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Sample rate reduction is an effect that occurs when the guitar’s signal is sampled and then the quality of the sample is reduced to achieve a lo-fidelity quality. Bit crushing is a resolution control; reducing the bits causes the waveform to approximate to a sort-of square wave. Most pedals of this type only reduce the sample rate. The Red Panda Bitmap does both.

 

On the Bitmap, the freq control affects sample rate, while the crush/rate control affects the bit depth. On most bit reducers, the pedal samples your input signal in at eight bits and lowers it to one with a sweep of the knob. The Bitmap samples the signal in at 24 bits and reduces it to one with the crush knob fully clockwise.

The Red Panda Bitmap is available at Guitar FX Direct, the UK's leading boutique FX pedal specialist. Order today and enjoy free UK delivery.

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