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Bruise, break and crush to get that LoFi house-techno, industrial and IDM sound, but with full control and an analog edge.

Transition gradually from 32-bit all the way down to 1-bit for smooth automation with surgical precision.

Exercise full control over the frequency range you want to crush. Preserve the low end and color your sound.

Use the analog control to go from harsh and digital to subtle with a warm tone.

Use on a bus of full mix with the link button to retain the stereo image.

Reactions on Bite

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Denis Emery T
Mastering Engineer/Producer
Target frequencies
“I like how Bite adds some subtle presence to the sounds. It also can be more brutal by adding noise, and using the filters to target frequencies.”
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Hi5ghost
DJ / Producer
Analog feature is genius
“The analog feature for a bit crusher is genius and paired with the high and low pass filters makes it easy to focus the distortion and how warm you want it to be. A tool fix for many jobs.”

Six use cases for Bite

DRY/WET examples by

Emina / Utica

Gives an edge to the instruments

HBRD

Adds a layer of extra LoFi brightness

TSC

Industrial distorted vocals

Nrec / Dust

Gives an edge to the instruments

IDM sound

Degrade your drums for glitch

TSC

Gives your guitars that industrial tone

Combine with Noize

Besides being standalone plugins, the Space Invader & Bite work great with the denise Noize
Make your Noize sound even dirtier.
Igor Korzhov - Engineer/Producer
Igor Korzhov
“Essential combo for drum sample design. Placing the Bite first in the chain produces exciting textures.”
Ever been abducted by an invader?
DJ/Producer Sophia Saze
Sophia Saze
“Really enjoying the resonance on the tail end of the audio. Subtle additions make for a big impact.”

sink your teeth into the Bite

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Bruise, break and crush to get that LoFi house-techno, industrial and IDM sound, but with full control and an analog edge.

The Denise Bite is a flexible bit-crusher plugin for adding subtle and not-so-subtle digital style distortion to your tracks. It has been designed to transition smoothly from 32-bit all the way down to 1-bit, and has a continuous ‘analog’ control that softens the digital edges caused by the quantization process. Together with its variable-slope multiband setup and stereo link option, the Denise Bit Crusher is a smooth and versatile tool that combines best of both the analog and the digital realm.

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1. “You like the sound of a particular synth lead or pad, but it sounds very clean and using regular saturation and distortion sounds nasty.” Many synthesis-based virtual instruments sound very clean and therefore lack character. The Denise Bite allows you to add subtle noisy distortion to your tracks in a more musical way than you can with regular saturation or distortion. 2. “You are trying to distort a noisy track or ambient recording, but saturation and distortion have little effect.” Tracks that mostly consist of noise or ambient sounds like rain or wind are difficult to distort with traditional distortion. The Denise Bit Crusher lets you distort even a pure noise-signal, getting it to cut through the mix with ease. 3. “Your mix, bus or vocal track lacks character but you don’t know how to add that typical lo-fi gritty sound.” Lowering the bit depth of a track can instantly get you that typical lo-fi sound, but a regular bit crusher usually sounds overly harsh and uncontrolled. The Denise Bit Crusher lets you reduce your track’s bit depth gradually, smooth out any digital edges and control it’s color and stereo image. Especially when using the Bit Crusher in parallel it is capable of producing extremely gentle and predictable noise and distortion.

CRUSH (0% to 100%): Gradually decreases the bit depth of the signal from 32-bit all the way down to 1-bit. INPUT (-48dB to 48dB): Input gain that lets you boost or attenuate the signal going in, giving you more control over the saturation amount. OUTPUT (-48dB to 48dB): Output gain to manually compensate for the volume boost created by the drive function. LOW (20Hz to 20kHz): Controls the low bound of the frequency range that is bit crushed. Acts like a regular low cut filter when ‘isolate’ is turned on. HIGH (20Hz to 20kHz): Controls the high bound of the frequency range that is bit crushed. Acts like a regular high cut filter when ‘isolate’ is turned on. ANALOG (0% to 100%): Softens the digital edges caused by the quantization process. ISOLATE (on/off): Switches the filtering between multiband or low cut and high cut behaviour. STYLE (6db / 12db / 24db / 48db): A menu that lets you choose different slopes for filters that control the frequency range that is bit crushed. LINK (on/off): A switch that allows you to link the left and right channel bit crushing amount, allowing you to preserve the stereo image of your track.

Release date: 27 JAN 2019/23:00
Latest version: 1.0.0
OS: 64-bit OSX 10.7 or newer
Formats: VST, VST3, AU, AAX
Latest version: 1.0.0
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or newer
Formats: VST, VST3, AAX

OSX

Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release

Windows

Version: 1.0.0
Changed: Original release
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Bite
29.00(incl. VAT)
Bite + Space Invader
58.00
48.00(incl. VAT)
Noize + Bite + Space Invader
82.00
59.00(incl. VAT)
Plugin for OSX & Windows: VST, VST3, AU, AAX
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