There are subtle plug-ins you put on the two-buss to give a nice gentle vibe to a track. Bitcom is not one of those. There is no "analog modeling" in this effect. There is no warmth or tube saturation. It is utterly devoid of anything to which the word "vintage" can be applied. Bitcom is a modern bit-shredding digital banshee that beggars description and lives on the edge of instability.
In a nutshell, a step sequencer drives a custom-designed bitcrusher, with a synth sidechain. But that sentence doesn't begin to describe the abuse that Bitcom is capable of. We pulled out every trick in the book to build a modern electronic music effect that can turn even the most sedate input in to a swinging, screaming pain-monkey, wreaking havoc on lesser sounds.
Bitcom requires OS X Intel 10.6.0 or later, or Windows XP SP 2 or later; the installers include both 32- and 64-bit versions.
Bit Banging: Bitcom's bit engine is unique; each step has eight switches that (to simplify matters greatly) turn individual bits on and off. So all 8 switches on, and the output is pretty much like the input. Start turning them off and Strange Things Happen.
Synth Signal: Bitcom includes a simple monophonic synth that can either be always on, envelope driven, or controlled via MIDI. This is mixed with the input signal to create strange new sounds. Alternatively, Bitcom can be used without any input at all, as a moderately capable synth.
Sequencer: Bitcom's step sequencer syncs to the host DAW. The sequence can be of arbitrary length from 1 to 16 steps, and the sequencer has internal swing.
Digital Download includes: AU/VST for OSX & VST for Windows
• 32/64-bit VST2.4
• 32/64-bit AudioUnit
US $39.00 / Digital Download
Bitcom Example 1
This example shows Bitcom's basic operation on a simple drum loop.
Bitcom Buck Wild
This example shows a more aggressive setting on Bitcom, running on Axon. Two measures dry, then we bring it.
Bitcom On Synth
This example has a synth pad (coming from Phosphor), two measures dry, then with Bitcom. You can clearly hear the gating and the effect of the different bit settings.
Bitcom's Internal Synth
This short clip shows Bitcom's internal synth under MIDI control. No input is going to Bitcom; the drums are dry, straight from Tattoo.