62% off “Bliss” by discoDSP

62% off “Bliss” by discoDSP

discoDSP “Bliss” is a simple but powerful sampler with some extremely creative features – Bliss’ VSTi Sampling feature can automatically create sampled instruments from patches on any VST instrument, which is a pretty useful feature if you’re working with CPU-hungry synth plugins that bog down your sessions.

But that’s not all Bliss has to offer. In addition to its highly customizable Envelopes, Filters and LFOs, it features a built-in Wave Editor for making powerful sample-level adjustments to your source material, 8 automatable Macro Controls, Parameter Morphing and 7 great Effects to add that final touch to your masterpiece!

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The Ultimate Sampler & VSTi Recorder For Audio Manipulation Junkies!

“Bliss” is an incredibly sophisticated Sampler and VSTi recorder for Audio Units and VST hosts featuring a number of outstanding features for audio manipulation junkies:

  • A scalable & theme-able GUI
  • VSTi sampling
  • 8 automatable Macro controls
  • Dual zero delay feedback filters
  • Sample editor
  • 7 built-in effects
  • Flexible modulation
  • Parameter morphing
  • Offline resampling quality using 512 points SINC algorithm
  • Highest offline resampling quality using 512 points SINC algorithm

“Bliss” opens up a world of possibilities for audio manipulation and real-time granular effects control. Import any sound you like (including existing VSTis!) and mangle them beyond all recognition to create your own signature sound!

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The Basic Concepts Of “Bliss”

CHANNEL LIMITING

Bliss has 64 notes polyphony by default. This number can be changed by clicking the LCD above the POLYPHONY label. A drop down menu will appear with the number of notes to enable. Select the desired number. Be aware that more voices use more CPU power.

QUICK BANK / PROGRAM ZONE SELECT

Bliss displays two main LCDs. The top one contains the name of the currently selected program in the bank and the bottom one the name of the currently-selected zone in the program. Clicking ALL will enable or disable editing all zone parameters at once (global edit). Clicking the EDIT button will open the sample editor.

BANK / PROGRAM BROWSER

Programs or zones can be browsed by clicking the arrows in the LCD or by clicking its name to display a drop down menu. Using CTRL / Command on Mac will open the import dialog window directly and using SHIFT + click on < / > buttons in the zone selector will select the previous / next sample in the same directory as the current sample.

KNOB AND FADER EDITING

To have finer control of parameter adjustments, hold SHIFT key while moving. Double click resets the control to its default position.

PITCH BEND

Pitch bender allows you to change the pitch of the current patch in real-time. You can modify the pitch bend range to be from 1 to 24 semitones up and down.

PLAY MODE

  • MONO – 1 voice of the sampler is used. In this mode any note played will discontinue the previous one.
  • LEGATO – A monophonic mode in which envelopes are not restarted when new keys are played.
  • POLY – Polyphonic mode allows multiple notes to be played at once.

GLIDE

The glide knob glides the pitch between the current note and a newly played note. The higher the value, the slower the transition progresses.

MASTER GAIN

Below the MASTER label there is a knob where gain can be set.

BLISS CONFIGURATION

The overall Bliss setup can be found by clicking the icon in the top-left corner.

EDITING FUNCTIONS

Bank /program and zone edit functions can be found by clicking the downwards-pointing arrows to the right of the program and zone names.

BLISS BANK STRUCTURE

A Bliss bank contains 128 programs each, divided into zones, each with independent parameters such as ADSR, LFO, Filter, Effects, Cue and Loop points.

All zone parameters are edited at once by default, but this behavior can be changed by disabling Global Edit from the Bliss Options menu or using the right mouse button with the knobs, buttons or drop down menus.

MIDI CC MAPPING

Bliss supports the listed MIDI messages described below:

  • Program change, modulation wheel and pitch bend.
  • Sustain pedal (CC64), gain (CC7), pan (CC10) and balance (CC8 > stereo rotation).
  • Macros mapped from CC102 (Macro1) to CC109 (Macro8).

Take Complete Control Of Your Sound With Envelopes, Morphing & Macros!

MORPHING

Morphing is a secondary parameter state that changes with MIDI Note velocity if the Velocity slider value (below the MORPH button) is higher than zero, or with the MIDI Modulation wheel. Setting up is very easy by clicking MORPH button located in the MASTER section.

