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what program to use for sound effects and music?

11-03-2011, 05:57 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
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what program to use for sound effects and music?

what program do you or other people use to create sound effects and music for your/their games? i'm new so i'm not sure where to begin. any name of a commonly used program would be useful.
11-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,931
On my PC I use:

Various harware and VST synths.

On iOS I use:

Beatmaker2 (occasionally)
MIDI Synth

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!

11-04-2011, 09:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Albuquerque New Mexico
Posts: 88
I have been using FL Studio for years on my PC / Parallels. Great for making short loops of music and editing sound fx or recording your own plus you can download more VST's for more effects or instruments.
11-04-2011, 10:21 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869

also it exists as a free app on iPhone too, neat!
11-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 184
Don't forget the software you already have like Garage Band...it can do some nice things as well.

Also I use Audacity if I need to modify and existing sound's properties and such
11-06-2011, 12:22 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lincoln, UK
Posts: 344
I was creating all my audio in GarageBand, then editing it in Audacity. I have since added iPad app studio.HD to my tools for creating the music.
11-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 16
On windows I use http://www.windowsgames.co.uk/effects.html to generate bleeps and whoops, on the Mac I use Audacity for editing sounds and Garage Band for music.

Hope that helps.
11-07-2011, 01:49 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 286
I use Sfxr as well, damn awesome app!

For detailed editing I used Sound Studio (for OSX).

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