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Hey guys,

Here are this week’s new free music tracks for your projects:

On my Action 3 page:

WILD WEST COAST RACING 9 – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/action-3/

On my Nature /Science 3 page:

ARIZONA SUNSET – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/nature-science-3/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

PEACEFUL PUZZLES – (Looping)

PIXEL BUILDER – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

And on my Sci-Fi 8 page:

SNEAKING AROUND THE GRID – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-8/

For daily updates as I release new tracks, friend me on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276

Have a good week…and keep being creative!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 28/01/20 - 10:45 AM Permalink

I can’t believe January is almost over…wow.

Anyhow, more brand new music tracks are looking for homes in your projects. 100% free to use with attribution:

On my Fantasy 10 page:

HAUNTED TUNNELS – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Funny 7 page:

GOOFY GUM – (Looping)
GOOFY GUM 2 – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/funny-7/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

PUZZLE FRANTIC – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

And on my Sci-Fi 8 page:

TRIPPY SPACE TRAVEL – (Looping)
GRUNGY FUTURE – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-8/

Follow me on Facebook for daily updates as I release new tracks:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276

And don’t forget my super high-quality Ogg files.

Enjoy!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 04/02/20 - 1:11 PM Permalink

Happy February! I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Here are this week’s new free music tracks:

On my Fantasy 10 page:

BEYOND THE VALLEY OF DREAMS – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Funny 7 page:

SUPER SPLASH – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/funny-7/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

PUZZLE MADNESS – (Looping)

BRAIN TEASER 2 – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

And on my Sci-Fi 8 page:

DEEP SPACE OUTPOST – (Looping)
CYBER CITY DETECTIVES – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-8/

In other news, we’re using social media to share my free “Dune’s Island” films with the world. This is a huge challenge as it was a community project and our advertising budget is $0. Here’s a link to the films…please feel free to help us share them with home schoolers, educators and anyone else who might find them helpful. Thanks!

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6574338

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 11/02/20 - 2:36 PM Permalink

Greetings!

This week’s new free (with attribution) music tracks are:

On my Funny 7 page:

COMMANDER FART HEAD – (Looping)
SCOPING IT OUT WITH THE ANT HILL GANG – (Looping)
MORE SEWER SLIMERS – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/funny-7/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

PONG-A-LONG – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

OGG NEWS

Very high quality Ogg versions of the following tracks are now available on my Dark/Ominous 2 page:

MIDNIGHT FOG – (Looping)
MIDNIGHT MIST
MORE SEWER CREEPERS – (Looping and Standard)
OMINOUS UNDERGROUND GOINGS-ON
THE SECRET LAB
FUTURE GOTH – (Looping)
CREEPY STREET PERFORMER – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/dark-ominous-2/

Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook for daily updates as I release new tracks:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276

Enjoy…and keep being creative!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 18/02/20 - 12:20 PM Permalink

More brand new free music tracks are ready for your projects:

On my Chiptunes 3 page:

NOSTALGIC FOR ARCADES – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-3/

On my Fantasy 10 page:

TROUBLED LANDS – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Introspective / Emotions page:

DEEPER THAN FRIENDSHIP

https://soundimage.org/introspective/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

LIGHT PUZZLES 4 – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

And on my Sci-Fi 8 page:

MORE MECH MONSTERS – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-8/

Enjoy…and don’t forget my super high-quality Ogg tracks.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 25/02/20 - 11:52 AM Permalink

Big news, guys! All of my tracks on my Dark/Ominous page are now available as very high quality Ogg files. They sound amazing…almost as good as the original WAV files that they were created from…and are much much smaller in size…perfect for videogames. Give them a try.

https://soundimage.org/dark-ominous/

On that note, some people have asked me why I’m offering Ogg files when they can simply convert my free MP3 tracks to Ogg themselves. You are certainly welcome to do this, but it won’t increase the quality of the tracks at all because you’re starting with MP3. The reason my Ogg files sound so great is that I’m creating them from my original WAV recordings.

That said, this week’s new free tracks are:

On my Fantasy 10 page:

SKY DRIFTERS – (Looping)

SKY DRIFTERS 2 – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Positive / Upbeat page:

THE BALLOON HEADS DAY OUT – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/positive-upbeat/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

FUNKY PUZZLER – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

And on my Sci-Fi 8 page:

DESOLATE STREETS IN A MACHINE WORLD – (Looping)

ELECTRIC DRIZZLE – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-8/

Enjoy…and keep being creative!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 03/03/20 - 11:26 PM Permalink

Hi everyone, I’ve been super busy, but I did manage to get a few new tracks done…all free to use with attribution:

On my City/Urban 2 page:

BREAK IN_v001 - (Looping)

SODIUM VAPOR_v001

SODIUM VAPOR_v001 (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/

I just opened the Sci-Fi 9 page with this brand new track:

SLIMY ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE! – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

My Sci-Fi 8 page got a bit too big, so I moved these two tracks to the new Sci-Fi 9 page as well:

DESOLATE STREETS IN A MACHINE WORLD – (Looping)

ELECTRIC DRIZZLE – (Looping)

Enjoy…and have a good week!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 11/03/20 - 11:24 AM Permalink

Greetings!

