Puremagnetik Intros Bitfight 83, A Bit-Crusher Plugin Inspired By Vintage Games

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Puremagnetik Bitfight 83 is a new bit crusher plugin (VST/AU) inspired by 1980s video games that is based on two distortion effects. 

It’s time to go back in time, more precisely into the 80s. Puremagnetik has today released Bitfight 83, a new bit crusher plugin that is inspired by 1980s video games, bit-smashing effects and the legendary Commodore 64.

Bitfight 83 is a bit crusher effect that is based on two cascading distortion chains with sperate modulation (amplitude mod).

Puremagnetik Bitfight 83


Inspired by 1980s video games, bit-smashing effects and the Commodore 64, Bitfight 83 is part distortion machine, part lo-fi chip emulator. But Bitfight 83 is more than just a bit crusher – it is programmed with two cascading distortion chains with separate modulation. This creates strange, unpredictable artifacts as the two chains interact, including alias harmonization, phase effects, and other oddities.

Bitfight 83 isn’t limited to typical bit crushing sounds. You can apply subtle distortion, using the sample rate foldover for some brick wall distortion effects. Add reverb, delay etc and you can take your Bitfight sound to other dimensions!


  • Two parallel, bit reduction processors.
  • Sample rate foldover function.
  • Fixed width dual-modulation chains.
  • Amplitude modulation (tremolo) controls.
  • Collection of factory presets.

Puremagnetik Bitfight 83 is available now as a VST/AU plugin for PC & Mac. and currently offered as part of Puremagnetik’s Spark subscription for $9 USD per month. After one month it will become back-cataloged for a la carte purchase at $20 USD.

More information here: Puremagnetik 

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