Once it’s on, knob parameters will be able to be changed in a bipolar way, that is positively or negatively from the existing knob parameter position. The amount can be set up by clicking and dragging the Velocity slider located below the MORPH button. It’s like a velocity curve, but affecting parameters which have been modified with morphing.

  • A Morph slider value of 0%, there is no change from the knob position.
  • A Morph slider value of 50% and a note velocity of 10, there is a small change.
  • A Morph slider value of 50% and a note velocity of 100, there is a larger change.
  • A Morph slider value of 100% and a note velocity of 127, there is the maximum change, to the Morph position.

MACROS

Bliss has 8 macro knobs assignable to any of over 100 Bliss parameters. A macro can have its own name, as well as modulate several destinations at once each with different ranges for each destination parameter. To access the macro controls, click the MACRO label in the Envelope title bar or navigate using the < > arrows contained on the same bar.

Configuring a macro is very easy. Click any EDIT button below and a dialog box will then appear for setting it up. Macro destination parameters can be then added by using the Add button. A new Id will appear.

  • Name: Top text box with an editable name
  • ID: Macro destination ID number. This field can be clicked for selection and removal by using Remove button.
  • Zone: Destination Zone can be a specific zone or all zones.
  • Parameter: Destination Parameter selectable from a drop-down list.
  • Min: Minimum range. This field can be clicked to input a numerical value or set by clicking and dragging the mouse left/right.
  • Max: Maximum range. This field can be clicked to input a numerical value or set by clicking and dragging the mouse left/right.

Once the macro has been configured, clicking the X button will apply all the changes.

AMPLITUDE AND MODULATION ENVELOPES

Every zone has an independent Amplitude envelope, able to change the sound and also modulate two different parameters and a Modulation envelope, able to modulate two different parameters. The other difference in the Modulation envelope is that MIDI Velocity does not affect the ADSR Amount.

  • Attack: Controls the time that envelope moves from note press (0) to full volume. (Does not apply to legato mode).
  • Decay: This knob controls the time that the envelope moves from full volume (end of Attack) to Sustain level.
  • Sustain: Sets the point at which the envelope stays while note is held. This state is held until the note is release.
  • Release: Once the note is released, this knob will control the time in which the gain will fall from current envelope level (Sustain) into complete silence.
  • Amount: ADSR amount that will be applied.
  • Velocity: Amount of MIDI velocity affecting ADSR Amount. 0% will apply max values to all notes. 100% applies from a range of 0 to 100%.
  • Destinations: ADSR envelope can also be applied to more additional parameters with a different amount, such as: Amplitude, Pitch, Filter 1/2 Frequency / Resonance / Drive, LFO 1 / 2 Rate or Loop Start / End points.

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THE SAMPLE EDITOR

Every Bliss zone contains a sample that can be edited by opening the Sample Editor. Click the EDIT button to the right of the Zone name LCD. The sample Editor will open in a separate window or inside the GUI, depending on how it’s configured at ☰ > Interface > Options > Open Sample Editor in Window.

Some load/save functions are duplicated to maintain a better workflow. The Window is divided into three parts:

  • Menu and Zone parameters – Top area containing editing functions including zone Gain, Panning, Tuning (Coarse, Fine-tune, Key Cents), Tempo Sync, Loop Type, Group Off and Key Range / Root.
  • Zone List – Left area to navigate between all zones. Several can be selected and edited together by holding CTRL / Command on Mac and clicking their names.
  • Sample area – Right area displaying the waveform, cues and loop start / end points.

Applying changes to multiple zones in the editor can be done by selecting them individually on the Zone List using CTRL / Command on Mac + clicking their names or by selecting a consecutive set of zones by clicking the first and SHIFT-clicking the last.

Deleting a cue can be quickly made using SHIFT + click on its number. Both loop points can be dragged by holding CTRL / Command on Mac + mouse.