This week’s new free (with attribution) music tracks are:

On my Drama 3 page:

THE INSPECTOR IS STUMPED – (Looping)

ANOMALY_v001 – (Looping and Standard)

https://soundimage.org/drama-3/

On my Epic / Battle page:

ANCIENT GAME OPEN – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/epic-battle/

And on my History page:

ANCIENT INTRIGUE – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/ancient/

Don’t forget my super high quality Ogg files…they sound awesome!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Thu, 26/03/20 - 11:45 PM Permalink

If you have kids (or know someone who does) I’ve created a website for my free video learning series, “Dune’s Island.” You can access all of the episodes and support documentaries as well as tie-in curriculum written by a team of science teachers.

I’ll be expanding it with all kinds of cool activities and more fun documentaries, but I think it’s a good start.

I hope the site is helpful. Please feel free to share it with anyone who might find it helpful…and encourage them to share it as well.

https://www.dunesisland.org/

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Thu, 02/04/20 - 12:53 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

More developers have been reaching out to me about my Ogg music tracks. Please know that I’m in the process of creating them and uploading them to Gumroad, but it’s taking time since there are over 2000 tracks on my site. If you want an Ogg version of a track that isn’t available yet, just email me and I’ll be happy to create it for you and put it on Gumroad.

Anyhow, this week’s new free MP3 tracks are:

On my City/Urban 2 page:

“HUNTING A FUGITIVE”

https://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/

On my Introspective/Emotions page:

“ISOLATED”

https://soundimage.org/introspective/

And on my Nature/Science 3 page:

“FAR NORTH” – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/nature-science-3/

Stay safe and healthy.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 07/04/20 - 11:08 AM Permalink

Hi folks,

This week’s new free MP3 tracks are:

On my Chiptunes 3 page:

PIXEL RUNNER – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-3/

On my Fantasy 10 page:

THE ENCHANTED FOREST SMOLDERS – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

And on my Sci-Fi 9 page:

ORBITING INDUSTRIES – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

More developers have been reaching out to me about my Ogg music tracks. Please know that I’m in the process of creating them and uploading them to Gumroad, but it’s taking time since there are over 2000 tracks on my site. If you want an Ogg version of a track that isn’t available yet, just email me and I’ll be happy to create it for you and put it on Gumroad.

Stay safe and healthy.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 21/04/20 - 11:18 AM Permalink

Hi guys,

This week’s new free MP3 tracks are:

On my Funny 7 page:

THE MAD XYLOPHONIST – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/funny-7/

On my Nature/Science 3 page:

A SEA OF STARS – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/nature-science-3/

And on my Puzzle Music 5 page:

DRIFTING THROUGH MY DREAMS – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

I had a request over the weekend for a bunch of higher quality Ogg versions of my tracks that I hadn’t yet converted, so they are now available if anyone is interested. They are:

Funky Gameplay
Windle Pixel Saves the Day (Looping)
Puzzling Curiosities
Points Tally
Pixelin’ It Around Town
Mysterious Puzzle
Cyber Puzzles
Cryptic Puzzler 2
Arcade Puzzler_v001

Keep being creative…and please stay safe and healthy.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 04/05/20 - 9:55 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

Here are this week’s new free MP3 tracks:

On my Fantasy 10 page:

WINTER OF DESPAIR – (Looping)
OF CASTLES, MAGIC AND SPELLS_Remixed – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Puzzle Music 1 page:

MYSTERIOUS PUZZLE – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

OF JEWELS AND PUZZLES – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

And on my Chiptunes 2 page:

PIXELIN’ IT AROUND TOWN – (Standard – non looping)
PIXELIN’ IT AROUND TOWN_v001 – (Standard – non looping)
PIXELIN’ IT AROUND TOWN_v002 – (Standard – non looping)
https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-2/

Don’t forget about my premium Ogg tracks. They sound great and are super affordable…a cool way to support my work.

Stay safe and healthy.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 19/05/20 - 9:30 AM Permalink

A Request to Everyone:

If you can, please consider making a small donation on my website to support my work. The synthesizers I use to create free music for everyone are very expensive (2 Korgs and a Yamaha.) I actually have to make monthly payments on them and donations from the creative community really help me a lot to pay for them. Thanks in advance. :-)

That said, I managed to get some new tracks done for everyone. Free to use, of course, with attribution:

On my Fantasy 10 page:
DESERT MYSTERY – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Sci-Fi 9 page:
BLAST OFF – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

And on my Events/Travel 2 page:
COUNTRY CELEBRATION
https://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/

Be well and stay healthy.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 27/05/20 - 9:07 AM Permalink

A huge heartfelt THANK YOU to the kind folks who reached out and supported my work this month by donating on my site. You folks literally make this all possible. Thank you!

That said, this week’s new free MP3 tracks are:

From my Puzzle Music 5 page:
ICE PUZZLE – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

From my Sci-Fi 9 page:
TWISTED DYSTOPIA – (Looping)
DETECTIVES IN DYTOPIA (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

Big Ogg Track Update!

