Syrinscape FAQs

Syrinscape is a revolutionary sound design app that adds evocative, immersive, ambient background sound and a movie-like sound track to your tabletop RPG gaming experience. Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines to dank vermin-filled dungeons and the spooky depths of the underdark.

The user interface has been specifically designed for GMs to help them keep their attention on the Players, while keeping the attention of the Players focused on the game.

It does this by using powerful algorithms to distribute thousands of individual samples randomly in time and in the surround sound environment.

Unlike a 15 minute looped mp3 recording which is completely uncustomisable and inherently 100% repetitive Syrinscape will never repeat itself. Each Element of the sound design is separately controlled by the app, automatically randomised and positioned, even things like the acoustic of the environment are dynamically applied.

As a Game Master you don't even need to think about what Syrinscape is doing, just hit "Epic Dragon Battle" and Syrinscape will take care of the rest. You can even trigger sounds at specific moments when you need them, like a wizard's fireball, a springing trap, or the always useful Wilhelm Scream.

$0.00 - available for free. Download it here. You don't even need to register. The Fantasy Player and Sci-Fi Player downloads come with a selection of free SoundSets each. Then when you are ready, you can buy the sounds you want, or unlock the entire program by subscribing.

ANY SoundSets you buy on ANY device will be available on ANY device you login to in the future. You can be logged into 3 devices at any one time.

Yes, we made this for you: Syrinscape Online. Follow the link to find out everything you need to know to get setup!



DH: Dragon Heist

GOS: Ghosts of Saltmarsh

DIP: Dragon of Icespire Peak - D&D Essentials Box

DMM: Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage

LMOP: Lost Mine of Phandelver

DIA: Descent into Avernus

ROTF: Rime of the Frostmaiden

COS: Curse of Strahd


PF2E: Pathfinder 2nd Edition

FOP: Fall of Plaguestone



Rise of the Runelords:

BO:   Burnt Offerings

SM:   Skinsaw Murders

HM:   Hook Mountain Massacre

FO:   Fortress of Stone

SS:   Sins of the Saviors

SOX: Spires of Xin-Shalast


Hell’s Rebels:

HBS:  In Hell’s Bright Shadow

TT:    Turn of the Torrent

DOD: Dance of the Damned

SOS: A Song of Silver

KC:   The Kintargo Contract

BBH: Breaking the Bones of Hell


Strange Aeons:

ISOS: In search of sanity

TTT: The Thrusmoor Terror

DYK: Dream of the Yellow King

WOOT: Whisper out of time

WGW: What Grows Within

BSB: Black Star Beckons

Curse of the Crimson Throne:

EOA: Edge of Anarchy

SDG: Seven Days to the Grave

EOK: Escape from Old Korvosa

HOA: A History of Ashes

SCW: Skeletons of Scarwall

COF: Crown of Fangs


Dragon's Demand:

DD: Dragon’s Demand


PFS: Pathfinder Specials



Dead Suns:

IAS: Incident at Absalom Station

TOTT: Temple of the Twelve

SPW: Splintered Worlds

TRC: The Ruined Clouds

TTG: The Thirteenth Gate

EOB: Empire of Bones


SFB: Starfinder Beginner box

SFSS: Starfinder Society - Claim to Salvation


MONP: Masks of Nyarlathotep part 1 - Peru

MON2: Masks of Nyarlathotep part 2 - New York

MON3: Masks of Nyarlathotep part 3 - London

MON4: Masks of Nyarlathotep part 4 - Egypt

MON5: Masks of Nyarlathotep part 5 - Kenya

MON6: Masks of Nyarlathotep part 6 - Australia


RSAC - Realmsmith adventure crate


GCP: Glass Cannon Podcast


MOD: Mask of Death

SD: Shadow’s Dungeon


BC: The Bandit’s Cave (available as Community Content)


Community Content (Available with SuperSyrin Subscription)

Paizo Pathfinder 2E Adventure Path Ashes to Ashes

hkh = Hellknight Hill (available as Community Content)

We are continually working to improve Syrinscape. We are being guided by user requests, so if you want something, find the Syrinscape forums and don't stay quiet about it.

