The audio component of a game, representing what the player will hear. Comprised of dialogue, music, and sound effects.

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Play vs. PlayOneShot

For Unity AudioSource objects, what is the difference between the Play and PlayOneShot methods, besides their method signatures? Is it simply that PlayOneShot won't stop an already playing sound from ...
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Where do I start if I want to make music and audio for video games? [closed]

I am a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist, as well as a video game lover. I have some basis in informatics but I have spent 1000x the time on music in comparison with programming. I came to think that ...
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XNA SoundEffect won't stop playing

For my HND I've got to re-create Frogger, and everything was going swell until I tried adding some collision detection and sound. Whenever my player intersects a vehicle, the sound file just starts ...
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Background Music in Puzzle Math Game [duplicate]

Can someone suggest, recommend or directly link me on a site that offers free background music for an education puzzle game? I honestly not good in picking up a background audio that suits my puzzle ...
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UDK:how to play 2 musics at the same time

I have been working with UDK for couple months and I decided to make a game and I want my game to have a raining music and a nice music at the same time I tried that and it didn't work and also when ...
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Need Help with Cocos2d Ver 3.3 AudioEngine

So I have 2 audio files that I want to play at different times: background.wav a sneeze.wav. I believe that I have to convert both wav files into mp3, caf and ogg files. Then I do this: static ...
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Threading in Sound

I am developing a game and a question that constantly comes to mind is how my sound system is going to work. I am currently working on the graphics and terrain generation portion of my game and sound ...
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Microphone Input Playback (Fmod Studio API)

I got my microphone input working fine in my custom engine. I am getting all the levels, dominant frequency data i need from the microphone. The issue is i'm still hearing microphone playback. I tried ...
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noise when using xaudio3D

I'm trying to create 3D sound using xaudio3D. The 2D sound works fine but when I use 3D, there is noise after 2 or 3 three frame. The volume of the audio I'm playing keeps decreasing and noise keeps ...
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Dynamic Music Composition in FMOD

I would like to dynamically "build" a song in my game by adding/removing instrument layers. This is normally possible exporting each instrument layer as a separate track, but this method is not so ...
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solution for implementing a movie game

Currently I'm developing an adventure movie game using flash Actionscript 3. what I need is a cross platform solution capable of playing video files (mp4 h264 fullHD now, could be any format). The key ...
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OpenAL Soft - Sounds cut off randomly

I'm using OpenAL Soft 1.16.0. Everything's running fine, but for some reason my sounds keep getting cut off at either the beginning or the end (hard to tell). It's not really noticable for music and ...
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Dealing with numerous, simultaneous sounds in unity

I've written a custom class that creates a fixed number of audio sources. When a new sound is played, it goes through the class, which creates a queue of sounds that will be played during that frame. ...
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How do I create a sound manager? [closed]

I have a basic entity system in place. Now I want to add audio. I want to make a database class that watches over entities, pulls data out of them, and creates audio streams whenever necessary. I'm ...
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Unity3D — WAV plays an octave too low on Android

I have generated a synthetic 'concert pitch A' tone from sinewaves. It plays properly on OS X player, and on my Android device. Now I record myself singing a 'concert pitch A' into the microphone as ...
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Maximum audio delay before the player notices?

Given some event in a game, what is the maximum delay to producing audio that the player will properly associate the audio with that event (and not perceive lag)?
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What does Unity's “Speed of Sound”-option do?

I've been reading Unity's manual on the AudioManager's properties. Speed of Sound is the only undocumented option. What is it for?
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alBufferData() sets AL_INVALID_OPERATION when using buffer ID obtained from alSourceUnqueueBuffers()

I am trying to stream audio data from disk using OpenAL's buffer queueing mechanism. I load and enqueue 4 buffers, start the source playing, and check in a regular intervals to refresh the queue. ...
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Forcing Non-Pitch Preserving Audio in HTML5, Construct 2

I'm working on a simple game built in HTML5 using Construct 2, in which a circle eats other circles; nothing fancy. The idea is that a song plays during the game, starting at a low pitch, and rising ...
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Where does event-based audio fit in a component-based entity system?

Assuming the underlying low level audio logic is encapsulated in some outside class... what is the best way to add audio effects to a component-based entity framework? I am taking the approach that ...
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Designing & Implementing a generic actions & communication system [closed]

I'm currently in the process of redesigning the action/communication/sound system of some small game. This part currently handles characters speech and emotes. The game itself allows for a lot of ...
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What is the standard way to synchronize sound effects with sprite animations?

Let's take a situation where you have an RPG with spells and each spell animations have a different number of frames and they have very different requirements for sound effects. Let's assume that each ...
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How should I attenuate sound in a 2D game where you can zoom in and out?

In my 2D game, I have some ambient sounds like the noise of a waterfall or the humming of a generator. However, it is not practical to play these sound all the time at full volume as in a large level ...
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What's the difference between Pygame's Sound and Music classes?

What are the key differences between the Sound and Music classes in Pygame? What are the limitations of each? In what situation would one use one or the other? Is there a benefit to using them in ...
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How do I have multiple audio sources on a single object in Unity?

I have an audio system set up wherein I have loaded all my audio clips centrally and play them on demand by passing the requesting audioSource into the sound manager. However, there is a complication ...
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Why is music compressed with lossy codecs down to low bitrates in modern games?