Super high-quality Ogg versions of a bunch my tracks are ready. They sound really cool and could be used for all kinds of things besides puzzle games I’m sure. They are:

BOUNCE LIGHT 1 & 2– (Looping)
FROSTY PUZZLER (2 versions) – (Looping)
PUZZLE TRANCE – (Looping)
HYPNOTIC JEWELS – (Looping)
PIANO PUZZLES – (Looping)
MONKEY ISLAND PUZZLER – (Looping)
MUSIC BOX PUZZLER – (Looping)
PUZZLE CLUES – (Looping)
CRYPTIC PUZZLER 1 & 2 – (Looping)
BELL PUZZLES – (Looping)
MELLOW PUZZLER 1 & 2 – (Looping)
THOUGHT PUZZLES – (Looping)
ROBOT’S CUBE – (Looping)
HAPPY PUZZLER – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-2/

Have a good week and stay safe.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 02/06/20 - 9:01 AM Permalink

Good News:

Super high-quality Ogg versions of all of my Puzzle Music Tracks are ready. That’s around 100 tracks to choose from…all created from my original WAV recordings (but much smaller in file size.) They’re really cool, too, because they can be used for all kinds of things in addition to puzzle games. You’ll find them on my Puzzle Music 1-5 pages.
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music/

More Good News:

All of the tracks on my Fantasy 9 page now have Ogg versions as well. They sound great!
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-9/

And even MORE good news:

If you create arcade-style games (or know someone who does) Ogg versions of all the tracks on my Chiptunes 1 page are now ready, too.
https://soundimage.org/chiptunes/

That said, this week’s new free MP3 tracks are:

On my Epic / Battle page:
PREPARING FOR BATTLE – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/epic-battle/

On my Fantasy 10 page:
THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

And on my Looping Music page:
RACING MENU_V001 – (Looping)
80’S SPACE GAME LOOP_V002
https://soundimage.org/looping-music/

Keep being creative and please stay safe.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 09/06/20 - 8:19 AM Permalink

OGG TRACKS UPDATE

Super high-quality Ogg versions of all my Fantasy Tracks are finally ready. That’s about 200 tracks to choose from…all created from my original WAV recordings (but much smaller in file size.) They sound great and are a cool way to support my work.

That said, this week’s new free MP3 tracks are improved versions of the following:
On my Fantasy 1 page:

Misty Bog
Mystical Backstory_v001_Looping
High Altitude Station_v001_Looping
https://soundimage.org/fantasywonder/

On my Fantasy 2 page:

Strange Game Menu_v001a_Looping
Strange Game Menu_v002a_Looping
Strange Game Menu_v003a_Looping
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-2/

On my Fantasy 5 page:

Mystical Lands Beckon_v001_Looping
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-5/

On my Fantasy 7

Sadlands_v001_Looping
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-7/

And on my Sci-Fi 7 page:

Alley Chase_v001_Looping
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-7/

Enjoy…and please stay safe (and healthy.)

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 17/06/20 - 10:15 AM Permalink

Another Special Request to Everyone:

If you possibly can, please consider making a small donation on my website to support my work. The synthesizers I use to create free music for everyone are very expensive (2 Korgs and a Yamaha.) I actually have to make monthly payments on them and donations from the creative community really help me a LOT to pay for them. Thanks in advance. :-)

That said, I managed to get a couple of new tracks done for everyone. Free to use, as always, with attribution:

On My Epic / Battle page:
“COMRADES ALWAYS” (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/epic-battle/

On my Fantasy 10 page:
“OF KNIGHTS AND KINGS” (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

Please stay safe and healthy.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Fri, 26/06/20 - 12:17 AM Permalink

Another big THANK YOU to those of you who reached out and supported my efforts this month. You make this possible for the rest of the community…thank you!

It’s been a very busy week, but I did get a few new tracks done for everyone. You’ll find them all on my Sci-Fi 9 page:

ROBO BOSS BATTLE – (Looping)
GRUNGE STREET – (Looping)
MOONLIT CYBER ALLEYS – (Looping)

https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

Enjoy…and please stay safe (and healthy.)

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Thu, 02/07/20 - 10:06 AM Permalink

Another very busy week…and I’m a bit under the weather…but here are some new tracks for everyone. Free to use, of course, with attribution.

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

ISLAND OF PUZZLES – (Looping)
TROPICAL MYSTERIES – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

On my World page:

EXOTIC DANGERS - (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/world/

I’m glad to see that my Ogg files are being utilized…I’ll try to get more uploaded this week. If you need any that I haven’t done yet, just message me and I’ll upload them for you.

Thanks for your support and please stay safe.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 07/07/20 - 10:54 PM Permalink

Hi Folks,

This week’s new free music tracks are:

On my Fantasy 10 page:
A TRAIL OF JEWELS – (Looping)
QUIRKY GAME WORLD – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Funny 7 page:
THE FISHBOWL ACROBATS RETURN – (Looping)
WINDLE’S WHIMSICAL STREET – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/funny-7/

If you’re wondering what the big fuss about Ogg tracks is, they have several advantages:

-They are small in size.
-Game engines seem to handle them better for looping…MP3 files occasionally need editing.
-They sound fantastic…almost as good as my original WAVs.
-They’re a cool way to support my work!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 15/07/20 - 11:31 PM Permalink

Hey guys,

Here are this week’s brand new free music tracks. I hope they are helpful.

On my Chiptunes 3 page:

CAFFEINE CRAZED COIN-OP KIDS – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-3/

On my City/Urban 2 page:

COOL MENU LOOP – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/

And on my Positive/Upbeat page:

SUMMERTIME FUN – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/positive-upbeat/

Please stay safe and healthy…and don’t stop being creative!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 21/07/20 - 11:21 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

If you possibly can, please consider making a small donation on my website to support my work. Your contributions help me to pay for the keyboard synthesizers I use to create free music for the creative community.

