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  1. Eric Matyas

    Dune's Island - A Free Video Learning Series

    Here's Episode 1 of my free learning series. Mr. Binnacle sends Dune and friends to the inlet to try to spot Buster, an endangered sea turtle whose tracking device is faltering. For ages 7-12. Please share with family, friends and teachers! :-) https://www.dunesisland.org/
  2. Hi everyone, If you happen to have kids (or know someone who does) here's a brand new free resource that I hope is helpful. It's a website for my video learning series, “Dune’s Island,” which aims to teach kids environmental stewardship in a really fun way through stories and characters. Within the site you can freely access all the episodes, support documentaries and even tie-in curriculum (like vocabulary, math problems, writing prompts and more.) In the coming weeks, I’ll be expanding the site with all kinds of activities and more cool documentaries, so please be sure to bookmark it. In the meantime, any and all feedback is welcome and very much appreciated. Enjoy and stay safe. https://www.dunesisland.org/
  3. Hi everyone, I've got a site up with over 2000 tracks of free music and sound effects that you can use in your games. It's all original...all my own work. All I ask is to be credited as indicated on my homepage: http://soundimage.org/ I sincerely hope my tracks are helpful. Any and all comments are welcome and always appreciated. All the best, Eric
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    A Request to Everyone: If you can, please consider making a small donation on my website to support my work. The synthesizers I use to create free music for everyone are very expensive (2 Korgs and a Yamaha.) I actually have to make monthly payments on them and donations from the creative community really help me a lot to pay for them. Thanks in advance. :-) That said, I managed to get some new tracks done for everyone. Free to use, of course, with attribution: On my Fantasy 10 page: DESERT MYSTERY – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/ On my Sci-Fi 9 page: BLAST OFF – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/ And on my Events/Travel 2 page: COUNTRY CELEBRATION https://soundimage.org/events-travel-2/ Be well and stay healthy.
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    Dune's Island - A Free Video Learning Series

    Awesome...thank you! For those of you who have been following my music sharing thread over the years, you know that I'm not one to toot my own whistle, but I've been getting some very positive feedback about "Dune's Island" from parents and teachers so I included a "Praise for Dune's Island" page on the site. Given the current environmental situation, I believe that this is a very important project. Getting the word out about it is a massive challenge, though...especially since it has no advertising budget. If you think "Dune's Island" might be helpful to someone you know, please share it with them. Thanks in advance! https://www.dunesisland.org/
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Probably not. If you need something custom created, though, I do that all the time. :-) Anyhow, this week’s new free MP3 music tracks are from two pages on my site: From my Chiptunes 3 page: THE PIXELVILLE HALL OF JUSTICE – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-3/ And from my Funny 7 page: GAME WORLD SILLINESS LOLA PIXEL RETURNS MORE FISHBOWL ACROBATICS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/funny-7/ Please stay healthy and safe.
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    Dune's Island - A Free Video Learning Series

    Well, we're sure trying hard to get it out to the world, but it's a massive challenge. Please feel free to help us share it! :-) Here’s our page where you can access all of the episodes. I think it looks pretty good for a community project! https://www.dunesisland.org/episodes
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Hi everyone, Here are this week’s new free MP3 tracks: On my Fantasy 10 page: WINTER OF DESPAIR – (Looping) OF CASTLES, MAGIC AND SPELLS_Remixed – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/ On my Puzzle Music 1 page: MYSTERIOUS PUZZLE – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music/ On my Puzzle Music 5 page: OF JEWELS AND PUZZLES – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/ And on my Chiptunes 2 page: PIXELIN’ IT AROUND TOWN – (Standard – non looping) PIXELIN’ IT AROUND TOWN_v001 – (Standard – non looping) PIXELIN’ IT AROUND TOWN_v002 – (Standard – non looping) https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-2/ Don’t forget about my premium Ogg tracks. They sound great and are super affordable…a cool way to support my work. Stay safe and healthy.
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    Dune's Island - A Free Video Learning Series

    I had always intended "Dune's Island" to be an immersive learning world. The idea was to produce films that teachers and home educators could actually pull lessons from to share with their students. After completing the episodes, a team of science teachers went through the films and created curriculum for grades K-5 that ties into the episodes. Here's a link to it: https://www.dunesisland.org/curriculum Please feel free to share it!
  10. Hi everyone, I've been building a library of images that you are welcome to freely use in your projects. They are all original...all my own work. I think a lot of them could be made into cool textures for games. All I ask is to be attributed as indicated on my homepage: http://soundimage.org/ The images are on my "TXR" pages. I'm adding new ones all the time, so be sure to check back often. I sincerely hope that some of them are useful. Any and all constructive feedback is welcome and always appreciated. All the best, Eric
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    Building a Free Library of Images for Everyone

