OTO® BISCUIT 8‑bit Effects
Micromanaged bitcrushing from an iconic multi‑effects processor.
Featuring gritty bitcrushing, lo-fi multi-effects, and analog filtering, the OTO BISCUIT 8‑bit Effects processor is a modern cult classic. This French-made box quickly gained favor with EDM producers, DJs, and remixers with its lush soundscapes, distortion, waveshaping, pitch shifting, and the desire to mangle and destroy everything in its path.
Developed by Softube, and available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces, the OTO BISCUIT 8‑bit Effects plug-in is an exacting emulation of both the digital and analog circuitry of the hard-to-find hardware that lets you deconstruct with endless creativity and depravity.
Now You Can:
Bitcrush and distort any sound into lo-fi, 8‑bit craziness
Add life to sterile beats with subtle or over‑the‑top distortion
Enhance character and warm up sources with analog filters
Breathe life and movement into synths and more with the Step‑Filter
Take a Listen
The Crushing Truth
The OTO BISCUIT 8-bit Effects plug-in has all the features you need to creatively mangle your sources on a bit-per-bit level. Invert or mute individual bits for a wide range of classic to twisted lo-fi effects, add chiseled crunch to kick and snare drums for instant character, or dial down the sample rate clock to generate funky, trashy aliasing textures on any instrument.
After BISCUIT has done its digital demolition on your signal, use the analog filter to smooth out more aggressive elements of the distortion and aliasing. These filters are also useful for subtle warming and tone shaping, as well as more in-your-face textures and real‑time tweaking.
Four Lo-Fi Effects
The Waveshaper, with its impressive selection of wave types, can transform a synth bass or vocal line into a complex, ear-catching hook, while the Delay — which offers five seconds of delay time — can be synced to the host tempo for unique sounding repeats. Finally, the Pitch Shifter adds subtle weight and dimension, or full-on video game-style blips, while the Step-Filter lets you easily incorporate rhythmic elements full of sonic surprises for movement and texture.
“The OTO BISCUIT is a magic box that brings style and character to sounds lacking flavor. Beats become juicy and bass lines roar. The filter can add a subtle or drastic touch to the famous 8‑bit effect. ”
– Stéphane “Alf” Briat (Air, Phoenix, Sebastian Tellier)
April 30, 2017
What an amazing plug in. UA please give us more like this! I have not tried the hardware which is no longer available however this plug is now part of my go to plugs regardless of vendor....Read More
S. Arocha Morton
April 29, 2017
Absolutely spot on emulation!
I've been using the original for a few years now and was shocked when I saw this, and skeptical. After A/Bing I can tell you they modeled the filter and converters spot on. For any...Read More
April 19, 2017
Never owned the hardware version of this but can safely say, this is the best sounding bit crushing plug-in I've ever heard but also the most in-depth too. Lots of possibilties and choice....Read More
April 17, 2017
Use to own one now i own one again...Read More
April 12, 2017
Fun on the fly
I owned the hardware version of Biscuit and loved the hands-on live manipulation capabilities. The Softube/UAD version has the same feel, especially if you assign parameters to a MIDI...Read More
April 8, 2017
This is a real creativity enhancer. A awesome modern, classic, sound design engine! A must have.Read More
Exacting emulation of this unique, modern lo-fi effect featuring both the digital and analog circuits
Versatile 8-bit crushing with individually switchable and invertible bits
Analog stereo multimode filter with resonance control
Brain-mode features 4 different lo-fi effects: Waveshaper, Delay, Pitch-Shifting and Step-Filter sequencer
Emulated true diode-clipping on input
OTO® BISCUIT 8-bit Effects
GREAT BUT NOT SO GREAT AS THE HARDWARE
It looks great and you can get an awful lot of great sounds of this plugin. But compared to the hardware i own, it's got less "balls" especially the DRIVE knob. This drive makes everything come alive. I am a huge UA fan but this one thing just doesn't cut it. Will be using the hardware and not this plugin because of that. Hope they will update this one soon!
What an amazing plug in. UA please give us more like this!
I have not tried the hardware which is no longer available however this plug is now part of my go to plugs regardless of vendor.
Sound quality superb, the modulation delay filtering crushing etc possiblilities are literally endless.
Super easy to find dynamic , musical, freaky creative effects on any part and to bring interest otherwise dull parts .
Use on anything synths,bass,vox,drums,loops it will transform the part to cut through any mix, use with midi controller for mind blowing live performance
S. Arocha Morton
Absolutely spot on emulation!
I've been using the original for a few years now and was shocked when I saw this, and skeptical. After A/Bing I can tell you they modeled the filter and converters spot on. For any veteran users of the hardware, one of the quirks was if you add very little gain starving the drive, it calm most gates the sound, I was floored that they captured this, incredible.
Never owned the hardware version of this but can safely say, this is the best sounding bit crushing plug-in I've ever heard but also the most in-depth too.
Lots of possibilties and choice. All in all, a big thumbs up.
Use to own one now i own one again...
Fun on the fly
I owned the hardware version of Biscuit and loved the hands-on live manipulation capabilities. The Softube/UAD version has the same feel, especially if you assign parameters to a MIDI controller. Still a unique take on filtering and mangling. Cannot imagine life without this.
This is a real creativity enhancer. A awesome modern, classic, sound design engine! A must have.
Probably the best FX plugin I've ever tried. Brings life to electronic productions like nothing else.
This can help your lifeless soft synths come to live. There are so many organic and dirty textures on this thing. I bought it shortly after trying it. It can be very musical as well. I'm happy that UAD released a creative tool like this, not another mixing tool, now I can track with it in my apollo and print it in my DAW. Love it.
This is a fantastic sound design tool
I bought this a few minutes after trying it. It's simply unreal. So many organic dirty textures on this thing and it's super versatile, it can be very musical as well and can warm up digital synths very good. It's just great that I can now track with this effect in my apollo and print it in my DAW. Finally a very textural and creative effect on the UAD range, not just mixing tools.
I dropped the Biscuit on a drum buss aux send and it itstantly and easily added textures, grit and delays that I've never heard before. It seems to be targeted for EDM but I do HipHop and I will be using this beast.
I own the real one unit and what can I say?! You must own this plugin and hear it... enjoy
Very well done!
Fun Sound Design
This is an extremely fun and creative tool for sound design and editing.