Published on May 22, 2014
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Wooow! I got a first look at U-he Bazille yesterday, and what an awesome synth!
I decided to do a tutorial about it for those interested in this crazy modular monster!
If you have worked with modular synths or emulations thereof the main interface of Bazille will look pretty familiar to you, there are some things that are different though.
For example, Bazille uses mainly FM (called Phase Distortion inside Bazille)to create sounds, which is a digital technique, and there are also lots of advanced modulation possibilities.
The morphing sequencer for example is not something you would find in an oldskool modular system!
Almost everything in Bazille works with patch cables, you connect different modules together in a chain to create sounds.
To drag a cable you click on a module output and then connect it to the input of another module.
This way you can connect oscillators to filters, but also oscillators to oscillators, LFO's to sequencers, etc.
So the cables work for audio signal as well as modulation signals (Control Voltages)
The beauty of this is that you can create totally random but awesome patches where you use your imagination to make the weirdest connections, like sending the output of a filter to the input of two other filters, or use an oscillator as modulation source.
Other than the 4 oscillators and 2 LFO's (although oscillators can also operate as LFO's) we have a sequencer, a quantizer, a sample and hold module some noise sources, an insanely awesome FX section and much more!
For those of you looking for a new and creative way to design great sounding patches this might be the end of your search!
Check it out and let me know what you think!
You can download the free beta version of the synth at the KVR forum, check www.u-he.com.