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Sonic Reducer kit

Item number: 1502

Sample reducer / aliaser, bitcrushing sounds.

Category: Parasit Studio kits


starting from 26,00 €

including 19% VAT., plus shipping

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Shipping time: 3-5 Working days


The Sonic Reducer bitcrusher is a sample rate reducer / aliaser that uses sample and hold to take ?snapshots? of your signal. It basically works as a crude analog to digital converter. A pulse oscillator determines at which frequency these samples are taken. The resolution pot controls the pulsewidth of the oscillator - wider pulse lets more clean signal though.

This kit is a creation by Parasitstudio.se in cooperation with Musikding.de. If you have any problem with the content of the kits like mising or wrong parts, please contact Musikding (Klaus) at kontakt@musikding.de. For any technical problem relating to building this project, please contact Fredrik at www.parasitstudio.se.

Here´s the parts list: Parts List (BOM)

This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal. Not included in the kit, but also good to have:

  • Aluminium enclosure: select one from top
  • 9V DC power supply
  • 2 nice knobs for the potentiometer, up to 20mm diameter and for 6.3mm shafts
  • Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling

Reducer docs.

Effect-Type: Octave Mod/Echo
Instrument: Guitar Bass

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1 from 1 Customers found the following product review helpful
5 from 5 Amazing bitcrusher

Much better than I expected. amazing.

., 22.08.2016
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4 from 5 Cool and quite easy kit

It had 1 wrong resistor value in the bag. Fortunately I had the right one myself.
I could use all instructions in one file, instead of going to the sweedish site, for the switch/led wiring... other than that it works great.

., 01.05.2017
1 from 1 Customers found the following product review helpful
4 from 5 Nice and LoFi sounding pedal.

Its very nice and interesting pedal, but the Documentation is confusing.

First: If you are building it, be aware that you are looking at the right Documentation, either version 1.1 or 2.0, because the parts are different.

Second: Wiring Documentation is a bit tricky to find, so i would recomend buying one of those DP3T pcbs to make it easier.

Overall: A great pedal, just be aware that you are looking at the right documetation while building. :-)

., 17.07.2017
5 from 5 Cool kit for nice price

Easy to build.
One of my favorite Parasit-Studio effect.
Sound great ...

., 22.06.2018
5 from 5 Just perfect

Easy build, super sound.

., 10.09.2018
4 from 5 Great effect, but it sounds like a ring modulator as well

I expected something similar, but somehow without the „ring modulator“-sound. Still, it’s a fun and useful effect and I‘ll experiment with it live. One component, a 15k resistor, was missing, but I just used one I have lying around.
The PCB itself is very well built.
Recommended: isolation rubber stickers for the back of the pots.

., 13.01.2020
5 from 5 Tasteful bit crusher!

Its a nice, tidy and pretty build, as always with the Parasite Studio kits. I love the way Fredric does his layouts! I dont think the demo does it enough justice, tho. It goes from being a really musical and subtle effect, all the way to bit crushing and noisy nonsense, and everything in between. And it does it well. A great design and a great effect.

., 01.04.2020
5 from 5 Really cool!

super nice bitcrusher, very clear instructions and easy build!

., 22.07.2020
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