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8 Bit / Glitch

Post by ned-ryarson » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:02 pm

Heya, lads.

I read an article in a magazine (with SOS or Future Music) some time in 2015, a review rather, about a sound module which possibly generated ''glitch'' or/and 8-bit type sounds. I can't recall, though, if it was a sound generator/synth or an effects module. I have a feeling it generated sound. It was definitely new and it focused on ''glitch'' sounds, and stuttery noisy bleepy digital craziness. Perhaps it didn't take off or even get released, because I'm having zero success in finding this b-stard.

Does this disaster of a description ring any bells?

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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by rob_lee » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:11 pm

What about this?

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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by ned-ryarson » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:08 am

What a fun and useful piece of performance gear, that looks. Thanks for sharing, although ultimately not the one. I'm pretty sure now it was a sound generator of some sort, rather than an fx processor.

Thanks again.
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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by Psy_Free » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:32 am

How about the MWFX Super 8-Bit or MWFX Glitch ? Both effects, but close to what you describe.

http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guita ... bit-571463

http://www.mwfx.co.uk/product/glitch
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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by ned-ryarson » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:01 am

Psy_Free wrote:How about the MWFX Super 8-Bit or MWFX Glitch ? Both effects, but close to what you describe.

http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guita ... bit-571463

http://www.mwfx.co.uk/product/glitch
Very cool also, cheers, but I found what I had been on the look for:


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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by rob_lee » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:58 pm

ned-ryarson wrote:
Psy_Free wrote:How about the MWFX Super 8-Bit or MWFX Glitch ? Both effects, but close to what you describe.

http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guita ... bit-571463

http://www.mwfx.co.uk/product/glitch
Very cool also, cheers, but I found what I had been on the look for:

Hehe I was about to post that after my first link, I got one ordered from Juno UK before Christmas

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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by _seph » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:52 pm

Image

perhaps this? I don't know if it was featured in a magazine and it isn't yet available, but one of the more interesting 8-bit concepts.

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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by Psy_Free » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:54 pm

He already explained it was the Soulsby Atmegatron.
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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by _seph » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:07 pm

..... :facepalm: somehow missed that post.

oh well. this at least reminded me about NerdSynth ...although it took sifting through a year's worth of bookmarks to find it.

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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by ned-ryarson » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:24 pm

_seph wrote:..... :facepalm: somehow missed that post.

oh well. this at least reminded me about NerdSynth ...although it took sifting through a year's worth of bookmarks to find it.
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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by Zamise » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:56 pm

I watched the vid OP posted, and could say quite a bit about it not being simply 8-bit nor a glitch unit, it looks and sounds like a bit-crusher or Lo-fi effect which has various bit rates and sweeping the frequencies gives those kind vocal and lo-fi sounds. Anyhow maybe I'm wrong, but the main thing I wanted to mention is the glitch is coming from glitching the video not the sound, so don't be fooled, and I'm not saying it doesn't still look and sound pretty cool.
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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by ned-ryarson » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:20 pm

Zamise wrote:I watched the vid OP posted, and could say quite a bit about it not being simply 8-bit nor a glitch unit, it looks and sounds like a bit-crusher or Lo-fi effect which has various bit rates and sweeping the frequencies gives those kind vocal and lo-fi sounds. Anyhow maybe I'm wrong, but the main thing I wanted to mention is the glitch is coming from glitching the video not the sound, so don't be fooled, and I'm not saying it doesn't still look and sound pretty cool.
The term "glitch" is often subjective, I suppose. However, to describe ithe unit as a "Bit Crusher or Lo Fi Effect" would be wrong. The Atmegatron is an 8-bit Mono synth with endless waveforms, filters, an arp and, yes, a Bit Crusher :)

My favourite "glitch" toy though is the Stutter Edit plugin, it is very useable for composing and s**t loads of fun for performance.

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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by Zamise » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:14 pm

I can agree on all that, but you've got to see that the stuttering in that video is the video stuttering causing the stuttering glitch effect. Maybe I missed something and the unit can do that, but that was the video, you can see his hand jumping too when it happens.
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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by ned-ryarson » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:27 pm

Ah, I know what you mean now. Ha, yes I was aware of that, the jump cuts between video clips causing a glitch effect of their own. No I didn't think that's what the synth does!

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Re: 8 Bit / Glitch

Post by tom Cadillac » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:35 am

The bastl trinity drum module has a nice glitch sound chip you can put in - it also allows sounds to be nastily crunched and the release on the envelope to be pushed a long way out. The interface is really difficult to use which makes it fairly random to use in itself. I'd recommend it.
Also the 'anti effect' from Poland is good at introducing random destruction.
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