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The Game Audio Power List

Game Audio Power List

Welcome to our Ultimate Game Audio page: The A Sound Effect blog is home to a huge number of game audio posts, and we're now making it easier to find the very best ones - so whether you're looking for game audio resources, interviews, guides, tips, sounds, books, jobs, community pages, or more that has to do with sound for games, this extensive list has you covered.

It's taken (quite!) a while to compile, but we hope it'll help you in your game audio journey - and we're continuously updating the list, so keep checking back for more. Happy exploring, and be sure to share with your friends and collagues, so more people can benefit from these resources!


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Essential Game Audio Interviews:

 

We’ve published a huge number of game audio interviews on the A Sound Effect blog over the years
– here are some of our favorite ones:
 

Crafting Ghost of Tsushima’s Tremendous Sound

Go behind the gloriously grounded sound of Ghost of Tsushima – with Audio Director Rev. Dr. Bradley D Meyer and Senior Sound Designer Josh Lord:
 

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How The Last of Us Part II’s incredible sound was made:

The Naughty Dog sound team gives you the full story behind the sound for The Last of Us Part II here:
 
 

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The Secrets to Creating Jurassic World Evolution’s Excellent Game Audio:

Interested in what goes into creating outstanding sound for games? This interview on the sound for Jurassic World Evolution is a must-read:

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Jesper Kyd on Composing the Viking-themed Score for ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’

BAFTA-award winning composer Jesper Kyd takes you behind the score for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla:
 

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Creating the Soaring Sound of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:

Find out how the stunningly-realistic sound of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 was made in this huge interview:

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Designing Half-Life: Alyx’s Superb VR Sound:

How the Valve sound team expanded the sound of the beloved Half-Life 2D-game into the VR realm:

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Making the magical sound of ‘Ori and The Will of the Wisps’

Get the story behind the beautiful sound of ‘Ori and The Will of the Wisps’:
 

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Shaping the satisfying sound of ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’

How Respawn Entertainment’s sound team designed their first Star Wars game — Jedi: Fallen Order:

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Behind the glorious sound of ‘God of War’:

In this exclusive, in-depth A Sound Effect interview, Mike Niederquell and the sound team at Playstation takes you behind the scenes on the stunning sound for the game.
 
 
 
 

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Read – or hear – how Hitman 3’s hard-hitting sound was made:

Hitman 3 is a hit with both players and reviewers, and here’s the story on how its excellent sound was made – now available as both a written Q&A and an audio interview:
 
 
 

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Game Audio (Super) Deep-Dive: Behind The Outer Worlds’ Otherworldly Sound:

Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds was released a short while ago and fans are loving it. The sound team, led by Audio Director/Composer Justin E. Bell, played a huge role in bringing this dystopian space adventure to life.
 

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Creating Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Award-Winning Sound – huge sound team interview:

The Game Awards just named Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as having the Best Audio Design. In this in-depth A Sound Effect interview, the team members talk about their approach to designing an immersive and realistic sound experience:

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Creating the charming sound design – and glorious honks – for ‘Untitled Goose Game’:

Em Halberstadt takes you behind the scenes on the sound for ‘Untitled Goose Game’:

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Behind the beautiful sound of Monument Valley 2 – with Todd Baker

This is how Todd Baker created the stunning, lush sound of Monument Valley 2:

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Designing the delightfully vintage sound of ‘Cuphead’ – with Samuel Justice

Samuel Justice takes you behind the scenes on the sound for this striking indie game:

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Making the sound of ‘Minecraft Dungeons’ with Mojang’s audio team:

How Mojang’s audio team took the sound of Minecraft into a new direction:

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Game Audio Resources:

 

The A Sound Effect blog features a number of game audio guides, covering everything from the technical aspects of game audio and implementation, to tools, techniques and audio business insights – here’s a hand-picked selection:

10 Essential Tips for Game Audio Freelancers

Here are BAFTA Award-winning sound designer Rebecca Parnell’s 10 essential tips for game audio freelancers:

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3 Principles of Sound Design for Games – by Rob Bridgett

At the brink of a powerful new console generation, here’s a reminder not to lose sight of the fundamentals of sound design:

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37 tips for great game audio success – from the community:

Get lots of insights from the community on how to create great game audio:
 

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4 Effective Ways to Break into Game Audio:

Adam Croft shares 4 fundamental things you can do to make that game audio dream a reality:
 

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A Short Guide to Freelance Rates – and what to charge for your work:

