Overview

UVI 8-Bit Synth | Toys
Inspired by some of our favorite vintage computers and gaming systems, 8-Bit Synth delivers a massive collection of authentic sounds created with the hardware. Dial up custom patches created with the Commodore 64, Game Boy, SID Station, Mod Machine and more, and create brand new sonic adventures with the genuine sounds of these classic machines.
UVI 8-Bit Synth | Toys
A fantastic instrument for crafting chip tunes and beyond, 8-Bit Synth digs deep into the capabilities of the hardware and delivers a surprisingly sweet range of sounds covering everything from classic video game favorites to modern genre-style patches. Don't let the arcade-inspired exterior fool you, while definitely packed with fun 8-Bit Synth is a serious and versatile instrument covering a broad sonic palette.

Instrument

Starting with a deep sampling of retro computers, game systems and vintage-inspired instruments, 8-Bit Synth gives you 375 high-quality patches created by our sound design team, arranged into categories including; Bass, Brass, Chip Mod, Chords, Composite, Drums, FX, Keys & Bells, Leads, Pads, Plucks, Polysynth, Sweeps, and Waveforms, each loaded with ready-to-inspire sonic destinations that can work equally well as starting points for you to tweak and build upon.
Internally 8-Bit Synth is made up of two layers, with layer 1 presenting sounds from the SID, and layer 2 loaded with sounds from devices like the GameBoy, Mode Machine, Commodore 64, and more, allowing you to quickly and easily explore new combinations and create your very own hybrid sounds.
UVI 8-Bit Synth | GUI
Control over each layer is provided via discrete ADSR amplitude envelopes, multimode filters with envelopes, pitch, portamento, and stereo controls, including unison. You even have layer-specific control over modwheel assignments on your MIDI keyboard, allowing you to blend the two layers surgically and perform them in unique and interesting ways.
UVI 8-Bit Synth | GUI
Each layer in 8-Bit Synth can be animated with discrete arpeggiators, and on the Mod page with a 16-step Step Modulator and an LFO. Finally, a packed FX page delivers studio-grade 3-band EQ, Overdrive, Thorus, Phasor, Ensemble, Delay, and Sparkverb, giving you everything you need to add a finishing touch or radical transformation.
Designed to be a source of fun and inspiration, 8-Bit Synth delivers a huge range of authentic retro chip sounds not to be missed.
UVI 8-Bit Synth | Toy Suite

Also included in Toy Suite

An eclectic collection of uniquely inspiring timbres, Toy Suite delivers an epic 370 acoustic and electric musical toys. Explore petit pianos, guitars, organs, drums, percussions, whistles, metallophones, bells, shakers, music boxes, drum machines, tiny toy synthesizers, learning toys and more! An incredible library, unmatched in scale, quality and character.

SPECS

WHAT YOU GET
Size: 12.8 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 35.01 GB in WAV)
Content: 31,402 Samples, 375 Presets, 430 Layers (187 SidMachines and 243 SidStation)
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.16+, and Falcon version 2.1.1+
  • iLok account (free, dongle not required)
  • Internet connection for the license activation
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    - Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit)
    - Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • 13 GB of disk space
  • Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)
COMPATIBILITY
Supported Formats: Audio Unit, AAX, VST, Standalone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Maschine 1+, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5+, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3+, MainStage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

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Reviews

UVI 8-Bit Synth | Ken Lewis
"8-Bit Synth is the cheat code you didn’t know you needed. Surprisingly usable and inspiring!"
Ken Lewis
Grammy-nominated Producer, Mixer & Songwriter
(Drake, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Eminem, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey)
UVI 8-Bit Synth | Matt Mahaffey
"8-Bit Synth has become the go-to chip engine for my entire team. Instant access to intuitive patches, wonderful effects, and a playful, intuitive and logical layout!"
Matt Mahaffey
Multi-instrumentalist, Record Producer & Composer
(Cake In Space, sElf, Pink, Beck, TMNT)
UVI 8-Bit Synth | Saydiq
"Amazing collection! Very inspiring and unusual tunes, modern, electronic but very warm all at once! Bravo UVI!"
Saydiq
Diamond-, Platinum- & Gold-certified Producer
(Ninho, Niska, Kaaris, Lacrim, Koba LaD, Maes, YL, Mayo)
8-Bit Synth | MusicTech
"8-bit synth is an utter joy to use. A huge and very useful library, especially for anyone working in media, or those looking for different production sounds that might set a palette away from the norm, albeit with large elements of crossover with the mainstream."
8-Bit Synth | SoundBytesMag
"Colorful and deceptively powerful. [...] Well-programmed and well-designed synth."

User Testimonials

"This is a must have! The 8-Bit Synth is amazing, and it's so funny and easy to create your own sounds!"
edobot, KVR
"A fun library! Love the old computer sounds!"
Lazy Pixel, YouTube
"Sounds authentic!"
Teto, YouTube
"Love the new 8-Bit Synth!"
Laura R., Facebook
"Love this synth!"
beMOTION.dESIGN, YouTube
Commodore 64, Game Boy, SID Station and Mode Machine are trademarks of their respective owners. UVI is not affiliated or endorsed by any entities listed here.
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