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So I was trying to research this on my own, but couldn't really get a defined answer.

So, recently I recorded my washing machine's turning ON/OFF sound effects with my own microphone, messed with it a little in Audacity, and currently use it in my game's files.

Is this something I can get in trouble for since I want my game to be commercial use?
Because while technically I did record and edit the sounds from the machine myself, I recently realized that I'm not sure if I can do that...I mean, someone made those washing machine beeps right? Like I said, I tried researching the topic, but I can't get a definitive answer.

Was hoping someone with more experience could help me.
 

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I Googled "appliance sounds copyrighted" and this was the first result:

If it's not just, like, a beep, and it's an actual series of pitches (my LG washing machine plays little songs for its various functions), those were composed specifically to represent that brand of appliance and are likely under a trademark.
 
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Ahh, thank you. My washing machine sound almost makes a Yume Nikki menu cursor sound. So it goes
"Do-do-do".

But regardless, it sounds like a tune/theme.
 

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