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Making sound effect- what program?

FloridaGamesFloridaGames Posts: 328Member
I am VERY musically challenge, cant play a single instrument. Is there a user-friendly program that can make sound effects that even I can use?


  • steve86steve86 Posts: 806Member
    You can try Garage Band. You can mix a lot of pre recorded instrument loops. To create something nice.
  • AsymptoteellAsymptoteell Posts: 1,362Member
    If you want a sound effect, try seeing if there's anything in your house you can use to mimic the sound effect. You can record that in garage band.
  • FloridaGamesFloridaGames Posts: 328Member
    uptimistik said:
    Google CFXR

    Thanks, this is just what I was looking for. Just got a quite question: What Hz/bit should I save my sounds as?
  • furrytofufurrytofu Posts: 13Member
    FloridaGames said:
    Thanks, this is just what I was looking for. Just got a quite question: What Hz/bit should I save my sounds as?

    If you're recording your own sound effects, best practice has proved to be 44.1k/24bit.. You can always beef it up if you feel this isn't sufficient enough.

    Also, If the sound bit is small enough, and you're not flooding your project with tons of sounds, you can also get away with saving as .wav for that full true lossless filetype. Granted, GameSalad DOES convert your audio file, starting at .wav can prove to be better quality when compressed down to .OGG

    Hope this helps!
  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    22k is best for sounds because of file size, but f you want it to be high quality, use 44k. It will make your project a lot bigger, but if that is not an issue, go for it.

    If you have Audacity, you can export the sounds as .ogg or as .m4a. That's the 2 compressions that are used in GameSalad. .ogg is used for sound effects, and .m4a is used for music tracks. I personally convert them before I import into GameSalad, because even though GS converts them for you, I still trust my export of an audio file more than I do GS automated system. That's not saying there is anything wrong with GS conversion, I just come from a recording/music background, and I'm just more comfortable doing those things myself.

    I get a sense of accomplishment when a window doesn't pop up asking me to allow the software to convert a file so it can be used. I'm weird like that.

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  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,869Member
    Also look in Audacity (or another editor) look if there are any 'blanks' in the sound file.
    When you use Garage Band for example I noticed it ads a few silent milliseconds before and after the sound. This is bad because it causes trouble when timing your sounds.
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