Roblox Audio Update Removes Thousands of User Uploaded Sounds

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Roblox is a platform built on creativity and customization. There is a game on this platform for everyone because any developer can start a Roblox game. Given this free-for-all setting, Roblox recently changed how people can use music on its platform. This article gives you a rundown of everything you need to know. 

What is the Roblox Audio Update?

In a nutshell, the Roblox Audio Update privatizes all new audio used in the game. This means that (1) all audio uploaded on Roblox, as well as (2) all existing audio longer than 6 seconds automatically has a private setting. 

Put simply, a lot of audio from Roblox has been removed, muted, or completely changed unless the developers own their game’s music or sound effects. 

Like other platform changes, this has not been received well by Roblox players. This update has broken games that rely on audio. 

Moreover, songs and sound effects also contribute greatly to a game, so even if your game does not rely on audio, players will take some getting used to.

However, there is a silver lining to this update. To start with, it also promises over 100,000 rights-cleared songs and over 100,000 new SFX audio. Expect access to the best and newest from companies like APM, Pro Sound Effects, Nettwerk Music Group Position Music and more. 

Players also no longer have to spend Robux to upload audio to the platform, though there is a monthly limit on how much audio one person can upload.

Why did they remove these audio files?

According to Roblox staff, the recent game audio update was done to protect the rights of Roblox content creators. 

For the longest time, developers can just use whatever audio or sound effect they wanted for their game. There were no rules that stopped them from using audio without permission. It only had to be on the Roblox platform. 

Of course, this challenged people to make creative content. However, this did not give the original audio creators power over how their music was used, distributed, and valued. 

This update was made to build important barriers and take down unneeded ones. 

“Our hope is that by removing barriers like this, it will make it easier for everyone to publish content,” Roblox staff stated. 

What Does This Mean for the Future of Custom Roblox Audio?

The Roblox team addressed people’s concerns about SFX assets, revealing that their team continues to work on making SFX audio public, even if it is longer than 6 seconds, last March 17. 

They also made it clear that they will not be stopping these types of updates. Audio files are only the beginning. Their vision is to give all content creators control over all the assets uploaded on the platform. 

By doing this, Roblox hopes to empower each content creator’s work. Expect more “privatizing” updates down the line and more control over the files you upload. 

Wrapping Up

This update still receives mixed reviews from fans all over the world. Some think that it ruins the game. Others believe that this was bound to happen. 

How about you? What do you think of the Roblox User Audio update? Do you believe it is necessary? Does it change the way you play Roblox forever? Let us know in the comments below. 

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