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.SHOW LESS
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.