Erica Synths Bass Drum 2 module is more than just a 909 kick clone

Erica Synths has taken its faithful 909 kick-inspired eurorack module, the Bass Drum, and thrown in some extra features for even more expressive performance for the new mk2 version.

The Latvian synth maker has added a new Gate mode that allows the module to react to gated signals to produce sustained drum sounds. 

Combined with the Trigger function you can patch in a modulation source, such as the gate outputs of a sequencer, to create unique kick patterns.

The module still retains the big punchy characteristics that you'd expect from a 909 and CV control over Pitch, Decay and Drive of the original that was developed in collaboration with French firm e-licktronic.

The Erica Synth Bass Drum 2 module is available now from the Erica Synth shop priced at $279/€230.

Erica Synths Bass Drum 2

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Erica Synth Bass Drum 2 features

  • Pitch, Tune, Tune Depth controls
  • Attack, Decay, Drive controls
  • CV control with attenuators over Pitch, Decay and Drive 
  • Manual trigger
  • Accent for better expression
  • Audio output level: -5…+5V
  • CV level (full span): -5V - +5V
  • Trigger level: 5V
  • Trigger time: 1ms
  • Power consumption: +40mA, -30mA
  • Module width: 14HP
  • Module depth: 35mm
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