A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$29.99 USD or more

Note: a Steam key is included with your purchase

1BITDRAGON is a music creation software super easy to use, instant and fun

Ever wanted to get into music making but find mainstream music software too complicated?

Doodle some shapes on the piano roll and the dragon will do its thing. You don’t need to know music in order to make something that sounds good.

There are 223 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.


Audio Demos


  • 223 high quality handcrafted instruments
  • 275 high quality handcrafted drum sounds
  • 90 accompaniments
  • 24 arpeggiators
  • Pentatonic, Minor, Major, Dorian, Oriental and Full scales, 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, FLAC or MP3 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, FLAC and MP3 recording and export + loop support
  • Windows, MacOS and Linux versions


Q. How do I access my purchase?
R. After your purchase your browser will redirect to your download page.
You will also receive an email from support@itch.io confirming your transaction. This email contains a link to your download page.

Q. How can I learn 1BITDRAGON?
R. Read the User's Guide. Watch the videos.

Q. Can I distribute songs made with 1BITDRAGON?
R. Yes, you can play, distribute, sell or copyright any production rendered from 1BITDRAGON. You don't need to credit me :)

Q. Can I use the finished music loops in a song I make?
R. Yes, you can use the loops in your own music compositions and sell your songs. You cannot claim the copyright to the instruments and drum samples themselves.

Q. Do I get updates?
R. Yes, you do. With your purchase you will be able to download updates from itch.io and you do not have to pay again. When you buy something on itch.io you don’t need an account. When purchasing without an account your purchase is tied to your email address. You just have to redownload 1BITDRAGON. If you ever lose the link, you can request it to be resent to your email.

Q. If I buy 1BITDRAGON on itch.io, will I receive a DRM-free version?
R. Yes, if you buy 1BITDRAGON on itch.io, you will receive a DRM-free version.

Q. If I buy 1BITDRAGON on itch.io, will I receive a Steam key?
R. Yes.

Q. How to get a Steam Key from my itch.io purchase?
R. You can claim your key on your itch.io download page. You should have a link to that page in the email that you received from itch.io after purchasing 1BITDRAGON. If you need that email sent again, go here: https://itch.io/docs/buying/already-bought and you can request a fresh download email be sent to you.
Click "Get Steam Key" and follow the instructions to get your key. You will use that key to put the application in your Steam library, so copy it to your clipboard.
In the Steam app, go to your Library and click Add a Game in the bottom left of the window and choose "Activate a Product on Steam" and paste the Steam key.
You can now download, install and launch 1BITDRAGON from your Steam library!

Q. Is 1BITDRAGON supported on Apple silicon / M1 computers?
R. Yes, 1BITDRAGON is compatible with Apple silicon computers through Rosetta (select the app, press Command-I and tick the "Open using Rosetta" check box).

Q. Ahhh! I found a bug!
R. Keep calm and report the bug here.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+), Windows 10 and Windows 11.
  • Processor: x64 architecture.
  • Memory: 500 MB RAM.
  • Graphics: DX10, DX11, DX12 capable. Hardware vendor officially supported drivers.

Mac OS X

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


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




Buy Now$29.99 USD or more

In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $29.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Demo Songs.zip 72 kB
1BITDRAGON Linux.zip 78 MB
1BITDRAGON Mac.zip 211 MB
1BITDRAGON Windows.zip 78 MB

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