Plugins (VST, AU, RTAS) for 8-bit sound

To use these virtual 8-bit sound synthesizers and effects, you need a plugin host like FL Studio, Renoise or others... For info, SAVIhost is a good free standalone VST plugin host for Windows. Perfect to test VST plugins !

1bitstudio [windows, VST] by Shiru
INST/FX, Free Download >>> 1bitstudio.zip
1bitstudioA bundle of experimental GUI-less VST2 plugins for 1-bit sound synthesis and processing. Current version includes two FX (bitcrushers of sort), four drum machines, and seven tone synths.

[mp3] audio demo by Shiru

3Li73 Reducer 2 [windows/mac, VST/AU] by Virtual Creations
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> 3Li73_Reducer_2.zip
3Li73 Reducer 2This is a very compact bit/rate-reducer vst effect with pre- and after cutoff filters.

[mp3] audio demo by Virtual Creations

Bitsmacker [mac, AU] by Max Citron
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> Bitsmacker.zip
BitsmackerThe Bitsmacker is a digital distortion swiss army knife for applying digital crust to your otherwise pristine audio signal. It Can simulate vintage samplers, classic video game systems, and other lo-fi paraphenalia. At extreme settings, it warps your audio with power you couldn't get from a stomp box or full stack.

ChipArp MIDI [windows, VST] by Shiru
MIDI FX, Free Download >>> ChipArp_MIDI.zip
ChipArp MIDIA GUI-less MIDI processing plugin that turns full chords into proper chiptune arpeggios using pitch bend messages. Requires target synth plugin to support pitch bend depth of at least 12 semitones up/down, and instant response to the pitch bend changes (without smoothing), so it does not work with any VSTi. Confirmed to work well with 1bitstudio, VST2413, and VT2i plugins.

CrushDMC [windows, VST] by Shiru
FX, Free Download >>> CrushDMC.zip
CrushDMCA bitcrusher plugin that emulates specific distortions of the Famicom/NES DMC channel. Useful when you want to make NES-sounding sampled drums.

Decimator [windows/mac, VST/AU] by ApulSoft
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> Decimator.zip
DecimatorDecimator is a little effect plugin that consists of a bit quantizer and sample rate reducer followed by a LP/HP filter. Midi-controllable.

Geektronic [windows, VST] by Novaflash
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> Geektronic.zip
GeektronicGeektronic is a stereo bit-crusher/decimator effect. Simple, efficient. Reshape the audio stream (2 to 24 bits).

LOFI [windows, VST] by E-Phonic
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> LOFI.zip
LOFIWith LOFI you can easily downgrade your clean sounds to old dirty sounding samples. From just a little dirt, to total destruction of the sound.

Multiband Bitcrusher [windows, VST] by Nym
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> Multiband_Bitcrusher.zip
Multiband BitcrusherThe Multiband Bitcrusher effect is a 4-band bit reduction / downsampler vst plugin. The 4 frequency bands can be operated independently and processed through the bitcrusher and the downsampler.

Redu(p)cer [windows, VST] by Morfiki
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> Redu(p)cer.zip
Redu(p)cerIt is a bit reduction effect using a very cool control set up that allows you to morph between five presets at a time. By assigning a midi controller you can get some really interesting automation effects in realtime.

[mp3] audio demo by the official website

TAL-Bitcrusher [windows/mac, VST/AU] by Patrick Kunz
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> TAL-Bitcrusher.zip
TAL-BitcrusherTAL-Bitcrusher is a common bitcrusher with some useful additions. There is a low- and highshelf EQ and a noise cross modulator included. Its maybe useful on drums, especially hats and for distorted leads.

TBK2 [windows/mac, VST/AU/RTAS] by Sonalksis Ltd.
FX (Bitcrusher), Commercial
TBK2TBK2 is efficient, intuitive and direct - and therefore very simple to use, providing great results with minimal effort, the interface and the options provided makes it easy to achieve a variety of sonic effects including, but not limited to downsampling, bitcrushing, clipping.

thrummaschine [windows, VST] by De La Mancha (DLM)
FX (Bitcrusher), Free
thrummaschinethrummaschine is a 3-band distortion effect with independant, LFO-driven filters. Make your bass, mid and high frequencies oscillate at different speeds, shapes and pan, with whatever flavour and level of distortion you dial in for each band.

Timemachine [windows, VST] by Jeroen Breebaart
FX (Bitcrusher), Free Download >>> Timemachine.zip
TimemachineTimeMachine is a VST plugin that provides accurate reproduction of the characteristic sound of vintage samplers, such as the Commodore 64, or older Akai samplers. The (virtual) sampling rate can be varied, as well as the number of bits used for digital representation. furthermore, aliasing distortion can be generated individually for AD and DA conversion.

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