That said, this week’s new free music tracks are:

On my Epic / Battle page:

PIRATES! – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/epic-battle/

On my Puzzle Music 5 page:

MAGICAL MINNIE PUZZLES – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/

And on my Sci-Fi 9 page:

AUTOMATED CREATION – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

Enjoy…and keep being creative.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 28/07/20 - 7:24 AM Permalink

After a hectic 5 weeks, my schedule’s finally opened up a bit. If anyone needs custom music created, this would be a good time to do it. Just send me an email. My address is here:

https://soundimage.org/custom-work/

In the meantime, I managed to get a couple of cool new tracks done for everyone over the weekend…free to use, as always, with attribution. They are:

On my new Action 4 page:

SPIES – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/action-4/

On my Fantasy 10 page:

A MEADOW OF MYSTERIES
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

Don’t forget my premium Ogg tracks…they’re another cool way to support my work.

Enjoy…and please stay safe.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 04/08/20 - 5:09 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

Here are this week’s brand new free-to-use-with-attribution music tracks:

On my Funny 7 page:

MORE FARTY CROOKS – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/funny-7/

On my Puzzle Music 6 page:

GLITTERING THINGS – (Looping)
ANALOG QUIRKDOM – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-6/

And on my Sci-Fi 9 page:

FUTURE GRUNGE – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

I hope they are helpful!

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 11/08/20 - 8:50 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a number of requests from developers who wish to download my tracks in bulk so I’ve begun creating Music Packs of my Ogg tracks. So far, I have packs available for all of my Fantasy pages…they are available on Gumroad. Here’s the link if you’d like to check them out:

https://soundimage.org/ogg-music-packs/

That said, this week’s new free MP3 tracks are:

On my City/Urban 2 page

CRIME GAME MENU – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/

On my Puzzle Music 6 page:

QUIRKY CLUES – (Looping)
COOL CONTEMPLATION – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-6/

And on my Technology 2 page:

BINARY DREAMSCAPE – (Looping)
BINARY DREAMSCAPE_VAR1 – (Looping)
BINARY DREAMSCAPE_VAR2 – (Looping)
BINARY DREAMSCAPE_VAR3 – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/technology-2/

Enjoy, keep being creative and please stay safe. :-)

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 18/08/20 - 12:43 AM Permalink

Hi Folks,

If you possibly can, please consider making a small donation to support my work and my website. The keyboard synthesizers I use to create free music for everyone are very expensive…I actually make monthly payments on them…and your donations really help me a lot to pay for them each month. Thanks in advance!

That said, this week’s new free MP3 music tracks are:

On my Looping Music page:

MYSTICAL OCEAN PUZZLE GAME_v001 – This version doesn’t include the mark-tree percussion sounds heard in the original.
https://soundimage.org/looping-music/

On my Puzzle Music 6 page:

PUZZLES ON ALIEN WORLDS – (Looping) – Maybe for a sci-fi themed puzzle game of some kind?
CRYPTIC COOLOSITY – (Looping) – Perhaps for a cool matching game or something cryptic with motion in it?
https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-6/

And on my Techno page:

HAPPY TRANCIN’ – (Looping) – A really fun-sounding tranc-y loop.
https://soundimage.org/dance-techno/

I’ve also had a number of requests from content creators who wish to download my tracks in bulk rather than one at a time so I’ve begun creating Music Packs of my Ogg tracks. So far, I have packs available for all of my Fantasy pages…they are available on Gumroad. Here’s the link if you’d like to check them out:

https://soundimage.org/ogg-music-packs/

Enjoy…and please stay safe and healthy.

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 25/08/20 - 11:53 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

This week’s new free MP3 music tracks are:

On my City/Urban 2 page
ALLEY GRUNGE – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/

On my Fantasy 10 page:
INFILTRATION – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/

On my Sci-Fi 9 page:
DREAMING IN DIGITAL – (Looping)
https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/

And on my Technology 2 page:
THE WORLD WIDE MIND
https://soundimage.org/technology-2/

Please don’t forget about my Ogg tracks. They sound great, game engines love them and they're a cool way to support my work.

Enjoy!

Forum

Hi everyone,

I've created over 1900 tracks of music and sound effects that you can freely use in your games. It's all original...all my own work. All I ask is to be credited as indicated on my homepage:

http://soundimage.org/

I sincerely hope my tracks are helpful. Any and all comments are welcome and always appreciated. :)

All the best,

Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Thu, 31/03/16 - 2:55 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I've received a lot of requests for sound effects, especially from game developers, so next week I'll be opening new pages with original free sound effects. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, all of my newest looping music tracks are on the Horror/Surreal Page:

“Zombie Game”

“Nightmare Freeway”

“Sewer Monsters Town Hall Meeting”

“Surreal Game Menu”

“Hazy Disorientation”

“Disturbing Chimes”

http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a great weekend!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 04/04/16 - 1:33 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

As I said, I've received a lot of requests for sound effects, so I've created some and begun opening new pages for them. So far we have:

SFX - Alerts (general bells and chimes)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-alerts/

SFX - Creepy
http://soundimage.org/sfx-creepy/

SFX - Power Ups/Downs
http://soundimage.org/sfx-pwrupdn/

SFX - SciFi
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi/

SFX - UI (User Interface)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-ui/

This is just the beginning, of course, but I think it's a pretty good start. I'll be adding more pages and sounds and will post updates as I go. I hope some of my sounds are helpful!

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTE ... /playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 11/04/16 - 1:20 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I've posted some new sound FX for everyone:

On the SFX-SciFi Page we have:

"Undersea Power Plant"
"Psycho Copter"
"Mad Voltage"
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi/

And on the SFX-PwrUp/Dn Page, we have:

Power Ups 28, 29 and 30
http://soundimage.org/sfx-pwrupdn/

I hope some of my them are helpful!

