EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander V2 Octave Synth Pedal

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A monophonic analog guitar synthesizer, the Bit Commander features four octaves of vintage square wave synth tones. Its 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.

EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander V2 Octave Synth Pedal Features
  • Four voice analog octave synthesizer
  • Sub-octave thump
  • Pulsing octave down
  • Lightly squared base tone
  • Swelling transformer based octave up
  • Filter control
  • Silent soft-touch switching*
  • All-analog dry signal path
  • Hand made one at a time in the republic of Akron Ohio
  • Lifetime guarantee 
Like all analog octave effects, there are some basic rules to follow that will get you the most enjoyment from your Bit Commander. Use the neck pickup and play single notes. The best tracking occurs from the 7th fret up on all the strings. Below the 7th will still track but there will be occasional glitches and stutters. The lower the note, the harder it is for the Bit Commander to register. The use of Bass and lower registers on keyboards will yield unexpected, sometimes pleasing, sometimes disgusting results. These are not mistakes or flaws, it is the nature of analog octaves.

Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

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Product Specifications

EarthQuaker Devices Bit Commander V2 Specifications
  • Sub: Two octaves down level
  • Down 1: One octave down level
  • Up 1: One octave up level
  • Base: Squared input signal level
  • Level: Master volume
  • Filter: Tone control, more highs clockwise, more warmth counter clockwise
  • Dimensions with knobs: 4.625 x 2.5 x 2.25”
  • Power: Current draw is 25 mA.

Customer Reviews

Review: Steve Lane Submitted: 10/23/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



This did not do much for me on Bass
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Product Review

Does not douch useful for bass but is amazung on guitar

Review: Big P Submitted: 8/9/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.



not as great as hoped for

Product Review

hard to learn, but sounds good after. Needs something to drive IT,like a multy effects with exp.pedal

Review: pete elmberg Submitted: 6/2/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



WOW!!!Blew me away!

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Very nice,i only have an older Korg multy effects with exp. pedal, and it drives the Bit Commander CRAZY. Never heard these sounds before.Thank you


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