u-he has released public beta revision 2370 of Bazille, the hybrid modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
After lurking around the u-he headquarters for many years, we’re happy to announce that our “monster from the deep” – Bazille – has entered public beta and is available to download and test.
Changes since Rev 2352:
- Separate Dry / Wet knobs for spring reverb.
- Spring reverb Shake parameter now automatable.
- Improved default preset (Vibrato, LFO1 Mod turned down).
- Initialize preset added.
- Txt files reformatted for Windows default editor app.
The new revision is available for download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio. Bazille is currently available for purchase at an introductory discount of 30%, priced at $89 USD.
More information: u-he / Bazille
Native Instruments has announced the Infinite Possibilites limited-time offer on its seminal REAKTOR 5 software.
The special marks the release of the updated REAKTOR User Library – a community-powered platform for sharing and distributing REAKTOR-based instruments and devices, now with brand-new video tutorials.
Combined with the new User Library, the offer is particularly compelling: Customers can save over 70% on REAKTOR 5.
From synthesizers and sound generators, to sequencers and effects, REAKTOR 5 brings a universe of sonic possibilities to life within a powerful programming environment. Over 70 indispensable instruments and effects ranging from classic synthesis and sample techniques, to exotic delay-line resonance, modal, or granular synthesis all come ready for use, or customizable to taste. And for builders and programmers, REAKTOR 5 provides a limitless environment for creating new instruments, effects, and other devices from scratch.
REAKTOR 5 also opens the door to more than 3,800 unique user-made devices through a vibrant community based around the REAKTOR User Library. Reconstructed and updated for optimized navigation, the new User Library offers enhanced searching and sorting for improved device browsing, and a fresh new look.
New additions to the REAKTOR User Library now include videos and tutorials from Bluewater VST and ADSR. Detroit house and techno icon Mike Huckaby also contributes tutorials along with a section dedicated to his favorite devices from the User Library.
REAKTOR 5 is available at the NI Online Shop for $99 USD / 99 EUR / £89 GBP until May 28th, 2014 (regular $399 USD / 399 EUR / £339 GBP).
More information: Native Instruments / Reaktor
XILS-lab has announced the release of XILS 4, a virtual modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
The XILS 4 emulates a prototype that was never released, the EMS VCS4, based on two integrated, interlinked and interacting VCS 3 (Synthi) cores. We also coupled them with the famous 256 analog polysequencer.
Like the 2nd huge Pin Matrix, and its numerous additional modules: Envelopes, LFOs, S&H, Voltage Processor, Pitch Tracker, Transient etc. Or the recreation of the unique, powerfull 256 analog Polysequencer, intimately tied to the synthesis engines. Add to that the analog Chorus (3 modes) Delay and Phaser, the Spring Reverb, and the picture emerges.
XILS 4 is available for purchase for the introductory price of 149 EUR (regular 179 EUR). This offer includes a free USB-eLicenser, and XILISTICS soundset (160+ patches). XILS 3 users can upgrade for 29 EUR.
More information: XILS-lab / XILS 4
u-he has announced the release of an official public beta of its Bazille hybrid modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
You need to register with this temporary serial:
User Name: “Public Beta”
If you can’t wait to give us your money, here’s a working shop link:
Bazille is available for an introductory 30% discount, until two or three weeks after release, which is scheduled for July 1st, 2014 (regular price will be $129 USD/109 EUR/£99GBP).
The public beta version is available for download from the u-he forum at KVR Audio.
More information: u-he / Bazille
Urs Heckmann of u-he has posted a pre-release offer for the upcoming Bazille modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
if you must…
I did only a quick test, but it should work. Intro offer is 30% off.
Note that if you can wait for a few days there’ll be a serial number that’s free for a few weeks…
The pre-release beta version of Bazille is available for $89 USD. Note that you’ll have to send a support ticket after purchase to get the download link.
More information: u-he / Bazille
u-he has launched a product page for its Bazille, a modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
Bazille is a modular FM and Phase Distortion Synthesizer. It’s modular engine allows for patching of any signal output into any signal input, regardless of signal type. This makes Bazille a sibling of ACE, but it caters for a digital synthesis paradigm rather than for subtractive (virtual analogue) synthesis.
