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BITCRUSH

Overview

Simulate lo-fi sound sources

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.

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.

Parameters

Rate Display

Down sample the signal to a minimum of 200 Hz.

Bits knob

Quantize the amplitude of each sample of the signal. A lower value will result in a more distorted sound.

Dither knob

Adds noise to the signal in order to reduce distortion caused by quantization.

ADC Q knob

Quality of the analog-to-digital conversion. A lower value will add dissonant aliasing in the low frequencies.

DAC Q knob

Quality of the digital-to-analog conversion. A lower value will add dissonant aliasing in the high frequencies.

Mix knob

The dry/wet mix of this effect. A lower value will let some of the unmodified signal through.

The snapin Ecosystem

Kilohearts Essentials

The Kilohearts Ecosystem

Bitcrush is one of a growing collection of plugins that form the Kilohearts Ecosystem.

They can be used as regular plugins (VST/AAX/AU) but also as Snapins in our modular Snapin Hosts; Phase Plant, Multipass, and Snap Heap, where you can combine and modulate them to create your own unique instruments and effects. These lightweight and high-quality plugins have intuitive no-nonsense interfaces so you will be using them like a master in no time.

The Kilohearts Essentials collection contains a number of useful plugins to get you started and is available absolutely FREE. Snapin Hosts and Premium plugins are available to buy separately.

Requirements

System Requirements

  • Operating System: PC or Mac (M1 Native supported)
  • CPU: 2 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1 GB or more
  • Software: Any DAW supporting VST 2, VST 3, AAX, or Audio Unit plugin standards. All plugin formats in 64-bit only.

Kilohearts recommend keeping up to date with OS versions as they become available. We are not able to support OS versions that are no longer supported by their respective manufacturers. If you are using an outdated OS please try our free trials to ensure compatibility before making any purchases.