The Bastl Instruments bitRanger is a patchable analog logic computer which sculpts sonic worlds ranging from data noise to melodic arpeggios. While being a handheld standalone synth it is also right at home in the music studio. Extensive connectivity makes it so flexible that it can connect to almost anything: CV control its unique sound, sync it with drum machines and sequencers or use it as an algorithmic CV / GATE pattern generator.
Go nuts! Bit nuts!
The patchbay of the bitRanger is a place for exploration where you can simply connect outputs to inputs to see what happens. This can be done methodically or with complete experimental abandon. Go nuts! Battery Power and a built in speaker make the bitRanger totally portable. Tweak it’s 4 knobs, 8 switches and more than 100 patch points in the woods, on the beach, on a train and in the studio.
bitRanger was designed by Peter Edwards a.k.a. Casper Electronics. Special thanks to Phillip Stearns, Rob Hordijk and Václav Peloušek.
- LFO clock oscillator for rhytmical modulation
- VCO oscillator is synced to the HFO oscillator
- 4 modes of operation selectable by 2 switches
- built in speaker with volume control
- On /Off switch
- expansion connector
- package includes 3 photo resistors – make your oscillators respond to light by plugging these into the Bend socket
- 118 jumper cable patch points
- each oscillator has 3 differently slewed CV inputs, sync inputs, rate knob and bend points
- Divider Bits section – use clocks at different speed to create patterns
- Adventure Bits section adds irregular rhytmical elements
- MUX 1 and MUX 2 input sections to modulate data loops and waveforms
- stereophonic output from MUX 1 and MUX2 sections
- BYTE CV section is R2R DAC converter which takes bits and converts them to CV
- DATA modulation section witch a switch adds more flavour
- Utility Belt section adds advanced features
- Left and Right audio override section
- 3.5mm stereophonic headphone output
- Clock Input to sync the LFO oscillator
- Clock Output with selectable LFO division (2 or 32)
- CV Output from the BYTE DAC section
- CV Input for the VCO
- CV In and CV Out connectors can be routed to dedicated patch points on the patchbay
- dimensions: 85 x 165 x 60 mm
- 9V DC center positive power supply input
- 9V battery compartment from the bottom
- <20mA power draw on headphones, <60mA with speaker (minimum 20 hours on battery)