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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
13 views

Automatic audio segmentation and find the most energetic segments

What algorithm can be used for audio segmentation? I want to divide song to segments and find the most energetic segments (begin and end in seconds). It is needed for the rhythm-game. Examples: ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

How can an abosolute minimalist programming platform be created? [closed]

I have recently (well, last two years) become utterly obsessed with .kkrieger, the 96k shooter. What would I need to use to program an extremely storage-light core (a la .kkrieger) that could (A) ...
5
votes
1answer
37 views

Playing Audio in Unity 5.x

I've started using Unity recently and have ran into some snags with the built audio features. I am trying to have multiple sounds play from the Player Game Object. I'm not sure what the best way to do ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

How do you use SoundManager for multiple player games over the network?

I have created a basic sound manager according to this unity tutorial (https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/projects/2d-roguelike/audio). However, I need it to work for multiple players over the ...
1
vote
0answers
6 views

Why can't I duck reverb in the mix bus? [duplicate]

i'm surprised there is so little documentation on this issue. But i'm trying to duck the audio on all the mix buses in Unity so that you can clearly hear the VO of the game. Now it works great except ...
0
votes
3answers
48 views

What is the term for collectibles which enhance storytelling (i.e. audio logs, bestiary entries, etc.)?

For example, Borderlands uses ECHO logs, there are audio entries in BioShock, RPGs often have "books" that you can collect pages to read a mini bonus story. Is there a term more specific than ...
34
votes
4answers
6k views

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)?
4
votes
0answers
37 views

Why Can't I duck reverb on the mix bus in Unity?

i'm surprised there is so little documentation on this issue. But i'm trying to duck the audio on all the mix buses in Unity so that you can clearly hear the VO of the game. Now it works great except ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

How to save slider button positon on saved value.?

I am new to game dev. I have below code and it`s work good. I can change volume using this code and with AudioSource slider script. I also saving this volume state using playerprefs from 0-1. My ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Unity accesing external audio

I'm developing an application on unity which gets the audio being played on external programs such as itunes or even dj software. It uses the audio or songs in this case and runs it through unity's ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Sounds in Unity game play to opposite speaker

I'm using Unity Game Engine. I have an AudioListener attached to my camera gameobject. Even though my earphones are in correctly, sounds that should be playing to my left ear play to my right, and ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Unity 5.3.4: Controlling multiple audio sources at once?

Is there a way to control the max distance of a group of audio sources at once? I want to implement all my sounds, then be able to play with some of the audiosource settings of all of them..
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Unity, how do I pause the Audio in the Level? [closed]

I wanna pause the Audio if I press the Pause Button also, I need help.. Pause Script: #pragma strict var pausemenu: GameObject; public function pause() { pausemenu.SetActive(true); ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

How can I fix my audio? (prioritize)

When two audio's are played at the same time... the sound is cancelling out. How do I fix this weird phenomenon? I have some code where there is audio on button click and audio in ten second ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Playing multiple sounds in Unity5

I have multiple AudioClips that I have attached to a GameObject and I'm trying to play them when certain conditions are met. Each clip is in an array and I have each array item attached to a ...
2
votes
3answers
550 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Slaving OpenSceneGraph to an external time base?

I'm working on an OpenSceneGraph animation, and I want events in the animation to be synchronized to a time reference provided by my audio player (BASS or FMod). Yes, this is a demo :) . Which time ...
18
votes
1answer
3k views

Any downsides to exporting an audio file at double-speed then have the game engine playback at half-speed?

I want to cut back on my game's file size and music and SFX are taking up a good chunk. If I make a song or sound effect at 120bpm and then apply a tempo and pitch doubling using a DAW or standalone ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Using modified copyrighted music in non-commercial games

Background: I'm making a retro style game for both fun, and an unofficial contest. I have bought a song, song X. However, I then found notation for song X, and all the instruments. So basically, ...
3
votes
1answer
63 views

How can I turn off the sound from another scene?

I attached music file to my first scene and thanks to following javascipt code, sound continues without stopping in other scenes. public static var object : SingletonMusic = null; function Awake() { ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How to decide the divisor for an HRTF algorithm FIR Filter output?

I am currently working on a program which plays 3-D sound in a virtual world using HRTF algorithm. For the sake of quality and freedom, I don't want to use OpenAL or DirectSound3D. What I have done is ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Avoiding audio transcoding in Unity?

