The Oto Biscuit Stereo Effects Processor

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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


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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