Manx has released version 2.0 of Bit-100, a synthesizer instrument for Windows based on the classic Crumar Bit-One analog polysynth.

Manx Bit-100 v2

Unfortunately, there are a few down sides to this machine – reliability, poor midi spec, missing features and an 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 the advantages of a software implementation.

We’re not aware of any other synth which implements DCOs in quite the same way as the Crumar Bit range. In my opinion, they sound superb. Fortunately, they appear to lend themselves to digital emulation quite well.

Bit 100 v2 features

  • 6 note polyphonic.
  • Duophonic unison mode.
  • MIDI learn for all parameters.
  • Patch memory system with full library.
  • Additional features byong the Bit One: PWM, Osc level, pitch bend range.
  • Velocity sensitivity, assignable to PW & LFO rate as well as the more common destinations.

Bit-100 is available for purchase for the introductory price of $39 USD.

More information: Manx Synthesizers / Bit-100