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Royalty Free Sounds Sites

05-23-2011, 12:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Italy
Posts: 81
Royalty Free Sounds Sites

Hi all,

where do you buy sounds for your game (if u have not a sound designer in your crew, obviously) ?

I'm checking AudioJungle but most sounds price are very high.. almost 5$ or 10$... for commercial license.

I've also buyed a collection of 3000 sounds but seems that most of the wav are recorded from a TV or other source... i've doubt using that sounds will put me in copyright infringment...

how can i be sure that an audio i bought on internet are royalty free... a txt license can save me from a infrigment issue?

Thanks in advance,

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05-23-2011, 12:33 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 137
Royalty free is most times a bit dubios.
We used http://www.soundsnap.com/ for effects for our first game. There is enough stuff to use and it is 1$ per sound.
For pads/background music we bought some Magix Soundpool dvds (the older ones, the newer ones are not free to use for commercial).

05-23-2011, 12:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: stockholm
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There are some sites that claim to have royalty free sounds,
listed here
List of free sfx

I've used sounds from these sites in my games.

The whole license thing I'm not to sure of, but my guess is that if you buy from someone that seems legit with a proper license file then it should be ok.

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05-23-2011, 01:02 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: UK
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As said Soundsnapp is a great site for sound effects and you can download 5 free sounds every month too
05-23-2011, 05:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 184
Check out Sound Rangers [http://www.soundrangers.com/]

They have a large selection of royalty free sounds, and apparently the first online sound library. It also looks like a few games have used their stuff... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soundra...eo_Game_Titles)

I've bought a few things from them in the past, and it looks like they hover around the $1.50 range or so
05-24-2011, 01:44 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
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05-24-2011, 05:25 AM
soundsnap.com is THE place for free/low cost-high quality sound effects! of course the best way is to record them specificaly for your game (either you or hire some freelancer sound designers as myself and many others - freelancer.com would be a good place to start and the prices are very low)

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05-24-2011, 05:46 AM
This site is good: http://www.freesound.org/

They request that you credit the maker of any audio you use.

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05-24-2011, 06:26 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Italy
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We use this site for music for our apps. He has a whole bunch of stuff available, but you must credit him in the app.
05-24-2011, 07:02 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Italy
Posts: 81
Thank you all very much!

Very useful information, i've subscribed to SoundSnap right now...

I'm going to use some public domain sounds too...

I only wonder if i've to put SoundSnap or sounds creators in credits of my game... that should be a loooooong list indeed!

Thx again pal, you are very kind

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