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1BITDRAGON 3 released


1BITDRAGON has announced that 1BITDRAGON 3 has been released for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

New features:

  • New 205 chiptune (8-bit) instruments and drums.
  • New accompaniment system.
  • New tools for transforming notes.
  • Added the ability to export a seamless audio loop.
  • Added the ability to shift rhythm patterns left or right.
  • Added the ability to shift instruments notes left, right, up or down.
  • New modulation wheels in Live Mode.
  • New filter buttons (high pass, medium pass and low pass).
  • Added the ability to drag & drop grids, columns and blocks: press the Ctrl key (or Cmd key on a Mac) for one second.
  • New shortcut to "solo" individual tracks (Click+Alt).
  • New "monophonic draw" option to draw monophonically, i.e. not allow multiple notes in the same column while you draw.
  • New preview button in the Instruments window.
  • New instrument length symbol in the Instruments window, next to each instrument.
  • Added tooltips to help improve user experience.


  • Now right-click to delete notes.
  • Now alt+click to reduce the volume of notes.
  • New, easier to use loop controls.
  • Less saturation when using "long notes" instruments.
  • Performance improvement (the application pauses when it is in the background and there is no song playing).
  • Faster startup time.
  • User interface improvements.

Price: $20 at 1bitdragon.com

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Discussion: Active
The Traveler
The Traveler
20 October 2021 at 3:20am

Recently purchased this on itch.io. It runs great on my Lubuntu Linux box and 1BD is just a lot of fun. The interface is easy to learn and provides up to 4 instrument slots and 5 slots for drums. The author has included a fairly large number of good quality sound samples, reminiscent of the GM soundfont instruments. It does not host vst/vst3 instruments. 1BD can export .wav files and .mid format. I've been using 1BD to flesh out some simple compositions, export to MIDI and then import to Renoise for use with my U-he Zebra2 and ZebraHZ vst3 instruments. I think it was a $20 well spent just for the casual fun I have with it. Cheers.

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