Struggling with setting rates as a freelancer? Here’s a guide to help you get the numbers right:
 
 

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An Introduction to Game Audio Scripting in Unity (Part 1 & 2)

Game audio scripting offers lots of exciting opportunities – this guide helps you get the hang of it:
 
 

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Building the Dream Work Environment at A Shell in the Pit

In this interview, Gord McGladdery shares with us how he maintains an innovative work environment and a resilient business model:

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Creating audio for games – with Martin Stig Andersen:

Acclaimed sound designer & composer Martin Stig Andersen shares some of his techniques, approaches – and favorite gear – in this new video:
 

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Defining Your Creative Goals with Audio Storyboards:

Game sound designer Bryan Higa shares inspiring insights on how to use audio storyboards in your creative process:
 
 
 
 

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Game Audio: Making it with a small team, a short timeframe and minimal resources:

Horus Station takes place in an abandoned space craft – and its atmospheric sound was created by a small team in a very short timeframe and with minimal resources. Here are the key insights and lessons learned by Can Uzer and the team:

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Game Audio Glossary: Game Development Roles – and how they relate to your game audio work:

Find out how different game development roles relate to your game audio work:
 
 
 

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Game Audio Guide: How to write a (game-changing) audio design document today:

Some years ago, veteran sound designer and game audio director Zachary Quarles wrote an excellent guide on how to do an audio design document – and this is his followup to that guide:
 

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Gear is not the ticket to entry in the game audio community

How to build a lean, effective game audio setup that gets you off the ground – without breaking the bank:
 
 

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Guide: Essential books about sound – for film, games and audio post production

An overview of excellent books on sound for film, games, recording and audio post:
 
 

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How to get your game audio pipeline right – workflows, organization and the tools you need

Getting your game audio pipeline right is essential for a smooth-running development process – here’s how to do it:

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How to prepare for – and power through – a layoff in the game audio industry, with Brian Schmidt:

Game audio veteran and GameSoundCon creator Brian Schmidt on how to bounce back from a game audio layoff:

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REAPER for Game Audio – Getting Started & Rendering

Learn how to make the most of REAPER for game audio:
 
 
 

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Reaper for Game Audio – Part III: Project Scopes & Subprojects

Find out why project management can be one of the most powerful and unique features that Reaper has to offer:

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The road ahead for game audio

Game audio guru Damian Kastbauer reflects on the road ahead for the audio community, and the challenges and opportunities it offers:

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Transmodality in game sound design: How we use sound to fill in the sensory blanks:

Ashton Mills explores how game audio can help convey information from a broad range of senses – for a much richer gaming experience:

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Unreal Engine’s built-in game audio capabilities demonstrated using blueprints

Tzvi Sherman demonstrates the many game audio possibilities you get with Unreal Engine’s blueprints:
 

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What Wwise can do for your game audio

Tzvi Sherman demonstrates many of Wwise’s powerful tools for implementing your sounds into a game engine:
 
 

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Why sound is crucial in stealth games

Greg Lester just released a great video on the importance of carefully-crafted sound design in stealth games:
 
 

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Essential Sound Design Guides:

 

As a bonus, here’s a hand-picked selection of some of the very best guides and resources for sound design
and sound recording from the A Sound Effect blog:

How to create horror sound effects that are truly scary (and gory!)

Find out how to create your own horror sounds, brutal gore sound effects, scary ambiences and ghoulish monster vocalizations in this exclusive guide:

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How to create impressive fire and ice magic sound effects

Learn about tools, techniques – and surprising props – for creating magic sounds in this in-depth video tutorial:
 
 

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How to Design Fierce Creature Vocals

Chase Steele returns with an excellent new tutorial on creature vocalizations (and he throws in 26 free sound effects for you too as a bonus!):
 

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How To Design Futuristic Vehicle Sound Effects

Sound Spark’s Chase Steele shares his approaches and ideas for designing futuristic vehicle sound effects:
 
 

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How To Design Stellar Spaceship Sound Effects – an Essential Sci-Fi Sound Design Guide:

Find out how to create fantastic spaceship sound effects in this special, in-depth guide – complete with examples, free sounds to design from and much more:

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How To Design Superb Sci-Fi UI Sound Effects:

Discover the key to excellent Sci-Fi UI sounds in this guide by Ruslan Nesteruk – with additional insights from veteran sound designers Mark Camperell, Jason Cushing and Ivo Ivanov:
 
 

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How To Design Supreme Sci-Fi Weapon Sound Effects:

