Famirom is a sample based NES sound emulator that uses a bank of 60 waveforms to recreate the sound of this legendary game system and its 2A03 sound processor. The instrument allows you to easily recreate any NES tones using a simple but intuitive user interface.

The waveforms used by the plugin were sampled from two vintage Famirom game systems bought many years ago. Their sounds were meticulously sampled and edited to be as close as possible to the real thing. Unlike other emulations, Famirom is based on recordings from an original NES hardware sound chip.


  • 60 Waveforms 
  • LFO with depth and rate controls 
  • Full amp range controls 
  • Pitch bend and range controls 
  • Easy to use ADSR volume envelope 
  • 3 voice modes: mono, polyphonic and legato 
  • Glide and Reverb effects

Famirom is a great sound design tool if you want to recreate the NES sound effects and tones on your computer.

Compatible with all the major DAWs!


  • Windows VST plugins in both 32-bit and 64-bit format.
  • Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and macOS El Capitan and up.
  • Each sound consists of a single cycle 16-bit 44.1 kHz waveform.
  • Compatible with the most popular DAWs on the market: Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, Steinberg Cubase, FL Studio, Traktion, Mixcraft, Sony Acid, Presonus Studio One, Cakewalk Sonar, and Apple's Logic Pro.

Version History:

  • 2020-03-20: Updated to v2.1: better ADSR, compatible with macOS Catalina.
  • 2016-03-25: Updated to v2: consolidated the ADSR controls, added 30 new waveforms and updated the GUI.

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