Resources for Sound Effects and Music

Last week I asked my Twitter peers a couple of questions relating to Sound Effects and Music. I got some really useful responses so I thought I’d share them here.

(courtesy of @partnersinrhyme @DazeEnd @minimaxgames @celsiusgs @madgarden)

(courtesy of @MarkusN @celsiusgs @jsepia)

@MarkusN also suggested that for the right game it may be worth sourcing a local musician to write a short piece of bespoke music for say the menu screen. You could still use generic music in the main game but people are more likely to remember the bespoke music.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but I hope you find it useful. Feel free to share your own resources in the comments below.

17 Comments

  1. Short post on royalty free Sound Effects and Music resources for your games – http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/r… /cc @GeekAndDad @minimaxgames

  2. apanos75 says:

    If you want buy sound effects or music you should also check out SoundRangers:

    http://www.soundrangers.com/

  3. apanos75 says:

    RT @chrismwaite: Short post on royalty free Sound Effects and Music resources for your games – http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/r… /cc @GeekAndDad @min …

  4. minimaxgames says:

    RT @chrismwaite: Short post on royalty free Sound Effects and Music resources for your games – http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/r… /cc @GeekAndDad @min …

  5. GeekAndDad says:

    @chrismwaite Thanks!

  6. MarkusN says:

    RT @chrismwaite: Short post on royalty free Sound Effects and Music resources for your games – http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/r… /cc @GeekAndDad @min …

  7. jsepia says:

    RT @chrismwaite: Short post on royalty free Sound Effects and Music resources for your games – http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/r… /cc @GeekAndDad @min …

  8. GeorgeSealy says:

    RT @chrismwaite: Short post on royalty free Sound Effects and Music resources for your games – http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/r… /cc @GeekAndDad @min …

  9. DazeEnd says:

    RT @chrismwaite: Short post on royalty free Sound Effects and Music resources for your games – http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/r… /cc @GeekAndDad @min …

  10. Cory says:

    Another good resource, is cfxr, and awesome, free sfx generator app (Mac OS). It makes great 8-bit-ish video game sounds. Generate randomly, or tweak the attack, sustain, release, etc.

    http://thirdcog.eu/apps/cfxr

  11. Chris says:

    @Cory – thanks for the comment. Indeed CFXR is a great little app and one that I use in many of my games.

    Check out this post I wrote some time ago: http://www.bytesizeadventures.com/blog/on-sound-effects-and-music/

  12. check out http://audiojungle.net/user/The_Auditory_Group?ref=The_Auditory_Group

    This is my portfolio but there are thousands of other ones also with great music and sound fx. I have a few interesting game audio loops that are worth checking out.

    All the best

  13. Arnav says:

    Have you checked out https://www.909music.com/ yet? Really cool website with top features and great content! some free tracks in there too.

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