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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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Sound Effects

Picture a world without sound. It’s not hard to do. Just watch TV sometime and hit the mute button. What a difference! Imagine watching the big screen without the thunderous speaker systems in a theater. The show might be watchable, but the whole experience is changed without audio. The ear is a marvelous part of the body. It can pick up a wide range of sound and then translate sound waves into signals that the brain can understand. From a bass violin in an orchestra to a hot rod squealing its tires, there is a huge range of possible sounds, and the human ear can hear wide ranges of those audio frequencies. Surprisingly, that is also how computers read sound. Audio is stored in a file as a digital recording from an analog sound ...

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