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

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Does SoundEffect.CreateInstance load from file everytime?

This is something which has been bugging me. If I create a SoundEffectInstance via SoundEffect.CreateInstance() I'm meant to dispose of it when I'm finished with it. SoundEffect.CreateInstance() does ...
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Audio Design and XAudio2 Performance Issues

I have a very basic understanding of audio and was hoping I could get some help to resolve a problem with the audio design in my engine. Let me give you a run-down of how I've currently got it fitting ...
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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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How do I play music at half speed?

I'd like to slowdown music playback, say at half speed. I'm currently using SDLmixer. I assume I'd need to tell SDL that I have a 44KHz music and want to stream it at 22KHz, but when I pass in 22Khz ...
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Audio Thread as daemon thread

I'm looking to set up two threads in my puzzle game, one for logic/graphics, and one for audio. Am I correct in thinking that the thread that handles the audio should be set as a daemon thread, ...
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Flash game size and distribution between asset types

I am currently developing a Flash game and am planning on a large amount of graphics and audio assets, which has led to some questions about Flash game size. By looking at some of the popular games ...
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How can a one-man team create game audio? [closed]

I am basically a 14 years game programmer. I am using Unreal Engine 4. I can't make a game without 3D models. So , I started to learn how to draw (for reference images) and how to make some 3D ...
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How to offer directional ambient audio

I'm working on a game side-project that will be heavily audio-based. One feature I'd like to offer are ambient sound zones which correspond to locations of nearby areas. Say for instance the player ...
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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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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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Playing NSF music in FMOD.net

So, as the title says, I want to be able to play NSF files using FMOD, because my project already uses FMOD and I'd rather not replace it. This will involve figuring out how existing players and ...
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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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5.1 sound in Unity3d 3.5

I'm trying to implement 5.1 surround sound in my game. I've set Unity's AudioManager to a default of 5.1 surround and loaded in a 6 channel audio clip that should play a sound in each of the different ...
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Proper audio formats in low resolution without gaps for a game

I'm a music composer and I have to give my first job for a game. They are working in Objective C in Xcode, it's a game for iPhone/iPad. I need to know the proper audio format to give programmers ...
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What are some good audio pieces that worked well for puzzle games? [closed]

I'm looking for some quality audio/soundtracks as inspiration. Can you think of some really good puzzle games that went above and beyond in the audio category? If you're an audio guy, is there ...
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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 can I select an audio output device in directshow

I was wondering how I can select the output device for audio in directshow. I am able to get available audio output devices in directshow. But how can I make one of these to be audio output device. ...
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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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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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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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How can I get a set of raw samples from an audio file in XNA 4.0?

In particular, I'd like to know how to get a set of audio samples that are compatible with the XNA's Sound API classes, such as the DynamicSoundEffectInstance class. I've used the ...
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How can I interpret NSF (Nintendo Sound Format) data as audio?

First, I'm not asking about details regarding the layout and format of an NSF file. The original spec (see here) covers most of the information that I need regarding finding the data associated with ...
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Forking vanilla Doom 3/id Tech 4 for proper sound timing [closed]

I've been enjoying Doom 3 modding lately. but one thing that's been rubbing me the wrong way was the way sounds played exclusively at regular intervals completely dissociated from the weapons' ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How should I adjust starting sample position of audio track to match next buffer fill?

I've written my own audio mixer. For Linux/Windows, my game uses SDL. On a small handful of Linux machines (including my laptop), SDL has a bug where it allocates a ridiculously large (about 120 ...
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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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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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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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Can I include PCM audio data in a commercial application?

For certain reasons, I need raw audio data in my application. I would convert certain sounds to a PCM format (at development time), and store & load these PCM files in my game. PCM stands for ...
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Free sounds for game like geometry wars [closed]

anyone who knows where can I download sounds that are like in geometry wars for free? Public domain or license which can I use in game which would be free for phone?
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How do I make one ui slider control all of the game audio?

I use the ui slider to control how loud is the game, what I want to know is how to make one ui slider control all of the game audio?
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Unity 5 - Error with code to make pitch changes based on distance

I really need help. It's 2:00 AM here and my brain is half dead so I can't, for the life of me, find out what's wrong with this code anymore. It's supposed to find the distance between the game ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Where can I find audio instrument samples? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find free sounds for my game? I need some sample audio (for my case, i need do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do, preferably piano). Where is the best source for ...
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3d/spatial sounds in gorilla audio

I'm using gorilla audio in my game and I would like to add spatial sound sources, so the volume and which side you hear the sound more would be based on the location you are listening from. I didn't ...
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Audio slider doesn't change value

For some reason, my slider and audio resets back to 0 when I stop and play the game after I changed the value. Here is the code, I can't spot anything wrong with it: using UnityEngine; using ...
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Converted XWM(A) files get silence at the end

I am writing a playback mechanism for looping background music with XAudio2 and SharpDX. I converted some perfectly looping WAV files to XWM(A) with the xWMAEncode command line utility (from the DX ...
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Using Sound Manager - Citrus

From the download citrus page, I downloaded the citrus core-only. In my starling app, I'm using citrus just for manipulate sounds using Sound Manager. At the game class I made something like this: ...
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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: Playing two audio tracks simultaneously

I have some environmental music playing in the background, but when I try to play another track (door opening sound effect) at the same time the background music stops playing. How can I play two ...
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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 ...