The Oto Biscuit Stereo Effects Processor

This is a demo of the Oto Biscuit Stereo Effects Processor.

Biscuit is a stereo sound effect processor. Thanks to a subtle blend of 8-bit digital and analog processing, Biscuit is able to create a wide range of sounds. It goes from 8-bit character and lo-fi digital artefacts to numeric distortions.

Biscuit is basically an enhanced bit depth and sample-rate reducer, known as “bitcrusher”, followed by an analog filter and a simple mixing section (dry/wet). It also offers other features like removing or inverting each of the 8 bits, changing the sample rate from 250Hz to 30kHz, or adding one of the four effects (waveshaper, delay, pitch shifter and step filter).

Features:

  • Stereo inputs and outputs
  • Input gain from -? to 15 dB with diode clipping
  • Real 8-bit Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog converters
  • Unique capability of muting and inverting each of the 8 bits
  • Variable sample clock from 250 Hz to 30 kHz
  • True analog multimode filter with resonance control
  • FX section: Waveshaper, Delay, Pitch Shifter and Step Filter
  • Separate control of dry and 8-bit signals • 16 presets
  • MIDI : Continuous Controller, Beat Clock, Program Change and Sysex for presets • True relay Bypass
  • Rugged metallic Neutrik© jacks
  • Built like a tank: Thick metal case and strong build

Pricing is 529.00 €. It’s available via Schnieders Buero.

via synthtv, OTOMACHINES

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11 thoughts on “The Oto Biscuit Stereo Effects Processor

  1. WOW that thing is sexy. Very unique set of features, and it appears to be well-designed. Bummer that I couldn't really justify paying that much, especially with the crappy exchange rate in USD. 🙁

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  2. WOW that thing is sexy. Very unique set of features, and it appears to be well-designed. Bummer that I couldn't really justify paying that much, especially with the crappy exchange rate in USD. 🙁

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  3. Are they serious about the price? I thought that was a typo. Good to know I just built the same box out of a microcontroller for less than $25.

    "Our converters have been carefully selected for their sound" LMAO — Who the hell bit crushes and is concerned about the quality of their signal?

    Whoever buys this deserves to have their money wasted.

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  4. Such vitriol from brdfdr. If you're so good why don't you sell the same thing for $125 and make a 500% profit?

    The thing looks great to me. Other bit-crushing boxes I've tried have some nasty stepping, but this sounds pretty smooth.

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  5. So you claim an equal box can be built for $25 but don't provide links for us?! That's not very nice, I'd love to build an effect box like this if I can get some schematics.

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  6. It was hard justifying a bitcrusher for this price. I ended up pulling the trigger — and now It’s one of my favorite peices of gear in my studio. It doesn’t sound like any other Bitcrusher. It’s an instrument in itself. And as a bonus, when switched to Synth Mode — It -almost- sounds like a TB-303 at times. If you have the spare cash, It’s something to be desired

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