Softube OTO Biscuit
Send anything into the Biscuit, and you can be sure of getting gritty lo-fi textures out. Awesome for chippy, glitchy beats, or for roughing up guitars or vocals, for example.
About Softube OTO Biscuit
Initially introduced in hardware in the late ’00s, the French-made OTO Biscuit quickly became a cult classic with DJs and electronic music producers around the world. Gritty bit-crushing, lo-fi multi-effects, a sweet and smooth analog filter, and a quality look and feel, made it a go-to awesome-sound-maker in clubs and studios alike.
Now it’s available in software, bringing those crunchy, dirty, edgy sounds closer to the DAW-based studio or laptop-based performance rig, and making it more intuitive than ever before.
How Does Softube OTO Biscuit Work?
The Biscuit offers incredibly detailed control of the sonic possibilities of bit manipulation, with eight individually invertable or mutable bits.
Add control of sample rate, waveshaping, delay, even pitch-shifting, and Biscuit starts to look like far more than a simple loss-simulator.
Analog filtering (controllable manually or with a built-in step sequencer) rounds off sharp edges and makes even the harshest digital screech sound alive and organic. This is a truly manipulable timbre-creation tool.
“I feel stimulated to create new sounds with it… and the really cool thing about it is that when I have tried everything on a song and nothing works, I can rely on the Biscuit to propose a good idea. It always saves me when I am ready to give up!! Like a magic box.”
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Why Softube OTO Biscuit Is Such A Big Deal
- Lo-fi 8-bit magic in a fun and easy-to-use package.
- Take control on a bit-by-bit level.
- Slow the sample rate and hear that aliasing glitter fall.
- Smooth analog filter.
- Built in digital effects – waveshaping, delay, pitch-shifting.
- 8-step sequencer to drive the filter.
- Very distinctive sound, but good for many styles.
- Turn any run-of-the-mill electronic track into a vibrant classic.