Sell me some Sounds ?

Discussion in 'Indie Business' started by Applewood, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Applewood

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    Is there somewhere I can buy batches of generic sound effects ?

    I've been to soundrangers and I thought the prices there were truly shocking. I dont know exactly what I want, so I need to hear it in my game, so I want to buy batches of sounds to choose from. I certainly don't want to hand-pick them one at a time or go through the tedium of asking a sound engineer to provide some "mechanical bloopy noises for level boss deaths" etc. - That way I get what he thinks is right, not what I do. It's bloody hard to communicate this stuff.

    What would suit me would be to buy samples in batches. Maybe a whole bunch of generic UI bings and bongs for 10 bucks, etc. At something cheaper than 2 dollars per millisecond like on soundrangers!

    I don't know how realistic this is, but I've a few hundred bucks to spend just to fill out a nice base of varied effects for general useage. But I'd expect to get a crapload of wavs for that. Surely I'm not on my own here ?
     
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    This is more like it, thanks guys...
     
  6. Alistair Hutton

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    That's bizarre, I'd checked out indiesfx a month or two ago and dismissed them on my cursory check. This time I listened to a couple of their sounds and realised they've got a pack pretty much perfect for my game. Uncanny. Or possibly just unobservant on my part.

    EDIT: Aaaah, I'd checked them out for royalty free music, not the sound effects.

    The sound effects are superb value. I think it was princec so said atmosphere comes from sound, I can only agree. I've found the collection I've just bought inspiring and want to write so many more games just to use all the sounds I've got.
     
    #6 Alistair Hutton, Oct 24, 2008
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    another vote for soundsnap
     
    #7 WaveRider, Oct 24, 2008
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