Astralis Baby Bion
by Homegrown Sounds
4.1 / 5     (50 votes)
Baby Bion is lightweight Synth using the Oscillator from the forthcoming Astralis Bion.

It was designed primarily with SoundScaper in mind, the free FX plugin from hgsounds which can create Complex Undulating Collages. Baby Bion adds a Synth to create the Sound Source, as well as Flanger/Filter, a complex LFO and a couple of 32 stage Envelopes. Although it specializes in Soundscapes and Atmospheres, it can also be used as a general Lightweight Synth, the uniquely developed Dual Oscillator provides over 3500 different waveforms which can be mixed in many flexible ways including FM.
  • Dual Oscillator - The Oscillator provides 2 waveforms which can be mixed using on of the many modes which includes A+B, A-B, Various FM Modes, Dual Pitch, Split and Distorted.
  • Filter - Cascadable up to 8 times and includes Low Passes, Hi Passes, Band Passes, Comb, Low Shelf, Hi Shelf and Peak.
  • 32 Stage Envelopes - Capable of Repeating Sections, One Envelope is for volume and the second is for the Filter and general purpose, assigned via the Modulation Routing.
  • Drive - Auto Volume Distortion
  • LFO - Uniquely Developed LFO with standard Shapes, plus custom shapes with Smooth Control.
  • SoundScaper - Comb / Delay / Reverb Effect for creating interesting soundscapes.
  • Flanger/Filter - Switchable between Flanger and Filter effect, LFO has over 300 predefined shapes with smooth control as well as standard shapes.
  • FX Routing - 3 different Paths available.
  • Modulation Routing - Multiple options for assigning Modulators to Destinations.
  • Stereo Spread - Allows setting a random value to the Pan of each voice.
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mnrv-ovrf-year-c Jul 17 2022
Jul 17 2022
Some good ambient noises could be cranked from this thing. This is better than the magazineware "quad-oscillator" with almost the same name. The "soundscaper" is kewl, I have the separate VST worth using besides anything based on "Freeverb". However I don't like the "menu fade" trick that any of this author's plug-ins enables without warning nor permission. I don't want to know what happens if I use this on Linux with Wine with a few music apps having enough problems drawing their own controls. I've downloaded the big pack by this author a short time ago but might never go to it because I want snappy OS controls not children's visual effects.
Anonymous Apr 30 2020
(0 / 5)
Apr 30 2020
Bad bad bad very bad
Aaron Apr 09 2020
Apr 09 2020
Miguel Dec 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Dec 12 2019
Muy bueno , lo recomiendo!!!!!
Quito Dec 17 2016
(3 / 5)
Dec 17 2016
Thrak Jul 04 2014
(5 / 5)
Jul 04 2014
Great. I tried generating sounds using the Randomize button and have come up with some great ambient sounds. I haven`t found a way to save settings and Bion doesn`t have any presets to my understanding.
Thrak Feb 14 2016
Feb 14 2016
After using this synth for a while I discovered that you can save banks and presets.
Zilly May 21 2019
May 21 2019
Hi Thrak, how did you manage to save banks? I can't seem to find that functionality.
Mr Balls Sept 25 2010
(5 / 5)
Sept 25 2010
Sounds great, but looks absolutely hideous.
Epidemiq1282 Jun 15 2010
(5 / 5)
Jun 15 2010
I love it... Use it to close a lot of tracks...
Marc Jan 04 2010
(5 / 5)
Jan 04 2010
One of the best, download it now.
Kinda fruity loops lover Jul 18 2009
(5 / 5)
Jul 18 2009
Doesn't work in fruity... Only if you don't press play it's works... When you press play it will hang...
ge0 Jun 26 2009
(5 / 5)
Jun 26 2009
GREAT! one of the best I've tried so long.
Vahid Apr 17 2009
(5 / 5)
Apr 17 2009
The greatest free software I�ve ever had.