A downloadable tool for Windows

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Turn fractals into musical instruments or just explore the intricate and complex structures with this simple tool.  By converting the fractal orbits to sound waves, many interesting effects can be achieved, which can be used for sound effects in your game.  A better explanation about what this tool does and how it works can be found here:


The fractals are designed to run in real time on a GPU.  If the program is going too slow, you can simply shrink the size of the window to make it run faster.  The rendering is also designed to increase the image quality over time.  So keep still for a bit before taking screenshots to get higher quality.


  • H - Toggle Help Menu
  • Left Mouse - Click or drag to hear orbits
  • Middle Mouse - Drag to pan view
  • Right Mouse - Stop orbit and sound
  • Scroll Wheel - Zoom in and out
  • D - Toggle Audio Dampening
  • C - Toggle Color
  • F11 - Toggle Fullscreen
  • S - Save Snapshot
  • R - Reset View
  • J - Hold down, move mouse, and release to make Julia sets. Press again to switch back.
  • 1 - Mandelbrot Set
  • 2 - Burning Ship
  • 3 - Feather Fractal
  • 4 - SFX Fractal
  • 5 - Hénon Map
  • 6 - Duffing Map
  • 7 - Ikeda Map
  • 8 - Chirikov Map

Source Code

Source code is MIT licenced and available on my GitHub:

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(50 total ratings)
Made withSFML
Tags2D, Experimental, fractal, Music Production, Open Source, psychedelic, SFML, Sound effects
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

FractalSoundExplorer.zip (Windows 64-bit) 629 kB


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bagels are weird food

pls make it run in browser!


load to the infinite pls mandelbrot set

my computer: no it will crash its a notebook not ps 200x ultra master quality no

its about it ...

found a glitch

629 kB

only windows or pc

in order to do this press key j on yellow



I’ve been meaning to thank you for this. Your video was very inspirational for a small game I developed last year.

When I first heard the SFX fractal, it seemed perfect for synthesizing melee weapon sounds. So I built my own parameterized implementation that procedurally generates sounds in real-time based on players’ equipment and interactions. I found that the x- and y-axes correlated well with my inputs (modulation and timbre, respectively), and I controlled the pitch by manipulating the sample rates of the buffers. To tie it together, I interpolated between two points at various rates to create distinctive sounds for each weapon.

That was such a fun exercise! I definitely need to explore this concept, and other noisy fractals, more in the future.

Excellent work!


That's awesome!  Yeah, it's a great technique if you need a lot of sound effects with almost zero extra memory.   I'll check out the game.

what are some good custom fractals?

julia set is the purifier for sound? try with last map

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try number 8 it sounds really cool


Hope you don't mind, but I got really inspired by the sounds and made a little techno album with it! It's fairly minimal, and I recorded it simply by messing with the program while I had a few drum machines going, but I think it turned out pretty cool! https://doortonow-here.bandcamp.com/album/fracktalmusick-live




Honestly I think if we had the option to add reverb and select multiple points on a fractal this could potentially become a good ambient synthesizer for creating eerie or slightly dreamy sound effects.


Pretty cool! I used some of the sounds in a new track



NSGolova8 months ago(+3)

Check out my port https://www.golova.dev/experiments/fractalSounds

Rip your Chromebook GPU

Use it to create custom fractals

thats awsome! you should make this into an audio plugin or something lol

Nice one!

Hey, when this becomes supported by apple OS then I'll definitely want this!




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this is fake code i made it myself and it it not harmful. it probably won't even work if u try it

you are twisting my mind

did you use atleast one braincell before posting this comment

i used 0.01 braincell

For me it wont open


i want it on chrome

Why can't I play it on the website?

There's always a problem saying that the virus scan failed.

Because it's a download

Because if your on mobile you don't have a keyboard to switch to other fractals

i'm not on mobile

Also, for laptop users, you can not hold J and move your mouse.

It would be convenient if you would let the users to choose which characters (from keyboard) do a certain action.

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Can you offer a keyboard character for Scroll in and out? Not all of have a mouse with scroll wheel.

Is it a virus?


Can this work as a plugin for Ableton? I wanna use these sounds in music production.


this was amazing , thank you

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