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTE ... /playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 18/04/16 - 12:03 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I've released some new looping tracks, non-looping ones as well as some new sound FX:

Looping:

“Farty McSty”_Looping (on the Funny 2 Page.)
http://soundimage.org/funny-2/

“Timeless Story”_Looping (on the Fantasy 6 Page)
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-6/

Non-Looping:

“Mission Accomplished” (on the SciFi 4 Page.)
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-4/

“Closing In 2” (on the Horror/Surreal Page)
http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

“Mystical Journey” (on the Events/Travel Page)
http://soundimage.org/events/

Sound Fx:

Looping Wind Sounds (on the SFX – Weather Page)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-weather/

Mechanical Drone Sounds 8 - 20 (on the SFX - SciFi Ambience Page)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi-amb/

I hope some of them are helpful!

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 25/04/16 - 11:48 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I've released some new looping tracks, a couple of non-looping ones and a bunch of new sound effects.

Looping:

“Monkey Drama”
“Analog Nostalgia”
“Crazy Candy Highway 2”
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

Non-Looping:

“Confusion and Clarity"
http://soundimage.org/drama-2/

“Unforgiving Himalayas”
“Mystical Journey"
http://soundimage.org/events/

Sound Effects:
Quirky User Interface Sounds 19-35
http://soundimage.org/sfx-ui/

Creepy Percussion 9 & 10
http://soundimage.org/sfx-creepy/

I hope some of them are helpful!

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Thu, 28/04/16 - 8:54 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

It's been a rough week, but I managed to get a few more tracks done:

“Hypnotic Orient” (on the Events/Travel Page)
http://soundimage.org/events/

“Crystal Caverns” (on the Looping Music Page.)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

“Once Around the Kingdom” (on the Fantasy 6 Page.)
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-6/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a good weekend,
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 02/05/16 - 11:19 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I've got a few more tracks done:

"Runaway Food Truck" (on the Looping Music Page.)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

"Trashy Aliens" (on the Looping Music Page.)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

"Awkward Princess's Day out" (on the Fantasy 6 Page.)
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-6/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a good week,
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 09/05/16 - 12:57 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

Here are this week's new tracks and sound effects:

MUSIC:

“Another Case for the Inspector” (on the Drama 2 Page)
http://soundimage.org/drama-2/

“The Last of Winter” (on the Nature/Science 2 Page)
http://soundimage.org/naturescience-2/

“The Furry Monster’s Laboratory” (on the Looping Music Page)
“Water Balloon Maniacs” (on the Looping Music Page.)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

“Sewer Creepers” (on the Sci-Fi 4 Page)
“Sci-Fi RPG Intro” (on the Sci-Fi 4 Page)
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-4/

SOUND EFFECTS:

“Edge of Ocean” (on the SFX – Environments Page)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-environments/

“Gentle Rain” (on the SFX – Weather Page)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-weather/

“Morning Birds” (on the SFX – Animals Page)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-animals/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 23/05/16 - 9:23 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

This week's new tracks are:

“Magical Getaway” (on the Events/Travel Page)
http://soundimage.org/events/

Action Rhythms 1-10 (on the brand new Looping Rhythms Page)
http://soundimage.org/looping-rhythms/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 31/05/16 - 10:44 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

This week's new free tracks are:

“Mystical Ocean Puzzle Game” (on the Looping Music Page)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

“Digitally Dazed” (on the Technology Page)
http://soundimage.org/techno/

“Evil Automation” (on the Sci-Fi 4 Page)
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-4/

Creepy Rhythms 1-5
Quirky Rhythms 5-6
(on the Looping Rhythms Page)
http://soundimage.org/looping-rhythms/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 06/06/16 - 12:46 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

Here are this week's new free tracks:

On the Snd Fx – Sci-Fi Ambient Page, we have:

“Melt Down” (plus looping version)
“Quiet Dread” (plus looping version)
“Rez Drone 1” (plus looping version)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi-amb/

On the Snd Fx – Sci-Fi Page, we have:

“Cyber Chimes 1 & 2"
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi/

And on the Funny 3 Page, we have:

“Drive-In Monster 1-3"
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Playlists are here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6mnTEE6xP74YcZDpkKGy-A/playlists

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 13/06/16 - 9:17 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

Here are this week's new free tracks:

"Puddle Jumping" (on the Events/Travel Page)
http://soundimage.org/events/

"Network_v001" (on the Corporate Page)
http://soundimage.org/corporate/

"Blob Monsters on the Loose" (on the Looping Music Page)
"8-Bit Mayhem" (on the Looping Music Page)
"Good Morning Doctor Weird" (on the Looping Music Page)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

I hope some of my tracks are helpful,
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 20/06/16 - 8:28 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

Here are this week's new free tracks:

"Faltering Circuits" (on the Sci-Fi 4 Page)
"Tronic Trouble" (on the Sci-Fi 4 Page)
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-4/

"City of Tomorrow_v001" (on the Corporate Page)
"Future Business_v001" (on the Corporate Page)
http://soundimage.org/corporate/

"Spooky Island" (on the Looping Music Page)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

I hope some of my tracks are helpful,
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 29/06/16 - 3:08 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I've received a lot of requests for epic sounding tracks, so I'm working on some to hopefully release next week.