- Hybrid modular system: digital oscillators, analogue filters – amazing SFX capabilities.
- 4 oscillators with simultaneous FM, PD (phase distortion) and FR (fractal resonance).
- 4 multimode analogue type filters, 2 of which have 6 parallel outputs.
- 2 modulation maps, lag processors, quantizer, inverters, rectifiers, sample&hold.
- Morphing sequencer: 8 slots of 16 steps each (splittable into 4, 8 or 12-step units).
- U-he’s exemplary customer support, all regular (.x) updates are free of charge.
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More information: u-he / Bazille
Abeem Live Technologies has updated its Rack Performer software to version 1.01, adding many work-flow improvements and some corrections.
Multi-monitor support has been improved by making all dialogs positions more consistent (as there was quite a bit of wasteful back and forth movement required) The main menu can now be assigned to any monitor by just placing the application window at the correct location before entering “Edit” mode. A few other edge-cases were also solved.
Mapping presets and scene snapshots to standard (7bit CC) MIDI controllers is now straight-forward with a 1:1 mapping by default. But it is also possible to span the controller to a smaller range of values by lowering the presets port upper bound, making the control less sensitive. This can be useful when any module has only a few presets in use during the performance.
To align precisely the latencies of external MIDI gears controlled by the application, a new control port has been added to the special module to delay all MIDI events by a fixed time (i.e. output offset) By default all MIDI output events are sent slightly before the audio, to give the controlled gear enough time to process the commands and generate sound. Depending on the current application audio latency and the controlled MIDI gear(s) latencie(s) as well as the routing scheme in place (OTB or internal loopback mix etc) it might be necessary to set the output offsets (per MIDI gear) to get the phasing right.
Changes in Rack Performer v1.01
- Minor modifications:
- External MIDI Gear: added a special “Out Offset” control port (allows to delay sent MIDI messages in order to align the application audio output with the gear one).
- Presets port max bound is now exposed (allows to span controllers to a smaller range).
- Presets (and Scene Snaphots) control ports now have a more intuitive 1:1 mapping with 7bit MIDI controllers.
- Floating windows positions and visibilities are now saved and restored.
- Improved multi-monitor workflow by having modal windows always appear on the monitor closest to the mouse.
- Main menu in “Edit” mode is now displayed on the monitor on which the main application window (Patcher) is located.
- Adding label modules to the patch no longer restarts the wave engine.
- Improved PolyShaper module performance.
- Individual ASIO channel names are now displayed in the “audio devices” config tab.
- MIDI input is now enabled even when there are incorrect device mappings (ex: unplugged controllers).
- New hidden option to select ClearType (default) or Standard fonts anti-aliasing method (note: application does not attempt to change the method if AA is already enabled).
- To display properly, application now automatically enables fonts anti-aliasing when it is running (plus hidden config option to disable this behavior).
- Added new ticker events filter option to show/hide keyboard scene snapshots change events.
- To make technical support easier, VST plugins black-listing reasons are now saved in the DB and included in the logs.
- Bug fixes:
- The “Turbo Charger ASIO” wave engine (used in NIMO and MIMO configs) reported incorrect latencies.
- Fixed support of VST plugins reporting a negative number of programs (ex: MrRay73).
- Regression in manual GUI dispatching cinematic on multi-screen setups.
- Corrected a few edge cases around multi-monitor support.
- Although it had no consequence, it was possible to select unpowered or deleted modules into record and/or monitor groups.
- VST effects with MIDI out capabilities had a “mute” control port instead of the expected “bypass” type.
- Following a regression in previous version, PDC was not systemically applied the first time patch was powered on after loading.
- An incorrect value could be displayed sometimes in the parameter info dialog after applying changes.
- Some VST plugins did not get Control Focus when interacting with their GUI controls.
- On some setups (possibly XP only, infrequent), the screen ticker could appear to be stuck.
- Recalling scene snapshots with the keyboard mapper did not work properly in some cases.
- Using some scan settings, duplicated VST plugins could be incorrectly black-listed.
- Even with “automatic plugin black-listing” option disabled, VST scan should now properly resume and skip the bad plugins.
- Corrected one possible edge case when using the “clear cache” function of the VST scanner.
Rack Performer is available for purchase for 139 EUR incl. VAT.
More information: Rack Performer