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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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techbowl writes:
new buzz. beta 8 of v1.2. it ownz you. you can record all your slider movements on all of your effects and synths. the newer virtual analogue synths can kick generator/reaktors ass in the proper hands. you can load vst plug ins. you cna do fucking anything. this proggy and sound forge and you can make shit to make those midi head cry for their mom. peace.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-11-2000 at 03:48
DJ Yongary a part-time user from USA writes:
BUZZ is the weirdest, best, most powerful self-contained music program I have ever encountered. The program is still in development - you are encouraged to pay whatever you think it's worth to you for this version, which is pretty unique. If you're used to normal sequencers, the tracker style interface may throw you off - learn it anyway. It's a fantastic compositional tool; a blast to play with; and you can make fully-realized and complete music without any other software or equipment - which is very cool for students, hobbyists, or anyone else who can't afford pro gear.

Gripes:

1. it hogs computer resources - I can't run my sequencer or other soft-synths simultaneously. But hey - BUZZ does everything itself - I just need a faster computer. 2. the modular "machines" are mostly released by 3rd party developers and can be hard to track down. 3. there can be alot of clicks, pops, and other audible artefacts. But BUZZ has a full suite of EQ, filters, Sample interpolators, and so on - you can eliminate most noise with careful programming and noise-reducing effects. 4. MIDI implementation is abysmal - I cannot sync it to a sequencer or other external device without unacceptable lag. I cannot truely play it real-time. The audio input feature is way too slow. Once again, if I had a 700mhz Athlon many of these problems would disappear.

I still give it 5 stars because it is the first and only program of its kind. Truely unique and inspiring.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Feb-02-2000 at 01:26
leddoe a hobbyist user from usa writes:
id just like to comment on a few things bildt said about buzz. first off the synths rule.... as long as you know a little about the way a synth works. for an example of what the buzz synths can do : www.mp3.com/lowpass also the clicking is do to the performance of your pc. although the click is audible when transferring to a .wav file the clicks are not recorded.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-17-1999 at 19:53
Garret Thomson a part-timer user from Canada writes:
It's free, it supports what is essentially an unlimited plugin functionality (called "machines"), and you can make some of the most screwed up noises on the planet with it. Every effect and sound machine's parameters go /way/ beyond useable, so you'll never be thinking "damnit, more filter, more filter!" Did I mention it was free? Way cool. It even has its own lil underground scene, so if ya get good at it, you'll get Buzz scene recognition. ;)

Cons: It does click sometimes. But for gods sake, its free, so get it and support it's continued development!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-14-1999 at 10:08
Timon Marmex a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Buzz is great! The user interface is really obtuse, with certain commands only available via keyboard, but you soon get used to it. It's part mod tracker, part modular soft-synth, and completely real-time. Unlike many similar soft-synth programs, it seems to be fairly crash-proof. If you are going to check out Buzz, be sure to read the tutorials at buzz.lotek.org/ , as the learning curve is fairly high, but it's worth it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:40
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