FamiStudio NES Music Editor
FamiStudio is very simple music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom. It is targeted at both chiptune artists and NES homebrewers.
Latest Hotfix Release 4.0.6
For a detailed release notes for each hotfix release, please visit the
change log section of the documentation.
New features in 4.0.0 (Latest major release)
Revamped desktop version :
Redesigned controls, more similar to mobile version : Context menus, Gizmos, etc.
Based on GLFW using custom drawn widgets, consistent across Win/MacOS/Linux
Getting rid of all dependencies to OpenTK, WinForms, GTK# and System.Drawing in preparation to eventual migration to modern .NET.
Animated GIFs for intro tutorial
More control over sequencer height and ability to hide unused channels on desktop
Support to multiple audio expansions with EPSM
Support for multiple waveforms for N163
Support for single audio expansions for ROM export
Wave resampling for N163/FDS waveforms, import WAV files and adjust period & offset.
Basic NSFe export support, only track names and durations for now.
Improved oscilloscope stability:
Use of emulation-generated triggers when rendering oscilloscope in exported video or in toolbar when previewing instruments.
Improved trigger detection for toolbar oscilloscope when playing a song (using "peak speed trigger" algorithm).
Audio delay effect when exporting video or audio.
Snapping improvements, most notably:
**Alt+1**, **Alt+2**, **Alt+3** and **Alt+4** quickly changes between common snapping values
Hold **Alt** anytime when resizing or moving notes to temporarily disable snapping
Context menu to set snapping to a specific note duration
Option to snap effect values
Latest release trailer
On Windows simply download and run the installer (Setup.exe). A shortcut to FamiStudio and the included demo songs will be added to your Start Menu. If you get a warning when installing or if the app crashes when running, please check out the
documentation for the fix. On macOS, download and uncompress the file anywhere and the launch FamiStudio app. The demo songs and included in the zip. The app is unsigned and might require you to
ignore a few warning. On Linux, the FlatHub page contains the instructions, if installing from the ZIP file please read the
installation instructions. Documentation
documentation page for detailed documentation. Getting Started on Desktop
Here is a 20min video tutorial that will show you how to create a basic song from scratch.
Getting Started on Mobile
If you are using the mobile version of FamiStudio, please check out this tutorial to get you started!
The entire source code is available on
GitHub. Contact & Social Media