|The Bit 99 is one of the first synthesizers from which traditional knobs and sliders have been banned. The edit method is easy to understand. The Bit 99 can produce a wide variety of sounds but bass sounds are the best. With a polyphony of three notes, instead of six normally, you can have two sounds layered! Possibilities are almost unlimited and if the 99 patches are not enough you can save the data to tape and load it when you want! A rackmount version was also released, called the Bit-01.
|LFO||2 LFO's (triangle, ramp and square waveforms)|
|Engine Detailed||2 DCOs per voice (triangle, sawtooth, pulse waveforms, noise)|
|Filter (VCF)||VCF: cutoff, resonance, tracking, invert (inverts VCF values), ADSR|
|Memory||99 patches (75 single programs and from 76 to 99 for "split" or "double" modes)|
Produced:||1985 - 1986
||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
||Voltage Controlled Oscillator
||Digital Controlled Oscillator
||Low Frequency Oscillator
||Voltage Controlled Filter
||Voltage Controlled Amplifier
||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.