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Ambience is (occasionally quiet) sound effects with the purpose to fit the background, atmosphere, mood or simply to add suspense.

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Random ambience

Random ambience is the successor to the prior ambience system. In Baldi's Basics Plus, the system waits a random amount of time from 90 to 300 seconds, selects a random chunk to play the sound effect, and then waits another 90 to 300 seconds to start the process all over again. In Classic/Birthday Bash, they are "pathfinding ambiences" that can be heard on occasions play from the pathfinding code. When a character finds a new location to walk to, there is a 1 in 49 chance (roughly 2% chance) that a random sound will play.

Filename Audio Description
  • ambience1*
  • creepy sound*
Plus

Classic/Birthday Bash

A heavy breathing sound. At the end of the clip, a sound that sounds extremely similar to the ticking sound the Alarm Clock makes can be heard.
  • ambience2*
  • dulcimer*
Plus

Classic/Birthday Bash

A buzzsaw.
  • ambience3*
  • fret*
Plus

Classic/Birthday Bash

A strange, chicken-like clucking. It is actually an edited guitar fret audio. In Music Maker, the sound effect is "120 Guitar Fret Noise" and edited with 2B.
  • ambience4*
  • noise*
Plus

Classic/Birthday Bash

A pulsating synth.
  • ambience5*
  • tone*
Plus

Classic/Birthday Bash

A sound similar to a slide whistle. It actually tends to be a much quieter version of the loud noise's last part. If the start of the sound was made louder, a static sound can be heard before the sound that is supposed to be heard starts.
ambience6 * A quiet metallic rumbling sound.

The Test's ambience

The Test's ambience is a noise made by The Test while the player is looking at him or during the "blind" effect.

Sighted

Blind

Crickets

Crickets is an outdoor background noise consisting of cricket chirps where is heard during the camping field trip. Prior to Baldi's Basics Plus V0.3, the sound's speed would decrease each time when the campfire gets dimmer.

Cafe ambience

Cafe ambience is heard inside the cafeteria, mainly in the center of this location. The strange ambient itself is extremely quiet, and if the volume is turned up high enough, one can hear the sound of the quiet radio static along with something like sounds from children in an elementary school class. If the silent parts were to be normalized, it can be heard that the part of the sound was put in silence.

Glambience

Glambience plays during the ending section of Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash in the glitched school. This ambience is filled with glitchy static and plays very quick ruler slapping sounds out of occasional sudden.

Trivia

General
  • The "creepy sound" audio, which sounds like heavy breathing, was actually recorded around 2009. This was revealed by mystman12 in his stream.[1]
  • The cafe ambience was recorded years before mystman12 started the development for Baldi's Basics Classic,[2] however, the audio's origin is unconfirmed.
Baldi's Basics Plus
  • Prior to V0.3.3, there were no random ambiences.
Classic/Birthday Bash
  • The pathfinding ambiences have slightly higher quality to the sound effect, and have proper names for the file instead. Plus, the ambient sound effects do not sound noticeably more distorted like in Baldi's Basics Plus.
Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash
  • Glambience's name is likely a portmanteau name of "glitch" and "ambience".

References

  1. "I think I- That sound that just played, I think I recorded that like maybe almost ten years ago..." - Livestream archive 59:16~59:26
  2. "Cafeteria ambience and the switch sound heard near the end of the game were recorded prior to the gamejam." - Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning by mystman12 for Meta Game Jam | itch.io

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