D16 Premiers Decimort Bit Crusher Plug-In
D16 has released Decimort, a new premium grade bit crusher effect plug-in for Mac and PC. D16 claims the complex and advanced signal processing algorithms within Decimort simulate the behaviour of the whole sampling path which exists in every AD/DA converter.
D16’s goal was to recreate the character of classic Akai and EMU samplers. These units added a “grit” and “color” to the samples and loops they played back which made them sound “Fat” and sit well in a mix. This sound coloration was due to the encoding techniques, lower sample rates, lower bit rate and conversion circuits which these early samplers used. Decimort claims to add the vintage sampler magic to any loop, bass line or sound played through it. It also acts as the perfect bit crusher with filter.
» ultra accurate resampling algorithm (ADC emulation, no harmonics above 22kHz)
» anti-alias lowpass filter conjugated with resampler
» analogue-like filters with adjustable resonance and cutoff
» two independent process paths in stereo mode with different parameters per each channel
» presets organised into groups
» MIDI learn function
» 64bit internal processing
» no harmonic distortions at output (unwanted)
Decimort has no internal aliasing. The only aliasing effect present in the system is the modelled aliasing of the classic samplers we modelled when creating it. Undesired artefacts are not present in the processed signal. Only wanted artefacts remain. A further very steep low-pass filter, synchronised to the signal frequency, can be applied at the end of the signal path to absolutely ensure that no unwanted out-of-band signals remain.
Decimort is also equipped with analog like filters with adjustable resonance that allow further sculpting of the signal. These can be used to smooth the sound or remove more of the sonic artefacts introduced into the signal path by the modelling process.
Decimort can process the right and left channels of a stereo signal completely independently. This allows all path parameters to be set differently for each channel. This can be used, for example, to create the impression of a wider stereo stage. Alternatively, both channels can be linked to set path parameters to the same value for both right and left channels.
D16’s Decimort Bit Crusher Plug-In for Mac and PC costs €319 and comes in the VST and AU flavors. More information on D16 Decimort Bit Crusher Plug-In.