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DrPetter releases sfxr – sound effect generator
What I present here is, if you will, an MS Paint for sound effects… or something along those lines. It’s meant to make it dead easy for anyone to whip up a few simple sound effects and save them as .WAV files for playback using most game/media libraries like SDL or pygame.
- Generator presets: Pickup/coin, laser/shoot, explosion, powerup, hit/hurt, jump and blip/select.
- Randomize function & Mutate for small random changes to the current values.
- Manual settings include: waveform selection, envelope, frequency controls, filters (LP/HP).
- Preset load/save.
- Export to .wav, 44.1kHz/22kHz, 16/8-bit.
A Linux port by mjau is available as well.
Check the sfxr page for more information.