Hello Games’ space-survival-crafting game No Man’s Sky is still providing awesome updates to players after its impressive Beyond update.
Just in time for the holidays, Hello Games has added an awesome new feature for fans to tinker with: a full music creation suite within the game.
Included in the latest 2.24 update, No Man’s Sky players will be able to craft their own sounds and songs through a “full audio creation application” inside the game world.
Nicknamed the ByteBeat Device, players will be able to build the music creation tool anywhere in the game world. Well, if they have the right blueprint! You can find that from the Space Anomaly!
Simply slapping the device down will cause the ByteBeat Device to spout out a randomly generated tune. Those who really want to get their groove on, however, will be able to craft their own tunes through programmable sequences!
The “basic” things that players can do are somehow not very basic at all. You can arrange a track, adjust the octave, key and tempo, or modify melodies and drums. Those who use numerous ByteBeat devices will be able to make multi-layered songs. How long until we see All Star by Smash Mouth?
For more advanced music lovers, the ByteBeat Device allows you to manipulate music through maths! That’s very Sean Murray of it.
As a neat festive easter egg, a full audio application in No Man’s Sky ?
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— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) December 16, 2019
“ByteBeat formulas are made out of simple waveforms that are manipulated through maths – but by default, the device handles all of the mathematical heavy lifting, procedurally generating random presets for you to play with,” Hello Games attempts to explain to us. “Dedicated audiophiles have the option to explore deeper, manually sketching out note sequences, rhythms, and even manipulating the raw sounds.”