Standalone 8-bit sound generators

Standalone softwares to create old-school electronical sounds, noises, effects and 8-bit sounds. For info, the freewares Audacity and MilkyTracker can generate 8-bit sounds easily, too ! Good for retro games !

All | Windows - Mac - Linux - VST - Flash - Java | Commercial - Free

BlipGen [windows]
Free Download >>> BlipGen.zip
BlipGenThis is a Windows application designed to assist tracker musicians in the creation of chip samples and low resolution sine, square, saw and triangle waveforms that loop flawlessly.
Import : DAT, RAW | Export : DAT, RAW

MP3 audio demo by Jerry Coox

Four Cycle Synth [windows]
Free Download >>> Four_Cycle_Synth.zip
Four Cycle SynthFour Cycle Synth generates short chippy, very messy sounding samples, which are more meant to be used as raw sounds, which you filter, and add effects to, than finished synth sounds.
Import : no | Export : WAV

MP3 audio demo by Jerry Coox

LabChirp [windows]
Free Download >>> LabChirp.zip
LabChirpA program for creating sound effects for games, music, videos - whatever you want! A readme and some example sounds are included to get you started.
Import : LCH | Export : LCH, WAV

MP3 audio demo by LabChirp

Sfxr - Cfxr - As3sfxr [windows/mac/linux/VST/flash/java]
Free Download >>> Sfxr_-_Cfxr_-_As3sfxr.zip
Sfxr - Cfxr - As3sfxrPossibly one of the most useful application that a game developer could have. DrPetter has written a program which randomly generates a sound effect based on selected options and slider settings. The results can then be saved as .wav files, ready for use in any projects.

Flash version online : (mirror)

Import : SFS | Export : SFS, WAV

MP3 audio demo by Gamma-Ut

Slashstone SoundFX Builder [windows]
Free Download >>> Slashstone_SoundFX_Builder.zip
Slashstone SoundFX BuilderSlashstone SoundFX Builder is a sound effect generator, made to generate the simple sound effects. The tool is opensource, released under the terms of the MIT license, written in FreePascal+Lazarus.
Import : SSFX | Export : SSFX, WAV

MP3 audio demo by the official website

SpotFX [windows]
Free Download >>> SpotFX.zip
SpotFXSpotFX is a tiny retro sound generation library, for use in PureBasic projects. The main sound creation code was converted from DrPetter's Sfxr utility. This archive contains standalone program.

MP3 audio demo by Jerry Coox

TS-404 [windows]
Free Download >>> TS-404.zip
TS-404Not really dedicated to 8-bit sound, Transistor Synth 404 is a virtual analogue, multitimbral synthesizer for Windows. You can use it to create fat basslines, melodies or just noise in true TB-303 (ReBirth) fashion. A good way to understand and play with basic waveforms (sine, square, triangle...) ! The ZIP archive contains patterns and tutorials.
Import : PAT | Export : PAT

MP3 audio demo by Kingofthespill

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