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 Noise Engineering’s 10HP Alia oscillator platform. Buy an Alia module and use the included USB cable to connect to the Noise Engineering Customer Portal to check out any other Alia firmware, free of charge, any time.
- Width: 10HP
- Depth: 22mm
The Harm and Spread controls change the level and frequency of the additive oscillators respectively. Morph continuously changes the waveform between sine, triangle, saw, and square. Fold adds wavefolding and distortion, perfect for distorted basslines and hard-hitting kicks. The Attack control is bipolar: add noise to the sound left of noon, and decrease the amount of impact to the right. Decay controls how long the sound rings out.
The Skin/Liquid/Metal switch changes the synthesis algorithm used to generate sounds. Skin mode is great for snares, percussive hits, and melodic sounds. Liquid adds a pitch envelope to the same algorithm used in Skin, making it perfect for hard- hitting kicks. Metal switches things up and adds some FM, perfect for hats and metallic zaps.