Nicolas Morin ‘1BITDRAGON 3’: A Music Creation Software that allows Anyone Can Compose Music Instantly and Easily with Fun

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Text 2021-10-13


▲ 1BITDRAGON 3 'Live Mode' 

Nicolas Morin ‘1BITDRAGON 3’: A Music Creation Software that allows Anyone Can Compose Music Instantly and Easily with Fun 



Nicolas Morin, a French audio software developer, has just released ‘1BITDRAGON 3’ after a year of work since 1BITDRAGON ver.1 was initially released last year. 1BITDRAGON 3 is a standalone music creation software for Windows, Mac and Linux that allows anyone can compose music instantly and easily with fun. With 1BITDRAGON 3, it is possible to create a basic melody in a few steps and to compose a song in a few minutes. If you ever wanted to get into music making but find mainstream music softwares too complicated, then 1BITDRAGON 3 is the right product for you. Doodle some shapes on the piano roll and 1BITDRAGON 3 will do its thing. You don’t need to know music theory in order to make something that sounds good. You can record finished tracks and export them as WAV. There are 255 instruments and 275 drum samples so you can make a ton of music across a bunch of genres without having to get outside of 1BITDRAGON 3. 



▲ 1BITDRAGON 3 'Instrument Presets' 


  • 255 high quality handcrafted instruments
  • 275 high quality handcrafted drum sounds
  • 90 accompaniments
  • 24 arpeggiators
  • Use of pentatonic scales to avoid wrong notes, 24 scales variations
  • Euclidean Rhythm Generator that generates natural-sounding rhythmical patterns
  • Live Mode that gives you full control of your live performances while recording a WAV file(high-pass and low-pass filters, modulation wheels)
  • Copy & Paste support
  • Full Undo/Redo support
  • Internal 64-bit audio processing engine
  • MIDI export
  • WAV recording and export (44.1 kHz, 16-Bit, stereo .wav files) + loop support
  • Windows, MacOS and Linux versions



▲ 1BITDRAGON 3 'Arpeggiator Presets' 

New Features on 1BITDRAGON ver.3

  • 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



▲ 1BITDRAGON 3 'Drums' 

System Requirements



  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+) and Windows 10
  • Processor: x86, x64 architecture
  • Memory: 500MB Ram
  • Graphics: DX10, DX11, DX12 capable. Hardware vendor officially supported drivers.
  • Storage: 200MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Hardware vendor officially supported drivers


Mac OS X

  • OS: Sierra 10.13+
  • Processor: Apple Silicon, x64 architecture
  • Memory: 500MB RAM
  • Graphics: Metal capable Intel or AMD GPUs. Apple officially supported drivers.
  • Storage: 200MB available space



  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and CentOS 7. Gnome desktop environment running on top of X11 windowing system
  • Processor: x64 architecture
  • Memory: 500MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2+, Vulkan capable. Nvidia using Nvidia official proprietary graphics driver or AMD GPUs using AMD Mesa graphics driver
  • Storage: 200MB available space





$20.00 USD 



For more information on '1BITDRAGON 3'




Release Trailer  








*1BITDRAGON 3 Tutorials: here  











About '1BITDRAGON' (

1BITDRAGON is a music creation software super easy to use, simple, instant and fun. Create a basic melody in a few steps, compose a great song in a few minutes. It’s the most intuitive software for music creation. 1BITDRAGON is great for electronic music, indie gaming music, chiptunes, and such stuff. It is limited compared to big DAWs, but it has a big fun factor and it costs less than $25.






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