Today we’re going to focus on crushing some bits. Basically making things sound as bad as possible—but in a good way of course. Here’s how to turn TimeLine into a full-fledged bit crusher.
I’m going to bring the sample rate down to 2KhZ (you could go lower if you really want to mangle the sound), and the bit-depth to 10-bits. The Lo-Fi machine allows you to dial the delay time all the way back to 2ms in order to corrupt the sound in real-time. Make sure to set your Mix to full-wet (100%), and in the parameter menu set the Lo-Fi Mix to maximum to only hear the lo-fi signal.
In this example I’ve maxed out the Grit in order to dirty up the sound even more. There you have it—a bit crushed distortion!
Audio clip starts out with TimeLine bypassed. Effect is engaged at 0:03.
Here are the knob settings and secondary parameters. Dial it up and give it a try.
Download the preset:
Are you using the Strymon Librarian? Download the preset and load it up into your TimeLine.
What do you think?
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Sounds like something Matt Bellamy would play. I dig it.