Sound Templates

The next area of the SFX Tool is the template buttons. The first row contains common game sound effects.

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Each button generates a sound effect for you based on a theme. There are 8 sound effect templates buttons:

  • Create a randomized ‘pickup’ or coin sound effect.

  • Create a randomized ‘explosion’ sound effect.

  • Create a randomized ‘power-up’ sound effect.

  • Create a randomized ‘laser’ or ‘shoot’ sound effect.

  • Create a randomized ‘jump’ sound effect.

  • Create a randomized ‘hit’ or ‘hurt’ sound effect.

  • Create a randomized ‘blip’ or ‘select’ sound effect.

  • Create a completely random sound effect.

The second row contains templates to create musical instruments more suited to use with the Music Tool.

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There are 8 musical instrument templates to choose from:

  • Create a ‘melody’ instrument sound effect.

  • Create a ‘harmony’ instrument sound effect.

  • Create a ‘bass’ instrument sound effect.

  • Create a ‘pad’ instrument sound effect.

  • Create a ‘lead’ instrument sound effect.

  • Create a ‘drums’ instrument sound effect.

  • Create a ‘snare’ instrument sound effect.

  • Create a ‘kick’ instrument sound effect.

Each time you press a template button, the SFX Tool creates a new sound effect with a slight variation. Creating a new sound from a template overwrites the current sound so when you find something you like, be sure to change the sound ID before trying to generate a new sound effect. When you are happy with the changes, be sure to save them from the drop-down menu. Sound effects are saved as Sfxr strings in the sounds.json file. You can even modify these by hand from any compatible Sfxr app.