u-he has announced several new releases:
The FM/PD modular synthesizer Bazille has been updated to version 1.1.1. The update is free for existing owners.
Key improvements include:
- macOS 11 "Big Sur" compatible.
- Full VST3 support.
- New preset browser, all factory presets polished and tagged.
- 180+ new presets.
- Drag & drop soundset installation.
The Bazille Cookbook by Howard Scarr (39 €) is finally available, after several years in the making. A 200 patch soundset accompanied by a 120-page book (printable PDF) packed with Howard's pearls of synth programming wisdom. Techniques used in each and every patch are explained, and the reader is encouraged to experiment further. Not just a reference work, but also a fun read.
Objects for Hive 2 by Yuli Yolo (30 €). This soundset is all about hitting, scraping or plucking things – hence the name. From tuned percussion through complex 'smashes' to unique special effects, the 190 presets cover quite a lot of ground, and many react dynamically to mod wheel, aftertouch etcetera. As well as the proprietary standard .h2p format, Objects is also fully NKS-ready.