Bastl Instruments tell us that Basil is a compact, yet flexible, digital stereo delay module built on the Bastl Pizza HW platform. They say that it offers clean delay, as well as lo-fi flavors, and its Space section opens the doors for exploration far beyond simple delay territory. Here's more details in their own words...
The Basil delay buffer modulates really well, allowing to recreate most classic time-based effects, such as chorus, flanger, vibrato, pitch shifter, reverb, and stereo widener, among others, and navigate between them with just a few performative gestures. Basil is ideal for clean effects, ambient washes, glitchy sound design, or distorted drones. With its V/Oct input, fine delay tuning, and filter in the feedback path, it can also be effectively used as part of a Karplus-Strong synthesis voice. Even the feedback amount is compensated with the shortest delay times to maintain constant decay characteristics when changing pitch.
To enhance your experience with the product release, we have produced a mesmerizing short film that dives into the themes of time, transformation, feedback and states of consciousness altered via time-based effects. The animation for this film was crafted by Pipe & Pallet, with an accompanying soundtrack by Oliver Torr.
Since Basil is based on the same 8HP HW platform as the Pizza oscillator, owners of either module can easily interchange their firmware using the simple firmware update procedure. We will not be selling extra faceplates, but we will open-source the production and vector files for all the modules based on the Bastl Pizza platform. After some refinement, we plan to open-source both the code and the schematics of the module so that users can hack their own Pizzas.
Pricing and Availability:
Available to order at 267 Eur excl. VAT.
Shipping early-mid June 2023
Up to 32 ins and 26 Outs with ADAT
New UI, devices and tools
Extensive and complex filter and EQ options
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