Roland Bitrazer Modular Crusher
BITRAZER is a unique modular effect combining intense bit and sample rate crushing effects and unprecedented control and flexibility. Able to be used as a tabletop unit or as a Eurorack module, and with an array of CV/Gate inputs, this compact 21 HP unit has a wide range of uses from studio production to live performance. Not only for modular synth users, BITRAZER is perfect for keyboard players, guitarists, DJs or any adventurous musician looking to expand their sound. Carefully crafted in Japan, BITRAZER has large, ultra-smooth controls with over 16 million steps of resolution and is fully re-programmable via computer or tablet.
Intense bit and sample rate destruction
BITRAZER is an intense bit and sample rate crusher effect that can add edgy character or create total sonic mayhem. Using the large comfortable controls or standard 1/8" patch cables, you can independently control the sample rate, filter type, cutoff, resonance, bit depth, and signal bypass. Both the sample rate and filter cutoff parameters have input level controls for adjusting the modulation range when controlled from an external source. Two inputs and two outputs make BITRAZER a stereo-capable, 24bit/96kHz audio interface for Eurorack systems and AIRA Link USB compatibility gives it single-cable, plug and play connectivity with the MX-1 Mix Performer.Fidelity is esteemable in audio and in relationships, but at least as pertains to the former, some measure of lessened audio fidelity can be artful and expressive. Low-fidelity, grainy audio has an analog charm to it that when used tastefully can elicit precisely the kind of mood you wish to create. Roland's BITRAZER can crush, mangle, warp and malign any signal you send into it, and in such a way that it carries an innate musicality.
Re-programmable via Mac, PC, iOS, Android application
While it sounds great out of the box, you can fully customize BITRAZER’s internal signal path by re-patching its array of virtual sub-modules via a custom application that works on Mac and PC as well as iOS and Android devices. Submodules are re-patched through a simple and intuitive drag and drop interface that even lets you choose which parameters are assigned to the high-resolution “GRF” knobs. You can reprogram BITRAZER in realtime via USB connection or save and recall patches with a simple audio signal. You can even share patches with other BITRAZER users.
Parameter and effects control
LFO, ADSR, Noise, Sample & Hold, Ring Mod, Filter 6db, Filter 12db, Tone, Amp, Mixer, Stereo Mixer, Curve Conv, Gate Divider, Trig To CV Delay Time, MIDI Clock to Gate.