AudioThing has released an update to its miniBit 8-bit/chiptune style synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

The update includes various additional features (incl. VST3 support) for the plugin emulates the sound of ’80s game consoles and retro computers.

It features a main oscillator with 18 waveforms paired with a tunable sub oscillator (square wave). The waveforms are not bandlimited and will produce aliasing. Same of the waveforms were carefully created and edited with an Amiga 1200, while others were meticulously recreated from the sounds of the best classic games that we have collected over the years.

You can create all kind of noisy and retro sounds with the built-in bitcrusher, delay section and fitler. You can also use the synced 8 Steps Stepper/Sequencer with multiple destinations.
From noisy, snare-like steps to ambient subs, miniBit has many uses beyond what one expects from a chip tune synth.

Changes in miniBit v1.5

  • Added: Pitch Envelope.
  • Added: 3 New Waveforms.
  • Added: LFO wave “Ramp Up”.
  • Added: Sub Osc Tune.
  • Added: 75+ New Presets.
  • Added: VST3 plugin format.
  • Added: Global option – Resizable Window.
  • Fixed: Bypass noise in Pro Tools.
  • Improved: Redesigned GUI.
  • Improved: Stability and CPU usage.
  • Improved: LFO sync.
  • Improved: Delay parameter smoothness.
  • Improved: Preset Browser with sub-categories.
  • Improved: MIDI Learn.

miniBit (VST/VST3/AU/AAX) is on sale for 15 USD/EUR until April 16th, 2018 (25% off regular).

More information: AudioThing