Manx releases Bit100 synth plugin

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Manx has recently released the Bit100, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows.

Consider the great analog synthesizers of the 1980′s: Roland Jupiter 8, Rhodes Chroma, Elka Synthex, Crumar Bit One. Well, That last one may not appear on everyone’s list, but for the dwindling number of people who own a Crumar Bit synth, almost all agree that the sound that comes out of this beast is first class – somewhere between an Ob-X and a Synthex; bright & punchy but also rich & erie.

Unfortunately, there are a few down sides to this machine – reliability, poor midi spec, missing features and awkward programming interface are generally the most common grievances. Manx have cast those issues aside with the release of our Bit 100 software emulation of the original Bit One, which combines all of the punchy sound, plus the unique features of the Bit One (such as velocity control of pulse width), with all of the advantages of a software implementation.

However, most important of all, we believe that the launch of the Bit100 brings software analog emulation to a new level of accuracy – check out the audio example below.


Manx Bit100 Crumar Bit One software emulation.

Bit100 features

  • Two fully loaded LFO’s, which can oscillate at audio frequencies.
  • Duophonic Unison Mode.
  • Midi automation.
  • 3 waveforms per oscillator which can output concurrently.
  • Velocity sensitivity, assignable to PW & LFO rate as well as the more common destinations.

The Bit100 for Windows (VST) is available to purchase for $59 USD.

More information: Manx / Bit100

  • Woody Aki

    As a proud user of Synth-Jay and Destiny, let me be the first to say how much I love what Manx do. I’m actually baffled by the lack of exposure there is regarding Manx on the main forums, which I believe will be rectified once people discover their VSTi’s. Astounding value for money too!

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