Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alia
Universal drum synthesizer with roots in the analog world on a swappable 10HP oscillator platform
Basimilus Iteritas Alia is a parameterized digital drum voice with its roots in the analog world. At its heart, the BIA is a simple six-oscillator additive and FM synthesizer with waveform, harmonic spread, and envelope controls. An adjustable noise oscillator and an extreme take on a wavefolder round out its synthesis abilities. Its straightforward controls make sound design fun and performable: create sub-shaking kicks, snares, hats, and unique drum hits with just a few tweaks.
BIA is a classic percussion module but you'll be blown away by how much more it can do. Use it for leads, basslines, or build a whole drum kit with some external CV. Plus, the envelope output means you can use the BIA for shaping and modulating other parts of your patch.
Basimilus Iteritas Alia is available on our 10HP Alia oscillator platform. Buy an Alia module and use the included USB cable to connect to the Noise Engineering Customer Portal and check out any other Alia firmware, free of charge, any time. More info can be found on the World of Alia page here. Hotswappable overlays are also coming soon, too, so you can easily panel your module to match your firmware, no assembly required.
Basimilus Iteritas Alia is the successor to the Basimilus Iteritas Alter. It was developed to sound nearly identical, with added features and new firmware-swapping capabilities.
- 10HP Eurorack
- -12v: 15mA
Basimilus - small foundation - from Latin basos "foundation" with suffix -lus "small"
Iteritas - repetitiousness - from Latin itero "repeat" with suffix -tas "state of being"
Alia - another, other from Latin alia "other", also marine animals, or salty from Greek "halia"
"more small salty foundation of repetitiousness" mmmmm salt.