Meet Meris OTTOBIT: Audio in > Video Game Out

Now here's something unique and cool. A 500 series modular format sound processor designed for sound designers to achieve 8 and 16-bit video game soundtracks. The video is worth watching too!  

Los Angeles, CA USA - February 20, 2015, Ottobit is a new and unique sound processor in the 500 series modular format. It is designed to give musicians and sound designers tools to sculpt any source into audio reminiscent of early 8 and 16 bit video game soundtracks.

Watch this to hear sound demos of Ottobit in action:

Features include:

  • Sample Rate Decimation & Bit Reduction
  • Pitch Track Enabled Ring Modulator
  • Tap Tempo controlled Triggered Envelopes & LFO Modifiers
  • Selectable LFO and Ring Mod Waveshapes
  • Blendable Ring Mod AM/FM Modulation
  • Premium analog signal path and 24-bit AD/DA w/ 32 Bit floating point DSP

The Meris Ottobit.

The Meris Ottobit.

With all of these tools at your disposal, any audio source can easily be transformed into a video game sound from the early '80s or '90s.

All Meris gear is designed and built in Los Angeles, CA USA.

Learn more:

Price: $549 MAP. Available direct from Meris and Vintage King in the USA. Distributed by Sound Network in the UK and Europe. 

The Meris design team includes Terry Burton who previously founded Strymon, Angelo Mazzocco - Line6's top choice DSP Engineer to the stars (Van Halen, the Edge, Dweezil Zappa, …) and Creative Director Jinna Kim hailing from L.A.'s leading design studios and who previously created the brand identity for Strymon.

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Not hearing 8-bit from that sample video. Not hearing anything really aside from the source material. I'm actually hunting down a midi-modded pro sound DMG gameboy, so something like this is tempting if it actually sounds legit. I also see the official page doesn't have sound samples up yet. Does anyone know of any samples out there?
Hi jmv, The Ottobit isn't released yet. I imagine as we closer to release they'll release audio examples... and as soon as it's available we'll be reviewing it on AskAudio Mag too!

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