How do you design awe-inspiring sci-fi weapon sound effects? This in-depth sound design guide will show you how:
 
 
 
 

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Rule of Thirds: A Sound Design Approach by Barney Oram

Sound designer Barney Oram shares his approach to making the creative process easier:
 
 
 
 
 

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Sound Advice: The Key to Outstanding Animation Sound Design

Experienced animation sound designer Jeff Shiffman shares his tips, tricks and insights for outstanding animation sound design:
 

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Ten Second Technique: Tips to Improve Your Sound Design by Barney Oram

Sound designer Barney Oram shares the 10-second technique he uses to improve his sound design skills:
 
 

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The Essential Guide To Recording Weapon Sound Effects – With Watson Wu

Few people on this planet have more experience with weapon sound effects recording than Watson Wu, and in this exclusive guide he shares how you do it right:

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The Essential Primer to Recording Car Sound Effects

Max Lachmann and the team at Pole Position Production have spent a decade perfecting their car recording methods. This is how they do it today:
 
 

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Game sound effects:

 

New & popular game sound effects libraries:

 

If you need game sound effects, here’s an overview of some of the most popular releases from the independent sound community:

 

Most popular game sound effects in the last 30 days:

  • Foley Sound Effects Pickups and Small Item Sounds Play Track 280 sounds included, 7 mins total $4.16

    Great Audio is Essential

    Essential Audio Pickups and Small Item Sounds contains 280 Foley sounds designed specifically for Video Game Sound Designers who need the usual Pick-Up sounds and SFX for common small items, including: Keys, Coins, Access Card, Pills/Health, Latches, Locks, Chains, Bags, and many many more!

    Features:

    •  280 sounds
    • Bags
    • Coins
    • Keys
    • Pill Bottle
    • Cable Ties
    • Camera
    • Lighter
    • Access Card
    • Chains
    • Locks
    • Clips and Clasps
    • Computer Mouse
    • Boxes
    • Papers
    • Clicks and Ticks
    • Tools
    • Scissors
    • Wood Game Pieces
    • Zippers

    Number of Audio Waves: 280

    Sample rate / bit rate: 44,100 Hz / 16 bit

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  • Punchy Transients is an organized toolbox that serves as a reliable source of ”layers of impact” which many, many sounds do require to be in their best fit. It is also a trusty stash for designers who need to save some time to focus on something else.

    The library content was made by recording a collection of hits on a punching bag using many techniques. Also, a dry version of each sample and a folder of bonus thumps are included.

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  • Game Audio Packs Gamemaster Pro Sound Collection Play Track 8076 sounds included, 189 mins total $49

    Pro Sound Collection is the highest quality and most affordable sound library you will find. The ultimate collection of 8076 ready to use sound effects!!!

    This is the perfect collection of sounds for all types of sound designers, game developers and video editors who need a large range of high quality sound effects ready to use. Designed specifically for games, film and other media by award winning sound designers.

    What’s included? EVERY sound Gamemaster Audio ever made! ALL our other other sound libraries (plus other sounds) have been packed into in this amazing sound collection.

    Pro Sound Collection Includes:

    Gun Sound Pack $19
    Bullet Impact Sounds $19
    Human Vocalizations $25
    Magic and Spell Sounds $25
    Punch and Combat Sounds $29
    Sci-Fi Sounds and Sci-Fi Weapons $25
    Silenced Gun Sounds $25
    Troll Monster Vocalizations $10
    Explosion Sound Pack $10
    Footstep and Foley Sounds $10
    Fun Casual Sounds $15
    Fun Character Voices $10
    Retro 8 Bit Sounds $15
    Fun Animal Voices $25
    WARFARE SOUNDS $39

    Total value $301!!!

    Sound Categories:

    • Alarms • Ambience • Animals • Beeps • Bullets • Buttons • Cartoon • Cinematic • Collectibles • Comedy • Doors • Electricity • Explosions • Fire • Foley • Footsteps • Guns • Hums • Items • Levers • Magic • Misc. • Nature • Powerups • Punches • Retro/8Bit • Sci-Fi • Snow / Ice • Switches • User Interface • Voice • Water • Weapons • Whooshes + MANY MORE!

  • Ever wondered how to get the creatures, beasts and monsters in your project as badass and nasty as possible?

    This collection is filled with high-quality sound effects that let your clients tremble in their seats. The curated package comes with everything you need: Vocals like attacks, breaths, threats, alerts, idle sounds, die screams and foley sounds such as bodyfalls, steps and movement.

