Right now the Deluge is on bass duty, but I would like to offload bass to a knob-per-function unit for more jam friendliness, and having it on its own mixer channel as a bonus. Also, the filter resonance on the Deluge cuts bass, which isn’t great.
I have no shops nearby for trying out gear, so I unfortunately have to rely on reviews, youtube-demos and, more importantly, you fine people for input on what to buy.
My needs are simple. I don’t need a built-in sequencer, nor presets. I don’t need any complex sound design options either, the simpler the better. I need something that can do deep, tight and clean bass. «Deep house»-ish bass with weight and firmness in the sub-region. I don’t do acid (soundwize).
I am considering the Erica Synths DB-01, but the demos I find mostly showcase acid/dirt/crazy. Also, there has been some mentions of gate-time being constant, but I’m not sure what that implies. Will it respect different note lengths sequenced externally over midi?
Other options might be JU-06A / SH-01A or Vermona Mono Lancet, never tried either of those. Minitaur might work, but I’ve had it before and didn’t like all the «secret knobs combos» needed for many settings. Monologue is out, it lacked weight and tightness in the sub freqs to my ears.
So, any insights or suggestions? Price range is around the mentioned gear.
In advance, thank you.
EDIT: Oh, and it need to be a compact desktop unit.