Bit Commander – Effects pedal – EarthQuaker devices

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EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander  Analog Octave Synth Pedal

Used item, Very good condition, working,
Internal date shows year of manufacture as 2016. Handmade in Akron, OH, USA.
VGC, some slight wear on the back label , one screw missing from the back cover, otherwise very good and a very cool affordable price.

Analog Octave Synth
The Bit Commander is a monophonic analog guitar synthesizer with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones. Its no-nonsense interface makes it easy to add or subtract octaves to create a wide variety of sounds without having to dial in envelopes or oscillators. Ripping sub-octave thump, pulsing octave down, a lightly squared base tone and a swelling transformer based octave up all join together to make a single guitar sound like an army of olde tyme synths.

Like all analog octave effects, there are some basic rules to follow that will get you the most enjoyment from your Bit Commander. Use the neck pickup and play single notes. The best tracking occurs from the 7th fret up on all the strings. Below the 7th will still track but there will be occasional glitches and stutters. The lower the note, the harder it is for the Bit Commander to register. The use of Bass and lower registers on keyboards will yield unexpected, sometimes pleasing, sometimes disgusting results. These are not mistakes or flaws, it is the nature of analog octaves.

Analog, true bypass and hand made one at a time in the republic of Akron Ohio.

Sub: Two octaves down level

Down 1: One octave down level

Up 1: One octave up level

Base: Squared input signal level

Level: Master volume

Filter: Tone control, more highs clockwise, more warmth counter clockwise

4.75″ x 2.50″ x. 2.25″ with knobs

These units are not powered by battery connection, 9V powered to your effects board or adaptor only.

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