Rob Papen has announced the release of B.I.T., a new virtual synthesizer with a focus on analog modeled synthesis.

Why this move you might think? The idea behind it is that the classic analog type of synthesis has its own charm and simply has not yet been covered by the Rob Papen brand. So, no spectrum waveforms, or samples inside B.I.T. nope, it is pure ‘Analogue Modelled’ synthesis.

Although B.I.T. has no patch cables, it is modular by all means! The Modulation Matrix is used for the patching, however, also included is the smart ‘advanced’ panel below the Oscillators. With these advanced features (accessed by switching the ADV switch), you can quickly make several connections such as LFO and Envelope to the Oscillator parameters inside of B.I.T.

Also included is the option to modulate Oscillator 2 by Oscillator 1 in several ways which expands the sound pallet with Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Ring Modulation.

B.I.T. features

  • 16 voice virtual analog synthesizer.
  • Over 950 top quality presets.
  • 2 Oscillators with a dedicated advance panel offering an LFO and Envelope for modulating different parts of the Oscillator.
  • Classic waveforms in each oscillator included ‘Tuned Noise’.
  • 2nd Oscillator has Sub-Oscillator with Sinus, Square and Saw waveform.
  • Oscillator-2 can be modulated by Oscillator-1 in FM, PM or RING mode..
  • Oscillator-2 can Sync to Oscillator-1.
  • Oscillators have ‘wave feedback’ feature.
  • Dedicated Noise Oscillator with White and Pink Noise.
  • 2 analog modeled Filters with 11 different character Filter types and modes.
  • Filter Routing options: serial, split-osc, split-noise.
  • Dedicated Filter Envelope with Attack, Decay, Sustain, Fade and Release..
  • Filter Envelopes with Tempo Bases Sync option and inverted mode.
  • AMP with velocity control and Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release.
  • ARP with 16 steps and many different modes and detailed features and options.
  • PLAY MODE with Poly, Mono and Legato mode included many different Unison modes.
  • Chorus FX.
  • Flanger or Phaser FX.
  • Delay and HQ Reverb (serial).
  • Bank manager.
  • 100%, 150% and 200% size options.

B.I.T. is on sale at Rob Papen and distributor Plugin Boutique for 99 USD/EUR. The plugin in available in VST, AU and AAX formats.

The synth is also part of the eXplorer-5 bundle. Owners of the bundle can download the latest version and find B.I.T. included in the plugin list.