    With this set of handpicked sounds you have the world of cinematic creature sound design at your fingertips.

     

    The Library includes:

    Beast, Coloss, Dwarf, Fishman, Gnome, Golem, Hellhound, Imp, Insect, Kraken, Minotaur, Ogre, Orc, Reptile, Witch, Wraith, Yeti, Zombie, Attack, Breath, Death, Idle, Step, Threaten, Voice, Foley

  • Game Audio Packs Warfare Sounds Play Track 2492 sounds included $28

    WARFARE SOUNDS is a massive collection of 2492 professionally recorded, edited and designed sound effects.  Including guns, bullet flybys, bullet impacts, silenced guns, explosions, footsteps, Foley, nature ambiances and more!

    WARFARE SOUNDS contains sounds from our other sound packages, including:

    Gun Sound Pack
    Bullet Impact Sounds
    Silenced Gun Sounds
    Explosion Sound Pack
    Footstep and Foley Sounds

    Plus additional content from Pro Sound Collection! This is the ultimate sound package for anyone working on a military type film or game.  Perfect for an FPS or any type of shooter.

    ALL sounds from WARFARE SOUNDS are already included in our full package Pro Sound Collection. So if you need more sounds. Be sure to check it out before purchase.

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Newest game sound effects libraries:

  • Are you looking for the most creative Magic Spells sound design for your project? Then look no further / you are at the right place….

    Unearth the mystical power of ELEMENTAL FANTASY MAGIC SOUND EFFECTS, a memorising collection of high quality, ready-to-use spell-casting sounds that will transmogrify your film, game, or animation from wheezy wizard to unstoppable sorcerer! You cannot afford to miss on the cutting edge sounds of EARTH, FIRE, WATER, AIR (wind) and WOOD spells and rituals contained within, expertly crafted by our industry-leading AAA sound designers.

    LIMITLESS POTENTIAL
    Every action, scene, and scenario is covered by a vast array of WHOOSHES, THROWS, IMPACTS, CHARGED SPELLS, LOOPS, DRONES, and many other variations, expertly designed to give your project the magic touch.

    ENDLESS FLEXIBILITY
    With a dizzying selection of variant options, including LOOPS, LAYERS, DIFFERENT INTENSITY LEVELS, MULTIPLE LENGTHS, SIMPLIFIED and COMPLEX VERSIONS, FULL SEQUENCES, and many more, a whole world of magical possibilities is at your fingertips.

    PERFECT FOR:
    • Video Games
    • Slot Games
    • Film / Animation
    • Ads / Trailers
    • YouTube Videos
    • Live Events
    • Sound Design
    …and all other audio-visual productions

    TECHNICAL DETAILS:
    • 240 Audio Files (80 original sounds)
    • WAV Format: 24 Bit, 96 kHz and 16 Bit, 44.1 kHz
    • MP3 Format: 320 Kbps
    • Unpacked Size: 299 MB
    • Total Run Time: 18m 46s

    So what are you waiting for?

    Get ELEMENTAL MAGIC SOUND EFFECTS now unleash the true magical potential within your project!

     


    Want this awesome sound pack even cheaper + tons more of magic spells?
    Check out our FULL Fantasy Magic Spells library: https://www.asoundeffect.com/sound-library/medieval-fantasy-magic/

     

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  • Ignite your project in blazing glory with the best fire and lava sounds we’ve ever produced! Expertly crafted by our industry-leading sound designers with special brand new additions, included are sounds for BOILING LAVA, scalding HOT LIQUIDS, FIREBALLS and FIRE ZAPS, FLAMETHROWERS and TORCH weapons, SMOKE puffs, and hissing STEAM. Not to mention gratuitous EXPLOSION and DETONATION BANGS and BOOMS, VOLCANO ERUPTIONS, FIRE crackling in the fireplace, and raging INFERNOS!

    Assets come in all styles and intensities! Whether you need calm, moderate, or powerful flame sounds, included is audio from HUGE to SMALL, HEAVY to LIGHT, or FAST to SLOW. Ideal for flame spells and dragon breath in Fantasy genres, space rocket eruptions in Sci-Fi genres, volcanic magma for Journey to the Centre of the Earth-inspired adventures, or any fire-infused saga you can think up! With 85 top-quality audio assets (255 original sounds), multiple variants, recording takes, and options such as single hits or loops, this audio library offers you the perfect blaze, always within reach!

    DOWNLOAD NOW to set your project afire!

