Buzz Features

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Jeskola Buzz is a modular software music studio environment consisting 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. These are the features that are available in Buzz assuming the set of plug-ins and extensions typically distributed along with Buzz is also present.

Main features:

  • 32 bit internal audio processing
  • Full VST support
  • Multi-threading support
  • Midi 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
  • Hundreds of free instruments & effects machines available. See Buzz Plug-ins at http://buzz.robotplanet.dk/ and Essential machines for buzz[[1]]
  • 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 (several themes can be found here: forums.jeskola.net[2])
  • Automatic backup function
  • Real-time down pitch function, down to -12 semi-tones


Machine view features:

  • Panning on machine connections
  • Machine connection volume sliders supports up to +12 dB
  • Equal power panning support(+3dB when panned all the way to a side to preserve perceptive loudness)
  • Volume and panning for each machine connection
  • Group select for machines (move/copy/cut/paste)
  • Quick insert effect in machine chain
  • Support for multiple machine solo's and muting (as with a real mixers)
  • One click bypass effects in chain
  • Tap tempo


HDD recorder features:

  • Both 16 and 24 bit wave recording
  • Support for "faster than realtime rendering"
  • Supports up to 192 kHz wav


Wavetable features:

  • Supports wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac and .xi instruments
  • Copy/paste
  • Mute wave
  • Phase invert
  • ADSR
  • Adjustment of sample frequency


Wave editor features:

  • Copy/Cut/Paste
  • Fade in/out
  • Reverse
  • Silence selection
  • Normalize selection
  • Trim
  • Phase inversion
  • Set loop (normal / ping pong)
  • Save selection to new wave slot in wavetable
  • Hot-keys based on Soundforge's mapping
  • Zoom