The design community puts out quite a lot of great visual resources: icon packages, PSD Freebies, etc. Audio design is in my opinion a very important part of modern day interface design, but resources in this field aren't as widespread. What are some good resources for Sounds? Freebies, tutorials, anything really.
That is a great Tumblr, thanks for linking
The last post on that Tumblr is from 6 months ago :( Great resources nonetheless!
great resources, thanks!
I actually end up creating all of my sounds from scratch using the OP-1 Digital synthesizer. You could probably generate a good kit using Garage Band if you have a Mac. Just remember: white Keys == happy notes, black keys == sad notes.
Here is a video of me going though some sounds I generated for an iOS game I wrote: http://instagram.com/p/d5hrssSveM/
They’re great! Also, you’re making me want to buy an OP-1.
Yeah the OP-1 is my favorite hardware synth I've ever used. I still need to use it a lot more, but it is definitely amazing.
Thanks for sharing, @Sarah K! I'm the Jordan behind the Beyond The Beep blog :) One of my main goals with the blog is to show how inherently expressive these tiny UI sounds can be. Whether you're designing sounds from scratch or finding them on freesound.org, I hope you won't just drop them into your app because they sound cool.
Try to give the selection of your UI sounds the obsessive care you'd give to picking the color of a logo – the potential to improve the user experience, communicate your brand values, and delight your users can go a really long way with well chosen sounds. Check out Jambox and Skype for my two favorite examples of great UI sound design.
Loosely related, but http://choir.io is a great implementation/example of UI sounds.
Showed my sound designer boyfriend this thread, and he's currently working on a few UI sounds to give away. Keep an eye on wntrjams.com! c:
It's several months late, but I recently put out a library of sound effects for UI projects called SoundKit. You can find it here.
Check it out: http://appsounds.pro
Actually resources are pretty well developed. They're catered to game developers and video/special effects. Personally I use
But there are a ton of other stock sound websites
Check out this sound pack containing organic/real recorded UI sounds. There is also a free Lite version to download and try out: http://www.soundexmachina.com/uisounds-organic
We just released a pack of over 500 professional UI sounds for app developers: http://rcptones.com/dev_tones
1000+ sounds here - https://icons8.com/sounds/