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You still want some filtering of potentially ear-damaging frequencies. Aliasing can create frequencies above the threshold of perception and yet can still be quite painful given enough volume.

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i typically prefer bit crushing to sample rate reduction, but lowering the sample rate a little bit can sound good(ime) along with bit crushing. having just sample rate reduction/no bit crushing isn't preferred, and i'd also dislike having both (if this pedal does do both) controlled by the same knob. still, i'm sure this will sound good as most malekko stuff does, and i'm excited to see a demo

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Wait..... so it's a
sample rate reducer with a mixer, not a bit crusher
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I was hoping someone would pick up on that. Sample rate reducers often seem to sound like a weak ring mod, I would've thought there would be more demand for an actual bit crusher but as others have stated the description doesn't offer much clarification.

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I was hoping someone would pick up on that. Sample rate reducers often seem to sound like a weak ring mod, I would've thought there would be more demand for an actual bit crusher but as others have stated the description doesn't offer much clarification.

 

 

I have an OTO Biscuit and a WMD Geiger Counter, so oddly this would be my preference. I'm looking for a sample rate reducer with a mix knob at a lower price, so if this can serve that role I'd be happy. I just wish Malekko would put out a demo to clarify what the hell this thing is.

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Psyched.

 

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Malekko Omicron Series DSP sample rate reducer pedal.


The future arrived in 1937 with the advent of digital audio. A few years later, Malekko releases "BIT", the Malekko Omicron Series DSP sample rate reducer pedal.


Featuring a true mix pot allowing 100% wet to 100% dry and an extremely powerful sample rate reduction, you get a super flexible and rich sounding quantization distortion in an unprecedented tiny enclosure at an affordable price.


Small and simple to use, this true bypass pedal has two control pots: MIX and BIT. It really couldn't be any easier!


Varying the sample rate causes the sound to evolve from clean to an increasingly low resolution, bit reduced, square edged staircased version of itself. As the sample rate reduces, harmonics start to distort, attenuate to nothing, and re-appears as 'aliased' frequency inversions, significantly altering the overall harmonic content. The degree of bit-reduction and aliasing is relative to dialed sampling frequency and the note played, allowing the instrumentalist additional control of the effect.


BASS PLAYERS TAKE NOTE: THIS PEDAL SOUNDS INCREDIBLE ON BASS!! The true mix pot gives you mastery over your dry signal, so there is no loss of low end! Coupled with the sickest, sweetest sample reduction destruction, your bandmates will be jealous!


The Malekko BIT pedal ingests the sound of that expensive guitar you bought and changes it into the sound of a poorly strung radioactive tent pole as it enters a wood chipper and runs off a 'standard' 9VDC neg tip regulated power supply (not included).

$150

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

 

- http://malekkoheavyindustry.com/index.php/all-effects-pedals/bit

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two separate things

 

This a million times over.

 

They are two separate parameters that produce two separate effects. They both work on the principle of reducing digital information, but comparing the two sounds beyond that would be like comparing flanger and delay..... both time based, sure, but completely different effects :)

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Finally asked Malekko directly and they said:

 

It is a DSP based sample rate reducer with Sample Rate Reduction ranges from 12kHz to 3kHz. The max bit rate it 16.

 

So down sampled metroid sounds without the white noise garble that happens with a ceiling of 8-bits. {censored}ing win :thu:

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