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]
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]
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]
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.

Chip32 [windows/mac, VST/AU]
INST, Free Download >>> Chip32.zip
Chip32This virtual synth produces old school electronical sounds and features a graphical wavetable editor. Chip32 has many midi control options, described in the readme. Additionally, there are an ADSR envelope, a basic filter and a bitcrusher. Good to emulate Nintendo Entertainment System (NES/Famicom) soundchip !

MP3 audio demo by DjKlzonez

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

Icecream [windows, VST]
INST, Free Download >>> Icecream.zip
IcecreamOld consoles soundchip emulation. 8-bit/Chip style Mono/Poly synthesizer - Dual Oscillators - 4 Octave per OSC - Osc2 Finetune - Step Sequencer Pitch/Filter - Bitcrusher 8bit, 16bit, 24bit, 32bit - Filter Section - Amp/Filter ADSR - Harmonics Switch - Reverb/Delay - X/Y Pad - Glide and Glide Rate.

MP3 audio demo by Benalmighty (aka Benjamin Bustin)

LOFI [windows, VST]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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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