Model D is an analog bass & lead synth for Ableton Live put together by the good people at Reverb Machine. It features sampled oscillators from the Behringer Model D that are run through Ableton’s native PRD filter, which is modelled on the legendary filter from the Moog Prodigy.
The live pack includes two synth patches made up of 76 chromatic WAV samples. The monophonic Model D rack is perfect for huge, detuned bass sounds that fill the bottom end of a mix. There’s also a polyphonic rack – something that the Model D hardware unit doesn’t offer – for putting down some nasty chords or silky smooth leads.
The waveform selector crossfades between the available triangle, sawtooth, square and pulse waveforms, and is modelled on the functionality of the Moog Sub 37’s waveform selector. The filter controls adjust Ableton’s PRD filter, allowing control over cutoff frequency, resonance, and envelope control. The ADS envelope controls are also based on the Minimoog controls, with the decay time also controlling release time. Lastly, the glide control adds portamento, great for sliding basses and smooth leads. An extra polyphonic instrument is available, allowing you to play chords using the Model D oscillators.