’s also gives you velocity control over envelope depth and volume. Even the basic default patch left us eyes wide and mouths agape.
We’ve used plenty of SHs in our time, both real and virtual, but this baby truly nails it. A remarkable emulation. The question, though, is whether it’s really worth the asking price. If you don’t demand absolute authenticity, you could probably get by with that one – or any of a dozen others.
However, if you must have that exact sound and don’t want to invest in the real thing, you’d be crazy not to drop 60 bucks on TAL-BassLine It’s incredible. The best of MusicRadar in your inbox Don’t miss the latest deals, news, reviews, features and tutorials No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we’ll never share your details without your permission.
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