Rob Papen has announced the release of B.I.T., which stands for Back In Time.
RP says "Instead of combining the best of analog modeling with hybrid synthesis, which we can see with the other Rob Papen synthesizers, B.I.T. focuses on Analogue Modelled Synthesis.
The idea behind it is that the classic analog type of synthesis has its own charm and simply has not yet been covered by the Rob Papen brand. So, it is pure 'Analogue Modelled' synthesis.
Although B.I.T. has no patch cables. 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 inside of B.I.T. B.I.T. can also mean 'Be Inspired Today."
Also included is the option to modulate Oscillator 2 by Oscillator 1 in several ways which expands the sound pallet with Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Ring Modulation. There is an arpeggiator (which can also work in sequencer mode), so a fully featured Arp is available and has an additional free row that a user can use to modulate other parts of B.I.T. by using the Modulation Matrix. Rob Papen's Reverb is also inside B.I.T. which means a user won't have to go outboard for adding reverb.
Intro Price: $79 / €79 (Reg. $99 / €99).