    KEY FEATURES:

    • Huge variety of sounds for every scene and situation, with multiple variants and intensities
    • Easy to use, drag and drop ready
    • AAA mixing and mastering
    • Meticulously labeled and easily searchable files, including keywords/tags
    • High Definition, Standard Quality WAV and High Quality MP3 formats

    PERFECT FOR:

    • Video Games
    • Slot Games
    • Film / Animation
    • Ads / Trailers
    • YouTube Videos
    • Live Events
    • Sound Design

    …and all other audio-visual productions

    TECHNICAL DETAILS:

    • 255 Audio Files (85 original sounds)
    • WAV Format: 24 Bit, 96 kHz and 16 Bit, 44.1 kHz
    • MP3 Format: 320 Kbps
    • Unpacked Size: 553 MB
    • Total Run Time: 34m 18s

    DOWNLOAD NOW this massive inferno!

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  • Enthrall your players with this magical collection of high-quality sorcery sound effects, inspired by medieval fantasy adventure masterpieces like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, Game of Thrones, The Wizard of Oz, and more! This exhaustive library of expertly crafted world-class audio will enchant your audience and embark them on mythical quests from deep within the imagination.

    Charm your users by conjuring up extraordinary worlds of witchcraft and wizardry with this fantasy sound effects library that leaves nothing to be desired!

    DOWNLOAD NOW this One Set to Rule Them All!

    CONCOCT ANY SCENARIO
    Calm breezy WINDS, raging rain STORMS with foreboding THUNDER and LIGHTNING, and even scary rumbling EARTHQUAKES to signal the end of the world are all at your fingertips! But if your witches and wizards prefer the indoors, then FIRES crackling in the FIREPLACE, damp dark CAVES, CATACOMBS, or TOMBS, and even HAUNTED HOUSES or ghost-filled CASTLES are also yours to create!

    Your characters can even choose to quietly BREW and MIX POTIONS or violently destroy each other in a full-out BATTLE ROYALE of MAGICAL COMBAT SORCERY. This library covers all of these situations and more, and it is the only audio library you’ll need to bring your fantasy game to life.

    MAGIC, MAGIC, EVERYWHERE
    A staggering variety of sounds with countless versions, variations, and recording takes are all yours. Large selections of healing WHITE MAGIC spells, BLACK MAGIC zaps, or even evil destructive FIREBALLS can give life to your own versions of Merlin, Dumbledore, Gandalf, Saruman, or Sauron. And the dozens of gloopy stirring noises from TOXIC POTION MIXING can make your witches’ concoctions BUBBLE, HISS, FIZZ, and even explode in a shower of shattering glass!

    Each asset is carefully edited, mixed, and mastered to beautifully fit any game, providing you with a huge choice of edits to assets. With multiple AMBIENCES, VARIATIONS, and LOOPS, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose which sounds to use!

    SPECIAL EXTRAS FROM OTHER BESTSELLERS
    To truly make this a perfect collection, we’re offering rare additions — totally free — from other bestselling audio libraries. Included are sounds from Medieval & Fantasy Magic SFX to give more color to your magic spells, Demolition Destruction Debris and Explosions to blast your sorcery battle scenes to epic levels, and Halloween SFX to imbue spookiness and add character to your scary witches, wizards, magicians, necromancers, illusionists, prophets, shamans, or conjurers!

    TAKE HOME THE MAGIC NOW to make your FANTASY a REALITY!

    PERFECT FOR:

    • Video Games
    • Slot Games
    • Film / Animation
    • Ads / Trailers
    • YouTube Videos
    • Live Events
    • Sound Design

    …and all other audio-visual productions!

    ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

    • Easy to use, drag and drop ready
    • AAA mixing and mastering
    • High Definition, Standard Quality WAV and High-Quality MP3 formats
    • Meticulously labeled and easily searchable files, including keywords/tags
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!

    TECHNICAL DETAILS:

    • 870 Audio Files (290 original sounds)
    • WAV Format: 24 Bit, 96 kHz and 16 Bit, 44.1 kHz
    • MP3 Format: 320 Kbps
    • Unpacked Size: 1.5 GB
    • Total Run Time: 1h 29m 36s

     

    BUY NOW this One Set to Rule Them All!

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  • Dazzle your audience in an immersive Christmas wonderland with this giant set of world-class produced audio for any winter holiday theme! Mixed and mastered to industry-standard perfection, this library is packed with the magic of SLEIGH BELLS, CAROL SINGING, children playing in SNOW, PRESENTS under the CHRISTMAS TREE, and jolly greetings from a chuckling SANTA.

