Make Ambient Pluck Sounds In Bazille
Bazille is capable of making some extremely complicated patches, but to familiarise ourselves with the interface it might be better to start with a nice multi purpose sound before we look into the advanced stuff..
This week we are going to make a warm plucky sound, good for backgrounds, as main element or just for sound design practice!
We start by routing all oscillators to a mixer, in Bazille this is called the ”multiplex”.
Here we can mix our modulation and audio signals together and route them to different places.
Off course we could route the oscillators straight to the main output in Bazille, or to the filters for that matter, but there are a few advantages in using the multiplex.
One of these advantages is the fact that we can drag multiple cables from one output, whereas inputs (the grey sockets) can only hold one cable at a time.
By using the multiplex we can throw in any signal we want and route them out to whatever destinations we want, even though it just has one output!
Besides that the multiplex has a great amplitude and ring modulation feature but this is also something we are going to look into a little bit later down the line.
For those interested, try the RM input!
Now that we have one output for all four oscillators we can patch them to several different locations, good options are the filters, the quantize module or to inputs of other knobs, in that case you would use the signal as modulation source.
But for our example we are just going through the filter and then straight out to your DAW.
Since sine waves are a bit boring we need to spice things up a little bit.
We can dial in a lot of variation by using the phase distortion and the fractalize options in the oscillator panel.
For the final touches I show you how to use any LFO as a vibrato controller, and we apply some of the warm analogue sounding Bazille effects.
Voilà, we’ve got ourselves a nice and especially warm sound!
You can use this as your starting point and go crazy with it, have fun!