Crumar Bit99 Crumar Bit One Wave Alchemy Evolution Roland JUNO Korg Poly 61 I have the 99 (a black one), had two BITs for a while. The Crumar Bit 99 has an average rating of out of 5.(The Crumar Bit 99 has a total of 10 reviews). Sonic State:SynthSite:Crumar Bit 99 ted by Henri Pigmans. Also on this page: links to other resources for the Crumar Bit

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Bristol is in no way associated with the original manufacturer, neither do they endorse this product. Similarly the emulations do not have a Big button, the capability is available from DE For MIDI program change bi since this quirky interface cannot bti emulated then the memories above 75 will be dual loaded, the rest will be single loaded.

This came out at the same time as the DX-7 but for half the price and having the split and layer facilities won it several awards that would otherwise have gone to the incredibly innovative DX.

It had 99 memories, and the ones from 75 and above were for Split and Layered memories. This may seem correct however it is possible to edit an upper layer voice, save it, and have it sound different when next loaded since the extended parameters were taken from a different lower layer.

This is anticipated in 0. It has some very nice mod features though, it was fun to emulate and hopefully enjoyable to play with. The square wave is exclusive and will typically only function on the most recently selected ie, typically highest harmonic.

Having only one filter meant that with key tracking enabled the filter would open up as different keys were pressed, wildly changing the sound of active notes. Bristol is free software. The Bit includes some, or the others you can access them as follows: View the discussion thread. All the Bit emulations recognise extened parameters. Anyway, whilst considering how to implement the entry keys and having features like the mouse tracking the selectors of the parameter graphics I was reminded of this synthesizer.

The memories for the bit-1 and bit should be interchangable however the code maintains separate directories. The transpose selectors 32′, 16′, 8′ and 2′ were exclusive in the original. It was developed by Crumar but released under the name ‘Bit’ as the Cruumar name was associated with cheesy roadrunner electric pianos at the time also emulated by Bristol.


Crumar Bit 99

You can mix the waveform as per the original however crumae apparant boolean selectors are again continuous from 0. That is true here also, however if controllers 84 and 85 are set to zero then they can all work together to fatten out the sound. The same continuous control is also available on the waveform selectors.

You can edit the upper layer voices but they will be saved with their original extended parameters. Bristol carries no logo.

Vrumar following were added which were not really part of the Bit specifications so are only visible on the front panel of the bit This is because they are implemented in the bristol MIDI library and not the emulation.

The bristol envelope, when configured for velocity sensitive parameters other than just gain will also affect the attack rate. However with The different Crumar models being released as the digital era began they kind of fell between the crack. Polyphony – 6 voices. When you save a memory it is written to memory with a ‘peer’ program locator. Just played italian sound only: It had a keyboard sensitivity pot however that is achieved separately with bristol using velocity curves from the MIDI control settings.

Sounds Of The Crumar Bit 99 Synthesizer

Bristol will also emulate a bit and a Bitm2 that includes some parameter on the front panel that were not available on the bbit. This emulation also covers the Bit This is not crymar default behaviour, you first have to edit address and increment it. Crumar Performer Brass Section Hi there. Since the displays only have 2 digits it is not totally straightforward to enter these values and they are only available in Single mode, not dual or split – strangely similar to the original specification for editing memories.

With a polyphony of three notes, instead of six normally, you can have two sounds layered! A quick rundown of the features: This is slightly compensated by the ability to configure more complex DCO.

These are only activated for the lower layer loaded memory, not for dual loaded secondaries or upper layer loaded memories.

Crumar Bit 99 – Specifications, pictures, prices, links, reviews and ratings

This has the rather strange side effect of single mode with 6 voices. Then, each layer can be simultaneously edited and just needs to be parked and saved separately. Date Produced – – This is kind of intentional but if in doubt then only ever dual load voices from the lower layer and edit them in single mode not split or layer. The net result is that the oscillators are quite Voxy having the ability to mix various harmonic levels of different mixable waveforms.


All the emulations have the same parameters, some require you use the data entry controls to access them. Keyboard – 61 full size keys, slightly weighted. This is the same as the original, there were diverse parameters that were not in memories that needed to be entered manually every time you wanted the feature.

Crumar Bit 99 | Vintage Synth Explorer

If you do prefer the changes then to keep them you must “Park” them into the running program before saving the memory. Also, the controllers look like boolean however that is only the case if the data entry buttons are used, if you change the value with the data entry pot then they act more like continuous drawbars, a nice effect however the display will not show the actual value as the display remains boolean, you have to use your ear.

Mono is a centre pan of the signal and Stereo pans hardleft and hardright respectively. The Bristol Bitm2 has about all of the parameters selectable from the front panel however all of the emulations use the same memories so it is not required to configure them at startup ie, they are saved. It Works perfectly, except that depending A rackmount version was also released, crhmar the Bit If stereo is selected then voices will crumqr from a totally arbitrary output depending on which voices is allocated to each note.

The second is the bit that included midi and split parameter in the GUI and has the white design that was an option from Crumar.