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

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AudioSource.isPlaying is not working in Unity WebGL Build

I am passing a clip to play on the audio source. Next, I wait for the audio to finish to invoke the next action. But the waiting loop never ends. Once the audio clip ends, the time I read from ...
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Raylib: audio popping and cracking

I'm trying to play a "simple" generated looped sinusoidal wave with raylib and Go but, although it plays I also get audible cracks. Checking some online examples (like this: https://www....
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Reverse Fourier transform in Unity

I was wondering if unity has any methods to convert frequency domain to time domain.
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Audio emission from a polygon instead of a point

I'm developing a 2D game in Godot. The engine doesn't matter in this case. Given a polygon, convex or concave, and a listener (camera) location, what 2D position should an audio emitter be placed at ...
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Godot 3.4 issue with AudioStream3D playing random sounds

I got this problem with an AudioStream3D, it's supposed to play randomly from a list of 3 possible sounds when the player fire a gun, but no sound is being played when the event happens. What i'm ...
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Need help looking into IndexOutOfRange Exception for my Audio Manager script

basically, its as the title says. I am trying to build a brick breaker game in Unity2D, and I have found myself unable to play the death sound effect (played whenever a brick breaks). ...
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Control sound volume in Java

I'm trying to control the volume of a file with keyinput. But all I get is a null error: Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang....
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How can I come up with unintelligible spoken speech like what can be heard in The Sims?

When I search for "Voice Samples" and "Unintelligible Voice Samples" I can only find vocals of singers or just background noise of people talking at the distance, like a crowded ...
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Multiple AudioSources or one AudioSource with multiple AudioClips?

I have a character with a bunch of different attacks + sound effects in Unity. One way to architect this is to create a single AudioSource, and then set the AudioSource.clip to a specific sfx each ...
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Blending sword motion with sword swing sound in VR

At first, this may seem like an easy problem to solve. I also thought so. (This was a one tick task in my Trello board). But in VR the players' weapon (Sword) swings are unpredictable. The direction ...
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Audio class values don't load on event begin play

I'm trying to have it so all of the audio values (that are stored in an array in a savegame) load on event begin play in my first-person character blueprint but it doesn't load. It already works as ...
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How to implement a big audio source and a cluster of audio sources?

I have a 3D game. The sound engine supports: playing ambient music to the player (two channels always the same) playing static sounds from a single position in space playing mobile sounds from a ...
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Having an Audio Atlas?

Problem I have 100 textures and I want to easily load them all without writing 100 lines of code loading them all. Solution Use a texture atlas. Use this to pack them. Use pixijs or something like ...
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Calculating stereo sound levels from 3d sound source?

When a sound is emitted in a (first person) game world at some source position relative to the player - based on its distance away we can calculate the factor to multiply the amplitude of the wave ...
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CloneNode or Audio Pool?

I have a game, but I have to make a decision about audio. Should I preload an audio pool, or create cloneNode when played? Which is better in terms of best loading and better performance?
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Is it a bad idea to have several audio sources on the same object in unity?

The title is actually self-explanatory. I would like to know if there are any drawbacks (performance-wise, good-practice wise, etc.) for having multiple audio sources on the same GameObject. My ...
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How to play multiple sounds at once without reloading data?

I am making an HTML5 game, which involves one audio being played multiple times at once. I searched this issue up and found this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25654558/html5-js-play-same-sound-...
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How to get current Microphone Frequency in Godot

Let us say I want to create a singing game similar to SingStar, and for this purpose I want to get the audio pitch the microphone is getting, in real time, or as close as possible. I know I can get ...
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How to play sound in WebGL build in Unity?

I have a project that works fine when I build for windows, but doesn't work when I switch platform to WebGL. The [SerializeField] AudioClip variables in the ...
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stop previous audio from playing when starting a new one

I created a dialogue system with audio it works perfectly fine unless you start skipping the voice lines so then it all becomes a mess with all of the voice lines overlapping is there a way to make it ...
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Can I have an Area affect the audio input of a Listener rather than the audio output of a speaker

Simple 3D use case: I have a Listener attached to my 3P character and a speaker attached to the environment, providing general background ambience (no attenuation). When the character goes underwater, ...
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Can not play a disabled audio source?

I have 5 cubes and all 5 cubes have an audiosource. When my player jumps into those cubes, the audiosource is playing just once. ...
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Can I legally use movie sounds for game production?

Can I legally use short sounds from movies, like a door closing, in my game? Is there a way for others know from where the sounds came from originally? Does it matter if I apply audio editing to the ...
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How to play a sound effect at a projectile's impact location?

