Creative Routing With Bazille
Using feedback is always great fun when you are designing sounds, let’s see how to use this technique inside U-he Bazille to create some cool patches.
Because the signal flow in Bazille is so flexible there are a lot of ways to patch things up a little bit differently.
For example, nowadays most famous or more advanced synthesisers will have at least some FM options or a dedicated FM oscillator, in Bazille you can just use any oscillator as a modulator for another oscillator.
In my example we use oscillator 2 to control the pitch of oscillator one, in essence creating a FM (Frequency Modulation) patch where OSC2 is the modulator and oscillator 1 is the carrier.
The fun thing about this is that your sounds can get very unique within seconds and they get sort of a rich quality added to them.
It is also pretty easy to overdo it and get some very noisy, distorted sounds, but you’ll find the “magic” settings soon enough!
Another great thing is that even though you don’t hear the modulation oscillator directly, you can still turn the knobs and get a variety of cool sounds.
If you want to experiment with this, try using the phase distortion and the fractilise options!
After the oscillator stage we send the sound through the multiplex, an advanced mixer module that allows you to sum different sounds into one output.
We can send this output to any filter we want to and use those filters to modulate their own cutoff again!
Sounds crazy? Well maybe it is a little bit, but this is how a lot of cool patches where created in the old days, where modular synths ruled the world.
You’ll be surprised by the amount of sounds you start to recognise once you’ve tried some of these tricks.
Don’t forget that you can set the tuning ratio of any oscillator to different settings, try the “overtones” or the “hertz” for example to really go crazy with FM sounds.
I hope you find some cool little tricks this way, and if you do, feel free to share them!