AudioThing has released its MiniBit 8-bit chiptune Synthesizer plugin for iOS AUv3 and a new update adds Linux support.
The iOS Platform is growing and growing. This is particularly true with apps from the developer AudioThing, which we know from the desktop plugin scene but also from its lovely collaboration with experimental musician Hainbach.
With MiniBit, the next plugin has now made it to iOS AUv3 and Linux.
AudioThing MiniBit iOS
As a reminder: MiniBit is a straightforwardly designed 8-bit/chiptune-style plugin that emulates the sound of 80s game consoles and retro computers. The core consists of a single oscillator with 18 not bandlimited and aliasing waveforms and a pitched square wave sub-oscillator.
Then, you can route the oscillator mix through a filter with a resonance, a bit-crusher, and a syncable delay. There is also a classic ADSR envelope for shaping your sound and a multi-wave LFO for additional movement.
Hidden in a second screen, it also comes with a synced eight-step stepper aka. sequencer with multiple destinatons. With this, you can not only sequence notes but also animate the volume, cutoff, resonance, or even the waveform.
MiniBit is a lovely 8-bit synth for diving into retro sounds without getting lost in parameters. From noisy, snare-like steps to ambient subs, miniBit has many uses beyond what one expects from a chiptune synth, says AudioThing.
Today the good news from the developer. MiniBit has been conquering iOS devices since this morning. The iOS version has both support for iPhone and iPad and features AUv3 plugin support. It’s a 1-to-1 port of the plugin, giving you the same features on your mobile device.
In addition to the new iOS version, there is also an excellent free update for the desktop version. The highlight here is the support for Linux with VST2, VST3, and CLAP plugin formats.
Further, it has other improvements and compatibility updates:
- Windows 11 support
- macOS 13 Ventura support
- AAX Silicon Support
- improvements: support for Retina/HiDPI displays and better CPU and memory usage
- fixes: popups not opening correctly with multiple instances in Logic Pro and minor bugs
Nice update for the desktop version. I am pleased that MiniBit is now also available for iOS AUv3.
AudioThing MiniBit is available now for iOS (iPhone/iPad) for an introductory price of $4,99 (reg. $9,99) until October 11th, 2023. The desktop update with Linux is free of charge. It’s also on a 50% sale for 10€ instead of 20€ for a limited time.