Do you really sant to make them yourself or can you just not find any proper sites to download good sample fx? I find Flashkit.com good, but I do not know of any tutorials. Theres got to be some out there though.
And get an understanding for diffrent sound synthesis technics. A "bubble laser" fx for example is made with selfoscilating filters. And still, even if you don't want to make sci-fi fx, synthesizers (or more accurate - samplers) are great to transform recordings and give them the right edge.
And what type of game are you trying to crate effects for?
Could be done if you are feeling rouge, but the Weege seem to be wanting to be able to release it commercialy, and then it's not realy a great idea. That is unless you fancy the idea of a bunch of lawyers trying to sue you on a heck lot'a money...
Find a gunsound and put it in a waveeditor, try to see the characteristics of the sound is built up. Quick attack? Long reverberation tail? Then try to recreate. Microphones are always great, try recording things coliding with eachother, then maybe process it by distorting it? The list goes on..
If sfx is your deal, a handheld device is somewhat awesum.
It allows you to be able to record anytime you feel you've got an idea, wich can be worth a great deal when you've got an idea. It's not fun if you are away from home, and if you are there, must fire up your computer and recording software.
They aren't cutting my responsibilities or interjecting in my management abilities or anything, it's just stupid shit that comes up. And they don't exactly have people lining up for my job, there's not that many people applying for the positions I hire
All of these things will end happily, they're just stressful. And I still lack many good friends that I can go to, and the ones I can are preoccupied with similar things. Thus general chit chat, cuz for some reason TH and Ghan and Tom all actively keep it up.
Just gotta keep Miss Mazie up through the week until her shock wears off and she realizes that she still has family all around her, and bossman will do whatever he's going to do and I'll respond appropriately when it happens. Thank you all for the support, I do very much appreciate everyone being here for me through the years
I gotten a teaching position for Biology in a college in Wuhan (yes, there)... I suppose it should be fine there (I hope). Many of my ex colleagues are teaching in China as well currently (none in Wuhan though)
a few weeks ago, one of my friends basically said "jonas, I received an invitation to submit something to conference X but I'm too lazy to do it and also the conference isn't advanced enough for my high level of research*, why don't you write something? Oh by the way, the deadline is in two weeks. Enjoy!" so I got two 80 hour weeks out of that kind offer. (*of course he didn't say those parts, but it's a better story this way)