Top Chiptune VST Plugins
Top Chiptune VST Plugins

Top 2+ Chiptune VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 2 Chiptune VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

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  1. miniBit
  2. miniVerb

1. miniBit

 
miniBit
 

miniBit is a 8-bit/chiptune style synthesizer that emulates the sound of 80s game consoles and retrocomputers. It features a main oscillator with 15 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.

Specifications

  • 15 Waveforms + Sub Oscillator
  • Poly and Mono mode with Glide
  • 2-poles LowPass/HighPass Filter
  • Delay and BitCrusher effects
  • LFO with multiple destinations
  • 8 Steps Stepper with multiple destinations
  • 50 Presets + Preset randomizer
  • Formats: VST, AU, and AAX (32/64bit)
  • Platforms: OSX, Windows

CLASSIC CONSOLES

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.

STEP SEQUENCER

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.

CUSTOM WAVEFORMS

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.


2. miniVerb

 
miniVerb
 

8-BIT/CHIPTUNE ECHO REVERB EFFECT

miniVerb is an 8-bit/chiptune and lofi reverb effect inspired by the sound of 80s game consoles and retrocomputers.

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).

Features:

  • Pre/Post Filter (LP/HP)
  • Echo (single/double mode)
  • Vibrato
  • Crusher (bit-crusher, downsampler, pitch shifter)
  • 45 Presets
  • Preset randomizer

CLASSIC CONSOLES

miniVerb was inspired by the sound of classic game consoles and retro computers of the 80s and 90s.

For even more 8-bit/chiptune sounds, check out our synthesizer plugin miniBit.

ECHO SECTION AND TIPS

The Echo Section can be used to simulate the tricks used in early video game consoles to add a sense of space/reverb to the sounds.

The most common way was to sacrifice one of the internal tracks of the sound chip to play a delayed version of the original track, essentially creating a slapback echo effect.

To achieve this NES-like reverb sound, you can use a single delay line, very short time, no feedback, and width set to mono.

To simulate a 90s fake reverb/echo (like the SNES) instead, you can play with longer times and add some feedback to simulate a reverb tail.

For a more modern approach, you can switch the Echo to Double Delay Line by clicking on the blue button (in the top-left corner) and increase the width to a wider setting.

Note: This plugin is 64bit ONLY! 

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Top Chiptune VST Plugins
Top 2+ Chiptune VST Plugins 2021
SOUND QUALITY
91
VALUE FOR MONEY
93
EASE OF USE
92
FEATURES
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PRESETS
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