    Hi everyone, Brand new seamless texture images are ready on these pages: TXR – ABSTRACT https://soundimage.org/txr-abstract/ TXR – WOOD - SEAMLESS https://soundimage.org/txr-wood-seamless/ For those of you who are using my music tracks, I had a request last weekend for a bunch of higher quality Ogg versions of my tracks that I hadn’t yet converted, so they are now available if anyone is interested. They are: Funky Gameplay Windle Pixel Saves the Day (Looping) Puzzling Curiosities Points Tally Pixelin’ It Around Town Mysterious Puzzle Cyber Puzzles Cryptic Puzzler 2 Arcade Puzzler_v001 They sound great and are a cool way to support my work. :-)
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    Dune's Island - A Free Video Learning Series

    If anyone happens to wonder what I get up to when I’m not creating music for everyone, I write and direct films that hopefully help kids (and grownups) learn important things. Here's a link to the page on my new site where you can freely access all of the "Dune's Island" episodes. I’ve enabled the download function on Vimeo so you don’t even have to be online to share it with your kiddos. https://www.dunesisland.org/episodes Enjoy…and please feel free to share with anyone who might find it useful. Stay safe and healthy.
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Hi guys, This week’s new free MP3 tracks are: On my Funny 7 page: THE MAD XYLOPHONIST – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/funny-7/ On my Nature/Science 3 page: A SEA OF STARS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/nature-science-3/ And on my Puzzle Music 5 page: DRIFTING THROUGH MY DREAMS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/ I had a request over the weekend for a bunch of higher quality Ogg versions of my tracks that I hadn’t yet converted, so they are now available if anyone is interested. They are: Funky Gameplay Windle Pixel Saves the Day (Looping) Puzzling Curiosities Points Tally Pixelin’ It Around Town Mysterious Puzzle Cyber Puzzles Cryptic Puzzler 2 Arcade Puzzler_v001 Keep being creative…and please stay safe and healthy.
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Hi everyone, Here are this week’s new free MP3 tracks: On my Drama 3 page: THE NOMAD’S LIFE – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/drama-3/ On my Fantasy 10 page: OF CASTLES, MAGIC AND SPELLS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/ And on my Puzzle Music 5 page: CRAZY CANDY PUZZLES – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/ Please stay safe and healthy.
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    Building a Free Library of Images for Everyone

    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy…(and not going too crazy from being stuck inside.) Anyhow, brand new free texture images ready on these pages: TXR – Abstract https://soundimage.org/txr-abstract/ TXR – Rock/Stone – Seamless https://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-seamless/ More media creators have been asking about my higher quality Ogg music tracks. Please know that I’m in the process of creating them and uploading them to Gumroad, but it’s taking time since there are over 2000 tracks on my site. If you want an Ogg version of a track that isn’t available yet, just email me and I’ll be happy to create it for you and put it on Gumroad. Be well.
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Hi folks, This week’s new free MP3 tracks are: On my Chiptunes 3 page: PIXEL RUNNER – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-3/ On my Fantasy 10 page: THE ENCHANTED FOREST SMOLDERS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/ And on my Sci-Fi 9 page: ORBITING INDUSTRIES – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/ More developers have been reaching out to me about my Ogg music tracks. Please know that I’m in the process of creating them and uploading them to Gumroad, but it’s taking time since there are over 2000 tracks on my site. If you want an Ogg version of a track that isn’t available yet, just email me and I’ll be happy to create it for you and put it on Gumroad. Stay safe and healthy.
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Hi everyone, More developers have been reaching out to me about my Ogg music tracks. Please know that I’m in the process of creating them and uploading them to Gumroad, but it’s taking time since there are over 2000 tracks on my site. If you want an Ogg version of a track that isn’t available yet, just email me and I’ll be happy to create it for you and put it on Gumroad. Anyhow, this week’s new free MP3 tracks are: On my City/Urban 2 page: “HUNTING A FUGITIVE” https://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/ On my Introspective/Emotions page: “ISOLATED” https://soundimage.org/introspective/ And on my Nature/Science 3 page: “FAR NORTH” – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/nature-science-3/ Stay safe and healthy.
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    Building a Free Library of Images for Everyone

