BA-1

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BA-1 is Baby Audio's modern re-imagination of a cultish 1982 analogue synth that looked like a toy but sounded like a beast. It brings you pure and authentic textures that are fast to program and dripping with colour.


Virtual Instrument

VST / AU / AAX

A Synth With A Soul

About BA-1

BA-1 is Baby Audio's modern re-imagination of a cultish 1982 analogue synth that looked like a toy but sounded like a beast. It brings you pure and authentic textures that are fast to program and dripping with colour.

The Legacy

BA-1 is based on 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 ‘CS01’ - as the original is called - has never been properly captured in software form. So for Baby Audio's first-ever synth, they started there.

The Sound

In keeping with Baby Audio's motto ”It’s an evolution, not an emulation”, they modelled the hardware with the greatest possible accuracy, before carefully upgrading it with new and useful features. A second analogue-modelled oscillator, FM, polyphony, and more, help to vastly expand the sonic palette of the original. All while keeping it's 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.

  • The first proper analog-modeled emulation of the CS01, a beloved and cultish 1982 monosynth
  • Vastly expands the sonic palette of the original – thanks to careful upgrades and new features
  • Includes a colorful FX section inspired by budget 1980s hardware
  • Fun and easy to program, yet surprisingly versatile
  • 500+ high quality presets and a Re-Gen function for instantly generating new patches
  • If you want authentic, lofi-leaning, synth textures in a plugin, this is it!

BA-1 is Baby Audio's modern re-imagination of a cultish 1982 analogue synth that looked like a toy but sounded like a beast. It brings you pure and authentic textures that are fast to program and dripping with colour.

The Legacy

BA-1 is based on 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 ‘CS01’ - as the original is called - has never been properly captured in software form. So for Baby Audio's first-ever synth, they started there.

The Sound

In keeping with Baby Audio's motto ”It’s an evolution, not an emulation”, they modelled the hardware with the greatest possible accuracy, before carefully upgrading it with new and useful features. A second analogue-modelled oscillator, FM, polyphony, and more, help to vastly expand the sonic palette of the original. All while keeping it's 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.

  • The first proper analog-modeled emulation of the CS01, a beloved and cultish 1982 monosynth
  • Vastly expands the sonic palette of the original – thanks to careful upgrades and new features
  • Includes a colorful FX section inspired by budget 1980s hardware
  • Fun and easy to program, yet surprisingly versatile
  • 500+ high quality presets and a Re-Gen function for instantly generating new patches
  • If you want authentic, lofi-leaning, synth textures in a plugin, this is it!

Listen to BA-1

Audio Demo 1
Audio Demo 2
Audio Demo 3

Videos

Reviews

JR Rotem

Producer/Songwriter for Gwen Stefani, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, Ciara


"BA-1 is such an inspiring retro synth. It's a unique and refreshing take on throwback sonics combined with the coolest interface"

Mike Schmid

Keyboardist for Miley Cyrus, Chainsmokers, Troye Sivan


"Loving BA-1. It's totally magical and inspiring!!!"

Lindgren

Producer for Dua Lipa, John Legend, BTS, Halsey


"Beautifully clean and punchy oscillators, super musical filter and the effects are super convenient. Gonna be a go-to from now on."

Technical Information

Please carefully read the system requirements before purchasing this product.

Download Manual (PDF)

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