What an amazing little Vst. I use it on some tracks, it's only VST 32 but I still use it in 2021 (with studio one) ...
Good for strange sound. The interface is not easy, but the presets is useable .Read Review
Best synth preset pack for this great synth. And probably the most useful synth preset pack out there, bar none.
Gorgeous sounds, but exceptional presets that use the sequencer. Send a single sustained MIDI note in, get some brilliant sequenced sounds out. Bassline 101 sends MIDI out, so send the MIDI out from a great sequence from this pack to another synth (Repro from u-he is a wonderful companion), and you have an instant moment of sonic pleasure.
Trust me on this one.Read Review
I'm a big fan of MIDI FX and devices (arps, sequencers, randomizers, transposers, etc.), and have bought pretty much everything in these categories from HGSounds, thanks to their very generous Group sales, which includes a ton of fascinating Kontakt-scripted MIDI FX; they're all delightful, musical, and OTT deep with well thought-out features. This is right in that category, but at the same time completely different, as this one only MANIPULATES and VARIES MIDI content that the user supplies; it doesn't GENERATE it from scratch. So far, this has meant that the MIDILooper, for me, is the most fun of ALL the HGS MIDI offerings. It's the one that feel most like a performable instrument and least like a machine I simply set in motion and tweak a few parameters while it rolls along. I LOVE IT! Thank you, Andrew [the HG dev].Read Review
As all the great stuff from Homegrown sounds it really lives from the.
great and musically usefull randomizers for nearly any of the functions.
and on different levels (whole instrument, pattern, line....). This way.
you get great results in short time by just using the randomizers without.
really understanding whats going on :-). As it is sometimes not so easy.
to get evrything these complex maschines can do this is really a good.
starting point to get into it.
This one is - within the ALL very special libraries from Homegrown sounds.
- special in the way that it combines a great melodic/harmonic sequencer.
with a drum sequencer in one instrument. So to make it short: feed some.
chords in, hit the randomizers till you get something to your liking and.
you have kind of a nearly complete accompaniement sketching track :-). Of.
course this works great together with already existing track to, for.
example to give them rhythm/pulse to a pad or whatever. And the results.
are really sounding great with a special "vibe" :-).
Another important thing for me and different from some of the other.
libraries: it is not based on loops but on waves (it is a kind of.
What I had to admit: if you REALLY want to understand this beast and tame.
it you have to take some time. But once you get into it you are ready for.
all the other great Homegrown sounds libraries cause the principles are.
similiar (came from the same genious mind :-)).
Little hint: there is actually a group buy going on till march 17 2019.
where you can get LOTS of stuff for really cheap, worth to have a look .Read Review
I found lots of inspiration from this.
Lot's of good original uses of Bazille's features by someone who seems to really knows how to tweak it.
It really shows off the benefits of Bazille's modular approach.
I learned a few new tricks by studying the patches.
One unusual feature that I really appreciated is the fact that most of the patches are lean on the CPU usage. It is very easy to max out the CPU with Bazille, but I had no issue with any of these patches.
It is especially good for soundtrack/atmospheric styles, but I can see a lot of use in many styles of music.Read Review
Just installed and poked around a bit. In a short time, I was able put to use in a sequence (FL Studio is my primary platform). With one track playing a melodic sequence and the Homegrown ARP track sent to the same synth via MIDI out, I had a nice "more complex" melody being generated. By simply toggling in the ARP on such controls as "latch", 'hold" and "polyphonic" ("muters" was the default selection in the patch I chose), I was able to very easily generate some very nice melodic variations.
Would lend itself nicely to live playing with controller buttons mapped to the ARP controls.
I may come back and rate it higher later. I gave it an "8" initially as I was able to get some fun results with not much effort. Downside is "lack of a manual or tutorial video" ... but the ARP VST is inexpensive. I may "up my rating:" later with more exploration. I only touched about 5% of it's features. This could potentially be a "10" in compositional variation value for this price range.
The demo version is fully featured, but times out after 30 minutes per session.... so anyone can try it out to see if it fits into your "melodic toolkit" before you buy.Read Review