u-he Bazille plugin synth now available

First previewed in 2009, then shown at the 2013 Musikmesse, u-he's Bazille synth was supposed to be with us in July. However, only now has it finally been made available.

Bazille offers a modular engine which allows for the patching of any signal output into any signal input, which means that it shares some common ground with ACE, another u-he synth. However, this time, we're dealing with digital synthesis rather than virtual analogue.

Specs are below. Bazille is available now in 32/64-bit VST/AU/AAX formats for Mac and PC. It costs $89 and can be purchased from the u-he website, where a demo can also be downloaded.

Bazille specs

  • Hybrid modular system: digital oscillators, analogue filters - unlimited patching capabilities
  • 4 oscillators with simultaneous FM (phase modulation, linear / exponential / relative FM), PD (phase distortion) and FR (fractal resonance).
  • 4 multimode analogue type filters, 2 of which have 6 parallel outputs.
  • 4 ADSR envelopes, 2 LFOs with multiple outputs, 2 ramp generators.
  • 2 modulation maps (can be used as oscillator waveforms), lag processors, quantizer, inverters, rectifiers, sample&hold.
  • Morphing snapshot sequencer: 8 slots of 16 steps each (splittable into 4, 8 or 12-step units).
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.