Tuesday, August 11, 2009
One of the problems I always have when I'm working on a game project is sourcing sound effects. Recently, I came across sfxr, a very nice program for creating sound effects. It was a great help when I was working on Saucer Pilots.
It is basically a little software synth with a bunch of variables you can tweak to generate a wide variety of sounds. A helpful set of presets are provided for generating commonly needed classes of video game sounds.
Once you find something you like, export it to a WAV file and you are good to go. Very handy little utility.