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[1.10.x - 1.12.x] Rocket Sound Enhancement - Audio Framework For Complex Sound Effects (v0.9.1 - 05/23/22)


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Rocket Sound Enhancement

Rocket Sound Enhancement (RSE) is an Audio Plugin Framework Mod that offers modders advance sound effects features not available in stock KSP.

It features a robust Layering System for use of multiple sounds just like in other games (eg: FMod).

By itself, RSE only does Sound Limiting and Muffling. You'll need to download a Config Pack Mod in order to have new sounds in your game.

Default Config Pack is Available Down Below. If you release a mod that uses RSE, let me know so I can add it here in a list!

 Development Videos (old):

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Features:

Audio Muffler

  • Lite: The Old Basic Muffler
  • Full: Mixer based Audio Muffler with Dedicated channels for Exterior Sounds, Focused Vessel and Interior. With Doppler Effect.
  • AirSim: Works on top of Full Quality, Parts with RSE Modules will simulate realistic sound attenuation over distance, comb-filtering, mach effects, sonic booms and distortion. Stock sound sources has basic mach and distance attenuation (volume or filter based) support.

Presets:

  • Interior-Only (Only Muffle sounds when the Camera is in IVA view)
  • Muffled-Vacuum
  • Silent-Vacuum
  • Custom (User Customizable Preset)
  • Add more Presets in Settings.cfg

Master Audio Limiter/Compressor

Control the Loudness of the overall game dynamically.

Presets:

  • Balanced (The Default Preset, Sounds are balanced with Reasonable Dynamic Range)
  • Cinematic (Wide Dynamic Range, Loud Sounds are Louder and Quiet Sound Are Quieter than Balanced)
  • NASA-Reels (Inspired by Real Rocket Launch Footage, This is the Loudest Preset with minimal Dynamic Range)
  • Custom (User Customizable Preset)
  • Add more Presets in Settings.cfg

Part Modules

Apply sounds with Layering Capabilities with these part modules. For eg: Using a different Loop sample for low thrust compared to High Thrust on a single Engine.

  • RSE_Engines
  • RSE_RCS
  • RSE_Wheels
  • RSE_RotorEngines

Replace and/or Add Sounds to Decouplers, Launch Clamps and Docking Ports.

  • RSE_Coupler

ShipEffects & ShipEffectsCollisions

Physics based Sound Effects System

  • Add sounds and assign it's Pitch or Volume to any physics variable available for each Vessel
  • Add Collision Sound Effects for different surfaces to any Part
  • Replace or Disable Staging Sound Effects

Documentation:

https://github.com/ensou04/RocketSoundEnhancement/wiki

Rocket Sound Enhancement Default

This is the Default Configuration and Sound Pack.

Features

  • Engine Sound Replacements
  • Jet Engine Sound Replacements
  • RCS Sound Replacements
  • RotorEngines Sound Effects
  • Wheel Tire and Motor Sound Effects
  • Decoupler Sound Replacements
  • Collision Sound Effects
  • Atmospheric Sound Effects (Featuring Sonic Booms if AirSim is enabled)
  • Physics Based Hull Sound Effects (rattling, creaking in IVA)

Supported

Downloads

Rocket Sound Enhancement (Plugin): https://github.com/ensou04/RocketSoundEnhancement/releases

Rocket Sound Enhancement Default (Config and Sound Pack): https://github.com/ensou04/RocketSoundEnhancementDefault/releases

Source: https://github.com/ensou04/RocketSoundEnhancement | https://github.com/ensou04/RocketSoundEnhancementDefault

Dependencies:

Module Manager: https://github.com/sarbian/ModuleManager

License: 

Rocket Sound Enhancement Plugin is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0

Rocket Sound Enhancement Default is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

 

Sharing videos of your launches with this mod is mandatory.  jk please share

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7 hours ago, CobaltWolf said:

That's awesome, I might have to start doing my testing with sound enabled again! I have some possible requests, but I'll save them for when you've taken care of more important things... :)

thanks! throw your requests at me, i need your suggestions :)

4 hours ago, falken said:

Really nice! I don't suppose you've considered making the decouple sounds a bit nicer too? 

i am planning on doing the decouplers as well

4 hours ago, Lupi said:

Man, that crackle gives the engines so much life! Brings back those memories of seeing some in person!

im glad i got it as close as I can then! I never actually saw a real rocket launch in my life because we dont have them here in my country :(

But i always have imagined it like hearing a loud continues roaring thunder.

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Did you consider of "just" using the values of existing RealPlume configs and derive these into the sound rendering?

I mean - instead of having another mod that needs patch configs for every engine out there ... just use the existing patch configs.

This also would motivate ppl to provide better RealPlume configs when the actual ones create "not so good" sounds.

Which means the rendering by using RealPlume configs should base on "perfect" RealPlume configs.  :cool:

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10 minutes ago, Gordon Dry said:

Did you consider of "just" using the values of existing RealPlumes configs and derive these into the sound rendering?

i did but i havent tried it yet. it'll be a broad-stroke patch because I'll just have to apply the sounds to each realplume config. 

My goal was to apply specific sounds based on their nozzle size and thrust power. so a large diameter upper stage engine should sound a bit deeper while lower stage smaller diameter but more powerful thrusters should sound more heavier/louder.

I'll try the broad-stroke approach and see what happens

EDIT: I wonder if i could just dynamically adjust the pitch and volume of the sound files based on the size of the plume itself?

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3 minutes ago, Gordon Dry said:

If you also would "fix the AudioMuffler mod performance issue" by implementing a similar feature - as optional setting.

You can put this at the end of the priority list.

that'll be beyond the scope of this project but i'll consider it once the mod is complete

1 minute ago, MaverickSawyer said:

Hmmm. Is there any possibility of adding a custom startup sound for the engines? Like, for the stock 1.875m booster engine (LR-87 clone), adding that classic "Vwooop!" of the starter cartridge and start turbine.

Yes i will do those aswell

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32 minutes ago, Gordon Dry said:

And a sound barrier boom. There was only one mod which provided that - looong ago.

Sound barrier booms are more related to aerodynamics than engines - so @ensou04 would be fighting a two front "war" here.

I'm totally in favor to a Sonic Boom Mod, but I would prefer one that would mimic the real life (as double booms on bigger vessels, as Concorde did). And perhaps this is a bit too more than @ensou04 would be willing to chew.

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And the best one (for me):
 

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Note, however, that inside the cockpit, there're few to no sounds!
 

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patching the existing RealPlume configs looks like a better approach than patching every each engine out there.

but i cant for the life of me figure out how to do math with module manager, im trying to multiply the pitch of the sound based on the scale of the plume

AUDIO
{
	name = running
	clip = RocketSoundEnhancement/Sounds/sound_lqd_heavy
	volume = 0.0 0.0
	volume = 0.2 0.8
	volume = 1.0 1.0
	pitch = 0.0 0.5 //Multiply this by plumeScale
	pitch = 1.0 1.0	//Multiply this by plumeScale
	loop = true
}

anyone know how to do this?

Nevermind I figured it out

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So far so good, i have replaced the sounds for all engines that are using Kerolox-Lower as their plumes. Although i am unsure about the volume change it does to the less powerful engines.

What i did was to determine the pitch of the sound by using the engine plume's energy settings, in consequence it also changes the overall RMS Loudness value as well so i might actually just set the Volume parameter to one number.

config:

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@PART[*]:HAS[@EFFECTS:HAS[@Kerolox-Lower]]:FOR[zzRocketSoundEnhancement]:NEEDS[RealPlume]
{
    @EFFECTS
    {
        @Kerolox-Lower
        {
			!AUDIO{}
            AUDIO
            {
				name = running
                clip = RocketSoundEnhancement/Sounds/sound_lqd_heavy
				volume = 0.0 0.0
				volume = #$../../../PLUME[Kerolox-Lower]/plumeScale$
				volume = #$../../../PLUME[Kerolox-Lower]/plumeScale$

