1010music Bitbox mk2 Eurorack Sampler Offers More Polyphony, New Granular Synthesis Mode

Superbooth 2020: 1010music has introduced the bitbox mk2, the next generation of its bitbox Eurorack sampler.

The module has all of the features of the original bitbox and adds effects and mixing capabilities that take advantage of the faster and more powerful processor.

bitbox mk2 features twice the processing power of the original bitbox, increases sampler polyphony to 24 voices, adds a new Granular Mode and more.

Features:

Sample Playback

  • Play up to 24 polyphonic notes when your samples fit in the 64 MB of internal memory or up to 8 larger samples streaming directly from the microSD card
  • Configure 16 sample pads per preset as single or multi-samples, clips, slicers, granular or new recordings
  • Stream long samples from the microSD card with a max sample size of 4 GB, which can be many hours of audio
  • Trigger samples with the touch screen, CV gate inputs, or MIDI input
  • Use MIDI for polyphonic playback of samples or slices
  • Control how samples start and stop by choosing from one-shot, toggle, and gate launch modes
  • Tweak playback through a variety of sample parameters, including start position, length, pitch, gain, filter, loop mode, launch quantization, ADSR, Exclusive Grouping, clip synchronization, slice placement and sequencing, grain size, grain spread, grain count, and MIDI note and channel mapping

Sample Recording

  • Record samples from a stereo audio input pair
  • Configure each pad for stereo or mono recording with the option to synchronize the start and stop times to clock inputs
  • Trigger recording via audio level threshold
  • Create perfectly sized loops by setting the recording length
  • Enable immediate playback after recording for live looping capabilities
  • Make recordings up to 4 hours in length
  • Store recorded samples as WAV files on the micro SD card then remove the card to transfer them to your computer

5 Sample Playback Modes

  • Trigger one shots or launch loops using sample mode
  • Load a folder of samples into a sample mode pad to improve the quality of the pitch shifting when playing a sample chromatically or to trigger different samples with each note
  • Play time-synchronized loops with constant pitch time shifting in clip mode
  • Skip between slices of a WAV using slicer mode
  • Create rich textures and other worldly sounds with granular mode

Inputs and Outputs

  • Connect up to 8 CV modulators to control numerous sample parameters
  • Trigger each of the 16 pads with a dedicated gate input
  • Record through the dedicated stereo audio input pair
  • Use CV to keep time through the dedicated clock input
  • Confidently connect with both TRS MIDI Type A and Type B, no adapter needed
  • Route the audio from each pad out to one of 2 stereo audio output pairs or any of the corresponding single channels
  • Inputs and outputs are DC coupled so you can record and play out CV signals

External Control and Synchronization

  • Playback can be immediate or synchronized to internal clock, TRS clock in, or MIDI clock in and out
  • Trigger each pad independently through a dedicated gate input
  • Use MIDI to trigger pads via a note per pad
  • Play a single or multi-sample pad pitch shifted using MIDI notes or CV
  • Trigger different sample slices using MIDI notes or CV
  • Modulate a wide variety of sample parameters through the MIDI input and up to 8 CV signals
  • Quickly set up MIDI modulation using Learn mode — no need to look up CC numbers

Other Features

  • 3.5? diagonal touch screen
  • Double the processing power of the original bitbox
  • Reverb and delay
  • Import or export WAV files with your Mac or PC using a microSD card
  • Save and recall multiple presets
  • Increase your capacity with larger microSD cards
  • Select Flipped UI mode to mount the unit with the screen on the bottom and use the screen, knobs, buttons, and CV jacks as you normally would

Pricing and Availability

The bitbox mk2 is priced at $599 USD and is expected to be available in June 2020.