Below is our great list of the best bitcrusher pedals you can buy, whether you’re looking for a cheap budget one or a pricier one for the experienced!
Dr Scientist BitQuest –
Includes a Clean and Fuzz toggle, 6 dials and 8 mode selector – Flanger, Filter, Bitcrusher, Reverb, Notch Filter, Ring Modulator, Pitch Shifter, and Delay. This pedal is a tweaker’s delight, which means lots of to get the right sounds – often through very narrow ranges / sweet spots – but always likely to make something interesting.
Because of how much happens within this pedal, it does not always play nice with secondary modulations / waits / reverb, or even Overdrives or Drives before or after. Nonetheless a singularly magnificent pedal, which does OK with pure bitcrushing, even though that is not really its strongest suite. You may be best off considering this as a Modulated Fuzz pedal, as that’s where most of the amazing tones occur.
- Bit Crusher with Sample Rate Reducer
- Infinite Reverb
- Notch Filter
- Ring Modulator
- Effect: Bit Crusher,Full metal shell
- 3 controlling knobs and 1 switch are accurate and high sensitive. Mix knob: Adjust the ratio between dry signal and wet signal. Bit knob: Adjust the range of sampling depth reducing. Crush knob: Adjust the range of sampling rate reducing.
- Mode switch: Switch between low pass, high pass and normal mode.
- Output jack: 1/4″ mono audio jack for signal output. Input jack: 1/4″ mono audio jack for connecting guitar.
- True bypass footswitch and lever designed to prevent stamping on operation knobs.
CNZ Audio Crush Bit Guitar Effects Pedal,
- The Crush Bit Guitar Effects Pedal from CNZ Audio provides some great classic sine wave bit crushing effects. Using the triple Toggle switch located at the top of the pedal, you can change between three different settings. Each setting has a different frequency range, choosing between high, mid and low. There is a broad range of bit crushing sounds between these settings.
- The Mix knob allows you to adjust the amount of pressure effect in your sound. Increasing the mix will bring out more of the effect and more distortion while decreasing will create less effect.
- The Filter knob controls the amount of distortion coming from the pedal. Like a regular filter, it filters the crush effect. Increasing the filter will dampen the sound while decreasing the filter will intensify the effect. This makes this pedal very customizable.
- The Crush knob allows you to adjust the tone of the Crush effect. Increasing the crush knob gives the pedal a lot of high end gain and decreasing it will make your distortion very dark. Using this knob you can create all different types of sound along with the other knobs.
- This model comes with a stomp switch that allows you to switch between a fixed and mix mode. In the Green Mode you can adjust any switch settings you desire. Pressing the stomp switch twice switches to Red Mode and will return it to the last settings you had. Using both of these options you can create multiple different Crush effects to switch between with a simple stomp of your foot. Inspire Your Music!
EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander –
His pedal has long been on my wishlist for a some time – sort of straddles octave, synth and bitcrushing – produces some really great gnarly sounds though, and can even be used as a fuzz or octave fuzz.
- Monophonic analog guitar synthesizer with four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones.
- No-nonsense interface makes it easy to add or subtract octaves to create a wide variety of sounds without having to dial in envelopes or oscillators.
- Ripping sub-octave thump, pulsing octave down, a lightly squared base tone and a swelling transformer based octave up all join together to make a single guitar sound like an army of olde tyme synths.
- 9v Operation
- Small footprint, measures 4 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 2.25″. Top mounted jacks.
MOOER Acoustic Guitar Effect Pedal
- Wide range sampling rate/depth reducing effects
- 3 modes for using guitar, bass, synth or sound player
- Full metal shell
- Very small and exquisite
- True bypass
Tomsline AMO-3 Mario, Bit Crusher Pedal
- Bit crusher
- Mix, bit and crush control
- 3 options of HP, normal and LP
- True bypass
- Power supply: DC 9V adapter (not included)
Red Panda Bitmap
Red Panda is among these slightly lesser-known pedal making boutiques that simply don’t know how to make a bad pedal – all their output is exceptional. Probably most famous for their Particle Delay – this renders similar high fidelity for the bitcrushing category. I’d have preferred a slightly slimmer enclosure – but there’s no denying that it generates some fantastic sputtering sounds. Perhaps I want to add this one to my wishlist too. Very suitable demo video above too!
- Fractional bit reduction
- Sample-rate modulation
- Expression pedal input for sample rate (CV-compatible)
- Blend control to maintain bass or add subtle crushing
- Input gain switch to accommodate single or dual coil pickups and line-level signals