Note also: the feature you are missing MIGHT actually already be there, do make sure you check out the Syrinscape forums, especially the Pro Tips Category. There's lots of really useful info there, on getting the most out of Syrinscape etc...

The various different Global OneShots are attached to different SoundSets and will appear once you purchase+download them.

In the Fantasy Player:

  • The swords and arrows, spells and more are in “Bugbear Battle”
  • The cheesy musical stings are in “Stony Beach”
  • The Wilhelm Scream is in “Tavern Brawl”
  • The Modern guns and explosions are in “Modern Weapons”

In the Sci-Fi Player:

  • The Flamethrower is in "Insectoid Hive"
  • The "Small Arms" & "Automatic" weapons fire are in "Giant Sandworm"
  • The Airlocks are in "Alien from Alien"
  • The Wilhelm Scream is in "Alien Cantina"

If you need to change or have forgotten your password, go here:

It sounds like something is completely blocking Syrinscape's access to the Internet. How sad! :-/

Here's the things to check in the order to check them:

  1. Firewall controlling Application's access to the internet? = give permission to Syrinscape;
  2. Over zealous virus program? = Tell it that Syrinscape is safe;
  3. Are you accessing the internet through a proxy? = That can sometimes confuse (make sure you've signed in or ask your network admin for help);
  4. Does your windows Log In name have any special characters in it? If so try installing under a user with just normal ASCII characters and see if that works. Unity doesn’t cope well with fancy European names!

Does your windows Login name have any special characters in it? If so try installing under a user with just normal ASCII characters and see if that works. Unity doesn’t cope well with fancy European names! Or you can try this trick here: Syrinscape ProTip #5 - Setting Cache location (on PC).

The Sci-Fi Player is out now. Download on the Website or AppStores and enjoy. There is also a Subscription for the Sci-Fi Player. Check out the store for details. If you are a SuperSyrin subscriber you'll have access to all the Sci-Fi stuff as well as everything else we make. Check the store for the 'Light' Sword Battle SoundSet... it's cool!

You don't need to download anything manually. Restart the Syrinscape Player (log in if you need to) and the SoundSets you bought should now say "INSTALL THIS SOUNDSET". Click this and Syrinscape will take care of the rest.

Syrinscape includes an easy to use sound design toolset now built directly into the Syrinscape Online Player, giving you the power to create and customize your own sound environments, soundscapes and music. It’s a massively powerful sound-design tool that includes all of the dials, sliders, parameters, and other functions that we use in-house to make Syrinscape sound great. These tools will bring your library of sound effects to life using Syrinscape's powerful audio engine, becoming available with the Syrinscape Online Player via the SuperSyrin Subscription, so once you've got yourself a sub, simply log into the website and go to your Online Player Master UI and activate the "Properties" column to switch on everything you need to get started.

NO! You don't have to be online for the offline Syrinscape Players to work (ie Fantasy Player, Sci-Fi Player, Board Game Player). Connection to the internet is only needed for initial downloads, syncing content and installing new content. And of course to run games using the Syrinscape Online Player.

We’d love you to use Syrinscape. If we can help to make your PodCast/YouTube Videos awesome that is great for you and great for us!

All you need to do is:

  1. Give us a shout out at some point during the game: eg “Oh and, thanks as always to Syrinscape for the amazing atmosphere and music. Make sure you check them out at You’ve just got to be using it at your gaming table."

  2. Link to us in your credits with this kind of thing:

    Music and Sound by Syrinscape.
    Because Epic Games Need Epic Sound
    Complete list of credits here: (Insert link)

    To generate the credits link, Go to then you just need to follow these steps;

    1. Start typing the name of a SoundSet you want to find and select the one you want from the suggestions
    2. Do step 1. for each SoundSet used in the episode
    3. When you are finished hit [SUBMIT]
    4. That link up in the address bar now is the one you can paste in your credits or put into tiny ulr to generate a smaller link

  3. Use it well:

  4. Let us know when an episode goes live and we might be able to spread the word on our Social Media too.

Here are a few of images you might like to use as a credit on a video or webpage: Dropbox Link

Please note: The sounds Syrinscape makes should not comprise the whole or most of the audio track of your new work (i.e. please don't just run Syrinscape and post the resultant output so people don't have to buy the content we have worked so hard to create).

