Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on the miniVerb 8-bit/chiptune and lofi reverb effect plugin by AudioThing, offering over 40% off for a limited time.

miniVerb is inspired by the sound of ’80s game consoles and retro computers.

Early consoles didn’t have much power for DSP effects, so the video game composers at that time had to improvise. The most common way to add a sense of space/reverb to the sound was to sacrifice one of the internal tracks to play a delayed version of the original sound, essentially using a slapback echo to add depth. The technique evolved and eventually, consoles started to take advantage of more power for real internal effects.

miniVerb recreates that classic digital echo/reverb sound, made famous by iconic consoles such as the NES and SNES, topping it with two flters (post/pre), vibrato, and crusher (bit crusher, downsampler, pitch shifter).

Available in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats for Windows and Mac, miniVerb is priced $11 USD until November 30th, 2021 (regular $19 USD).

More information: AudioThing