I am encountering an issue where I have a bullet that is destroyed on impact which is cutting off my bullet impact sound effect due to the audio source being destroyed. I like the idea of the sounds ...
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How to set an exact pitch in Minecraft Java 1.16.1 Resource Pack

I'm trying to make a resource pack in Minecraft Java 1.16.1. The pack will replace all of the Minecraft sounds with LoZ BotW sounds. The first thing I did was put the BotW pickup sound in place of the ...
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UIButton fails to play sound

I'm doing this game where with cards you assign different beats to different channels. You drag and drop the beat to a channel and it gets added to the mixer. What I'm having trouble with is when i ...
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SDL Audio/Mixer cannot initialize with 2 channels only

From the documentation using SDL2 Mixer to init the soundcard with 2 channels. It will return 8 channels (7.1) and seems there is no way have just 2 channels. here the snippet that i used simple as ...
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AudioSource.Play() outputs only noise from the sound clip

I'm trying to reproduce a sound clip on the AudioSource of a game object by using the .Play method. What i'm trying to do is a card game of sorts, but with each card being a different section of a ...
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Long occluding geometries in Resonance Audio for Unity

I'm currently looking into using resonance audio (https://resonance-audio.github.io/resonance-audio/) for accurately modelling the audio for an environment that approximates to a long corridor with a ...
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Low Level Audio Engine Sample Rate Conversion

First off, there seems to be a sparse number of audio programming tutorials out there so if anyone knows of some good resources I would be very appreciative. Now on to the topic at hand! I am using ...
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Unity AudioMixer sets AudioSources to 0 regardless of decibel value

My code for the decibel and volume/linear conversion is good already. I just can't figure out why my AudioMixer keeps on setting my AudioSources to 0. I've double checked to see if my decibel value on ...
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How can I realistically simulate audio for multi-sensor processing?

I am performing audio simulations in Unreal Engine 4. Ideally, I need realistic audio propagations. So microphones at multiple locations will experience propagation delays related to their distance ...
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List<T>.Contains(T) Method seems to return true for substrings? I don't want that

so I need to check a List of strings belonging to an AudioManager script, from another script, to see if it contains a specific string. Accessing that List wasn't hard. What's surprising me is that ...
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How to properly manage game music and sounds?

I'm developing a WinForms customized version of Pac-Man for a Software Engineering project and I reached the point where I have to implement music and sound effects. I used the MVC architectural ...
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Where can I find sources on how many people play with sound disabled/enabled?

This is probably more a problem with me being unable to find statistics which i am absolutely certain must exist in some form: How many people play with the sound off/on when playing browser games or ...
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Audio Plays A Second Time When Going Back To Menu Unity

I am trying to have my background music keep playing in between scenes, but the music just plays another copy of itself instead of destroying itself to let only one copy play at a time. This is my ...
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Why does the volume not decrease when I move away from the AudioSource?

I created a simple scene with an audio source and a player that can move. The main camera is a child object of the player. I set the audio source volume rolloff to "logarithmic rolloff". As far as I ...
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How can I create noises when character is running using this audio manager script?

So I used this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLyj02T51Oc, to create an AudioManager that can be easily called from other scripts, and can fade sound effects. One thing I do not know how to ...
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How do I check if there is already an object in this scene with the same name upon reloading the scene?

If the title wasn't clear enough (I don't really know how to explain it), basically I have an Audio Manager that is DontDestroyOnLoad. I also have a pause menu, that takes me back to the main menu, ...
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Work With Sounds in Unity

I have a script in which I defined different functions for each button and assign them their appropriate functions. I defined if statements for them and now I want every button to play it's music when ...
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Microphone channel not detected in Unity

This is very specific to Unity. A few testers are reporting that their microphone output isn't being detected. The code below works for the vast majority of users, but certain microphones seem to be ...
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Unity Profiler - How do I correct Audio (WASAPI) Feeder issues?

I've got the following data after running the Unity Profiler: If I'm reading this correctly, the thing that's driving me down to ~1 FPS is the CPU Audio. I can't understand what's going on here, ...
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Managing audio in a RTS - when do I play sounds?

Building an RTS I have several hundred units on screen at one time. Whenever a Unit attacks/gathers something, I want to play a sound (if camera is close enough). My question is, how do most RTS ...
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Implementing beat detection algorithm on mobile

So, I've been looking for a way to detect beats on a streamed song on mobile(like listening on Spotify or Youtube etc.) I've found the most used methods are either using already known songs or using ...
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Deleting OpenAL Effects

When calling alDeleteEffects to destroy an effect, is it necessary to first remove it from any auxiliary slots that it may be active in? I know first removing a ...
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Unity3D playing sound when Player collides with an object with a specific tag

I using Unity 2019.2.14f1 to create a simple 3D game. In that game, I want to play a sound anytime my Player collides with a gameObject with a specific tag. The MainCamera has an Audio Listener and ...
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How to get consecutive voice clips to sound natural

In the game I'm working on I have to play several short consecutive voice-clips to form a complete sentence. Example (each [] bracket is a different voice clip): [Bob here,] [we're at] [some town] [...
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Can I sample audio sources from others without asking?

As the title says, would it be considered legal if I take a part of an audio source (any media like music, dialog, video, etc.) to use in a project, whether it is for commercial or non-commercial ...
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How to make a CD with audio and data at the same time

I made a homebrew game and want to distribute it to my friends using CD's. The game uses CD Audio music and I already made a quick program to check if the disc is in the drive, but I don't know how to ...
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Public domain piece found on You Tube but recorded by someone else

I want to use a public domain piece found on YouTube but it was recorded in midi form by someone else. I only want sections of it, not the whole thing. Do I need permission?
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