The open beta was available for a long while. I can confirm that this thing is amazing. CPU-hungry, but amazing. It is very easy to dial in organic-sounding tones, but you can also descend all the way to screeching sonic mayhem if that's your thing.
I mean, you can use the sequencer as a sound source. How cool is that?
It is very good but a bit flaky. I bought it yesterday. I only spent a small amount of time with it in beta but I was impressed with how powerful it is.
Upon installing yesterday Bazille was crashing Sonar X3 constantly until I figured out a work-around. Spent most of last night figuring it out.
I'm running Sonar X3 on an i7 quadcore with 24GB RAM, oodles of terabytes of storage. OS is Win 7 64bit.
X3 is configured to use multiple CPUs.
When I browsed through the patches, after loading a few different sounds, Bazille would freeze briefly. After that, it would appear to return to normal except the VST would no longer play sound. X3 showed midi input occuring normally but no sound output from Bazille. Also, Bazille's oscilliscope was frozen. Checking other VSTs, they also registered midi input but no sound output. Same for hardware synth, midi input to X3 registered but no sound.
So, basically Bazille killed the sound engine completely.
Exiting and restarting X3 did not fix the issue. It took full PC reboots to get sound working again.
The workaround: In Bazille, to the left of the oscilliscope is the 'cores' button. Switch this to "Multicore".
No further crashes.
I don't know if others have previously encountered this and worked it out but I updated U-He on the issue and the workaround anyway
I think that's a result of your computer trying to run the program on multiple cores when the program thinks it's being run on a single core. In essence, the plugin does not send data about how to organize the processing on the multiple cores unless you explicitly ask for it. I'm fairly certain that if you told X3 to not use multiple CPUs this problem would not persist.
Heh, in what alternative universe would I want my DAW not to use all the cores available?
One other thing, for first time buyers from U-He: If you use the PayPal button, you go through a third party service called Share-It. These guys are muppets, watch out for this. When you purchase, you need to register with them. They send you a confirmation email WITH YOUR UNMASKED PASSWORD IN CLEAR TEXT.
Palm. Face. Concussion.
If using Share-It, I'd advise using a temporary password to set up the account that is completely different from any other password you use on other online services, then log in to the Share-It website and manually change the password afterwards. Again, I've informed U-He (who have no control over this part of the process) and sent a strongly worded complaint to Share It. By strongly worded I mean something that included the phrase "What the fucking fuck?"
All Share-It do is send you an email telling you how to reset your password. They need to change their process because the message I'm getting is they are lax on security.
Here's a little something of me slamming my fingers on my MIDI keyboard with some Bazille sounds I've made. No external effects, all sounds from Bazille etc. Starts with some bells, then some silly drum sounds that loop for too long to make you bored. Then some more melodic stuff on top of drums and alone.
If I run it against a single CPU, Bazille still tries to crash the sound engine but now fails. I hear glitching and distortion but it doesn't actually break it. As soon as I set it to multicore, once again all the problems go away.
Still not had time to properly get into it but it is a lovely sounding synth.
One other thing, for first time buyers from U-He: If you use the PayPal button, you go through a third party service called Share-It. These guys are muppets, watch out for this. When you purchase, you need to register with them.
Not true, you can bypass the account registration and simply make a one-time purchase. I've bought a ton of U-He products and never started an account with Share-It.