I wonder why anyone would compress the soundtrack of a game with lossy codecs (mp3 mainly) down to 128 kbps bitrate. Thing is I see it on most of the games. Rarely a game has 320 kbps soundtrack, let ...
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What makes game sound effects “good”?

I'm making a small game, and I've found some free sound effects that I'd like to use. The issue is that I can't get the sound effects to sound like they "belong" in my game. I don't know what to look ...
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Play streaming sound in OpenTK?

What's the simplest way to make a sound stream from disk and play in OpenTK?
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Maximum sensible audio sample rate

I work as a multi-purpose engineer/developer at a very small startup game company. Recently, I've been asked to help out with audio development and editing, and I've been mostly able to hold my own. ...
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do games use multiple threads to play music?

Do games use multiple threads to play music and other operations besides things like server connections and sockets? And is that why when the game freezes (for any reason) the music can sometimes ...
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Play audio in javascript with a good performance

I'm developing a browser game where the player can shoot. Everytime he shoots it play a sound. Currently i'm using this code to play sounds in JavaScript: var audio = ...
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Issues loading in AudioSource at runtime using WWW class

I am having an issue with loading in an OGG audio file to my project. Basically I want to set my game up so that players can drop audio files into a folder called Playlist in the game directory then ...
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How to correctly Dispose a SourceVoice once its finished

i am starting to play a sound with XAudio2 and SourceVoice and once its finished, it should be correctly disposed to not have any leaks. i was expecting it to be something like this: ...
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How can I load 24-bit audio as SoundEffect?

When I try to load .wav file I get an error: Audio file *.wav contains 24-bit audio. Only 8-bit and 16-bit audio data is supported. Here is my code: SoundEffect menuSelectionChange = ...
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Playing part of a sfx audio file in HTML5 using WebAudio

I have compiled all of my sound effects into one sequenced .ogg file. I have the start and stop times for each sound effect. How do I play the individual effects? That is, how do I play part of an ...
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Continuous / speed affected sound effects. What is the industries de-facto solution?

There are various types of audio material we require in games. For instance, footsteps - these are very straight forward. We take some boinking sounds over metal, plastic, concrete and add to our ...
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How to achieve realistic engine sound? [duplicate]

I am aiming to achieve a believable engine sound for a car. The vehicles are simplified versions of their real-world counterparts, with simpler steering behaviors and acceleration, etc. This seems ...
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Is there any game engine capable of true binaural positional 3D audio? [closed]

I am by no means a game designer, so I apologise in advance if I fail to use the proper jargon. Feel free to correct my mistakes. My understanding is that, at the moment, in most if not all ...
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XACT support outside of XNA?

I was building a new game in Monogame when I realized that it didn't have XACT support like XNA did. I was wondering if anyone knew another framework that could be used with or instead of MonoGame ...
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Stereo music playing in mono in libGDX

I'm trying to get some music to play back in stereo in libGDX, but it seems to be blending the left and right channels so much that it sounds like it was mono. To test this out I made a sound file ...
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How does professional audio fit into game design?

Do game designers typically seek the help of specialized music/audio specialists for soundtracks and sound design? Is there a general need for professional audio work in game design, or is that ...
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Difference between multiple AudioUnits and one AudioGraph with a MultiChannelMixer

I'm porting my game to iOS using MonoTouch, and I'm having some trouble getting sound output to work. SystemSound/AVAudioPlayer is way too simple for my needs (I need looping and multiple simultaneous ...
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Portable sound and music for XNA / MonoGame?

What is the best (recommended) way to integrate audio (both sound effect and music) in a game project (using C#/XNA) targeting multiple desktop platforms (W7, W8 Metro, Linux, OSX, ...) via MonoGame. ...
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Access violation when playing mp3 using DirectShow [closed]

I have reopened one older project that uses DirectShow for audio playback. Before, I would compile and run it on Windows 7 using MVStudio 2010 without trouble, now I have Windows 8 and MVStudio 2012 ...
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Are Xna XACT audio cues accurately timed enough for a loop sequencer?

Would it be possible to make an audio seqencer using XNA that works by triggering XACT cues periodically using a timer. Would the timing be precise enough to synchronize several audio clips into one ...
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IrrKlang with Ogre

I'm trying to set up sound in my Ogre3D project. I have installed irrKlang 1.4.0 and added it's include and lib directories to my projects VC++ Include and Library directories, but I'm still getting a ...
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Audio Panning using RtAudio [closed]

I use Rtaudio library. I would like to implement an audio program where I can control the panning (e.g. shifting the sound from the left channel to the right channel). In my specific case, I use a ...
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Adjust treble and bass on Audio in XNA

I am trying to "muffle" the sounds that are being played in my game and the best way I can think of doing this, is by lowering the treble of the sound. I have looked through all the members of the ...
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Legal concerns with orchestrating a music submission contest

My team and I are getting pretty far along in the development of our latest game and have been thinking about audio. We decided to host an audio submission contest where we will offer a little cash ...
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Unity 5.1 audio issues (no sound in back channels)

I've trying to bring in surround sound audio into my project. I've set my computer up to run in 5.1 and when I play a 6 channel audio through windows media player (it's a test audio that does left ...