In the meantime, here are this week's new free tracks:

"Quirky Puzzle Game Menu" (on the Looping Music Page)
"And the Machines Came at Midnight" (on the Looping Music Page)
"Future RPG" (on the Looping Music Page)
http://soundimage.org/looping-music/

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Thu, 14/07/16 - 10:58 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

This week's new free tracks are:

"Defending the Princess Haunted" v001 and 002
http://soundimage.org/epic-battle/

"A Long Journey for a Little Bot" on the Sci-Fi 5 page
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

"Retro Frantic_v001_Looping" on the Action Page
http://soundimage.org/action/

"Magic Clock Shop_Looping" on the Fantasy 6 Page
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-6/

"Clippity Clop_Looping" on the Fantasy Page
http://soundimage.org/fantasywonder/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Have a great weekend!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 19/07/16 - 7:41 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

This week's new free tracks are:

"Into Battle (Looping)_v001" on my Epic/Battle Page
http://soundimage.org/epic-battle/

"Great Minds_v001" on my Classical Sounding page
http://soundimage.org/classical-sounding/

"RPG Battle Climax_v001" on the Fantasy 7 Page

"Some Dreamy Place_v001" on my Fantasy 7 Page

"Spell's a Brewin'_v001" on the Fantasy 7 Page

http://soundimage.org/fantasy-7/

I hope they are helpful.

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 26/07/16 - 11:51 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

This week's new free tracks are looping versions of some of my early fantasy and sci-fi tracks:

"Fantasy Game Background_Looping" on my Fantasy Page

"Puzzle Game_Looping" on my Fantasy Page

"Fantascape_Looping" on my Fantasy Page

http://soundimage.org/fantasywonder/

"Urban Jungle 2061_Looping" on my Sci-Fi/Space Page

"Trouble on Mercury_Looping" on my Sci-Fi/Space Page

http://soundimage.org/sci-fi/

I hope they are helpful!

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Mon, 01/08/16 - 9:15 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

Here are this week's new free tracks:

"Sewer Monsters on the Move" on my Funny 3 Page
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

"Aftermath" on my Horror/Surreal Page
http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

"Alien Swamp" on my SFX - SciFi Amb Page
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi-amb/

"Alien Vistas" on my Sci-Fi 5 Page
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

"Cyber Dystopia" on my Sci-Fi 5 Page
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

I hope they are helpful!

Daily updates, as always, are here:
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
https://www.facebook.com/soundimage.org

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 09/08/16 - 9:44 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

I have some new free looping tracks for you. I hope they are helpful. You'll find them directly under their non-looping versions:

"Trouble in a Digital City_Looping" on my Sci-Fi 4 Page
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-4/

"Tower Defense_Looping" on my Epic/Battle Page
http://soundimage.org/epic-battle/

"Drafty Places_Looping" on my Dark/Ominous
http://soundimage.org/dark-ominous/

"Ocean Game Title_Looping" on my Fantasy 2 Page
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-2/

"Digital Clouds_Looping" on my Fantasy 3 Page
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-3/

"Sewer Monsters on the Move_Looping" on my Funny 3 Page
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

Have a great week!
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 17/08/16 - 7:45 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

This week is a mixed bag. First off, I made looping versions of a some of the tracks on my Events/Travel page...I think these new looping pieces could sound very nice in games.

Here they are:

"Puddle Jumping_Looping"

"Magical Getraway_Looping"

"Mystical Journey_Looping"
http://soundimage.org/events/

Here's a short intro piece that might be nice in a deep space game of some kind...or a video:

"Space Game Intro" on my Sci-Fi 5 Page
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

And a silly piece that might work in a crazy game or app:

"Monkey Races"
http://soundimage.org/funny-3/

Next up, we have some sound FX on my Sci-Fi Ambience Page, starting with another slimy sounding Alien swamp piece. As I say on my site, if Kirk tells you he's been to this place, he's full of crap.

"Alien Swamp 2"

"Alien Atmosphere" (Looping and non-looping)

"Dystopic City Drone"

"Dystopic City Echo"

http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi-amb/

Just for kicks, we have:

"Creepy Percussion 11"

http://soundimage.org/sfx-creepy/

And lastly, we have a force field sound effect. In retrospect, maybe I should have named it "Energy Field" instead, but oh well.

"Force Field" on my Snd FX -Sci-Fi Page
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi/

As always, let me know if they are helpful! :-)
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 24/08/16 - 9:50 AM Permalink

Well, I've reached another milestone: 1000 tracks. I'd like to send out a big heart felt thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and encouraging...it really means a lot. THANK YOU!

That said, I have some new music to share as well as a couple of cool new sci-fi ambiences.

On the Fantasy 7 page, we have:
"Castle Lost"
"Dark Fantasy Open"
"Sad Lands"
http://soundimage.org/fantasy-7/

On the Horror/Surreal page, we have:

"Moment of Strange"
http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

On the Sci-Fi 5 Page, we have:

"More Introspective Machines"
http://soundimage.org/sci-fi-5/

And on the SFX- Sci-Fi Amb Page, we have:

"Creepy Mech Drone" (Looping) - 2 versions.
http://soundimage.org/sfx-scifi-amb/

I hope they are helpful! :-)
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Wed, 31/08/16 - 8:09 AM Permalink

Hi everyone,

My newest free tracks all live on my brand new SFX - Urban Ambience Page. They are:

Street Ambience (1-6)
City Park Ambience (1-3)
http://soundimage.org/sfx-urban-ambience/

Several of them loop and might be nice in urban-based games, interactive novels and other things.

