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Unveiling Five New Vintage 8-Bit Instruments for Chiptune Beat Making

November 30, 2023 | Soundtrap

8-bit video games in pixelated art

To kick off some good old holiday spirit, Soundtrap is proud to announce the release of new additions to its retro-sounding 8-Bit Instrument Suite, a game-changer for creators diving into the realms of Chiptune, Hyperpop, and 80s-inspired Electronic Music.

This exciting release introduces five new sounds to Soundtrap’s extensive MIDI instrument library:

  • 8 Bit Kit

  • 8 Bit Bass

  • 8 Bit Lead

  • 8 Bit Stab

  • 8-Bit Power

The newly released instrument suite is an addition to existing 8-bit synths and drum kits already available in Soundtrap, amplifying our studio’s capabilities for crafting nostalgic and retro-vibing tunes.

Jump into the studio and get started with the instrument presets by clicking here.

What is Chiptune and 8-bit Music?

Chiptune is a genre that harnesses the sonic charm of vintage video game consoles and computers. It's characterized by its lo-fi, melodic, and often playful tones, reminiscent of classic gaming soundtracks. The 8-bit aesthetic, rooted in the limitations of early computing hardware, has become a symbol of nostalgia, inspiring a new wave of creativity in contemporary music.

Read more: What Is Chiptune And How To Make Chiptune Beats

Enhanced creative arsenal of instrument presets

With these new instruments, Soundtrap users now have an expanded toolkit at their fingertips, elevating the platform's prowess in delivering authentic and customizable 8-bit sounds. 

Whether users are crafting retro game-inspired melodies or infusing Hyperpop beats with a vintage twist, the 8-Bit Instrument Suite opens up a world of possibilities for musical experimentation.

Explore the future of retro-inspired music production with Soundtrap's latest release—your gateway to the immersive worlds of vintage electronic music. Unleash your creativity and redefine the boundaries of sound in the digital era.

Soundtrap — the online music studio

Making music is more than just a hobby — it’s a form of self-expression, a way to unleash your creativity, and a means for you to bring your unique voice to the world.

Soundtrap is the ultimate audio production software for music makers and producers to easily collaborate and create music online, with thousands of audio loops, instruments, and samples only a click away. 

Get started with Soundtrap today!