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Can’t wait for u-he’s Bazille? Urs pleases early adopters

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Urs Heckmann of u-he has posted a pre-release offer for the upcoming Bazille modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Bazille

if you must…

buy now

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

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u-he’s Bazille modular synthesizer is coming soon

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u-he has launched a product page for its Bazille, a modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

u-he Bazille

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.

Bazille features

  • 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

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Abeem Live Technologies updates Rack Performer to v1.01

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Abeem Rack Performer

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

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Introduction to ACE part 4 by Dan Worrall

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u-he has just posted part 4 of the “Introduction to ACE” series of tutorial videos by Dan Worrall on the ACE modular synthesizer instrument.

The last in Dan Worrall’s 4-part series about u-he’s ACE modular synthesizer.
Best viewed at 720p (HD) resolution

ACE for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available from u-he for 69 EUR.

More information: u-he / ACE

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Introduction to ACE part 3 by Dan Worrall

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u-he has recently posted the third part of Dan Worrall’s superb “Introduction to ACE” tutorial video series on the ACE modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

The third in Dan Worrall’s 4-part series about u-he’s ACE modular synthesizer.
Best viewed at 720p (HD) resolution

ACE for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available from u-he for 69 EUR.

More information: u-he / ACE

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Audio Damage releases Æverb Eurorack reverb

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Audio Damage has announced the release of its Æverb Eurorack reverb module.

Audio Damage Æverb

Audio Damage Æverb is a digital reverb running a feedback delay network algorithm (commonly called “FDN”). The algorithm consists of eight short delays running through eight low-pass filters, with the feedback paths summed in to a single source that provides both the output to the mix and the input to the delays themselves.

This type of reverb algorithm is generally considered “vintage” sounding, and is useful in electronic music for its thick, non-realistic behavior.

The Æverb module is available from Audio Damage’s preferred retail partners, priced at $189 USD / 179 EUR.

More information: Audio Damage / Æverb

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Spektro Audio releases DRG – Dual Rhythm Generator

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Spektro Audio has released DRG – Dual Rhythm Generator, a Max for Live device capable of generating clocks and rhythms that can be used with analog synthesizers and drum machines via control voltage.

Spektro Audio DRG

By using a combination of two clock generators and an optional boolean logic operator, DRG can generate anything from simple clock divisions to complex rhythms.
DRG is great for clocking analog sequencers, triggering envelopes, sequencing drum modules and etc.

DRG can be used in different situations. The workflow was thought out to work great both in the studio and in live concerts. Everything on the front panel, from the simple layout to the LEDs colors, was design to give you instant feedback of whats going on. Features such as the MIDI Controlled Presets let’s you add variation to your track and change the settings using either MIDI clips or any MIDI controller.

DRG requires an audio interface with DC-Coupled outputs or an Expert Sleepers ES-3 / ES-4 / ES-40 module.

DRG is available for purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Spektro Audio / DRG – Dual Rhythm Generator

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