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Sound effects and music?

11-23-2010, 12:36 PM
#1
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,975
Sound effects and music?

If you don't hire someone to make custom sound effects, what are some good sites you go to for sound effects and music? I need some for my upcoming game. Thanks.

Lightning Strike Games Development Blog
11-23-2010, 02:27 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 13
I always recommend hiring a professional if you have the budget, as they'll be able to customize a sound world that helps players immerse themselves in your game. However, if that's not an option then there are a few high quality SFX/Music libraries out there I could recommend.

Send me a PM with the sounds/music style you're looking for and I can help point you in the right direction.

Kole Audio Solutions
Audio Designer (Music Composition/Sound Design)
http://www.KoleAudioSolutions.com

11-23-2010, 04:23 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 197
For clients who have a project with zero budget, I've been recommending Audio Jungle for music. Shop carefully and you can find some cool tracks for cheap.

http://audiojungle.net/
11-24-2010, 07:19 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 5
you can also check out

http://8bc.org/music/
and ccmixter.org/

obviously you have to check the licenses and cant just take it, but they are good sources.
11-25-2010, 09:44 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osmiral View Post
If you don't hire someone to make custom sound effects, what are some good sites you go to for sound effects and music? I need some for my upcoming game. Thanks.
500 Sound Effects for $10...
http://photics.com/sound-effects

Michael Garofalo - App Developer and author of The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook.
11-26-2010, 05:14 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 14
Music is usually best done by a professional, however certain sound effects you may be able to make yourself. For some other projects on PC I've used Audacity and various free audio sources such as http://www.freesound.org/ to create new sounds. With a bit of editing and mixing a few sounds together you can get some nice effects.

For retro sounds you can always use SFXR which is great for that kind of thing:
http://www.drpetter.se/project_sfxr.html
11-26-2010, 05:21 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Photics View Post
500 Sound Effects for $10...
http://photics.com/sound-effects
By the way I just bought your sound effect pack Can't wait to hear them!
11-26-2010, 10:00 AM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,975
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Originally Posted by Jigxor View Post
By the way I just bought your sound effect pack Can't wait to hear them!
If it's not to much trouble, post back with how they are.

Lightning Strike Games Development Blog
11-26-2010, 11:50 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 378
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jigxor View Post
By the way I just bought your sound effect pack Can't wait to hear them!
Hey, that's great! Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Osmiral
If it's not to much trouble, post back with how they are.
To give people a better idea of what the 500 .WAV files sound like, I started a new series at my website. It's called... "Free .Wav Wednesday".

This week's free sample is "Heart Monitor"
http://photics.com/free-wav-wednesday-heart-monitor

The post is also a basic sound tutorial.

There's also some great feedback on the GameSalad forum...
http://gamesalad.com/forums/topic.php?id=13007

Michael Garofalo - App Developer and author of The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook.

Last edited by Photics; 11-26-2010 at 11:54 AM.