Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

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Aloysius
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23646 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:12 pm

looks like a hater .... sounds like a hater ... haters gonna hate.
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ckoe
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125 posts since 26 Sep, 2017 from Berlin

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 am

B.I.T. is a very nice 80 sounding like synth. It is very easy to get analog like sounds. Very low on CPU and it has a drift option so I don't must do this per LFO patching. Also it has these advantage OSC Parameters which are a very nice shortcut to modulate a square waves pulsewidth with on click. All in all nothing special but the combination make this synth very handy for me.

For me it is one of the best synths in the last year I think.

szurcio
KVRian
773 posts since 25 Nov, 2005

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:06 am

I wonder if it can do anything that Predator can't. To me, it sounds very similar to Predator. It's being described as an analog modelling synth but I really don't hear it sound more "analog" than Predator 2.

chk071
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20324 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:13 am

Just demo'd it a bit (no pun intended) more, and, still sounds alright to me. :) Once again, i prefer outboard fx to the ones in the synth though. NI Choral > built-in chorus, and NI Replika XT > built in delay. But, that's the case in literally any synth i try, so, non-issue.

I think BIT sounds quite warm, and works well with chorus'd supersaw pads, or plucks. Filters are nice, envelopes are nice, there's not a lot of "holes" in the sweet spot, seems to work for a variety of sounds. What i also like is that, like on some other synths, it has the most important modulators already in the respective sections, like, LFO amount in filter section, and the amp section. I like the layout as well, seems well thought out. Really, not much bad i can say about this synth. The distortion sounds pretty digital. But, if you crank it up, it gives a good TB-303 style distortion. Not so good for warm saturation though.But then, it's a distortion. :) Not sure if like the categories of modulation sources in the mod matrix either, it makes choosing a bit non straight forward, which seems quite contrary to the intention of making it easier.

Anyway, all in all, i'm pretty positive about it. And, i quite like the base sound. Which proves to me once again that it's more about character, than to have fancy super anti-aliased oscillators, and closely analog modelled ZDF filters. BIT works well without those (even though i don't know whether or not the filters are ZDF, of course. My guess is that they aren't).

ckoe
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125 posts since 26 Sep, 2017 from Berlin

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 am

That's a good point most common modulation are already there. You don't have do go every time to the modulation matrix.

HcDoom
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1004 posts since 18 Feb, 2012

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:13 pm

I think it sounds wonderful! Good job, Rob!!!

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BONES
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8158 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:24 pm

Is it worth $79 though? I just can't imagine it is.
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HcDoom
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1004 posts since 18 Feb, 2012

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:08 pm

BONES wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Is it worth $79 though? I just can't imagine it is.
Your imagination is pretty limited than. To me its worth 79 usd!

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BONES
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8158 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:32 am

Well, when he sells what seems to me to be a much better synth, or at the very least a more interesting one, Go2, for $30 less it kind of restricts my imagination more than somewhat. Note also that you posted directly after me, there was no point at all in quoting my post.
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4damind
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4786 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:37 am

4damind wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:41 am
Some strange behavior for the demo version: If a song has a autosave feature, it could trigger a reset. Rob knows about this and hopefully Jon will fix this.
Rob told me that this cannot be fixed. The only solution is to temporary disable the automatic backup feature of the host.
Just in case someone is wondering why changes in the demo version will be reset to the default values after some time...

Auplant
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245 posts since 21 Mar, 2015

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 am

This literally looks like a dumbed down version of Albino 3, It sounds very good though

bite_me
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360 posts since 2 May, 2015 from Ruhrgebiet

Re: Rob Papen B.I.T Synth

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 am

I think the built in chorus is the very best I heard for decades! :party:
Most chorus fx tend to sound washy and mushy.
Not this one. And I like the reverb also a lot. :tu:
It´s a metallic one - I like it too - much more than U-he or Synapse or Parawave or or or.
Solid fx.
Delay is so so - Phaser nice and gritty.
Presets are interesting - I´m a default guy hating to waste time by skipping around presets.

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