bazille - Modular Synthesizer

Modular Synthesizer

129€


Bazille: Monster from the deep

The second spawn of the Berlin Modular project, Bazille is a large polyphonic modular system with digital (PD, FM based) oscillators, multimode filters and plenty of modulation options. With so much connectivity to explore, patching in Bazille should keep you fascinated for many years – it’s definitely a “geek machine”!


Bazille in the spotlight…

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Bazille UI
  • modular, stereo, up to 16-voice polyphonic
  • 4 digital oscillators based on phase distortion (PD) with FM and fractal resonance (FR)
  • 4 self-oscillating multimode filters with up to 6 parallel outputs each
  • 4 ADSR envelopes with Fall/Rise for the sustain stage, overall rate can be modulated
  • 2 LFOs with 3 parallel outputs each, unipolar option
  • 16-step morphing sequence per voice, with 8 snapshots and 4 output taps
  • 2 mapping generators with up to 128 steps, comprehensive drawing tools, presets…
  • maps can be used as oscillator waveforms
  • 4 Multiplex modules for mixing signals, cross-fading, ring modulation, amplitude modulation etc.
  • 4 effects: stereo delay, distortion (6 types), phaser (2 types), spring reverb
  • 2x inverter, 2x rectifier, sample & hold, 2x twin lag generators, quantizer
  • over 1700 factory presets

Bazille has been updated with our latest hotfix for the APFS file sorting issue. Learn more here.
The hotfix includes a new sorting algorithm which allows the preset browser to show presets in the correct, alphabetical order.

Click here to download Bazille for macOS 10.13 and 10.14 (64-bit, AU and VST2 only)

Sights and sounds


Bazille is a large modular system combining digital oscillators with analogue-style filters and modelled effects, with a flexibility that only modular patching can provide. After ACE, the second spawn of our ongoing Berlin Modular project, this one is a very different, much larger beast...
Those in the know have been waiting for this since 2009.

Read Urs’ own story


Features

Ultraflexible modules

Bazille is highly unusual for a modular synth.

Although the filters are traditional analogue models, the oscillators are unashamedly digital: They combine the two technologies that made digital synthesis affordable (and analogue synths suddenly unfashionable) in the
1980s – FM (frequency modulation, more correctly ‘phase modulation’) and PD (phase distortion).

In Bazille, each oscillator panel has five distinct sections:
Pitch, Phase / FM, Phase Distortion, Fractal Resonance, and the Outputs, each with a modulation input.

Since the 4 main oscillators have a frequency range which starts at zero Hertz, they can be used as synchronized or unsynchronized LFOs or also adopt custom shapes thanks to Bazille's mapping generators. The oscillators are also capable of all kinds of FM sounds by plugging an audio-frequency source into the phase modulation input.

One of the most interesting features included in Bazille's powerful oscillators is an unusual process we call Fractalize (fractal resonance). This can be used to create very bold sounds from tame waveforms, with a similar result to the classic cutting sound of the sync effect.

Bazille - OSCs

2 of Bazille's oscillators

Mapping generators

The pair of Mapping Generators can be used for a variety of purposes: To reshape modulation sources, to define per-MIDI-note offsets or to step through values e.g. for round-robin effects... There are 4 modes available, and both generators can have maps with up to 128 steps. They are very flexible, allowing custom shapes thanks to the drawing tools and presets accessible with a right-click of the mouse.


Bazille - Mapping generators

Mapping generators

Multiplex

The little multiple" modules you can find in most analogue modular systems are simple mix/split devices. As Bazille’s output sockets can accommodate several cables, the humble multiple underwent a serious redesign, emerging as something so flexible that we had to rename it Multiplex. The 4 units are very “general-purpose”: They can be used as signal mixers, cross faders, ring modulators, amplitude modulators, and more...


Bazille - Multiplex

Multiplex section

Modulation sequencer

The onboard modulation sequencer lets you set up much more complex movements than are available with a regular LFO. It can be divided into 2, 3 or 4 sections, two of which can also be used as a per-voice note sequencers (steps can trigger envelopes). Also present is a modulatable Rotate control, which lets you morph between up to 8 different sequences.


Bazille - Modulation sequencer

Modulation sequencer

 

Alternative skin

Would you prefer all controls on a single page?

Bazille ships with a larger but more compact skin called GearPorn which dramatically alters the user experience. Ideal for Bazille experts, the skin of choice for ambitious novices.

To enable the skin, just right-click on Bazille's interface and select it from the menu.

Bazille's GearPorn skin

Bazille's GearPorn skin

Oscillators

4 digital oscillators with simultaneous frequency modulation (FM), phase distortion (PD) and fractal resonance (FR) synthesis

Filters

4 self-oscillating analogue-style filters with up to 6 parallel outputs each (lowpass, bandpass, highpass)

Envelopes

4 ADS(S)R envelopes (attack, decay, sustain, sustain2, decay, release) with fall and rise controls

LFOs

2 LFOs with various shapes, 3 parallel outputs each and unipolar switch

Generators

White and pink noise generators

Signal Processors

Inverter, rectifier, sample & hold, lag generators and quantizer

Multiplex

4 Multiplex modules for signal mixing, cross-fading, ring modulation, amplitude modulation and more

Oscilloscope

Configuration

  • Resizable UI from 70% to 200%
  • MIDI learn page and editable list
  • Global preferences page

Tweaks & FX

  • 2 mapping generators with up to 128 steps, robust drawing tools and options
  • Dedicated glide, pitch and vibrato controls
  • Voice stacking, stack tuning, voice drift and soft attack options
  • 4 modelled effects: stereo delay, distortion (6 types), phaser (2 types), spring reverb

129€

Download the demo and enter your serial number to unlock the full version. The demo version emits crackling sound at irregular intervals.

Bazille 1.1 (revision 3898)
Released October 7, 2015
Release notes

info Linux beta note : Before purchasing, please be aware the Linux versions of our plug-ins are still considered beta. While the plug-ins are stable, we are not able to provide the same level of support for these products as we do for the macOS and Windows versions. Support is provided via the Linux and u-he communities on our forum Link.   CLOSE

Requirements

Apple logo Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
or
Windows logo Windows XP/Vista or newer
or
Linux logo Linux


  • 1GB RAM, more recommended
  • 50MB free disk space
  • 1000 × 600 or larger display
  • Modern CPU (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)
  • Host software

Formats

Bazille is not a standalone product, it requires host software. Bazille is compatible with nearly all DAWs.

Available as Audio Units (AU), VST2, AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7 or later) plug-ins with 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

User Guides


Bazille user guide

Downloads for Bazille

Try the latest builds of Bazille, which include improvements and bug fixes. Note: these are stable, but still beta versions.

Older Bazille installers are in our release archive (for legacy systems).

 

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