MATRIXSYNTH: The utterly amazing BIT ONE (1984)

Monday, May 11, 2020

The utterly amazing BIT ONE (1984)

Published on Jan 15, 2020 [ጠσσǥǥሃ]

"Just played some factory sounds!

The Crumar BIT ONE is another forgotten buddy from analog heaven. It was used on early Madonna songs, and lots of Italo-Disco music.

The first 250 models had SSM2044 (Voyetra Eight, PPG Wave 2.x, Emulator I, Kawai K3, Kawai SX-240, Korg Mono/Poly, Polysix...), then they were replaced by CEM3328.

The BIT 99 is the very same synth, with CEM3328 and a better MIDI implementation. There's also the BIT 01, not to confuse with the BIT ONE, which is the BIT 99 expander.

The sound of the BIT is often recognized at the level of a Prophet or a Jupiter!

Intro music made with the BIT ONE.

0:13 - Amazing Filters
0:30 - Lush Brass
0:39 - Organ + Bass
0:50 - Fat Pulse
1:02 - Bass
1:11 - Melody Like
1:30 - Polysynth
1:44 - 1 DCO Brass
1:55 - Bass + Brass
2:10 - Warm
2:23 - Another Bass"

1 comment:

  1. It sounds very Oberheim like. Nice zippy envelopes.



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