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New From Rob Papen, “Back In Time – 2” (BIT-2)



Rob Papen Inspiration Soundware announces BIT-2 as an analog synthesis-modeled virtual instrument

BIT stands for ‘Back In Time’. This alludes to the fact that the BIT-2 virtual instrument plug-in — like its namesake predecessor — mainly focuses on modeling analog synthesis from a pre-digital era that has a still-sought-after charm of its own, one which had not been covered before BIT by the Rob Papen brand, whose virtual instrument products previously combined the best of analog modeling with hybrid synthesis so successfully. Since self-confessed synth freak and world-renowned sound designer, Rob Papen himself had started working with synthesizers at the tender age of 15 when purchasing an analog Korg MS-20 semi-modular monosynth and accompanying analog SQ-10 sequencer way back when taking this trip back in time and now a second time.

On the face of it, BIT-2 has no (virtual) patch cables, but make no mistake: it is modular in nature. Indeed, its MOD (modulation) MATRIX is used for patching, though several connections — such as LFO (Low-Frequency Oscillator) and ENV (envelope) to the OSC 1 and OSC 2 parameters — can quickly be made when switching on the smart ADV (advanced) panel below the oscillators.

BIT-2 is available as a 64-bit AAX-, AU-, VST- and VST3-compatible virtual instrument plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.13 or higher) and as a 32- and 64-bit VST- and VST3-compatible virtual instrument plug-in for PC (Windows 7 or higher) — with 64-bit AAX compatibility available for PT 12 or higher (PC) — at an introductory promo price of €74.00 EUR/$74.00 USD until June 1, 2023 — rising thereafter to its regular price of €99.00 EUR/$99.00 USD — from authorized Rob Papen resellers worldwide or as a download directly from Rob Papen itself for the same pricing from here: (Owners of BIT can upgrade to BIT-2 at an introductory promo price of €26.00 EUR/$26.00 USD until June 1, 2023, rising thereafter to its regular price of €35.00 EUR/$35.00 USD.)

BIT-2 is included in the latest version of Rob Papen’s all-encompassing eXplorer-8 bundle at no additional cost, so existing owners only have to download the latest installer and run it to add BIT-2 to their Rob Papen virtual instrument and effect plug-in collection.

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