How does a VST Bitcrusher plugin work? History and pro production tips.

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Denise.Audio
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133 posts since 22 May, 2018 from Berlin

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:11 am

Hi KVR,

The denise team posted a blog which summaries the history and functionality of Bitcrusher plugins, which also features some production tips and ideas of how to use one.

https://www.denise.io/blog/2019/3/how-d ... ction-tips

I hope you find this insightful, as a lot of the technical information in the blog post comes from our lead developer! Let us know if this is of interest to you guys.

denise
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mcbpete
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1449 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: How does a VST Bitcrusher plugin work? History and pro production tips.

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:33 am

Nice one ! Think the '<' and '>' part of the tags for the Come To Daddy youtube video have got a bit mulched:

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<p class="_rh _lt _rq">&lt;iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZlsgnHBOO3c” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</p>

pottering
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709 posts since 14 Dec, 2014

Re: How does a VST Bitcrusher plugin work? History and pro production tips.

Post Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:51 am

Bitcrushers are one those types of FX you expect all to sound very similar (since it is digital), but when I tested the bitcrushers I had here they all sounded quite different with similar settings.

Tip 3 was nice to me, obvious in retrospect, but I had forgotten how "digital" those 90s acts were.

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Denise.Audio
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133 posts since 22 May, 2018 from Berlin

Re: How does a VST Bitcrusher plugin work? History and pro production tips.

Post Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:05 am

pottering wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:51 am
Bitcrushers are one those types of FX you expect all to sound very similar (since it is digital), but when I tested the bitcrushers I had here they all sounded quite different with similar settings.

Tip 3 was nice to me, obvious in retrospect, but I had forgotten how "digital" those 90s acts were.
Thanks for your comment pottering, glad you could find a useful tip in there.

Joe
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Denise.Audio
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133 posts since 22 May, 2018 from Berlin

Re: How does a VST Bitcrusher plugin work? History and pro production tips.

Post Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:23 am

mcbpete wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:33 am
Nice one ! Think the '<' and '>' part of the tags for the Come To Daddy youtube video have got a bit mulched:

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<p class="_rh _lt _rq">&lt;iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZlsgnHBOO3c” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</p>
Hey mcbpete, what is this referring to? If there's an issue with the site we'll aim to fix it asap!

Joe
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https://www.denise.io/store/denise/Noize2

mcbpete
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1449 posts since 24 Jun, 2006 from London, England

Re: How does a VST Bitcrusher plugin work? History and pro production tips.

Post Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:35 am

It's in the middle of this section:
What famous songs use bit crushing?
One example of bit crushing can be found in this remix of a well know Aphex Twin track, “Come To Daddy”. The bit crushing effect is applied during the beginning of the track, just before the drum track begins.

Youtube video should be here but tags are malformed

This is a really good example because you hear the sound before and after the effect is applied.

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Denise.Audio
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133 posts since 22 May, 2018 from Berlin

Re: How does a VST Bitcrusher plugin work? History and pro production tips.

Post Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:42 am

mcbpete wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:35 am
It's in the middle of this section:
What famous songs use bit crushing?
One example of bit crushing can be found in this remix of a well know Aphex Twin track, “Come To Daddy”. The bit crushing effect is applied during the beginning of the track, just before the drum track begins.

Youtube video should be here but tags are malformed

This is a really good example because you hear the sound before and after the effect is applied.
Thanks a lot for pointing this out mcbpete, this issue is now solved.

Joe
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Noize 2 - Out now!
https://www.denise.io/store/denise/Noize2

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