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Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 13. Getting Acquainted with Digital Sound and Music

It’s hard to argue the impact of compelling sound effects and music on video games of all types. Even the video game classics with their limited sound-making capabilities often incorporated music that you simply couldn’t get out of your head, not to mention highly entertaining sound effects. Modern games now have the capability to use extremely realistic sound effects and intricate musical compositions. Even if you aren’t musically inclined, you owe it to yourself to figure out a way to incorporate sound and music into your games. This hour lays the conceptual groundwork for understanding how sound and music are used in computer games, as well as how to create sound effects, and how to ...

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