I’ve been trying to contract out sound effects. I have over 200 sound effects for my game, most of which are repeated variations. For example, for the cloaked mine weapon I have
For the 20 different items and weapons I have I got a quote back of $17,000, which is about $12,000 more than I was expecting. So at this point I can either cut things down to some important component (enough to ship), keep looking for another company, or only have them do critical ones, and do the remainder myself.
I didn’t expect sound to be this expensive – I guess it’s another lesson I should have learned before I started.