Developer Denise Audio presents Bite Harder, a new bit crushing plug-in that’s (unsurprisingly) quite typically Denise. When it comes to features, Bite Harder employs a graphic push-pull equalizer which is used to adjust the intensity of the effect over the entire frequency spectrum. So you can savagely “crush” individual frequency ranges, be a little easier on others, and leave some out completely. Additional features, such as filters, are also available to you and the price is quite attractive, too. As Denise usually does, the developer is giving away a scaled-down version of the plug-in called My Crush – completely free. Good times!
Denise Audio Bite Harder & My Crush – destroy sounds purposefully!
Bite Harder & My Crush form a pair of all-out classic bit-crushers stacked with modern and unorthodox functions. The push-pull equalizer, in particular, is a Denise specialty that’s very interesting. Here you can specify areas in the frequency spectrum in which the effect should intervene. But the strength of the bit crusher is also set via the graphic EQ. This can generate extreme movements and new sounds when individual equalizer points are automated.
On its way to the end, the audio signal passes through high and low pass filters at the beginning and end of the chain. You can also adjust the dry / wet mix, add a softener (Silky), and adjust the actual effect with pull / resample / reduce controls. There’s also the input and output volume. An optional clipper prevents the output signal from overloading. Built-in effects, such as repeat, stutter, glitch, and drive can be added. There’s also a random generator which mixes up parameters and conjures new presets.
Denise Audio Bite Harder & My Crush – Price and availability
Denise Audio Bite Harder is currently available from the developer’s website at an introductory price of EUR 18.03, down from EUR 29.04. While the freeware version is a treat, the paid one is a no-brainer for the price considering the features. Note that Denise account holders with a newsletter subscription can get a further discount which brings the price down to just EUR 8.20 (plus VAT). Bite Harder and My Crush run under MacOS 10.7 or higher (including M1 computers) and Windows 7 or higher in VST, VST3, AAX, and AU 64-bit formats. You can also download a demo version from the website. Several presets from music producer and live performer Florian Meindl are included in the package.
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