BA-1 is based on the 1982 CS01 portable synth. Despite its small size, the original hardware 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. Until now, it has never been properly captured in software form. With BA-1, Baby Audio emulated – and expanded on – the sonic heritage to create a new and modern instrument in its own right.
As would be expected in a Baby Audio product, BA-1 comes loaded with a powerful FX section – inspired by budget 1980s rack hardware. The plugin ships with 500+ presets as well as a smart “Re-Gen” algorithm for creating new patches on the fly.
BA-1 is compatible with all major DAWs for Mac and PC and fully M1 native. iOS version underway.
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Out April 25th. $99 MSRP with a $49 intro sale (end date tbc).