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

FlexiMusic Generator [windows]
FlexiMusic GeneratorFlexiMusic Generator is a unique tool to generate musical and non-musical sounds. If you want to create unique pieces of music and exciting new sounds never before heard on this planet, then you'll love the FlexiMusic Generator.

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

Sound Effects Generator [windows]
Sound Effects GeneratorSound Effects Generator is an easy to use utility to create Windows .WAV sound effects files. You create a sound by simply setting amplitude and frequency points, selecting a waveform and setting optional echo and distortion levels. Your sound effects file can be between 20ms and 10s long. You can set an unlimited number of amplitude and frequency points and the frequencies can vary between 10Hz and 4.8KHz. There are 18 waveforms to choose from (such as a sine wave, saw tooth, square wave etc...) and the sound quality can be 11,025Hz, 22,050Hz or 44,100Hz.

[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

Tone Generator [windows/mac]
Tone GeneratorTone Generator is a sine wave generator, frequency generator and signal generator that lets you create audio test tones, sweeps or noise waveforms using your computer or a PDA handheld.

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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