Baby Audio BA-1 v1.5 Regged [WIN]

Baby Audio BA-1 v1.5

Meet Hardware Realism
BA-1 is an analog-modeled synth that brings you closer than ever to pure and authentic 1980s textures in a plugin. Just like the real hardware, it’s dead-simple to program, surprisingly versatile, and dripping with sonic color.

BA-1 is inspired by a portable 1980s synth with a toylike appearance and a gritty sound. Despite its small size, it left a big mark on music history, while still flying somewhat under the hype radar. The original has been used as a secret weapon for bubbly synth textures by some of Sweden’s most successful pop producers of the past two decades. It was also a staple of 1990s digital dancehall and beloved by the indietronica scene for its raw lo-fi quality. The original hardware had never been properly captured in software form. So for our first ever synth, we started there. But then we took it so much further…

In keeping with our philosophy ”it’s an evolution, not an emulation”, we modeled the hardware with the greatest possible accuracy, before carefully upgrading it with new and useful features. A second analog-modeled oscillator, FM, polyphony, and more, help to vastly expand the sonic palette of the original. All while keeping its signature sound unspoiled.

Additionally, BA-1 lets you drain the battery, bend the circuits, and use the built-in speaker – for an authentic lo-fi aesthetic that you could normally only get with hardware.

If you know our company, you’ll know that effects are our specialty. So we’ve treated BA-1 with a juicy FX section that captures the sound of a decade in six distinctive effects. The FX chain is inspired by budget 80s hardware and brings you the lo-fi charm of home studio rack units. The overdrive is modeled after a guitar pedal, while the delay, reverb and chorus effects are based on grainy digital effects from the era.

With BA-1 v1.5, the FX chain is now included as a separate effect plugin as well so you can add it to any track you desire.

BA-1 is simple, but surprisingly tweakable. We’ve put great effort into tuning all parameters to be in the perfect sweet spot. This results in a rewarding programming workflow where tweaking BA-1 is a lot of fun and you’ll create new patches on repeat.

And if a simple interface is not fast enough, you can always use the smart ‘Re-Gen’ feature. Hit Re-Gen and BA-1 will automatically create new and musically tuned patches with every click.

BA-1 v1. 5 is a free update for all existing owners. Download it by following the links in your original order email. New users will get v1.5 and the FX Strip automatically with their purchase.

✱ New Effect Plugin – BA-1 FX Strip:
BA-1 isn’t just an analog modeled synthesizer. It also offers a meticulously modeled FX section, based on budget 1980s rack effects. Users have been asking for a standalone edition of BA-1’s effects chain since the early days and here it is! Use the FX Strip to run any audio through BA-1’s virtual circuits and add 80s-flavored drive, filtering, delay, reverb, chorus – and even BA-1’s speaker simulator.

✱ Arpeggiator:
Arpeggiators were an essential ingredient in the synth sounds of the 80s. For BA-1 v1.5, we’ve added a hands-on, hardware-style arpeggiator with three modes (up, down, up/down) and a three octave range. The arp allows for un-syncing from the host tempo for more authentic (i.e. slightly out of time!) effects.

✱ Flexible Chorus parameter:
The original BA-1 offered a simple on/off chorus effect, reminiscent of the Junos and other classic 80s synths. In v1.5, the chorus can now be set anywhere between 0% and 100% for more creative flexibility.

✱ Easter eggs:
The colored dots between BA-1’s segments reveal some new additional synth parameters when clicked. LFO fade adds ramp time to the modulation wave that gradually (or abruptly) fades up to its set frequency for a more unpredictable LFO effect. Chaos introduces nonlinear behavior in the reverb and chorus algorithms for dissonance and unpredictable pitch glides.

✱ Improved preset browser:
BA-1’s preset manager has a vastly improved workflow in v1.5. Search presets by name, filter by pack, or mark patches with color-coded tags to remember them. You can easily import packs, create your own or browse the available BA-1 Expansions to add more sounds to your synth.

✱ New UI theme:
See BA-1 from a fresh perspective with the new black and red UI theme.


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