For those music makers who like the lo-fi sound, inspired by MPCs and Akai Samplers of the 1990s – bit crushing and, to give it it’s formal name; bit reduction is highly desirable! Well now you can create your very own bit crusher effect, with this Complete DIY Bit Crusher Kit! You’ll find it’s loaded with options, and is simple enough to make given some prior soldering experience.
Bit reduction takes our modern high fidelity audio formats and adds vintage harmonics and audio artifacts which we might recall from the early days of technology – think 8 bit computing and sound synthesis from retro video games. Inside the kit, you’ll find all you need to make a complete bit crusher yourself, with three purchase options depending on what you’d like to source yourself. Choose to buy the PCB and pre-programmed chip alone, buy the kit with all the electronics components included, or get the full kit with sockets, knobs, and colourful arcade button!
This effect makes the sound more crunchy, angular and digital – just what you need to maximise the lof fi flavour of any instrument.
The Complete DIY Bit Crusher Kit is sold by midierror who is based on the Southern shorelines of England. Check out his store for more audio and MIDI goodies! See what youtube music tech aficionado DIVKID had to say about the effect here: