Just in time for the vacations, Hello Games’ exploratory area sim No Man’s Sky has a brand-new update, this one including a music and audio creation tool to its ever-growing record of options.

Update 2.24, as No Man’s Sky’s latest patch is thought, ushers in a “full audio creation application” that Hello Games is asking the ByteBeat Device. At a fundamental stage, it is a machine which you could construct by buying the suitable blueprint from the Space Anomaly, then slap it down in your world – whereupon it is going to parp out a procedurally generated tune, and even particular noises that gamers have sequenced in.

Musical tinkerers can prepare tracks, modify melody and drums, and even alter octave, key, or tempo. That’s simply the fundamentals, although. “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,” explains Hello Games, “Dedicated audiophiles have the option to explore deeper, manually sketching out note sequences, rhythms, and even manipulating the raw sounds.”

Additionally, a number of ByteBeat gadgets may be chained collectively to layer tracks into extra complicated preparations, and it is even potential to sync different gadgets, together with lights, as much as the ByteBeat’s rhythmic output. You’ll see a few of that within the announcement trailer above.

No Man’s Sky’s ByteBeat update is offered as we speak on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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