sfxia Alternatives

    sfxia is described as 'tiny chip-style sound generator for Windows that lets you easily create retro, 8-bit sounds by tweaking sliders or hitting a Generate button to randomly generate a new sound' and is an app in the Development category. There are nine alternatives to sfxia for Online / Web-based, Linux, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is SFXR, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like sfxia are LabChirp (Free), bfxr (Free, Open Source), ChipTone (Free) and rFXGen (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2020

    1. Sfxr is a program that specializes in making chiptune sound effects for video games. Its interface consists of sliders that change the shape of the wave as well as the envelope and pitch. It has the ability to export to WAV for use in other programs.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      LabChirp is a Windows tool to help you create sound effects, for games, music, videos and more. Features Multiple channels: Up to eight individual channels. All or any element of a channel can be copied to another.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Bfxr is an online version of sfxr, a chiptune sound effects generator. The interface is more or less the same as sfxr. Some additional features have been added to this version such as 5 new waveforms, 3 new filters, a mixer, and more.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      ChipTone is a free, online tool for generating sound effects, primarily for games. With a vocoder feature in the works, ChipTone is a fantastic tool for game developers who do not want to learn a DAW.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      rFXGen is a simple and easy-to-use fx sounds generator, based on the amazing SFXR. Sounds could be saved as .rfx (sound generation parameters) and also exported to .wav as sample data, defining sample formatting.
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    2. Industrializer is a program for generating percussion sounds for musical purposes. This program is great for generating new techno and industrial sounds. It also can produce chimes, bubbles, gongs, hammer hits on different materials and so on.
    3. This program is an attempt to automatically generate explosion sound effects for use in video games, etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Jfxr is a browser-based tool to generate sound effects, for example for use in games. It was inspired by bfxr, but aims to be more powerful and more intuitive to use.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      wafxr is a sound effect generator in the tradition of as3fxr, bfxr, jfxr, and others. But where such tools normally generate static files, this one plays sounds dynamically via Web Audio. Supports oscillators, FM synth, tremolo/vibrato, and various other filters and effects.
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