One of our sponsors, Red Panda, offers a bitcrusher module to the small group of players who purchase Line 6’s Tone Core modular pedal. Now those of us who don’t own that unit can have all the cool sounds from the module and more.
The Bitmap ($239 street) is a true bypass bitcrusher pedal with fractional bit reduction and sample rate modulation. A bit crushing algorithm adds the warmth and grit of classic samplers, while reducing the signal from 24 bits down to 1 bit. A noise gate provides maximum sustain without sputtering on staccato notes. Sample rate reduction creates inharmonic overtones and aliasing distortion. Triangle, square, or random (sample and hold) Sample rate modulation adds inharmonic motion. An expression pedal input allows control over the frequency.