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Bit Commander

Monophonic analog guitar synthesizer with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones

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Bit Commander™
Analog Octave Synth

The Bit Commander is a monophonic analog guitar synthesizer with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones. Its no-nonsense interface makes it easy to add or subtract octaves to create a wide variety of sounds without having to dial in envelopes or oscillators. Ripping sub-octave thump, pulsing octave down, a lightly squared base tone and a swelling transformer based octave up all join together to make a single guitar sound like an army of olde tyme synths.


Demo Videos


Controls

 
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1. Level: Master volume

2. Filter: Tone control more highs clockwise, more warmth counterclockwise

3. Base: Squared input signal level

4. Sub: Two octaves down level

5. Down 1: One octave down level

6. Up 1: One octave up level


Suggested Settings

Ballcrusher  Step up front of the music with this nasty savagely guttural setting.

Ballcrusher
Step up front of the music with this nasty savagely guttural setting.

Bass Synthesizer Terrorizer  Transform your guitar or cheap keyboard into a wall of mammoth travesty. Feed this into a loop pedal for instant bass synthesizer riffs.

Bass Synthesizer Terrorizer
Transform your guitar or cheap keyboard into a wall of mammoth travesty. Feed this into a loop pedal for instant bass synthesizer riffs.

Face Melter  Follow monophonic riffs and bends perfectly. Neck pickup recommended.

Face Melter
Follow monophonic riffs and bends perfectly. Neck pickup recommended.

Ring Modulation Vacuum  Take every riff into the burning vortex of the black hole. The Star Gate has opened into the sonic beyond.

Ring Modulation Vacuum
Take every riff into the burning vortex of the black hole. The Star Gate has opened into the sonic beyond.


Audio Samples

GUITAR SAMPLES

 

BASS SAMPLES

SYNTH SAMPLES

DRUM SAMPLES

 


Tech Specs


List Price: $189.00


Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.50 x 2.25 in. (120.65 x 63.50 x 57.15 mm) with knobs


Current Draw: 25 mA


Input Impedance: 50 KOhm


Output Impedance: <500 Ohm


Switching

This device is true bypass and uses electronic relay-based switching. Audio will not pass without power.


Power

This device takes a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. DO NOT RUN AT HIGHER VOLTAGES!