Every so often I go looking for some old tweet where I list these places to go find inexpensive or free music and sounds you can use in your projects. So, to avoid losing them yet again, here they are:
freesound.org – Lots of sounds here. Maybe you want a cheap/free sound effect. Give it a look.
incompetech.com – Royalty free music.
jewelbeat.com – Lots of royalty free music here. Most/all seem to be 99 cents.
indiegamemusic.com – One of the earliest sites I remember. It’s beginning to look aged compared to the polished stuff coming out now, but if you find the music you want, who cares?
SingleCoil Studios – Offering royalty free audio that ranged from a few dollars to about $20. They use soundcloud to let you listen. There are some great tracks here.
Lucky Lion Studios – Offering royalty free music. Most (or all?) appeared to be $5.
McFarland BEATS by Matthew McFarland – Royalty free music with what I believe looked like a generous license for use or remix. Looked free to me, but check the licensing yourself.
Visionary Sound – Letting the site speak for itself: “A collection of 99 Foley sound effects, including paper pages, books, liquids, clothing, keyboards and more.”
soundcloud.com – This is a listening/streaming site. Polished looking site that incorporates social media throughout. It was delightful to see user comments pop up during play. I’ll have to explore this more. There is a developer API, so I wonder if you might stream from it during gameplay. Not recommending that… there is some exploring to do.
The Code and Slides are available for download.
This code download DOES include the AntiXSS library because I didn’t fear the user input to the chat console in the presentation and you should always fear user input!
My next move is to get this on GitHub and continue to expand it into a better and more useful demonstration of SignalR and the new realtime web.