Rob Papen has released a major update to its analog synthesis-modeled virtual instrument. The 16-voice BIT 2.0 synthesizer offers even more flexibility in creating sounds with the addition of supersaw and supersquare waves in the oscillators.

Kept from the previous version is the option to modulate Oscillator 2 by Oscillator 1 in several ways which expands the sound palette massively with Phase Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Ring Modulation! The two top-notch analogue modeled Filters are expanded in BIT-2 with new modes further enhancing its capabilities for sound shaping.

New inside BIT-2’s arpeggiator/sequencer is the option to dynamically change the start step and end step number, resulting in interesting real-time changing patterns! Another newly added feature is the ‘Magic’ parameter that allows you to alter the played arpeggiator/sequencer in a musical manner. The arpeggiator/sequencer can also work as a modulator and includes an additional free row that you can use to modulate other parts of BIT-2 by using the Modulation Matrix.

The AMP section of BIT-2 has been expanded with multiple distortion options and all are at a per ‘voice’ level, avoiding ugly sounds if you play chords. An addition of a ‘Ribbon Controller’ found in the lowest section of BIT-2’s GUI allows you to change multiple parameters in a dynamic way using your mouse or an external MIDI controller.

Finally, the finishing touch for BIT-2 is of course the FX section. Some superb-sounding FX have been added and improved. Our top-notch Reverb is also included inside BIT-2 which means you won’t have to go outboard for adding reverb.

Available for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3, AU and AAX), BIT 2.0 is on sale for the intro price of 74 USD/EUR until June 1st, 2023 (regular 99 USD/EUR). Owners of BIT can upgrade for 35 USD/EUR during the promotion.

The offer is available at Plugin Boutique and from the Rob Papen store.

BIT 2.0 is also included in the latest version of Rob Papen’s all-encompassing eXplorer-8 bundle at no additional cost.