IMPORT FORMATS

  • Auto / drum mapping when multiple files are opened at once.
  • Internal new program/bank formats with lossless encoding.
  • LUA scripting engine for program loading: add new file formats easily.
  • Samples: .WAV / .BWF / .AIFF / .AIF / .FLAC / .OGG / .MP2 / .AMR / .AC3 / .QT / . ADTS / .MP3 / .M4R / .3GP / .MPA / .SD2 / .MPEG / .M4A / .MP4 / .MOV / .SND / . AIFC / .CAF / .M4B / .3G2 / .MP1 / .AAC / .AU.
  • Programs: .AKP (AKAI S5000-S6000) / .EXS / .SFZ / .DLS / .SF2
    (SoundFont2) / .XRNI (Renoise Instruments)

EXPORT FORMATS

  • Programs: .SFZ / ZBP programs and ZBB banks (24-bit lossless FLAC) / Encrypted
    ZBP and ZBB for 3rd party soundware.
  • Samples: 16-bit WAV (24-bit when saved as SFZ)

VSTi SAMPLING

A very special Bliss feature is the ability to record a VST instrument without any quality loss, using the Sampling feature located on the Sample Editor menu bar. Once a VST has been loaded by using Sampling > Load Plugin… / Recent Plugins. New options will then appear:

  • Load Plugin – Loads a .vst / .dll instrument. They are usually located at VST folder in Windows, ~/.vst folder in Linux and /Library/Audio/Plugins/
    VST/ folder in Mac OS X.
  • Recent Plugins –  Shows a list of the recently loaded plug-ins.
  • Close Plugin – Close the currently loaded VST plug-in.
  • Open Plugin Editor – Opens the VST plug-in editor window.
  • Close Plugin Editor – Closes the VST plug-in editor window.
  • Programs – Selects the loaded VST plug-in program.
  • Sample Plugin – Opens the VST sampling dialog box.
  • Use Static Processing Buffers – Enable if the VST has issues on the sampling.
  • VST FX slot – add an FX slot to the sampling VSTi

Once Sample Plugin is selected, a new dialog box will appear with information about how the current VST preset will be sampled.

Add Movement & Life To Your Sounds With The Built-in Filters, LFOs & Effects!

FILTERS

Every Bliss zone has two independent zero-delay feedback filters.

  • Type – Switch between 5 different filters: Lowpass, Hipass, Bandpass 1, Bandpass 2, Notch and Peaking.
  • Cutoff – Filter frequency range affected by the filter type.
  • Resonance – Filter resonance amount.
  • Drive – Filter overdrive. The BOOST button below applies a stronger algorithm to the sound.
  • Keytrack – Changes filter Cutoff depending on which note is playing. The higher the note the higher the Cutoff frequency
  • Velocity – Changes filter Cutoff depending on MIDI velocity. The higher the MIDI velocity the higher the Cutoff frequency.
  • More – Determines whether the 2 filters are applied in series or in parallel.

MODULATION LFOS

Every Bliss zone has two LFOs, each of which can be routed to a different destination parameter.

  • Type – Switch between 5 different oscillators: Sine, Triangle, Saw, Square or Random waveforms.
  • Destination – Parameter affected by LFO: Amplitude, Pitch, Filter 1/2 / Frequency / Resonance / Drive, LFO 1 / 2 Rate or Loop Start / End points
  • Phase – Starting waveform point of Type waveform. It can run freely when set to its max value or from a certain degree.
  • Delay – Amount of time in ms before the LFO is triggered.
  • Rate – LFO frequency in Hz, which can be switched to the host tempo by clicking the button below.
  • Amount – LFO amount applied to destination based on Type, Phase and Rate.

EFFECTS

Every Bliss zone has a broad range of effects. The main send levels can be set in the EFFECTS section. The global effects as well as Chorus / Delay / Reverb can be set by clicking the EDIT button located in the EFFECTS title bar.

  • Chorus – A chorus effect with controls for Delay, Phase, Feedback, Rate & Depth.
  • Delay – A delay effect with controls for Time L / R, Free / Sync, Feedback L / R, Frequency, Resonance
  • Reverb – A reverberation effect with controls for Room Size, Pre-delay, Early Reflections, Decay, Density, Damping, Bandwidth Frequency
  • Unison – Enables unison by clicking ON and knob sets how much the 4 voices are detuned.
  • Bits Reduction – Set output bit reduction from 16 to 1-bit.
  • Daft Frequency – Set a phaser alike speed from 0.01Hz to 220 Hz.
  • Soft Saturation – Set a saturation from 0% to 100%.
  • Stereo Rotation – Set a stereo panning effect from -90 to 0 to 90º.
  • Clip  – Enables a soft clipping effect.
  • Rock – Enables multi-band compressor effect with high punch.

THEMES

Bliss GUI colors can be customized and modified. The Configuration files are located in the Documents > discoDSP > Bliss > Themes folder using a standard XML file format.

New themes are installed by placing the XML file in that folder and reloading Bliss. Most relevant elements are described and indicated below. Colors can be edited using Opacity + Color code (RGB) in hexadecimal format (OO-RRGGBB).

