Bit Fluzer 0.9.0 - NUSofting 2017 : Supporting repair.org
Blit Fluzer plugin is free, in the sense that its price is currently zero. All other restrictions of
commercial and copyrighted software apply.
currently Windows VST, Mac later.
Bit Fluzer is an audio effect similar to standard "bit crushers", but featuring two channels with input filters and audio bit reductions modulated by two LFOs. Using the Bit Fluzer plugin you can alter the bit depth of the audio signal from your instruments or audio tracks in your DAW in various ways. The two bit depth controls range from one to 20 bits in continuous fashion, moreover the bit depth can be made to rhythmically oscillate with the LFOs. That way you can obtain a range of mono or stereo modulating effects: from subtle "sound warming", due to the soft noise introduced by a little bit depth reduction, to more aggressive distortions and groovy patterns. The two channels can work independently on different sections of the audio spectrum, since one channel features a lowpass filter and the other a highpass filter.
We release this freeware effect plugin also to advocate the main motives of repair.org, that is to rise awareness about the possible "progressive loss of rights" of users to fix and maintain their own electronic devices. We think this is especially relevant for musicians who are used to customising and fixing their instruments, either acoustic or electronic." Therefore, beside the economical and environmental concerns, the products policy of some hardware firms could damage the creative habits of artists using electronic devices. You may see the repair.org website for more info.
Disclaimer: NUSofting has no benefit from, or association with, repair.org or individuals involved in that "United States based" organization.
Channel 1 features a Lowpass filter. Channel 2 features a Highpass filter.
Both channels take the input as mono : left + right .
You can create a new stereo image on the output using the pan controls.
### The LFOs when "free running" the rate range is 0.01 to 26.00 Hertz,
### The level of the input can be adjusted between -12 and +12 dB.
### The dry/wet slider allows to mix the stereo input with the effected signals.
All parameters can be automated inside a DAW.
Notes for the presets management.
There are two main groups of presets, the "Factory" ones and the "User" ones.
The GUI functions allows you to load any preset, but to save and overwrite
The presets are saved individually in human readable files with .yaml extension.
To explore the "User" folder, when you need to add or delete User presets files, you must use the relative item in the Options menu. Open that by clicking on the |?| at the top left of the GUI and choose "explore users presets".
Had you done that, the Explorer (on Windows), or the Finder (on Mac), will open the "User" presets folder.
There you can add or delete the YAML preset files.
Note that you can also rename a preset by opening its YAML files in any text editor.
You are allowed to arrange the "User" presets in subfolders, the subfolders name
Appearance Guide: How to make your own colour schemes for the plugin.
The colour schemes are saved in YAML files as well, you can find them in the "Appearance" folder. You can easly create new ones as yout wish and add them there.
How do I open and use the «User Preset»?
When you install the plugin for the first time the «User Preset» folder is empty, the presets are all in the «Factory» folder.
Your custom presets will be saved in the «User Preset» folder. Then you can open that folder using the plugin Toolbar.
You can browse the «User Preset> folder doing this: click [?] on the plugin panel and from the menu choose "explore user preset". (You may also copy third party presets there)
How do I sync the LFO to BPM?
The LFOs in Bit Fluzer can be synced to the DAW sequencer, cycle length from 1 bar down to 1/32. When they are "free running" you can set the Hertz setting of the LFO so that its rate matches the BPM, using this formula Hertz = 1 * BPM / 60 [sync to 1/4] Hertz = 2 * BPM / 60 [sync to 1/8] Hertz = 4 * BPM / 60 [sync to 1/16] and so on, or search for a converter on the Web.
Remember that you can always resample (render to audio) your Bit Fluzer track and then sync the audio snippets as you wish: that's a commonly used technique in EDM.
How do I avoid the clipping of edges in the plugin GUI in Ableton Live on Mac?
Currently you have to close and reopen the plugin window. The issue should not happen with Live on Windows, We will fix this compatibility issue of the GUI with the next releases.
Credits and Acknowledgements.
Project and DSP code by Luigi Felici.
The LFO rate value display is currently updated ONLY when the knob is moved.
Bit Fluzer was tested so far on OS X 10.11, Windows XP to Windows 10.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org or in NUSofting forum at kvraudio.com
Blit Fluzer plugin is free, in the sense that its price is currently zero. All other restrictions of commercial and copyrighted software apply.
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