Ever seen the LEM Bit-99? It’s a rare version of the Crumar Bit-99. Technically completely identical, it has much better panel graphics and a slot for plastic sound lists. The clear layout of this instrument makes programming a lot easier.
LEM continued production of Bit-products after takeover of Crumar in 1986. The Bit-99, its rack-version Bit-01 and the master keyboard MMK were continued for several months. The white keyboard- and rack-version have been discontinued, though.
We believe the Bit-99 is one of the most underrated analog polyphonic synthesizers. It might come close to a Roland Juno-60 … and maybe even surpasses the Juno in a few important aspects (such as expressiveness – keyboard dynamics).
Listen to the sondfiles and find out yourself …