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#1 xantherlogan

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

Does anyone have or know of any great (and free ideally) libraries for sound effects and music for games?

 

It's one thing to code and design a great game, but what about sound? Where do you get your effects from? Do you record your own or buy some from certain websites?

 

Is there a specific format for games or can you use anything from mp3 to WAV?

 

What other considerations need to be considered?

 

Thanks in advance :)

 

 



#2 True Valhalla

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

There is a site I use that has great sound effects (which I don't tend to share). They normally charge $1-$4 per sound effect, and since I knew I was planning to use a lot of sound effects in some of my upcoming major projects I paid $1000 for a hard drive collection of all of their audio. And that was on a half price sale ;) A pricey investment, but well worth it.

 

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:55 PM

You get what you pay for imho, so that said here are some resources worth checking out (most of which are not free I'm afraid)

 

http://www.soundrangers.com/

http://audiojungle.net/

http://www.shockwave-sound.com/

http://www.indiesfx.co.uk/


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#4 xantherlogan

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:37 AM

Thanks guys!

 

True Valhalla, do you mean you don't share the files or the name of the site you get the sounds from?



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:16 AM

Well, both.

 

But since Rich already listed it, I was talking about Sound Rangers.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:35 AM

http://www.affordabl...4everyone.com/

 

There are great collections of sfx here in this site and it's pay-whatever-you-want model. 



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

There's a huge ever growing collection of freely available sound effects here:

 

http://www.freesound.org/browse/

 

All sorts of useful stuff on there.



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

For some retro FX, you might wanna take a look at http://www.egonelbre.com/js/jsfx/ which is an sfxr clone for JS. You can also get access to the underlying data through the data URI, uudecode it, and then save it to a binary file if you prefer.


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