BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

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Kavokei
KVRer
13 posts since 8 Dec, 2003 from Linux limbo...

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:17 am

Time-appropriate greetings, all!

Firstly, apologies if this has already been asked and answered - I searched before posting but didn't turn up anything.

Well, I've been mooching around u-he.com, deciding what to blow my 25% discount on after I sell a few internal organs and what's left of my soul. On the BazilleCM and ZebraCM pages I noticed the following:
"Available for macOS, Windows and Linux"
:o

So, off I pop to CM's FileSilo, and download the current issue's PC Instruments zip file, excited that I'll find the Linux version in there. Nope. Can't see it in the Mac zip either. Hmm...

I've had ZebraCM and Bazille installed on my Windows partition for some time, but I'm trying to move as much of my audio work to Linux as I can, so having these two would be a huge bonus as I've already used them in several Bitwig projects.

I don't suppose anyone has any tips on how to get my hands on Linux versions of these two beauts?

Cheers in advance!

Jack Winter
KVRer
21 posts since 23 Dec, 2017

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:15 pm

Here you can find the latest Zebra build https://www.reddit.com/r/UheOnLinux/com ... satin_and/ and here Bazille: https://www.u-he.com/downloads/linux/release/4408/

Don't know what you have to do for licenses though..

Kavokei
KVRer
13 posts since 8 Dec, 2003 from Linux limbo...

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi Jack, many thanks for your response, much appreciated! :)

I do already have the Linux versions of the plugins on the page you kindly provided. However, these two are special versions of Zebra and Bazille provided by U-HE for Computer Music magazine (hence the CM in the name), as per the following links:
https://u-he.com/products/bazillecm/#linuxbeta
https://u-he.com/products/zebracm/#linuxbeta

They are effectively cut-down versions of the full Zebra and Bazille, but I do really like the sound of the CM versions in their own rights.

I think I'm probably going to buy Zebra in my upcoming spree, so the Linux version of ZebraCM may not be needed, but I it would be great to have BazilleCM on Linux if possible.

I'm just curious why Linux versions are mentioned on the U-HE website, but Computer Music magazine doesn't appear to be supplying them... and if it's as simple as me looking in the wrong place. Wouldn't be the first time...

mevla
KVRAF
1598 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:59 pm

What would be the difference between BazilleCM and Beatzille ?

Cheers.

low_low
KVRist
362 posts since 20 Jul, 2018

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Kavokei wrote:They are effectively cut-down versions of the full Zebra and Bazille, but I do really like the sound of the CM versions in their own rights.
Not me ... I just couldn't sleep at night knowing there was a U-he product I didn't have.

Kavokei
KVRer
13 posts since 8 Dec, 2003 from Linux limbo...

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:21 am

mevla wrote:What would be the difference between BazilleCM and Beatzille ?
There's a comparison chart at the bottom of the BazilleCM page, looks like this:
BazilleVsBazilleCM.png
Now that I think about it, I can probably mimic BazilleCM's sounds by just limiting the Bazille features I use. I quite like having constraints sometimes, though - it forces me to find the limitations of whatever tool or system I'm using.
low_low wrote:
Kavokei wrote:They are effectively cut-down versions of the full Zebra and Bazille, but I do really like the sound of the CM versions in their own rights.
Not me ... I just couldn't sleep at night knowing there was a U-he product I didn't have.
Yep, right there with you!

Zebra + Dark Zebra is most likely on my shopping list for this month, but with Diva, ACE, Uhbik, and probably Filterscape on the list as well, I'm not sure I can stretch to the whole U-HE collection in one go, even with the 25% discount.

I already bought ColourCopy this month, and Repro last year, so I'm getting closer to a full collection.

However, short of a lottery win, I might have to wait a little while for the rest. Hopefully I'll be able to sleep a little better in the meantime with a partial U-HE collection at least.
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mevla
KVRAF
1598 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:13 pm

Kavokei wrote:
mevla wrote:What would be the difference between BazilleCM and Beatzille ?
There's a comparison chart at the bottom of the BazilleCM page, looks like this:
I mean Beatzille, not Bazille.

Kavokei
KVRer
13 posts since 8 Dec, 2003 from Linux limbo...

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:30 pm

mevla wrote:
Kavokei wrote:
mevla wrote:What would be the difference between BazilleCM and Beatzille ?
There's a comparison chart at the bottom of the BazilleCM page, looks like this:
I mean Beatzille, not Bazille.
Ah yes, apologies mevla, I evidently didn't read your post properly. As far as I'm aware, BazilleCM and Beatzille are the same. I've only tried BazilleCM though...

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dlarseninclusive
KVRist
244 posts since 19 Nov, 2017 from Los Angeles

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 am

The revision number, BazilleCM is newer.
mevla wrote:What would be the difference between BazilleCM and Beatzille ?

Cheers.

glokraw
KVRAF
6496 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 am

Get the CM version, even if only for the tutorials. Even one handy tip
that gets used in a song is worth the $5
Cheers

chk071
KVRAF
17044 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:43 am

mevla wrote:What would be the difference between BazilleCM and Beatzille ?

Cheers.
As far as i know, there is no difference between those.

chk071
KVRAF
17044 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:44 am

glokraw wrote:Get the CM version, even if only for the tutorials. Even one handy tip
that gets used in a song is worth the $5
Cheers
Yep... the CM Studio plugins are well worth it as well.

mevla
KVRAF
1598 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:53 am

Speaking of free plugins, there's a bunch of Melda Production plugins for free.

Kavokei
KVRer
13 posts since 8 Dec, 2003 from Linux limbo...

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:58 am

Thanks for your responses everyone, much appreciated. I wholeheartedly agree that Computer Music magazine is worth buying, for the articles, tips and the plugins. I've been buying the magazine for the past 14 or 15 years, and although a lot of the information is aimed at beginners, I'm not so arrogant to believe that there isn't plenty left for me to learn. Plus, access to the CM plugins for the price of a subscription is a bargain.

To return to the original question, though, does anyone know how to obtain the Linux versions of ZebraCM and BazilleCM?

mevla
KVRAF
1598 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: BazilleCM and ZebraCM - Linux versions

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:20 am

Kavokei wrote:Thanks for your responses everyone, much appreciated. I wholeheartedly agree that Computer Music magazine is worth buying, for the articles, tips and the plugins. I've been buying the magazine for the past 14 or 15 years, and although a lot of the information is aimed at beginners, I'm not so arrogant to believe that there isn't plenty left for me to learn. Plus, access to the CM plugins for the price of a subscription is a bargain.

To return to the original question, though, does anyone know how to obtain the Linux versions of ZebraCM and BazilleCM?
If you want to do with the CM tutorials and patches, but with Beatzille instead (for Linux), it seems that I can share the archive I got for free, as the license.txt bundled therein mentions. Simply PM.

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