Beat Magazine has announced that all users of their free BeatFirst app for Android and iOS can download the excellent U-He Beatzille virtual modular synthesizer for free until December 19th!
Beatzille is a lighter (in terms of available features), but still totally awesome version of the Bazille synthesizer by U-He. Compared to the full version of the plugin, Beatzille features less oscillators (two instead of four), less filters, LFOs and envelope generators (one of each), less effects (only the delay effect is included), reduced polyphony and the lack of multi-core CPU support. On the other hand, it is still an incredibly versatile virtual instrument with a great sounding filter, excellent oscillators, and all the modular patching fun you could ask for! The synth is compatible all VST/AU/AAX plugin hosts (both 32-bit and 64-bit) on Windows, Mac OS and even Linux!
Beatzille is normally distributed on the cover DVD of Beat Magazine, which means that you need to purchase an issue in order to get the free plugin. For the next three days, everyone can download the plugin for free, so long as they also install the free BeatFirst app on their Android or iOS device and register for a free Studiodrive user account.
Here’s how to grab your free copy of Beatzille:
- Install the BeatFirst app to your Android or iOS device (pictured below).
- Launch the app and go into settings (upper-right corner of the screen).
- Register a Studiodrive user account (you can set the language to English in the registration form).
- Confirm your email address.
- Return to the first screen in BeatFirst and click the image on top (it has 72h Beatzille written on it).
- Check your email, download and install the plugin.
- Feed your pet(s) and fire up your DAW.
- You’re all set! :)
If you’re not too happy about installing an additional app on your mobile device, it’s worth noting that BeatFirst is actually a pretty cool little tool to help you stay informed about the latest news regarding free and paid music making software and soundware. By default, you can automatically follow websites like Beat Magazine, Sound On Sound, Rekkerd, and even BPB! Simply launch the app and you’ll see all the latest headlines and news. You can also add additional news sources if you want.
To download U-He Beatzille for free, install the free BeatFirst app on your mobile device and follow the instructions as explained above (51.8 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VSTi/AUi/AAX plugin format for Windows, Mac OS & Linux).
UPDATE: The offer has now expired.