I'm working on a project where I only have access to MP3s versions of audio tracks I'd like to use. Unity is trying to be helpful and recompressing everything as Vorbis, which is not ideal due to ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Play two different audio sources depended on code behind

How can I play two different audio clips in Unity depended on the code behind? Into my object I've added two audio sources namely 'Player GunShot' and 'outOfAmmo'. Into the same object I've also ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

Trying to use yield to wait for a few seconds to avoid the sounds from Interfering with each other

Ok so when my player hits a wall (Enemy tag). My player is destroyed after a certain amount of time. During this time, I disabled the mesh renderer on impact so it "appears" as if the player is ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

How to get XAudio2 to loop a file?

I am having trouble getting XAudio2 in SharpDX to loop a file I am loading. Class level variables are: Private svc As XAudio2.SourceVoice Private buffer As XAudio2.AudioBuffer Private ss As ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

How expensive is Wwise's SetRTPCValue method?

In an ideal world I would have an RTPC value that I could set every frame (as it is time-based and needs to count milliseconds). Is this an expensive call or should I not sweat it? AKRESULT ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

How can integrate a decibel meter into my Push To Talk (PTT) game?

I have am building a Push To Talk (PTT) game and I need to integrate a decibel meter into it so that I can measure and save the decibel level and identify the peaks (spikes) and add them together. I ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Two sounds played simultaneously cancel out? [duplicate]

When two audio's are played at the same time...the sound is canceling out. How do I fix this weird phenomenon? I have some code where there is audio on button click and audio in ten second intervals ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Method of handling audio and memory in game

I've started coding a new game project and I've implemented Ogre for the graphics rendering and begun thinking about the audio side of things. I was considering using the SFML audio component for ...
2
votes
1answer
87 views

How to detect if an object is upright?

I have a cartoon car and it has a skid sound with the car skids. But when the car flips over the skid sound plays endlessly and its really annoying. I have a basic script that is meant to detect when ...
4
votes
2answers
454 views

music for an arcade game?

I'm thinking about music for my brick breaker game, but I don't know how to choose any. If I'd make a loop from a few seconds, I think it would get annoying very quickly. I also found some longer ...
4
votes
0answers
38 views

Only working on certain devices? [closed]

I am designing my first android game, and this is my first question on gamedev.stackexchange. My MediaPlayer is null on my genymotion emulator, but is working fine on my actual android device. I ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

Does dynamic DSP exist in any game engine today? [closed]

I'm interested in changing audio in my games and adding things like distortion (or you name it) to them dynamically. For instance: Increase the distortion of a song playing from a radio the closer a ...
2
votes
2answers
83 views

How to handle sounds muting in settings?

I have a easy and specific question. Let's say that in my game I use singleton for playing/pausing/changing volume of specific sounds (SimpleAudioEngine in cocos2d-x). What is the best way to ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

Libgdx : surround sound

in libgdx there is a lot of audio classes but i haven't seem to of found anything relating to balancing sound in one speaker and or the other to get surround sound say you check if an object is more ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

How to make footsteps sound sync with animation (FMOD/Wwise/similar)

How do you pros out there implement footstep sounds in so that they're synced with character animation? I have an idea in mind: an FMOD event that has two footstep playback triggers, and a parameter ...
8
votes
3answers
162 views

Recording narration for a game

I am the narrator for a RPG game I'm creating. I two questions: 1) Quality: I have a mic that seems to pick up a lot of background static along with my voice, so the overall quality sounds terrible. ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

How to get the directional vector (for IrrKlang) from pitch and yaw?

Currently my game engine allows the player/camera to pitch and yaw, so there's no roll. The pitch angle starts at 0°, which means the camera is facing straight ahead. From here it can go up to +85° ...
1
vote
1answer
213 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

How can I simulate a “Hot Swap” betwen Audio Clips?

I have a Unity project with 3 separate looping Audio Clips and a single Audio Source. Based on certain events, I swap between which of them are playing. This works fine, but whenever I swap between ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

Unity Ui slider volume control

I have the ui slider to control my volume, I have my slider to control all the volume of the game. I have make it so when the main slider change value all the other slider change with it but when I ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

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?
3
votes
2answers
197 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
198 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

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 ...