kHs Bitcrush

Kilohearts AB

Lo-fi simulation
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When nostalgia hits, Bitcrush can bring you back to the digital hardware of times past. It simulates the audio being played back using a low quality sampler with limited sample rate and bit depth. Mm, crunchy.

Bitcrush is one of the devices in the Kilohearts Toolbox bundle.

Product details

The Bitcrush can be used to create distorting effects that sound like that of scraping analog radio, or inherently lo-fi sound sources, like old video games. It simulates the audio being sampled and replayed using a low quality sampler with limited sample rate and bit depth.

  • Rate - Down sample the signal to a minimum of 200 Hz.
  • Quantize - The amount of quantized signal to mix with the input.
  • Bits - The number of steps to quantize the signal to. A lower value will result in a more distorted sound.
  • Dither - Adds noise to the signal in order to reduce distortion caused by quantization.
  • ADC Quality - Quality of the analog-to-digital conversion. A lower value will add dissonant aliasing in the low frequencies.
  • DAC Quality - Quality of the digital-to-analog conversion. A lower value will add dissonant aliasing in the high frequencies.
  • Mix - The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.

The Kilohearts Toolbox

Bitcrush is one of the devices in the Kilohearts Toolbox bundle.

The Kilohearts Toolbox devices all do one thing each, and they do it well. The philosophy behind this is to give our customers access to the building blocks of sound design and from there you can combine them into really interesting effects. In fact, many more esoteric RE:s are basically a few of these effects combined.

If you own a few, or all the Kilohearts Toolbox devices be sure to check out Kilohearts Toolbox Refill, a big pack of diverse combinators exploring the possibilities of the toolbox.

Usability standards

Kilohearts aim to provide Reason users with a wide range of audio effects that all utilize a common form language and interaction model. This allows for a great user experience that is really valuable when working with with big projects.

Stack 'em up!

We have taken a lot of care to make all Kilohearts Toolbox devices as lightweight as possible. This way you can combine many, many effects without taking up too much screen space, or CPU.

Get it cheap

The Kilohearts Toolbox is available as a bundle with a hefty discount. If you are thinking about buying Bitcrush, check out the Kilohearts Toolbox offer first!

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