    Don’t get put on his ‘bad’ list! Leave your users deeply nostalgic for their favorite childhood winter holiday memories with this Christmas-themed premium sound effects library — the perfect present!

    So, are you naughty or nice?
    DOWNLOAD NOW to warm your players’ hearts!

    CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, ALL AROUND
    This library covers all Christmas themed environments, situations, and more, and it is the only audio library you’ll need to give your winter holiday game that special sparkle your users will never forget. Bustling SHOPPING MALLS, warm COFFEE SHOPS, Christmas HOUSE PARTIES, and CITY STREETS filled with warm chatter, Christmas CAROLING, and CHURCH BELLS are all at your fingertips!

    Your characters can play in the SNOW, listen to warm SANTA GREETINGS, watch FIREWORKS displays, wrap and unwrap PRESENTS, play with wind-up MUSIC BOXES, and even be swept away by the magical Christmas spirit with time travel!

    SO MANY CHIMNEYS, SO LITTLE TIME…
    Included is a staggering amount of audio with countless versions, variations, and recording takes! The variety will leave you feeling like Santa, wondering how you could ever get to it all! Offering large selections of sounds for PRESENT WRAPPING and UNWRAPPING, CHRISTMAS JINGLES, SNOWBALL THROWS and slushy IMPACT HITS, explosions from FIREWORKS, church bell RINGS and CHIMES, and multiple variations of children’s voices while playing in the snow, each asset is carefully edited, mixed, and mastered to beautifully fit any project.

    With multiple AMBIENCES, VARIATIONS, and LOOPS, you’ll be hard pressed to choose which sounds to use!

    SPECIAL GIFT FROM THE NORTH POLE!
    As an extra Christmas present to you, we’re offering an entire Santa Claus voice pack for FREE! From commanding reindeer to responding to children’s present requests, from checking his gift list to giving thanks for milk and cookies, and — of course — countless “HO HO HO” and “MERRY CHRISTMAS!!” variations, you’ll have plenty to choose from to recreate your perfect Santa Claus character to delight your players.

    Don’t get put on Santa’s ‘bad’ list!
    BUY NOW to warm your players’ hearts!

    PERFECT FOR:

    • Video Games
    • Slot Games
    • Film / Animation
    • Ads / Trailers
    • YouTube Videos
    • Live Events
    • Sound Design

    …and all other audio-visual productions!

    ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

    • Easy to use, drag and drop ready
    • AAA mixing and mastering
    • High Definition, Standard Quality WAV and High Quality MP3 formats
    • Meticulously labeled and easily searchable files, including keywords/tags
    • FREE Updates to higher versions, FOREVER!

    TECHNICAL DETAILS:

    • 840 Audio Files (280 original sounds)
    • WAV Format: 24 Bit, 96 kHz and 16 Bit, 44.1 kHz
    • MP3 Format: 320 Kbps
    • Unpacked Size: 1.6 GB
    • Total Run Time: 1h 36m 39s

    DOWNLOAD NOW to give your audience the perfect present!

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  • This soundlibrary arises from recordings with plugins and effects.
    In these sounds you will find whooshes with air, fire, animal and cloth sounds.
    After working these sounds in post production, this library comes with 52 incredible whoosh sounds that will bring your vídeo, trailer or movie to life.

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Overall most popular sound effects libraries in the last 30 days:

  • Foley Sound Effects Pickups and Small Item Sounds Play Track 280 sounds included, 7 mins total $4.16

    Great Audio is Essential

    Essential Audio Pickups and Small Item Sounds contains 280 Foley sounds designed specifically for Video Game Sound Designers who need the usual Pick-Up sounds and SFX for common small items, including: Keys, Coins, Access Card, Pills/Health, Latches, Locks, Chains, Bags, and many many more!

    Features:

    •  280 sounds
    • Bags
    • Coins
    • Keys
    • Pill Bottle
    • Cable Ties
    • Camera
    • Lighter
    • Access Card
    • Chains
    • Locks
    • Clips and Clasps
    • Computer Mouse
    • Boxes
    • Papers
    • Clicks and Ticks
    • Tools
    • Scissors
    • Wood Game Pieces
    • Zippers

    Number of Audio Waves: 280

    Sample rate / bit rate: 44,100 Hz / 16 bit

    75 %
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  • Punchy Transients is an organized toolbox that serves as a reliable source of ”layers of impact” which many, many sounds do require to be in their best fit. It is also a trusty stash for designers who need to save some time to focus on something else.

