Red Panda’s Bitmap Bitcrusher Pedal is the next of its range to see enhancements and size-shrinkage - bringing that into line with the same size format now as the Tensor, Particle and Context - in fact only the Raster Digital Delay remains to be updated.
This is probably the most significant Red Panda Update yet as the previous version had just 6 controls - compared to the 11 of this V2. The Modulation and Wave Sections in particular have seen a lot of additions - with numerous secondary functions available including Wavefolding and Window Comparator - which are probably most easily accessed via the web-based editor connected via USB.
All the key features that were are still in place - including Fractional Bit Reduction from 24-bits down to 1-bit and Sample Rate Reduction from 48kHz down to 110Hz.
We also have extensive Midi connectivity / control / clock synchornization. Along with Stereo Input and Output via TRS cable; Assignable expression pedal, remote switch, remote tap, or MIDI port via said jack/socket, and additional parameter control via Midi (USB or TRS).
This is really a next-level Bitcrusher in terms of the feature set it delivers, and which should make it highly competitive against the WMD Devices Geiger Counter, and the Meris Ottobit - albeit the latter also contains a Sequencer. It would be a tough task picking a champion out of those three as each offers something very different - I do really like this Bitmap though and am still currently processing as to whether this is a ’nice-to-have’ or my Bitcrusher of choice!
Price is same as for the others really - $299/£299 and the Red Panda Webstore is already open for pre-orders.
Here follow the 11 Controls and Dual Footswitches Descriptions :