Legal stuff = You will be using Syrinscape under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0. More info here:

Make sure the ringer is not on silent. If any of the volumes are turned right down, Syrinscape will make no noise, even when other apps will.

Also if you have an older device, try going to settings and change the side switch which is on 'rotation' to 'mute' and then back to 'rotation'.

The SoundSet Creation functions are a complex and powerful tool set – the same one we at Syrinscape use to create our massive libraries of sounds. They required extensive resources to develop, and require ongoing resources to enable the global Syrinscape community to build, customize, and share their creations, as well as sync their own Syrinscape SoundSets across all of their devices. As such, we can only offer it as a premium to our SuperSyrin subscribers at this time.

Contact us at and we'll sort it out for you ourselves.

Syrinscape uses the super powerful Unity engine for its 3D surround audio. At the moment that's what's stopping it from going into the background. Think of Syrinscape more as a fully fledged sequencer (like Garage Band = stops in the background) than a music player playing a single mp3! Often Syrinscape is playing back 20 or more samples simultaneously, each with dynamic positioning, reverb and even doppler effect. Performance and responsiveness becomes a BIG issue when processes go to low power mode, and there's issues with keeping Unity running and not destroying the rest of the Tablets system, thus Unity (and hence Syrinscape) pauses atm. I have actually found it is best to have Syrinscape sitting open on the table in front of me so I can change Sounds with just a single touch. Just make sure you keep the screen brightness low-ish so as not to drain your battery.

ALSO: Remember you can sign in as you on up to three devices at once, so you might get one of your players to bring a tablet to devote to Syrinscape for the game, with the bonus that they will get to keep the sounds when they are home too. Just make sure you leave a chunk of time to download necessary content.

Does that all make sense?

That said, should it become possible to keep Syrinscape running in the background at some time in the future, be assured, we will DEFINITELY go for it! It's something I would like too!

Syrinscape subscriptions are managed through PayPal. To pause or unsubscribe:

  1. Using a browser, head to the PayPal website.
  2. Login to your PayPal account.
  3. Click on the Cog to get to your Profile.
  4. Select the "Payments" tab at the top.
  5. Click the button labelled "Manage your automatic payments".
  6. From the list of Active payments on the left, select "Syrinscape".
  7. Next to where it says "ACTIVE", click "Cancel".
  8. When the dialogue box appears, click "Cancel Automatic Payments".

If you set up your payments as a GUEST on PayPal or if you have any difficulties getting your cancellation done, don’t hesitate to reach out for help on, or contact PayPal directly.

You might use:

  1. A free online recorder like:

    I run it direct from the web = click the “Start Recording” button. You can make it capture the screen and audio or just audio.

    There’s sometimes a little bit of fiddling to get the Syrinscape Audio heard by Apowersoft, but once it’s working, it works really well. HINT: open Apowersoft, record a little bit of audio and then stop it again, THEN start Syrinscape, and you should be good to go. You’ll need to let Apowersoft install the virtual audio driver on your system. IMPORTANT: Always test it's recording correctly before you do something long and significant.

  2. Audacity, it’s just a matter of working your way through one of the many reasonably helpful, but often slightly confusing tutorials you can find online. Like here:

  3. OBS

  4. Or run Syrinscape on a phone or tablet and plug the headphones into a stereo input on any recording device

  5. Something else we haven't thought of yet!

Super easy fix. There are many HOURS of classic big orchestral fantasy music in Syrinscape.

Simply do this:

  1. Start a mood with the music you are not crazy about
  2. Stop the D&D Battle Music Element
  3. Go to a SoundSet that has music you love (a good one might be "Hell" = it has some of our most EPIC music)
  4. Start the top element there and adjust level to taste
  5. Go back to your original SoundSet and save yourself a custom mood
That's what's so great about Syrinscape = totally customizable to be perfect for YOU!

Of course you can use our NPC voices as simply a starting off point for your OWN voice acting. I find when an encounter then progresses elsewhere and I take over with my own acting, it really helps to set the personality of the NPC, when the Players can actually hear their voice for real. Also: Chris Perkins, Mike Mearls, James Jacobs or Matt Mercer DMing at your table? How is that not VERY cool!?!