A downloadable tool for Windows and macOS

FamiStudio - NES Music Editor

FamiStudio is a very simple, DAW-style, music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is designed for both chiptune enthusiasts and the NES homebrew community.


  • DAW-style user interface with sequencer/piano roll,
  • Undo/Redo support
  • Export to various formats (FamiTracker, WAV, NSF, FamiTone2)
  • Import from FamiTracker TXT
  • MIDI input support

For updates, tutorials, source code and documentation, please visit www.famistudio.org.

Updated 10 days ago
Published 23 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Tags8-Bit, chiptune, Music, NES, Retro

Install instructions


Simply download and run the installer (.msi). If you get a security warning simple click "More Info..." and discard the warning. A shortcut to FamiStudio and the included demo songs will be added to your Start Menu. You will need install the VS2015 runtime (x86) which you can download here.


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 and you may need to grant it a few permissions if you are running Catalina.


FamiStudio 1.2.1 Installer 1 MB
FamiStudio 1.2.0 App Bundle 2 MB