The elusive Original Downgrade?

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paregoric
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The elusive Original Downgrade?

Post by paregoric » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:49 am

I understand that only 10 of these guys were ever made:

http://www.thesquarewaveparade.com/downgrade.html

but I gotta get my hands on one of these. just a brilliant device.

have bugbrand made an modular equivalent of this? i see you can purchase the proprietary rights to the pedal for $1700. anyone in for a group buy?

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Post by askthedust » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Original Bugcrusher pedals pop up here from time to time...different versions that you can check on Bugbrand's old website! I have one with the built in LFO, great with either my modular or guitar or whatever you plug in it!

pulse_divider

Post by pulse_divider » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:08 pm

Aren't they just an oscillator clocking a sample and hold?

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Post by askthedust » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:11 pm

pulse_divider wrote:Aren't they just an oscillator clocking a sample and hold?
Yep, at audio rate.
From the FAQ :
I’m not a big fan of sample-rate-reduction. Is there any other use for a BugCrusher module?
The PRC2 BugCrusher is, basically, a Sample & Hold module - traditionally these are used at low frequencies to create random clocked steps, but this version adds the Audio-rate option.

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Post by paregoric » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:48 pm

any other pedals that pull off a similar sample & hold sample-rate and glitch mangling?

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Post by askthedust » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:24 pm

Frostwave Sonic Alienator ?

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Post by a100user » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:11 am

there is a microcrusher for £90 listed at electro-music.com
I'm looking for nothing at this moment in time

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Post by BugBrand » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:35 pm

Who knows what special sauce Steven put into it..

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