i love diva. haven't had the chance to buy it though.
i knew the arpeggiator was coming soon, I didn't realize they were adding more than that. I'm hoping Diva 2 is either coming really soon or coming way in the future cause I don't want to buy Diva and than have to pay to upgrade.
I doubt its any time soon. Urs seems to only charge for really major upgrades, like I think the difference between zebra 1 and 2 was huge and even then it was very modest upgrade fee. He's already stated zebra2->3 will only be like 30$, or free if you bought the zebraHZ/darkzebra. Same with bazille, I believe he said it would be fairly cheap for those who already own ACE. In between the point releases have always been free and include a huge amount of new functionality
There had been talks of other modules being included so im sure before diva2 is made, probably a few years from now, there will be more modules added beyond the new ones coming this summer
The upcoming Diva update includes the arp sequencer combo. The arp sequencer combo is performance oriented. This is quoted from Urs at kvr:"The sequencer can work in step mode, where the white keys switch to "dub", "replace", "ins", "del", "startify", "<" and ">". The 3 black keys to the right become "CC", "pause" and "tie". CC records ModWheel, BreathCtrl and Expression for each step.
You can also record live, while the sequencer is running. You can layer notes, replace them, pause them, tie them on the fly.
On playback you can switch between 7 sequences at any time. You can either noodle over them on the keyboard, or use the keyboard to transpose the sequence. You can even layer sequences in realtime, e.g. to add a little variation here and there.
The arpeggiator is very basic but very powerful. It can program the sequencer, and it can transpose it. "
The update also includes the new Uhbie filter and digital osc modeled after the JP-8000 - Which means 2 osc's with Supersaw, Feedback Osc, Triangle Mod, Saw, Square wPWM options...
The update is free to existing Diva owners and May is the current estimate, though as with all such estimates, they tend to go longer than shorter.
Bazille is not Berlin Modular. So the purchase of ACE does not come off the price of Bazille. ACE and/or Bazille owners will get a discount when/if Berlin Modular ships.