    The library content was made by recording a collection of hits on a punching bag using many techniques. Also, a dry version of each sample and a folder of bonus thumps are included.

    58 %
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  • Destruction & Impact Sounds Cataclysm Play Track 1482 sounds included $195

    Cataclysm is a vast collection of recorded, synthesized and designed sounds created to support important destructive moments and add a stronger sense of extreme consequence to any sound.

    The recorded section of library features elements such as flash powder explosions, propane cannon blasts and artillery cannons recorded in unique natural environments with violent transients and lush, long and varied tails. It also features falling trees, forge burners, large trebuchet wood groans, rock smashes as well as more ordinary items recorded and designed to feel like an over the top version of themselves such as vacuum cleaner suctions, metal vase holders, ground pounders and more.

    The synthesized section of the library features equally rich textures in the form of explosion sweeteners, other-worldly environmental reflections, scorching energy risers and more.

    Finally, recorded and synthesized content was employed to develop the designed section, where the hyperrealism of the recordings meets the clean yet aggressive textures of the synthesized section in catastrophic assets themed around the library’s title.

    Bonus: Two extra libraries included for free:
    This library also includes two additional releases from Mattia Cellotto - for free: Crunch Mode delivers 230 crunchy sounds made with a variety of vegetables, fresh bread, pizza crust and a selection of frozen goods. The Borax Experiment gets you 158 squishy, gory, slimy and gooey sounds.
  • Asia Echoes is a unique collection of sounds captured in Laos and Vietnam providing more than 2 hours ( 5GB) of various atmospheres at different times of the day.

    From Cat Ba island National Park, to Luang Prabang night and food markets, to mountains of Sapa, Tam Coc Fields and many more, this collection will make you explore an exotic soundscape through this two beautiful countries.

    All recorded in 24 bit / 96 kHz and fully tagged with metadatas compatible with Soundminer, Basehead and Soundly.

    Gear Used: DPA4060 stereo set powered by a Sound Devices 702


    This collection include ambiences from

    • Vientiane Night Market
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    • Vientiane Chao Anouvong Park
    • Vang Vieng
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    • Nong Khiaw Mountains and Forests
    • Sapa Mountains and City
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    • Hanoï City and Train

  • Destruction & Impact Sounds Cracks Play Track 800+ sounds included, 200 mins total $43

    CRACKS is a large exploration of different cracking sound sources – cracking, crunching, breaking and creaking.
    I have recorded a number of different materials, designed and processed to create some more aggressive, powerful and ready-to-use destruction sounds.
    Bread, Cardboard, Celery, Ceramic, Chips, Glass, Ice, Icy vegetables, Leather, Paper, Pasta, Plastic, Polystyrene, Rocks, Snow, Wood.
    The library contains over 444 sound files – around 2,5 hours of sounds included in total.
    Originally recorded at 192 kHz with two Sennheiser MKH8040 and a Sound devices 702.

    Each sound file has been carefully named and tagged for easy search in Soundminer and is Universal Category System (UCS) compliant.

    (see the full track list below).

    Update 3 – New sounds added to the library:
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    A total of 2 GB of free additional content, bringing the total library size to over 7 GB in 515 files.
    Update 4 – New sounds added to the library:
    Cracks has just been updated with 73 new files, more rock, ice and wood cracks.
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AUDIO JOBS

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Soundlister is home to 1000s of Audio Jobs, with a large number of them being game audio jobs. We continue to share a number of new game audio opportunities each week, and we’ve also added a new search tool to help you explore past opportunities + a way to see all posts tagged with a specific job title – effectively allowing you to browse by title.
 

Visit the Audio Jobs page on Soundlister Get the Audio Jobs Newsletter Join the Audio Jobs Group on Facebook Search for audio jobs

 

Bonus: Want an easy-to-remember shortcut to those audio jobs? The url audiojobs.org will always take you straight to the latest audio job posts on Soundlister


 

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AUDIO PODCASTS

– find great podcasts about sound

The newly-formed Audio Podcast Alliance features a carefully-chosen selection of the absolute best podcasts about sound out there, with many of them focusing on game audio. Discover the cream of the crop of what the community has to offer when it comes to audio-related podcasts below:

Click below to jump straight to your chosen podcast (and hear their newest episode):

