Along with the bitbox Mk2 comes an adorable bitbox micro version that’s only 18hp wide with a mini 2″ touch screen but still packed full of sampling possibilities.
It really does have pretty much everything the larger mk2 has but in a much neater package. You’ve got the 24 voices of polyphony, the folder playing of sampled instruments in Sample Mode, loop launching of Clip Mode, the grain sweeping of Granular Mode and the ability to stream 8 samples of up to 4GB in size from the microSD card.
The screen is much smaller offering only 8 pads for instant sample playing but all the other editing is there. Recording is in 24bit 48kHz stereo with stereo outputs and two mono effects sends. There are 8 channels of CV control as well as MIDI on TRS sockets (Type A and Type B).
Lots of control available including start position, length, gain, loop mode, launch quantization, grain size, grain spread, grain count, pitch, gain, ﬁlter, pitch, modulation and ADSR envelopes plus MIDI note, channel mapping and control mapping. That’s a lot in a Eurorack module and I said the same about the bitbox mk2.
bitbox micro will be available from June for $399.95. Honestly, I think I prefer the little one.