    I hope everyone is safe and healthy. If you have kids (or know someone who does) here's a brand new free resource that I hope is helpful. It's a website for my video learning series, “Dune’s Island.” Within it you can freely access all the episodes, support documentaries and tie-in curriculum (like vocabulary, math problems, writing prompts and more.) In the coming weeks I’ll be expanding the site with all kinds of cool activities and more documentaries so please be sure to bookmark it. In the meantime, any and all feedback is welcome and very much appreciated. Enjoy and stay safe. https://www.dunesisland.org/ P.S. Please feel free to share it on social media. Thanks!
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    If you have kids (or know someone who does) I’ve created a website for my free video learning series, “Dune’s Island.” You can access all of the episodes and support documentaries as well as tie-in curriculum written by a team of science teachers. I’ll be expanding it with all kinds of cool activities and more fun documentaries, but I think it’s a good start. I hope the site is helpful. Please feel free to share it with anyone who might find it helpful…and encourage them to share it as well. https://www.dunesisland.org/
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    Building a Free Library of Images for Everyone

    New images are ready on the following pages: TXR – Brick – Seamless https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-seamless/ TXR – Metal – Seamless https://soundimage.org/txr-metal-seamless/ TXR – Rock/Stone - Seamless https://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-seamless/ For those of you using my free music tracks, don’t forget about my super high quality Ogg versions…the sound quality is really amazing…almost as good as WAV files and at a fraction of the size. Be safe and have a good week.
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Greetings! This week’s new free (with attribution) music tracks are: On my Drama 3 page: THE INSPECTOR IS STUMPED – (Looping) ANOMALY_v001 – (Looping and Standard) https://soundimage.org/drama-3/ On my Epic / Battle page: ANCIENT GAME OPEN – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/epic-battle/ And on my History page: ANCIENT INTRIGUE – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/ancient/ Don’t forget my super high quality Ogg files…they sound awesome!
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Hi everyone, I’ve been super busy, but I did manage to get a few new tracks done…all free to use with attribution: On my City/Urban 2 page: BREAK IN_v001 - (Looping) SODIUM VAPOR_v001 SODIUM VAPOR_v001 (Looping) https://soundimage.org/city-urban-2/ I just opened the Sci-Fi 9 page with this brand new track: SLIMY ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE! – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-9/ My Sci-Fi 8 page got a bit too big, so I moved these two tracks to the new Sci-Fi 9 page as well: DESOLATE STREETS IN A MACHINE WORLD – (Looping) ELECTRIC DRIZZLE – (Looping) Enjoy…and have a good week!
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Big news, guys! All of my tracks on my Dark/Ominous page are now available as very high quality Ogg files. They sound amazing…almost as good as the original WAV files that they were created from…and are much much smaller in size…perfect for videogames. Give them a try. https://soundimage.org/dark-ominous/ On that note, some people have asked me why I’m offering Ogg files when they can simply convert my free MP3 tracks to Ogg themselves. You are certainly welcome to do this, but it won’t increase the quality of the tracks at all because you’re starting with MP3. The reason my Ogg files sound so great is that I’m creating them from my original WAV recordings. That said, this week’s new free tracks are: On my Fantasy 10 page: SKY DRIFTERS – (Looping) SKY DRIFTERS 2 – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/ On my Positive / Upbeat page: THE BALLOON HEADS DAY OUT – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/positive-upbeat/ On my Puzzle Music 5 page: FUNKY PUZZLER – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/ And on my Sci-Fi 8 page: DESOLATE STREETS IN A MACHINE WORLD – (Looping) ELECTRIC DRIZZLE – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-8/ Enjoy…and keep being creative!
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    More brand new free music tracks are ready for your projects: On my Chiptunes 3 page: NOSTALGIC FOR ARCADES – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/chiptunes-3/ On my Fantasy 10 page: TROUBLED LANDS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/fantasy-10/ On my Introspective / Emotions page: DEEPER THAN FRIENDSHIP https://soundimage.org/introspective/ On my Puzzle Music 5 page: LIGHT PUZZLES 4 – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/ And on my Sci-Fi 8 page: MORE MECH MONSTERS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/sci-fi-8/ Enjoy…and don’t forget my super high-quality Ogg tracks.
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    Free Music / SFX Resource - Over 2000 Tracks

    Greetings! This week’s new free (with attribution) music tracks are: On my Funny 7 page: COMMANDER FART HEAD – (Looping) SCOPING IT OUT WITH THE ANT HILL GANG – (Looping) MORE SEWER SLIMERS – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/funny-7/ On my Puzzle Music 5 page: PONG-A-LONG – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/puzzle-music-5/ OGG NEWS Very high quality Ogg versions of the following tracks are now available on my Dark/Ominous 2 page: MIDNIGHT FOG – (Looping) MIDNIGHT MIST MORE SEWER CREEPERS – (Looping and Standard) OMINOUS UNDERGROUND GOINGS-ON THE SECRET LAB FUTURE GOTH – (Looping) CREEPY STREET PERFORMER – (Looping) https://soundimage.org/dark-ominous-2/ Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook for daily updates as I release new tracks: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017638394276 Enjoy…and keep being creative!
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