1010 Music Bitbox - Sampler/Looper

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Post by matttech » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:50 am

lionelfischer wrote:
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lionelfischer wrote:individual outs please. if not, hopefully with an expander module?

crossfade looping for smooth loops?
There are two mono FX sends for external processing of some of the samples. Yes, we do provide crossfading to make the looping smooth.
if there's any way for this to output more than two mono isolated tracks that would be huge game changing feature.. any way to get at least 3 or 4 tracks output separately? even with exapnsion module, would be super incredible.
Surely if there is a way to send sounds individually to FX sends (for external processing ) you would simply be able to pick 2 sounds, then send them out of these fx sends for processing within your rig. You would still have the main outs...making 4 in total

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Post by Daisuk » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:49 am

So - can you say pack an SD card with 4gb's worth of samples and easily access 16 of them at the same time from the Bitbox (or, you know, load them into 16 slots)?

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Post by nangu » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:00 am

Looks like it. They posted two videos yesterday:

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Post by Fiddlestickz » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:58 am

this will make an insane dedicated drum sampler...want..!!

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Post by Daisuk » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:35 am

Fiddlestickz wrote:this will make an insane dedicated drum sampler...want..!!
Exactly! :yay:

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Post by 1010music » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:30 pm

Hi all,

I am pleased to report that Bitbox is now shipping. You can review our list of dealers here:

http://1010music.com/dealers

We are also accepting orders from our website, for shipment to the US only:

http://1010music.com/product/bitbox-eur ... ouchscreen

Thank you for your support,

The 1010music team

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Post by thebrotherspus » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:00 pm

Wow, looks great!
Hopefully there'll be an easy way to get one in Canada eventually.
Looks like a lot of fun!

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Post by Daisuk » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:37 pm

I'm officially super interested in this one now. :mrgreen: Asked them a few questions over mail, and sharing the answers I got here (I'm sure they won't mind). My questions in italic;

How big an sd card can be used, and is there a limit to the amount of files you can access from the SD card (not read directly, just access and load into the internal memory)?

We have successfully tested 32GB cards and the module is designed to accommodate up to 65,000 WAV files.

Can you put your files in folders and have the bitbox recognize folders (in other words - organize a bunch of samples)?

Bitbox only recognizes files in the root directory.

Can you use the two effects outs as separate outs, so in effect have 4 separate outs of the bitbox?
Can you decide and assign which samples/clips goes to which outputs?


The output assignments are per track, which is the vertical columns of 4 cells each. For each track, you can assign the output to go to FX1 (mono), FX2 (mono) or Out 1/2 (stereo). In other words, you really have three separate outputs, one of them is in stereo.

Can you say load 8 samples from the SD card into 8 slots, and use 4 slots to record to at the same time?

You can mix and match samples from the SD card with those you record yourself. Recording can only capture one slot or cell at a time.

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Sounds bloody ace to me. :)

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Post by shellfritsch » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:59 pm

congrats on the launch 1010music!
some questions:

1) if you have a sliced loop, can you choose which slice playback starts from with CV?

2) can you resample?

3) are samples triggered via midi velocity sensitive?

4) would be possible to invert the display?

5) can you reverse sample playback?

thanks!

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Post by Funky40 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:34 pm

Analogue Haven not listed as a vendor ?
Escape from Noise not listed as a vendor ?

:hmm:

might that change ?
For sale:........it won´t sell, so i stopp bother you ;)

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Post by GNE » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:19 pm

I just made the jump and bought one.
Hope when it shows up the software is worked out and bug free. Haha.
My excitement outweighed my dread of being an early adopter / beta tester.

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Post by fwheel » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:32 am

This looks fantastic! I have a few questions as well:

Does the pitch mod track 1/v oct?

This one's for my wiggler comrades: since there's 16 inputs for triggering loops, what kind of a trigger sequencer would you think is the optimal pairing with this one? :hmm:

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Post by Daisuk » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:03 am

Also, is there a way to pan any of the samples that are routed to the stereo output?

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Post by Metrorobotikon » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:22 am

here are some triggered sampled drums that the bitbox ships with. Killer drum sampler.



Very easy to record as well. Here is a demo of a live recording into Bitbox


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Post by Metrorobotikon » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:25 am

the Bitbox is a pleasure to use. the layout is simple and the quality of recordings sounds fantastic. looking forward to future feature updates.

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Post by yalivec » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:13 am

oh, thanx for volume control - this makes it an ideal sampler for me! I'll get one!!! :woah:

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Post by Daisuk » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:26 am

Metrorobotikon wrote:here are some triggered sampled drums that the bitbox ships with. Killer drum sampler.



Very easy to record as well. Here is a demo of a live recording into Bitbox

Awesome. :woah: Thanks for the clips and the mini-review, just ordered one from Juno. :mrgreen:
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Post by fwheel » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:46 am

One more question! Is it possible to have one mod input affect multiple samples at once? For example an lfo affecting three different samples' pitches simultaneously.

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Post by 1010music » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:04 pm

shellfritsch wrote: 1) if you have a sliced loop, can you choose which slice playback starts from with CV?
You can use CV to modulate the start position of a sliced loop, however it lacks quantization and may not be the slice selector you are seeking.
shellfritsch wrote: 2) can you resample?
Not easily. You can record and playback at the same time, however the record monitoring through the Out1/2 will create feedback. You could send the output to FX1 and FX2, connect these to In1/2, and record that way if you really wanted.
shellfritsch wrote: 3) are samples triggered via midi velocity sensitive?

4) would be possible to invert the display?

5) can you reverse sample playback?
thanks!
For these last three, today the answer is no. I have added them to our request list.

Thank you for your questions.

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Post by 1010music » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:10 pm

fwheel wrote:This looks fantastic! I have a few questions as well:

Does the pitch mod track 1/v oct?

This one's for my wiggler comrades: since there's 16 inputs for triggering loops, what kind of a trigger sequencer would you think is the optimal pairing with this one? :hmm:
The pitch modulation is meant as a special effect and is not calibrated to 1v/octave. There is an amount control to help you dial it in as you like.

Regarding the sequencer, I personally like the BeatStep Pro as it has the TRS MIDI port that enables you to connect with Bitbox using one wire and control all 16 pads directly.

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Post by 1010music » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:13 pm

Daisuk wrote:Also, is there a way to pan any of the samples that are routed to the stereo output?
There is currently no pan control. However, the module will honor the panning built into stereo WAV files. So, you could make a sample use only the Out1 if the source file had the audio panned hard left.

I will add this request to our wish list. Thanks for writing.

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Post by 1010music » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:16 pm

fwheel wrote:One more question! Is it possible to have one mod input affect multiple samples at once? For example an lfo affecting three different samples' pitches simultaneously.
Thanks for writing. Each of the mod inputs can only affect one sample. You could use an external repeater and 3 mod inputs to do what you suggested.

I will add this item to our request list.

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Post by GNE » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:27 pm

The pitch modulation is meant as a special effect and is not calibrated to 1v/octave. There is an amount control to help you dial it in as you like.

That is kind of surprising.... I don't play melodic music so its not a big deal I guess.

What is the pitch range?

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Post by shellfritsch » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:37 pm

1010music wrote: The pitch modulation is meant as a special effect and is not calibrated to 1v/octave. There is an amount control to help you dial it in as you like.
i really hope 1v/oct is possible in the near future

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Post by poppinger » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:47 pm

Can you use the Bitbox to record and play back CV or is it audio only?

Regardless of the answer this is very cool looking. :party:

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