Krush is a lively bit-crusher as a compact free VST unit that’ll cover your bit crushing needs. With its downsampling algorithms, Krush combines the crispy taste of the digital realm with the warmth of its drive stage, solid bit depth & sample rate reduction as well as analog modeled resonant filters (low-pass and high-pass). A modulation section allows you to quickly add extra life to the sound by modulating any parameter. You can choose between free and tempo-synced modulation speed as well as 4 modulation waveforms.
The interface is fully resizable interface while keeping things clean and intuitive, with tooltips and preferences in multiple languages. You can access the file based preset system through the menu or browser. Teh freeze function lets you safely recall previous presets and the Krush even lets you copy and paste the current state using the system clipboard.
Bitcrushing is a type of distortion that’s now more popular than ever with the rise in bass-influenced music and evolution in sound design methods. It’s powerful, it’s fun to use, and it sounds awesome!
Unlike saturation, bitcrushing is a more obvious type of distortion. It’s often a lot more identifiable but can still be applied in a subtle manner, especially in mixing and sound design.
It’s the process of reducing the bit-depth and/or sample rate of any given sound. If we’ve got a bass sound that’s playing 16-bit resolution and 44.1kHz sample rate, we can reduce it to 8-bit and 22.05kHz sample rate and the sound will change significantly. It becomes a lot less accurate. You’ve got less information.
Reducing the sample rate and bit-depth effectively introduces artifacts and changes the frequency response which can lead to a desired distortion sound. Unlike saturation, bitcrushing is a lot more of a colder, harsher, and more noticeable sound.