In this [interview by SonicScoop](http://www.sonicscoop.com/2012/07/01/david-gahan-of-depeche-mode-an-inside-look-at-his-very-personal-studio/#sthash.LaQPYjqT.dpbs) with Kurt Uenala, the technician for Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan, he says: “The Bitman has compression, bit/sample reduction and phase, but for some reason it also alters the stereo field nicely. It’s very strange. It makes a very nice, grungey sound, with some unexpected side effects.” The Bitrman itself can be seen in this photo of Kurt Uenala's studio to the left side of the desk.more
My guitar goes into a Lehle D.Loop SgoS Effect Looper/Switcher, which has two loops. Loop A contains a Prescription Electronics Experience Octave/Fuzz, a Dunlop wah, a Boss OD- 2 Turbo OverDrive, and a Rat distortion. Loop B contains a Boss DD-5 Digital Delay, an Alesis Bitrman ModFX multi-effects processor, a Z.Vex Fuzz Factory, and an Electro- Harmonix Micro Synthesizer.more
these are getting ahrd to find. this is a tiny little bit-reducer and phaser in a flimsy table top unit. No stomp switch or anything. I think it was intended like to be a DJ tool. this was the era of stuff like the Electrix filter factory (had one of those, sold it, regret it) so I really don't imagine they thought guitarists would be using this guy hence the delicate construction... that said, tis a fabulous and unique hardware effect. Nothing like it. A must have if you can find one. Bit reduction pedals like the screwtator just don't do the same thing that this little piece of junk can do. Different. Desert island device here.