I hope they are helpful! :-)
Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 13/09/16 - 11:05 PM Permalink

Hey everyone,

This week's new free tracks are all on my Funny/Quirky/Weird page. They are:

"Invasion of the Giant Disco Ants"_Looping

"Disco Ants Go Clubbin’"_Looping

"Cheesy Science"_Looping

"Warped Alien Band"_Looping

"Cranky Monster"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/funnyquirky/

I hope they are helpful! :-)

Eric

Submitted by Eric Matyas on Tue, 27/09/16 - 10:35 PM Permalink

Hi everyone,

New free tracks are waiting for you:

On the Fantasy Page we have:

"Some Dreamy Place"_Looping
"Strange Phenomenon"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/fantasywonder/

On the Horror/Surreal Page we have:

"Moment of Strange"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/horrorsurreal/

And a couple on the Funny 2 Page:

"Ant Invaders"_Looping

"Classy Ghouls Halloween Gathering"_Looping

http://soundimage.org/funny-2/

I hope they are helpful! :-)
Eric

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Hello there!
Im a 17 year old, from New Zealand, developing a 2D puzzle platformer for Steams Greenlight.

Basically what makes it unique, is that you can switch between two similar dimensions, which you need to do to progress through the levels.
Anyways if you have any questions!

Few screen dumps (Showing various elements, each element has unique mechanics ):

http://i.imgur.com/r2kxul.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/aEArql.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GP6jjl.png

Email me here if you are interested at all! : andrewleachy@gmail.com

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I am trying to write a thesis on adaptive audio for part of my bachelor in sound design, and would appreciate any insight that could be spared.

any books, websites and any information on or related to the subject in general would really help me out.

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Hey everyone,

I thought we could start a new topic for this. I've been looking up some stuff in my spare hours today regarding ways to input WAV/MP3 files, etc, and be able to analyse them in realtime, recognise beats, etc.

This is my simplistic (having not done anything like this before) view of how it would be done:

* Assuming the music tracks wouldn't be stop/started during play, the track can be parsed while each level loads, so not all the work need be done during play.
* A common method for making a simplified model of the audio waveform seems to be Fourier Transforms, with 'Fast Fourier Transforms' (FFT's) being a more simplified but... well, faster... method (ie realtime i believe). Fourier Transforms basically make an approximation of a complex waveform of the actual audio, by adding together a specific number of sine waves of differing wavelengths and magnitudes.
* Analysis of the FFT's allow recognition of spikes in audio in certain wavebands and at certain volumes.

I've added some links here for reading and discussion. I'm still looking into a good way for us to use it, but I've heard it mentioned as having been done using FMOD.

Some of the link contents are fairly simplistic, but will help you get the basic picture. There's some good stuff in the rest, and I'm still yet to finish reading read all of it.

Fourier Transforms:
* http://www.relisoft.com/Science/Physics/sound.html
* http://musikality.net/general/audio-waveforms-fouriertransform/
* http://resonanceswavesandfields.blogspot.com/2009/01/spectrum-of-wavefo…

Reading/Writing WAV files:
* http://www.codeguru.com/Cpp/G-M/multimedia/audio/article.php/c4739/
* http://people.msoe.edu/~taylor/examples/wav.htm

Beat Recognition:
* http://www.transcendentaxis.com/dthompson/blog/archives/14 (this one uses Actionscript, but still good to read).
* http://www.gamedev.net/reference/programming/features/beatdetection/

Anyways, have a look if you like, and let me know anything else you've found. This may not even be the best way to go, but in my searching today it seemed to be a commonly-used method. Hopefully I'll be able to finish reading them all tomorrow.

I'll see if i can dig up my uni notes on Fourier Series, but there may already be functions to generate some of this without us having to delve lots into the fourier side of the maths at least.

Cheers,
Craig.

Submitted by BattleElf on Mon, 09/02/09 - 5:42 PM Permalink

I've found out pretty much the same thing. I hadn't found any examples of actually implementing the FFT though. (I'm at work so haven't had time to go through your links).

Audiosurf parses the track and builds the level during level load too. Not sure if they use FFT's though, all I could really find mentioned was "Frequency Analysis".

If pausing the game and the sound occur instantaneously I can't see a problem with losing sync.

Submitted by Zoid on Mon, 09/02/09 - 5:48 PM Permalink

Just found another similar link on GameDev, where someone commented that creating a 'beat' file for each music track would be much better (though far less preferable for our purposes).

Let's look into it, but they seem to think that a suitably accurate algorithm is either not possible, or will be to CPU intensive anyway.

http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=473462

I'll see if i can get a look at FMOD tonight to see what it has to offer.

Submitted by Bittman on Mon, 09/02/09 - 6:10 PM Permalink

Good work guys. I expect me and Jarrod will use your research here for the programming considerations section of our musically inclined game proposals.

Submitted by Wednesday on Mon, 09/02/09 - 9:37 PM Permalink

You guys rock - now just gotta make sense of it all...

