16-bit era timbre layering synthesizer

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ - and its Japanese version the Super Famicom™ - is the home of some of the most beloved video game music of the 2D era, a rich tapestry of lush orchestral music and a cornucopia of smashing pop anthems. We are most proud to bring you this wondrous sound in its full pristine bit-perfect glory.

Our intuitive sample integration system makes it a breeze to pluck any audio file and transform into a true SNES instrument in mere seconds, complete with the SNES's unique echo effect, ready to use in your DAW, eliminating the need for cumbersome audio file editors and BRR converters.

Don't have any samples to use? Not a problem: we've included a complete sample library covering every common instrument. Want to go crazy with 8-voice layering, sample-to-sample FM and intricate modulation? Let your creative juices flow and build a wall of sound!

Chipsynth SFC

We have specially created an entire emulation of the SHVC-SOUND module just for chipsynth SFC, covering both the digital and analog domains. We've used our signature comprehensive digital-recording matching approach, featuring our unique custom-built rigs, painstakingly thorough testing, and stubborn refusal to settle for anything less than a perfect match.

The results speak for themselves: you can take digital captures of whole songs from the real original SNES, and the chipsynth SFC song player will match these captures absolutely perfectly, bit for bit!

So to make sure you understand, chipsynth SFC is not made out of static samples recorded from an SNES but is rather a full recreation of how it plays YOUR samples!


"It's really funny how quickly I can get something musical into chipsynth SFC - that would have taken hours or days 25 years ago - in a funny not funny kind of way - can't complain though"

- David Wise, composer - Donkey Kong Country™ series.

"This plugin is legit. It's the greatest SPC700 plugin ever and also recommended to dip your toes in the SFC-sound water. We can quickly use all the sound chips' functions and know what SPC700 is all about. Really amazing."

- Yuzo Koshiro, composer - ActRaiser series.

System Compatibility

SFC can run either as:
Windows (64-bit)
macOS (64-bit)
VST2® Plug-In
VST3® Plug-In
Audio Units™ Plug-In
ProTools AAX® Plug-In


  • PC: Windows 7 (x64) or higher
  • macOS: 10.11 or higher
  • CPU (PC): Intel/AMD dual core or more
  • CPU (macOS): Intel or Apple Silicon/M1 or newer (native)
  • RAM: 1GB or more
  • Disk space: about 100 MB
This plug-in supports Native Instruments’ NKS format. It is compatible with Maschine and Kontrol S-Series keyboards.

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