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 sub oscillator (a square wave pitched one octave below). The waveforms are not bandlimited and will produce aliasing. Furthermore, using the built-in bitcrusher, you can create even more noisy and retro sounds. The new version also features a 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.
miniBit was inspired by the sound of classic game consoles and retro computers of the 80s and 90s. Some 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.
miniBit features an 8 steps sequencer that can be used to automate several parameters: pitch, volume, cutoff, resonance, waveform, and downsampling.
Sequencing the waveforms will generate sounds reminiscent of early trackers and wavetable synthesizers.
Each track can also be randomized using the dice buttons on the right.
The Custom Waveform Editor features 32 steps and 8 waveform slots per preset.
You can draw your waveforms by clicking and dragging on the editor. You can also use the built-in examples as a starting point.
Each preset has its own set of custom waveforms, if you want to use a custom wave with another preset you can use the Copy/Paste buttons, or you can disable the Update Custom Waves in the global settings.
To open the Custom Waveform Editor select one of the Custom Waveforms from the Waveform monitor and click on the Editor button.
Try miniBit for free with some limitations: silence for 3 seconds every 45 seconds, saving disabled.
If you like it, you can purchase a license and then authorize the demo version.
macOSRequires macOS 10.7 or higher
AU, VST2, VST3, AAX (64bit only)
WindowsRequires Windows 7 or higher
VST2, VST3, AAX (64bit only)
- 18 Waveforms + Custom Waves + Sub Oscillator
- Poly and Mono mode with Glide
- 2-poles LowPass/HighPass Filter
- Pitch and Volume Envelopes
- Delay and BitCrusher effects
- LFO with multiple destinations
- Volume and Pitch Envelopes
- 8 Steps Stepper with multiple destinations
- 128 Presets + Preset randomizer
Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB RAM
VST2, VST3, or AAX, 64-bit host
OS X 10.7 – macOS 10.15
Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM
VST2, VST3, AU, or AAX, 64-bit host
To activate your plugin you can choose between Online and Offline authorization.
Create an account, log in through the plugin to activate, or download your license file for offline activation.
Simple Activation1 license activates up to 3 computers
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No ConnectionNo connection required to activate
– Fixed: Crash when a project time signature is set to 1/8
– Fixed: Issue with the Registration Window resetting itself
– Added: New bank “The Chiptune Orchestra” by Fabri with 20 New Presets
– Added: Internal support for left-hand mouse users
– Added: Option to extend the LFO range
– Fixed: Minor graphics glitches
– Fixed: Parameter locks not recalling properly when loading saved projects
– Added: macOS 10.15 Catalina support
– Added: Parameter Lock
– Added: Edit Value option for Knobs
– Added: Notification System
– Fixed: LFO Ramp Up/Down Swapped
– Fixed: Step Sequencer Rate not updating correctly on some Hosts
– Fixed: VST3 UI issue on Windows with scaling over 100%
– Improved: Waveform Monitor mouse sensitivity
– Improved: CPU and memory usage
– Added: Custom Wave Editor with 32 steps and 8 waves
– Added: Glide row to Step Sequencer
– Fixed: Sub-Osc Glide Issue
– Fixed: Step Sequencer not retain values on some Hosts
– Fixed: Random clicks when scrolling through Waveforms
– Improved: Waveform Monitor
– Added: Global Volume Boost
– Added: Pitch Bend Range (Up/Down)
– Added: Sequencer Steps Amount
– Added: Online Authorisation Form
– Fixed: Random stuck notes in Pro Tools
– Fixed: Sequencer Waveform track bug
– Fixed: Digital Performer Plugin Validation Error
– Improved: Partial support for Retina/HiDPI displays
– 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
– Fixed a bug causing some saved projects to crash on loading
– Improved CPU optimization
– Added HighPass filter
– Fixed stepper sync problems when changing project sample rate
– Added Stepper with multiple destinations
– Added 3 new Waveforms
– Added 20 new Presets (thanks to Frank „Xenox“ Neumann / Particular – Sound)
– Fixed silence in Mono instance