EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander Octave Synth V2

Updated version of the Bit Commander monophoic analog guitar synth pedal now featuring silent soft-touch switching
MFR# Bit Commander v2
EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander Octave Synth V2
EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander Octave Synth V2 EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander Octave Synth V2
$189.00
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Description

The EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander is a monophonic analog guitar synthesizer with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones. Its no-nonsense interface makes it easy to add or subtract octaves to create a wide variety of sounds without having to dial in envelopes or oscillators. Ripping sub-octave thump, pulsing octave down, a lightly squared base tone and a swelling transformer based octave up all join together to make a single guitar sound like an army of olde tyme synths.

Like all analog octave effects, there are some basic rules to follow that will get you the most enjoyment from your Bit Commander. Use the neck pickup and play single notes. The best tracking occurs from the 7th fret up on all the strings. Below the 7th will still track but there will be occasional glitches and stutters. The lower the note, the harder it is for the Bit Commander to register. The use of Bass and lower registers on keyboards will yield unexpected, sometimes pleasing, sometimes disgusting results. These are not mistakes or flaws, it is the nature of analog octaves.

Analog, true bypass and hand made one at a time in the republic of Akron Ohio.

Power:

EarthQuaker pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1 mm negative center barrel. Using pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies is always recommended. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages! Current draw is 10 mA.

Features:

  • Silicon fuzz
  • NOS Carbon comp circuitry
  • Extended bass response and higher gain vs. Hoof
  • “Shift” knob selects center frequency of the “Tone” control
  • True-bypass
  • Silent soft-touch switching*
  • All-analog dry signal path
  • Built by qualified cowboys, cowgirls, and rodeo clowns in the organic, grass-fed, farm-to-table cattle ranch of Akron, Ohio, USA, y’all.
  • Lifetime guarantee

*New features in the V2 version.

Specs

Additional Information

Condition New
Width 2.5 in
Height 2.25 in
Depth 4.62 in
Power Consumption 25 mA
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 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Cobalt, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov

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