Generating noise-like sound effects
How do I generate noise-like sounds... explosions, rain, waves, etc., on a Windows system?
I know how to play MIDI notes, and how to play a wave sound, but I don't know how to generate non-musical sound effects. And, I do want to generate the sounds in real-time, I don't want to create a wave file.
Can anyone recommend resources (books or web)?
Years ago, I worked on a system where you could generate white noise, and then you could program ADSR and various high-pass & low-pass filters, etc. I assume that all modern sound cards can do this too.