Cheers,
Jarrod

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. - The Teachings of Don Juan

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I just caught wind of this youtube video today, and I'm sorta stunned. Quite possibly one of the most famous game music masterpieces ever (in my opinion) was a rip off from a 1979 composition from a well known Russian classical composer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTcNUoxCmHI

Here's the Gamasutra article..
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=21513

What do you guys think? Is it plagiarism? There are a few notable parts in there that the Metal Gear Solid theme undoubtlely borrowed, so it's a real stretch to say it was pure coincidence that the MGS theme sounds similar. Apparently the Metal Gear Solid theme was excluded from Metal Gear Solid 4 because Konami was sensitive about any plagiarism backlash.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 15/12/08 - 6:36 PM Permalink

had heard mention that certain countries like america activly promoted not respecting copyright of intelectual property during the cold war of russian IP like music... for polictical resons treating vast section of russian music as public domain.

this may very well be related to that?

then again, though america only started recognising copyright when they where pumping money into startup holywood in the 1920's? before then they considered themselves 'too poor' a country to need to respect IP of other countries... how times change. (ie, plagerising in newspapers large sections of Charles Dickens works without payment to Dickens)

-David Coen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 20/02/12 - 4:24 PM Permalink

If you listen to enough music of a similar mood and style, you stumble across plenty of familiar melodies. It's partly the folly of only having 7 notes in a key, and when you find yourself using a similar instrument set to match a certain sound or style, the probability of recreating someone else's melody increases - especially if the creator may have heard the melody in the past but no longer consciously remembers it. In any case, I can come up with heaps of movie and game soundtracks that are equally guilty. Clint Mansell's Requiem for a Dream remix, for example, has turned up in a lot of places - probably a side effect of directors 'wanting music just like that but not like that'.

Konami probably could have fought it, but it's not worth the fuss. The plagiarism - presuming it wasn't just unfortunate chance - probably wasn't intentional, but on the off-chance it was deliberate, why bother? They can hire Harry Gregson-Williams of all people to write them a new one.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 20/02/12 - 4:37 PM Permalink

Heh, well, I don't think Tappy Iwase has done much of note since? None of his actual credits (bar newer franchise games reusing/remixing his old music) occur in the past 10 years. Possibly had a tough time adapting from chip-based music to the current composition style.

Considering he's the guy that did soundtrack for the original Suikoden, though, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. ...Unless some dudes in Europe pop up saying he stole those melodies too.

Submitted by souri on Mon, 20/02/12 - 4:52 PM Permalink

Yeh, I've certainly heard a fair few renditions that have been inspired by that Requiem for a Dream theme. That seems to be a popular one.

The latest I've recognised is the Prometheus theme, which seems to be inspired by that famous Inception soundtrack Half Remembered Dream.

In this case, it isn't plagiarism, but it's interesting to hear some obvious influences and trends like this..

Incidentally, what blew my mind was that Hans Zimmer slowed down the beginning of "Non, je ne regrette rien" as the base of that score.

It's amazing how you can slow down some scores by a huge factor and get entirely different feeling musical piece. The Jurrassic Park theme slowed down by 1000% is just hauntingly beautiful..

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I just visited this site, and thought I'd share the link since it's pretty cool. It's a flash application thing which has a bunch of balls moving in various formations, and when they hit a certain line, they trigger sound notes. The funny thing is that some of these pieces sound like parts of a really cool tune or song

Whitney Music Box website

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Hey Sumea-peoples!

I'm not usually a show and tell guy, but I had so much fun putting together a new theme for Australia Gamer (www.australiangamer.com) and I thought I should share!

[url]http://www.lavainjection.com/music/lavainjection_australian_gamer_theme…]

Most of it is GigaStudio but all the guitars and vocals are mine and it took about two days to complete. It's not meant to be taken seriously, which was a fantastic change from the other work I am doing!

Cheers!

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Hello all,
Can anyone recommend an Audio program that allows you to change the frame rate of a sound file (wav) from 30 to 24 frames per second without ruining the sounds?
And how to do it?

Submitted by Mick1460 on Sat, 01/07/06 - 2:38 AM Permalink

Huh?

Audio is sample and time based - You will need to work out what the time difference is between 30 and 24 frames with how long the file is. Then, all you need to do is stretch it (any basic audio application should do it).

Submitted by ussmc on Sun, 02/07/06 - 2:23 AM Permalink

Thanks for replying.

I used After Effects to set (stretch) the frame rate to 24 frames per seconds. But it played faster.
I need to adjust the playback speed without shifting and bending the pitch.
Can anyone name any proper audio editing tool that can achieve this?

Submitted by lorien on Sun, 02/07/06 - 7:17 AM Permalink

audacity.sourceforge.net is a (seemingly) simple free audio editor that can change length without changing pitch. It uses the fast fourier transform to do it's magic afaik, so you may find some "spectral smearing".

In Audacity 1.3 it is "change tempo" in the effects menu.

Submitted by ussmc on Wed, 05/07/06 - 1:41 AM Permalink

Thank you for replying.
According to Audacity's website version 1.3 is unstable. I tried it anyway and it gave me shocking result.
Version 1.2.4 gave me a better result, but still not accurate.
Do you (anyone) know any other audio editing tool that can achieve this?

Forgive my crap question, I'm not an audio guy.

Submitted by lorien on Wed, 05/07/06 - 3:35 AM Permalink

quote:Originally posted by ussmc
Thank you for replying.
According to Audacity's website version 1.3 is unstable. I tried it anyway and it gave me shocking result.

Odd, I tried it before suggesting it and it worked fine for me- I time compressed "A Love Supreme" (John Coltrane) and it sounded fine. I'm using Linux though of course.

Adobe Audition can do it, as can all the versions of CoolEdit- CoolEditPro evolved into Audition. Logic and Cubase and most of the audio packages should be able to- it's a pretty common requirement these days.

Submitted by ussmc on Thu, 06/07/06 - 12:55 AM Permalink

Just to make sure.
Did you use the "change tempo" in the effects menu?
Nothing else?

Thanks in advance.

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