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BIT 2
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Operating System Availability
Operating System Latest Version
 1.0 
System Requirements
32 & 64-bits VST, VST3, and 64-bits AAX for Windows 7or higher.  Note: PC AAX for PT 12 or higher 
 1.0.0 
System Requirements
64-bits AU, VST, VST3, and AAX, for OS-X 10.13 or higher.  M1 ARM processor compatible. 
License & Installation Method
Voucher / Code for redemption on other website
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B.I.T. 2

BIT stands for Back In Time... and now we move to time travel level 2.

Instead of combining the best of analogue modeling with hybrid synthesis in which you can see with the other Rob Papen synthesizers, BIT-2's main focus is on analogue Modelled Synthesis.

The idea behind BIT-2 is that the classic analogue type of synthesis has its own charm and simply has not yet been covered in this form by the Rob Papen brand.

Although BIT-2 has no patch cables, it is modular by all means. The Modulation Matrix is used for the patching, however also included is the smart 'advanced' panel below the Oscillators. With these advanced features (accessed by switching the ADV switch), you can quickly make several connections such as LFO and Envelope to the Oscillator parameters.

New additions to BIT-2 can be found in its Oscillators. Here you will find SuperSaw and SuperSquare waves, which are multiple Oscillators generated inside Oscillator 1 and/or 2. They give even more flexibility in creating sounds. Kept from the previous version is the option to modulate Oscillator 2 by Oscillator 1 in several ways which expands the sound palette massively with Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Ring Modulation.

The two top-notch analogue modeled Filters are expanded in BIT-2 with new modes further enhancing its capabilities for sound shaping.

New inside BIT-2's arpeggiator/sequencer is the option to dynamically change the start step and end step number, resulting in interesting real-time changing patterns. Another newly added feature is the 'Magic' parameter that allows you to alter the played arpeggiator/sequencer in a musical manner. The arpeggiator/sequencer can also work as a modulator and includes an additional free row that you can use to modulate other parts of BIT-2 by using the Modulation Matrix.

The AMP section of BIT-2 has been expanded with multiple distortion options and all are at a per 'voice' level, avoiding ugly sounds if you play chords.

An addition of a 'Ribbon Controller' found in the lowest section of BIT-2's GUI allows you to change multiple parameters in a dynamic way using your mouse or an external MIDI controller.

Finally, the finishing touch for BIT-2 is of course the FX section. Some superb-sounding FX have been added and improved. Our top-notch Reverb is also included inside BIT-2 which means you won't have to go outboard for adding reverb.

As mentioned earlier BIT stands for 'Back In Time' however it can also mean 'Be Inspired Today' whilst using our Analogue Modelled Synthesizer V2.

{See video at top of page}

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBWOOO5zeHgeHKC9NuSh8L8CtuAxiEUdv

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B.I.T. 2

Reviewed By inception8a [all]
June 12th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0.2d on Windows

Superb rich analog sound all in a one page interface that is well laid out and easily understandable that comes with a plethora of varying sounds already to go. I think one of the things that drew me to it after checking out the demo is the filter depth and the sound character. Even if it's just a one page interface the sound character is still important and it would be the same if it was an IRL synth. For me there would be 3 important queues to think about, what kinds of interesting sounds can it produce, how well you can navigate through the controls, and how that control interface influences how well you can create new sounds or edit the ones already present. These features are all present.

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