Read much more about all these unique features in the Manual HERE.

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So What Can I Do With “Bliss”?

With it’s unparalleled flexibility “Bliss” opens up a whole new world of audio manipulation possibilities for your next track, thanks to it’s array of unique features including:

  • A Comprehensive Sample Editor
  • Multiple Envelopes, Filters & LFOs
  • Flexible Morphing and Macro controls
  • Multiple Effects
  • The completely unique VSTi Recording capability.

This is an incredibly sophisticated, yet easy to use plugin that lets you take any sound and mangle it beyond all recognition to create your own signature sound!

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  • OVERVIEW
  • 32 / 64-bit VSTi / Audio Units compatibility.
  • Built-in VST host / VSTi sampling (freezing). Record your favorite VST without any sound quality loss!
  • Built-in wave editor.
  • Scalable and theme-able GUI.
  • Morphing (velocity-dependent parameter control) / automatable zone parameters.
  • 128 Programs with unlimited zones.
  • 32-bit floating point based wavetables.
  • Full MIDI Input triggering control.
  • PLAYBACK ENGINE
  • Up to 64 voices polyphony (multilayered zone sampling engine).
  • Oversampling voice generation: up to 4x oversample factor.
  • Selectable interpolation engines: up to 512 points SINC interpolation.
  • Full mono / poly / legato operation.
  • Glide with auto-switch control.
  • 4 voices Unison with detuning.
  • FILTERS
  • Dual Zero-Delay Feedback filters.
  • 24dB / Oct filter modes: Lowpass / Highpass / Bandpass 1 / Bandpass 2 / Notch /
  • Peaking / Disabled. Stepping-free Cutoff / Resonance and Drive parameters.
  • Velocity and Keyboard tracking to the Cutoff parameter.
  • MODULATION
  • 8 assignable Macro knobs. Multiple controls can be assigned to each.
  • Independent amplitude / modulation envelope / LFO and filter settings.
  • 2 sync-able LFOs with configurable Phase.
  • Stepping-free modulation sends / pitch bend / modulation to morphing wheels.
  • ADSR amplitude and modulation envelope.
  • ADSR envelope filter / pitch assignable (both bipolar).
  • EFFECTS
  • Wow effect: Rock Da Disco.
  • Soft clipper to tame the output.
  • Stereo rotation effect.
  • High quality chorus / delay / reverb.
    Selectable Pre Post Effects: Bit reducer, Phaser, Distortion.
  • Chorus / Delay / Reverb sends, settable for all or individual zones.
  • SAMPLE EDITOR
  • Built-in wave editor with full undo history.
  • Zoom up to 1:1 resolution.
  • Selection of Left, Right or both channels for editing.
  • 7 Loop types (one shot / forward / bidirectional / backward / forward w/sustain /
  • crossfade / static).
  • Clipboard: Cut / copy / paste / mix paste / sample / trim.
  • Amplitude: Fade in / fade out / normalization / mute / insert silence.
  • Effects: Reverse / Invert polarity / Swap channels / Remove DC.
  • Cues / Loop edit / Auto-slice to tempo / transients.
  • Automatable zone parameters / cue / loop points.
  • Automatable start / end / loop points.
  • IMPORT FORMATS
  • Auto / drum mapping when multiple files are opened at once.
  • Internal new program/bank formats with lossless encoding.
  • LUA scripting engine for program loading: add new file formats easily.
  • Samples: .WAV / .BWF / .AIFF / .AIF / .FLAC / .OGG / .MP2 / .AMR / .AC3 / .QT / .
  • ADTS / .MP3 / .M4R / .3GP / .MPA / .SD2 / .MPEG / .M4A / .MP4 / .MOV / .SND / .
  • AIFC / .CAF / .M4B / .3G2 / .MP1 / .AAC / .AU.
  • Programs: .AKP (AKAI S5000-S6000) / .EXS / .SFZ / .DLS / .SF2
  • (SoundFont2) / .XRNI (Renoise Instruments)
  • EXPORT FORMATS
  • Programs: .SFZ / ZBP programs and ZBB banks (24-bit lossless FLAC) / Encrypted ZBP and ZBB for 3rd party soundware.
  • Samples: 16-bit WAV (24-bit when saved as SFZ)
  • The ultimate sampling tool that opens up a world of possibilities for sophisticated audio manipulation!

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