NUSofting has released Bit Fluzer, an advanced freeware bitcrusher effect in VST plugin format for Windows-based digital audio workstations.
What makes Bit Fluzer different from numerous other bitcrusher effects on the plugin market is its dual channel architecture which features two separate bit depth reduction modules. Both channels feature a filter on the input (one LPF and one HPF), along with with syncable LFOs which modulate the amount of bitcrushing applied to the audio signal on the input. The user can also control the panning of each channel, as well as the global input gain and mix level.
Although we’ve seen a number of advanced bitcrushing effects lately, most notably the excellent Krush plugin by Tritik, Bit Fluzer goes one step further with its unique dual channel approach to sonic degradation. Thanks to the pan and filter controls on each channel, the plugin can be used for creating complex stereo lo-fi effects, as well as rhythmic bitcrushed sequences. The interface is easy to use and the controls are laid-out in a logical fashion.
Speaking of the interface, a number of alternative skins are shipped with the plugin. This has become somewhat of a trademark for NUSofting plugins and I appreciate the ability to easily fine tune the look of their products. Some of the included skins have a lovely old school computer vibe, especially the gray one (pictured at the top of this page) which reminds of of the good old Commodore 64.
In conclusion, Bit Fluzer is another solid release by NUSofting and a plugin that’s well worth checking out if you’re looking for a more complex bitcrusher to add to your plugin arsenal. The same developer has recently released another great freebie called Sinnah, an excellent virtual analog synthesizer VST/AU plugin for PC and Mac.
Bit Fluzer is available for free download via KVR Audio (1.28 MB download size, ZIP archive, 32-bit & 64-bit VST plugin format for Windows).