LittleOne is a faithful software emulation of one of the most legendary and
appreciated hardware analog synthesizers.
In addition to an accurate re-creation of the original signal path, every single component
inside LittleOne (oscillators, filter, envelopes, etc.) prove the same original architecture,
frequency response and operative range of its analogue hardware counterpart, producing a deep,
rich and warm sound.
Add to the equation a full rack with a 16-step analogue sequencer, a 16-step trancegate effect,
two insert/master effects slots and the result is a complete, true-analogue-sounding setup within the
comfort of a modern digital studio.
Perfection is not of this world. In nature, due to its inherent complexity (and beauty), everything is
unpredictable, seemingly - for us - out of control. This makes things so special.
This is true for everything, also for musical instruments.
Based on analog electronics components, an analog synthesizer brings within itself all the imperfections
of this technology. This is why its sound is so warm and rich.
LittleOne synthesizer is entirely built upon this concept.
The adoption of the Advanced Component Simulation (ACS) approach ensures that every component inside
LittleOne is simulated preserving its original analogue hardware architecture and physical properties - including
its own micro-imperfections and instabilities. This means that - playing the same note twice - LittleOne will
never produce exactly the same sound. As nature teaches.
This high-end approach assures brilliance, genuineness and depth to the sound.
LittleOne (click to launch the Image Viewer)
Analogue modeling simulation of real analogue hardware, achieved by the adoption of the Advanced
Component Simulation (ACS) approach - oscillators, filters, envelopes (,...) are built preserving
their original architecture, featuring all the micro-instabilities and imperfections of the
Full 64-bit processing accuracy for every single aspect of the simulation
Two aliasing-free analogue modeled oscillators proving the same capacitors' charging/discharging
responses as found on the original analogue circuits, with a continuous wave selection (morphing)
mode between triangle, sawtooth, square, pulse
A legendary 4-pole resonant low pass ladder filter (modeled by the adoption of the
topology-preserving transform / zero-delay feedback approach) proving all the original
non-linearities, frequency responses (also at extreme modulation scenarios), self-oscillation,
soft-clipping and overload control
Two 4-stage (ADSR) envelope generators proving the same capacitors' charging/discharging responses
as found on the original analogue circuits
Extended modulation possibilities, including a white noise generator, a sample-and-hold source and
a multi-waveform low-frequency-oscillator (LFO) featuring the original frequency range (from 0.2 Hz
up to 500 Hz), allowing for advanced frequency modulation designs
True analogue polyphony. In addition to a classic monophonic mode, polyphony (4-voices) is
achieved by simulating four fully-independent synthesis systems (devices) separately, as expected
in the original hardware specification extension. Each of the four independent voices (devices)
can also be tuned/detuned separately for an even more deep and rich polyphonic sound
Analogue components selector. Choose what kind of components to use inside LittleOne : select
ultra-stable components, phase-locked oscillators (like in most recent analogue synthesizers) or
select aged, much more unstable components and disable the phase-lock of the main oscillators
Accede all the advanced features like the alternative modulation sources/destinations, set the
velocity to control the filter cutoff, extend the pitch bend range, select the MIDI input channel
and much more - all from the operating system led display
Including XSQ16A unit (rack), a monophonic 16-step analogue sequencer
Including GAT3D unit (rack), a 16-step trancegate effect
Including two insert/master effects slots with the possibility to choose :
X-TREME unit (rack), an accurately modeled, ground-shaking tube distortion effect
FLANG-R unit (rack), an expressive stereo flanger effect
CHOR-S unit (rack), an expressive stereo chorus effect
D-LAY unit (rack), a tempo-synced stereo delay effect
REEVERB unit (rack), a resonator-based electronic reverb effect
Including a huge 400+ ready-to-use factory presets collection covering all styles, from vintage
analogue leads and basses to frequency modulation sequences, contemporary cutting-edge
electronic motion pads, trance stabs, complex psychoacoustic constructions, percussive and
special sound effects. All the original Little Phatty¹ factory patches (Stage Edition and
Tribute Edition) are also included
Additional presets/patches available as commercial expansions
MIDI automation, with CC# mapping following the original Little Phatty¹
MIDI CC# specs
Supported sample rates from 44.1 kHz up to 192 kHz
LittleOne (version 3.x) Live Performance (by Katsunori Ujiie)
LittleOne (version 3.x) Analog Freegures audio demo (by Daniel Stawczyk aka Status)
LittleOne (version 2.x) Live Performance (by Katsunori Ujiie)
¹ = The use of trademarks is only meant as a reference to clarify the instruments whose sound
was modelled after and doesn't imply any endorsement.