Erica Synths has announced the availability of its Bass Drum 2 Eurorack module, its take on analog bass drum circuits adapted for modular systems, developed in collaboration with French company e-licktronic.

The Bass Drum 2 offers a massive, punchy sound, and accent and CV control over key parameters, making it distinctively expressive in live performances.

The Bass Drum2 has a unique take on the same concept. It is 909-based as the previous version, but with a ‘Trigger/Gate’ mode.

When in ‘Gate Mode’, Bass Drum 2 reacts to gated signals making it possible to create sustained drum sounds. By modulating the gate length (patch the Gate output of the preferred sequencer into Trigger input and set various gate lengths), you can design unconventional Bass Drum patterns.

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.

The Bass Drum 2 is available now at Erica Synths, priced at 230 EUR and $279 USD.