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    Speeding up the music at set intervals

    I'd like the main theme of my game to get progressively faster as time goes one in one of the levels. How do I attain this goal. though? I see all kinds of settings in my cue asset's pane but nothing regarding the playback speed. How do I control it, then?

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    Originally posted by Tigro View Post
    I'd like the main theme of my game to get progressively faster as time goes one in one of the levels. How do I attain this goal. though? I see all kinds of settings in my cue asset's pane but nothing regarding the playback speed. How do I control it, then?
    Multiple approaches:

    1. "Pitch" is currently playback speed. Higher pitch = higher playback speed but also higher melodic pitch, since the audio file is just played back faster. UE4 does not re-sample your content (yet?).
    So you could use Blueprint to raise the pitch of your music over time.

    2. Use Timesynth for your different music elements (drums, basslines, whatever) and cut them up so that when you raise the Timesynth BMP your music plays faster with same melodic pitch. The problem here is that you will have elements overlapping, except if you exchange them every few BPMs, but that requires a lot of pre-production and will eat memory.

    For now, without knowing your project better, I think justraising the pitch of the SoundCue or whatever you're using will get the job done.

    Let me know if this helps!
    Thanks and have a nice day!
    Freelance Sound Design, Composition, On Location Sound Guy
    Bohemia Interactive Sound Externalist & Sound Community Patron

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      #3
      Oh, that pitch solution is just what I needed, thanks so much!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Tigro View Post
        Oh, that pitch solution is just what I needed, thanks so much!
        Awesome! Glad I could help!
        Thanks and have a nice day!
        Freelance Sound Design, Composition, On Location Sound Guy
        Bohemia Interactive Sound Externalist & Sound Community Patron

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