NCH Tone Generator

NCH Tone Generator

Tone Generator is a program that can be used as a sine wave generator
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Even though you might need to perform this task quite often, generating test sounds, tones and frequencies is a rather mundane task when working with sounds, and it shouldn’t take much of your time. Yet, if you don’t use the right tools, it can get quite difficult and complicated. Happily, there’s the NCH Tone Generator, and it represents the best example of those “right tools” that make generating test sounds, tones, signals and frequencies a really simple and convenient task.

NCH Tone Generator comes with a very simple and easy-to-use interface. It makes choosing the different types of frequency and waveforms a very simple task. It can generate sine, square, triangle, saw tooth, impulse, noise waveforms, and so on. Different types of noises can also be produced: pink noise, white noise, blue noise, gray noise, brown noise, violet noise. Anyway, the best feature of this tool is, in my opinion, the fact that it can simultaneously generate up to 16 tones at once. This lets you create all kinds of sound testing combinations and leads to almost endless sound testing possibilities. Another great advantage is the fact that the sound generation can be performed based on a large variety of frequencies, from 1Hz to 22kHz, with the condition that your soundcard also supports producing these frequencies. The generated tones can be saved as WAV audio files.

In conclusion, sound engineers, radio operators and whoever needs to generate test tones can rely on this tool, as it is truly effective and easy-to-use at the same time.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Very easy-to-use and intuitive.
  • Can generate different types of noises.
  • Can generate simultaneous tones.


  • A bit pricey.
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