Bucket One, a FREE Crumar BIT 01/99 synth emulation by Full Bucket Music

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Full Bucket Music’s new free Synthesizer plugin Bucket One is a software emulation of the Crumar BIT 01/99 from 1985.

The Roland Juno series, the Jupiter, Korg PolySix…are all polyphonic analogue synthesizer classics that are still extremely popular today. No wonder these classics are emulated over and over again by software developers.

If you want a slightly more exotic analog poly synth from the past as an emulation, you have to look at Full Bucket Music. Björn has today published an emulation of the Italian Crumar BIT 01/99 poly analog Synthesizer. And it’s a free download.

Bucket One

Bucket One

Full Bucket Music’s new free Synthesizer is called Bucket One and is an emulation of the classic Crumar BIT 01/99 Synthesizer from 1985.  It was a unique 6-voice polyphonic analog Synthesizer with digital control.

According to Björn, the developer, it’s a close simulation of the original hardware. Like the original, you get two oscillators with three waveforms (triangle, sawtooth, and pulse) and a white noise generator. Then, it goes into a classic self-resonating four-pole lowpass filter.

There is also a modulation engine with envelopes for the VCF and VCA as well as two multi-wave LFOs. Björn’s free plugin breaks, however, the six voice limitation. Full Bucket Music’s take on the Crumar Bit 01/99 has up to 64 voices polyphony including split and double modes.

Further, you get MTS-ESP by ODDSound support for dynamic micro-tuning and full MIDI CC learn. It also has a resizable user interface. An advantage over the hardware is the ease of use of the user interface.

First Impression

Another beautiful free synth release from FBM. An emulation of the Crumar BIT 01/99 is something different and I’m happy that there are also exotic vintage synths recrations. There are not many sounds but the ones online sound very good and authentic.

FBM Bucket One is available now as a free download. It runs on macOS (Intel + native Apple Silicon) and Windows as a 32-bit/64-bit VST2, VST3, AU, and CLAP plugin.

More information here: FBM

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  1. Nice to add new voices with MTS-ESP support!

    (Support for MPE would go particularly well with the CLAP version…)

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