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Dazibao is a synthesizer that allows you to just draw your sounds.
Define several colors of the sound: with few clicks, using colors and graphs, program waveform, filtering, detune and vibrato, pan and volume, space and noise level. With this ergonomic interface it is intuitive and fast to create a color for the sound.
Then combine these colors in pads, keys or in the sequencer for unique musical features.
With the Pad editor, combine these colors around a circle : then, with the joystick, you will have the possibility to play and mix your tones as you wish immediately. An organ becomes a bell, then a string pad, then...
With the Key editor, combine these colors on several time lines : each MIDI note can have its own "sound story" if you need. Then you will have created an extraordinary and complex patch which includes several tones moving in time and from the basses to the trebles. In the bass, play an organ, and in the trebles an evolution of the sound from a bell to a brass orchestra : it is fast and easy to program.
With the Seq editor, arrange these colors to create sequences tuned with the chords that you play on the keyboard and which combine melodic and tone evolutions. Create anything from a classical bass line to a complex musical arrangement.
What was complex with a modular system becomes fast and easy to program with Dazibao. You will be surprised to hear how it is easy and fast to create new sounds and complex tones evolution with it.
The sound editor proposes to create a "color":
- 79 waveforms, including organ effects, bells effects, analog like waveforms, keys, FM waveforms, woodwind effects and more.
- Low Pass Filter, High Pass Filter and Noise generator : the triangle of saturation and brightness of the editor will help you to control the two filters and the noise level with one click.. It works perfectly, and it is easy to control.
- Detune and vibrato for each one of the two oscillators : control the depth and the speed of the vibrato with only one click.
- Pan, "space effect" (short delay) and soft clipping for each voice.
Over seventy patches in the Original Sound Bank demonstrates the powerful capabilities of Dazibao.
Dazibao is an editor, called Dazibao.app, indispensable to create tones, patches and sound banks. It includes also a default sound generator which will help you to discover the large possibilities of this music synthesizer.
Dazibao is also an Audio Unit, called DazibaoAU, that you can use with the application, or with your favorite host sequencer. You'll need to download it separately, but a menu in the application will help you to do so.
Integration of DazibaoAU in your host sequencer :
- Possibility to create personal sound banks (with the application) that you'll recall in your host using MIDI Program Change messages.
- Possibility to create your "preferred" sound bank that the audio unit will recall automatically when you'll launch it.
- Add expression to your patches using velocity or modulation.
- The "pads" will respond to the MIDI General Purpose Controller 1 and 2 (MIDI Continuous controllers 16 and 17).
- The sequencer is automatically synchronized to the host tempo value.
Dazibao is a MIDI synthesizer : you're supposed to have a MIDI keyboard or any other MIDI controller to play it.