				@volume,1 *= 0.8
				@volume,1 ^= :^:0.2 :
				@volume,2 ^= :^:1.0 :
				
				pitch = #$../../../PLUME[Kerolox-Lower]/energy$
				pitch = #$../../../PLUME[Kerolox-Lower]/energy$
				
				@pitch,0 *= 0.5
				@pitch,0 ^= :^:0.0 :
                @pitch,1 ^= :^:1.0 :

                loop = true
            }
            AUDIO
            {
				name = crackle
                clip = RocketSoundEnhancement/Sounds/sound_crackle
				volume = 0.5 0.0
				volume = #$../../../PLUME[Kerolox-Lower]/plumeScale$
				@volume,1 ^= :^:1.0 :
				
				pitch = 1.0 0.8
				
                loop = true
            }
		}
	}
}

 

in hindsight, i could instead use the actual thrust values to determine the pitch of the sounds. :o

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4 hours ago, Psycho_zs said:

That sounds really cool!

Needs a bit more ground-shaking low-freq rumble )

Done :)

 

I edited OP and added the Github page

Currently running sound patches for these plumes are done:

Kerolox-Lower (running)
Kerolox-Lower-F1 (running)
Hydrolox-Lower (running)
Hypergolic-Lower (running)
Hypergolic-OMS-White (running)
Hypergolic-OMS-Red (running)

I haven't tested how part mods react to this.

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16 hours ago, ensou04 said:

thanks! throw your requests at me, i need your suggestions :)

Well, I make a historic mod called Bluedog Design Bureau (which incidentally already natively supports RealPlume), and I would love if I had a 'Bwoooop' sound effect for the ignition (you can separate ignition sounds for engines, right?) on the LR-87 and some related alt-history engines.

EDIT:

Forgot to include a video example:

 

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47 minutes ago, CobaltWolf said:

(you can separate ignition sounds for engines, right?)

I don't see why not. There should be no problem layering sounds inside the engage and disengage nodes, but since there's no fine control here, they'd need to be pre-mixed to fit the situation and be mix-able for other engines, unlike in the running nodes where they can be arranged like an NLE (non-linear editor) timeline and you scrub the timeline with the seek marker throttle.

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These are a huge improvement over stock!

I'd really love if the engines had even more oomph in the low frequency range. Whenever I've listened to a recording of a launch there's always that low rumbling that you can almost feel more than hear. It really conveys a sense of power.

 

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7 hours ago, CobaltWolf said:

Well, I make a historic mod called Bluedog Design Bureau (which incidentally already natively supports RealPlume), and I would love if I had a 'Bwoooop' sound effect for the ignition (you can separate ignition sounds for engines, right?) on the LR-87 and some related alt-history engines.

EDIT:

Forgot to include a video example:

 

Alright! we could simply just put that kind of sound as its "Activate" sound but I have an idea.

if your engines have a thrust threshold like say they flame out under 10% of thrust I could make a looping sound of that whoop and apply it at the 1-10% range, so if you thrust up slowly it will always start with that bwoop sound then the actual running sound will just explode after 10%

3 hours ago, Tyko said:

These are a huge improvement over stock!

I'd really love if the engines had even more oomph in the low frequency range. Whenever I've listened to a recording of a launch there's always that low rumbling that you can almost feel more than hear. It really conveys a sense of power.

 

Thank you,

i have already boosted low frequecies of the sounds after i made the last video. you can test it out yourself. i added a github repository in the OP for testing

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@CobaltWolf

Well this was an interesting experiment, i kinda made it work but I believe this will become annoying real fast specially if your thrust values are below 20% and all you hear is the whining sound. and also it goes on reverse when you thrust down as expected

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3 minutes ago, ensou04 said:

@CobaltWolf

Well this was an interesting experiment, i kinda made it work but I believe this will become annoying real fast specially if your thrust values are below 20% and all you hear is the whining sound. and also it goes on reverse when you thrust down as expected

That does sound weird :) what about if its just an ignition sound and not a low throttle?

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