Favourite Sound Effects?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seismothesaurus, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Seismothesaurus

    Seismothesaurus Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    I was watching some videos about game sound design and it reminded me of a recent conversation here about how many of us find the berry harvesting ploop to be really satisfying. I feel like soundtracks get a lot of love, but sound effects in games can be underappreciated, so... thread!

    Some of my favourite sounds:
    • Berry/coffee harvest, of course
    • NPC dialogue text filling out
    • Loved gift reaction (the sound that accompanies the heart bubble)
    • Watering can refilling - kaTHUNK!
    • Exploding a slime ball in the hutch
    • Hotbar scrolling blip
    • And of course getting a Stardrop; it's so dramatic

    So what are y'alls favourite sounds?
     
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    • Minimanta

      Minimanta Spaceman Spiff

      The rain! I love the sound of rain, even irl, it's so calming.
      And I love the sound of harvesting berries and the hotbar scrolling too.

      Other sounds I like are from the horse, both the whoop of getting on/off the horse as well as the galloping sound.
      The sound when you move over the options when have options to pick from is so good too. You know like "Eat this *blank item* Yes? No?" or the options in character dialogues and cutscenes, that kind of thing.
      The junimos! Ohmygoodness, they're so cute *meep meep* <3
      The sound when you submit items to the CC bundles. It's a really satisfying sound.
      The NPC walking sound. Sounds like they're all wearing soggy boots! *Squish squish squish* :D

      Hmm, that's what I can think of off the top of my head right now.
       
      • Lilliput

        Lilliput Supernova

        The seasonal nature sounds, like the hushed cricket-chirping of nightfall, the gusting wind or the distant cackle of a murder of crows in Autumn. The distant call of the seabirds when at the shoreline.

        On a more earthy note, the gritty noise of digging a furrow with your hoe seems oddly satisfying.

        If you select bats for your farm cave, the pips and chirps as they whirl overhead-- it's the same noises as bats in the Mines, of course, but far less threatening.

        And speaking of the mines, that eerie drone as fog rises around you just before a swarm of flying critters, when faint rustlings and restless noises surround you just off-screen. Spooky.
         
        • LuthienNightwolf

          LuthienNightwolf Oxygen Tank

          Junimo squeeks are definitely my top fave.

          I also like the aforementioned ploop sound, and the squishing slime sound, especially when you wipe out a whole pile of them at once. >u<

          And weirdly enough, the strange noises when it rains. I've never associated them with anything dark and creepy, I always think of rain or water spirits.
           
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          • Rauchschwalbe

            Rauchschwalbe Cosmic Narwhal

            I love all the sound effect except for one - the sound of eating. I hate this one with passion but I do it in rl too. I can't stand it, if I hear someone eating or even worse, if someone drinks and your hear the swallowing sound. It drives me nuts.
            I know, I'm strange, but this has also a name. I just can't remember it.
             
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            • Jerev

              Jerev Pangalactic Porcupine

              Many of my favourites were already mentioned. I just wanted to say that I liked Emily's old 4 heart event music. You know....before she became a marriageable single with colourful cutscenes.
               
              • Seismothesaurus

                Seismothesaurus Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                Ha, it's so different. I started playing after 1.1, so it's interesting to see what was there for Emily and Shane before.
                 
                • wronghandle

                  wronghandle Star Wrangler

                  The fishing and panning nodes sound like water lapping against the shore. I play my river farms with the music turned low so I can enjoy those FX. Somehow they make the scene less static, even when the visuals aren't moving.

                  I also love the woodpecker's tapping. Getting one on the farm is always such a treat because I can listen while I putter.
                   
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                  • cocoman111

                    cocoman111 Tentacle Wrangler

                    The sound birds and bats make when they flap their wings. I don't know, I just like it.
                     
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                    • Stryder87

                      Stryder87 Existential Complex

                      I always have such a little giggle whenever I hear the squishypants walk sound. :laugh:
                      And the first female toon I made, when she did the Linus bait cutscene... yeah... that was pretty darn awkward... I almost felt like I needed to run her home to take a shower! :eek: :D
                       
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                      • Charity322

                        Charity322 Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                        Poor Emily. She doesn't realise that there isn't a single shower in the whole of Stardew Valley.
                         
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                        • ksera

                          ksera Aquatic Astronaut

                          I like the sounds the cat makes when walking. And the duck quack!
                           
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                          • springacres

                            springacres Phantasmal Quasar

                            I like the sound bunnies make when you pet them. And the duck quack.
                             
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                            • wronghandle

                              wronghandle Star Wrangler

                              The bunny noise! I named one of my rabbits Sniffer.
                               
                              • Lilliput

                                Lilliput Supernova

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                                Not entirely true! Though since they don't seem to work perhaps it's only an ornamental shower. :poke:
                                 
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                                • Stagnetti

                                  Stagnetti Space Hobo

                                  It took me awhile to place the bird sound that sings, Is it a Kauai 'O'o song?
                                   
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                                  • sunlite

                                    sunlite Pangalactic Porcupine

                                    Ugh, hateeeeeee public showers. Not to mention there's literally THREE showerheads. What if you were showering and then another NPC awkwardly shows up and then showers right next to you? :wot:
                                     
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                                    • LuthienNightwolf

                                      LuthienNightwolf Oxygen Tank

                                      I thought of another one I like. The plop sound of a startled frog jumping in the water when you get too close. The first time I saw it happen I was so tickled that CA included it, since frogs really are this flighty. >u<
                                       
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                                      • Charity322

                                        Charity322 Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                                        That's exactly what communal showers are for. :rofl:
                                         
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                                        • springacres

                                          springacres Phantasmal Quasar

                                          It's also why you leave your swimsuit on when you're in one of those types of showers.
                                           

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