The Bit-100 v2 is a VST host compatible virtual instrument for PC / Windows
Based on the classic Crumar* Bit-One analog polysynth.
6 note polyphonic - duophonic unison mode.
* Midi Learn for all parameters; Patch memory system with full library.
Features filter and envelope technologies exclusive to Manx.
Additional features beyond the Bit One: PWM, Osc Level, pitch bend range.
Provides velocity sensitivity, assignable to PW & LFO rate as well as the more common destinations.
Consider some of the great analog synthesizers of the 1980's: Roland Jupiter 8, Rhodes Chroma, Elka Synthex, Crumar* Bit
One. Well, That last one may not appear on everyone's list, but for the dwindling number of people who own a Crumar* Bit
synth, almost all agree that the sound that comes out of this beast is first class - somewhere between an OB-X and a
Synthex; bright & punchy but also rich & eerie.
Unfortunately, there are a few down sides to this machine - reliability, poor midi spec, missing features and an awkward
programming interface are generally the most common grievances. Manx have cast those issues aside with the release of
our Bit-100 software emulation of the original Bit One, which combines all of the punchy sound, plus the unique features of
the Bit One (such as velocity control of pulse width), with all of the advantages of a software implementation.
I’m not aware of any other synth which implements DCOs in quite the same way as the Bit synths. In my opinion, they
sound superb. Fortunately, they appear to lend themselves to digital emulation quite well.
The Oscillators are complex though, and when combined with our highly refined V2 filter and envelope stages, the result
can be heavy CPU usage. Please note that Unison mode and Oscillator lfo modulation will increase CPU usage
considerably, as will long VCA envelope release times.
Worth it though, when you consider some of the sounds this software can come up with.
Please bear with us while we produce an audio demo of the Bit100 V2. In the mean time, this video shows the original Bit100
getting at least some sounds right:
Copyright 2014 Manx Synthesizers - in association with Heliosphere Software, UK
The Bit-100 is a vsti instrument - it requires a vst compatible host, which runs under windows. 64bit
DAWs may require bridging software.
4 MB hard disk space.
(Mac version is at least 6 months away).
THE BIT-100 V2 RETAIL WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON!
Version 2.00 (Build 0049)
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Bit 100 v2
CPU Usage: Heavy
This is identical to the retail version except for a short audio drop out which occurs once per minute.