AMPS PodcastCAS In ConversationField & FoleyImmersive Audio PodcastLA Post Production Sound DesignLevel with Emily ReeseLocation Sound PodcastSound BusinessSoundbytes PodcastSoundGirls PodcastSoundtrack ShowSoundworks CollectionThe A Sound Effect PodcastThe Dolby Institute PodcastThe Game Audio JourneyThe Sound Architect PodcastTonebendersTwenty Thousand Hertz

Visit the full Audio Podcast Alliance page

Bonus: Want an easy-to-remember shortcut to those podcasts about sound? The url audiopodcast.org will always take you straight to the podcast overview


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AUDIO PROFESSIONALS

– find talented audio professionals from around the world for your projects:

If you’re looking to grow your audio team, Soundlister offers an overview of 1000s of audio professionals from all over the world – with a dedicated overview of audio pros specializing in game audio (whether it’s audio directors, composers, field recordists, foley artists, sound editors, sound designers, re-recording mixers or voice actors):
 

Find audio professionals who specialize in game audio

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GAME AUDIO BOOKS

– find great books about sound for games:

There are a number of great books on game audio, and we’ve gathered a few examples for you below:

100 Unusual, Novel and Surprising Ways to be a Better Sound Designer in Video Games – by Rob Bridgett (get the book here)

Aaron Marks’ complete guide to game audio – (get the book here)

Leading with Sound – by Rob Bridgett (get the book here)

New Realities in Audio: A Practical Guide for VR, AR, MR and 360 Video – by Stephan Schütze (get the book here)

Principles of Game Audio and Sound Design – by Jean-Luc Sinclair (recommended by Dave Raybould – get the book here)

Pro Tools 10 for Game Audio – by Greg deBeer (recommended by Ruben Antonio Infante – get the book here)

Tales of a Technical Sound Designer – by Damian Kastbauer (get the book here)

The Game Audio Strategy Guide– by Gina Zdanowicz & Spencer Bambrick (get the book here)


More books about sound:

If you’re looking for more books on sound for games, film and television, check out Julien Matthey’s excellent list, enhanced with ongoing suggestions from other members of the worldwide audio community:

Find many more books about sound here

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GAME AUDIO GROUPS

– find game audio community groups around the world


Want to meet up with friends and colleagues in the game audio community? Game audio groups often arrange local audio community meetups, talks, trips and other social events – and the Worldwide GameAudio page maintains an excellent list of community groups around the world:

 

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GAME AUDIO ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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LinkedIn and Facebook:

Game AudioGame Sound DesignGame Sound Design GroupSound designers groupVideo Game – Composers & Sound Designers

Twitter hashtags:

#GameAudio#GameMusic#GameAudioDev

Discord:

The Game Audio Channel on the The Audio Community Discord Server

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As an audio professional, Soundlister lets you showcase your skills and be discovered by those who need them. It offers an easy way to present your showreel, highlight your favorite projects and let visitors know where to find you on social media:
 
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THE AUDIO EVENTS CALENDAR

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Looking to find audio-related events such as audio industry conferences, community meetups, special events, Q&As, online courses and more? Check out the Audio Events Calendar, where we’ve shared more than 800+ events since its launch.
 

Browse the Audio Events Calendar

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BONUS: Expand your skillset with the free Sound Success Guide:

Sound Success GuideWant to branch out beyond game audio? Learning new sound skills can open up opportunities for additional revenue – and with the (entirely free) 60+ page Sound Success Guide, you get insights from 20 industry experts on how to get started and succeed in 18 different types of audio jobs:
 
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    Number of Files :  18    

    Total Audio Time  : 1 hours 11 minutes  

    Type : WAV Mono

    Sample Rate / Bit Rate : 192 kHz / 24 Bit 

    Mastered : No

    Normalised : No

    Looped Files : Yes 

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    Recorder : Sound Devices Mix Pre 3 II

    Microphones :  LOM Geofon

    Microphone Configuration : Magnet

     

    Metadata : Files are stamped with detailed UCS compliant metadata in Soundminer

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    The instrument was recorded with a Sennheiser MKH 8040 Stereo Pair connected to a Sound Devices 702T.

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    Rather unconventional approaches were used to „play“ the piano: Not a single key was touched! It was performed using a violin bow, various mallets and sticks, kitchen utensils, sticky tape and bare hands. The casing of the piano was partly taken apart to get direct access to the strings and the interior components of the instrument.

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    Check the sound list to see  if this is what you’re looking for.
    High quality audio recorded with care (detailed description of audio/mic technique used is in metadata chunk).
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