With miniBit, AudioThing released back in 2014 an interesting and straightforward designed Synthesizer plugin for 8-bit/chiptune style sounds. Check out my review of the miniBit Synthesizer to get more informations about it.
Just before the weekend, the developer released a major v.1.5 update for the miniBit Synthesizer. Highlights of the new version are: 3 additional waveforms, LFO “Ramp Up” waveform, pitch envelope, 75+ new presets and VST 3 support. A good free update in my opinion that brings this synth further.
What Is miniBit Synthesizer?
miniBit is an 8-bit/chiptune style synthesizer plugin that 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.
New In MiniBit V.1.5.0
- Pitch envelope
- 3 new Waveforms
- LFO wave “ramp up”
- Sub oscillator tune
- 75+ new presets
- VST3 plugin format
- global option – resizable Window
- Bypass noise in Pro Tools
- Redesigned GUI
- Stability and CPU usage
- LFO sync
- Delay parameter smoothness
- Preset browser with sub-categories
- MIDI learn
AudioThing miniBit V.1.5 is now available for limited time for 15€ instead of 20€
More information here: AudioThing