BUZZ


AUTHOR/CREW
OSKARI TAMMELIN

LICENSE
FREEWARE

SOURCE 
CLOSED

GENERATION
PCM/VST

DEVELOPMENT 
ACTIVE

STABILITY
STABLE/MILESTONE/BETA

LAST UPDATE
2015 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MULTICORE CPU WITH PLENTY OF MEMORY

OVERVIEW

Jeskola Buzz is a freeware modular software music studio environment designed to run on Microsoft Windows via Microsoft .NET. It is centered around a modular plugin-based machine view and a multiple pattern sequencer tracker (as opposed to a single pattern sequencer tracker).

Buzz consists of a plugin architecture that allows the audio to be routed from one plugin to another in many ways, similar to how cables carry an audio signal between physical pieces of hardware. All aspects of signal synthesis and manipulation are handled entirely by the plugin system. Signal synthesis is performed by "Generators" such as synthesizers, noise generator functions, samplers, and trackers. The signal can then be manipulated further by "Effects" such as distortions, filters, delays, and mastering plugins. Buzz also provides support through adapters to use VST/VSTi, DirectX/DXi, and DirectX Media Objects as Generators and Effects.

A few new classes of plugins do not fall under the normal Generator and Effect types. These include Peer Machines (signal and event automated controllers), Recorders, Wavetable editors, Scripting engines, etc. Buzz signal output also uses a plugin system; the most practical drivers include ASIO, DirectSound, and MME. Buzz supports MIDI both internally and through several enhancements. Some midi features are limited or hacked together such as MIDI clock sync.

T
he program has created a large community of musicians, and hundreds of machines made by several plugin developers. Some of these developers have gone on to create DirectX and VST plugins. Other developers, who have released commercial DirectX and VST plugins, have released Buzz versions of their plugins. Some developers have been inspired by the application to create "Buzz clones".

FEATURES
  • 32 bit internal audio processing.
  • Full VST support.
  • Multi-threading support.
  • Powerful multi-tracker interface (as opposed to a single pattern sequencer tracker).
  • Both horizontal and vertical sequencer view.
  • Support for advanced peer control and automation, by the use of peer control machines that controls other machines.
  • Built in wave editor with many features (work in progress, more feature's to come). Plug-in delay compensation.
  • Template support (Custom selection of machines & patterns can easily be imported to another bmx).
  • WaveOut, DirectSound, WASAPI and ASIO support at various samplerates.
  • Sub tick timing resolution for finer resolution.
  • Customizable themes via XAML.
  • Automatic backup function.
  • Real-time down pitch function, down to -12 semi-tones.

MIDI SUPPORT
YES

IMPORT/EXPORT
WAV



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