Creating interactive music

This section includes an overview and introduction to the interactive music concepts in Wwise, along with extensive procedural information on how to create interactive music for your game.

  • Understanding interactive music—an introduction to interactive music in Wwise and a comparison of vertical and horizontal project structures.

  • Building the Interactive Music Hierarchy—an introduction to Music Segments, Music Tracks, Music Playlist Containers, and Music Switch Containers, understanding relative and absolute properties in relation to interactive music, and building and managing the Interactive Music Hierarchy.

  • Defining music object playback behaviors—working with time settings, populating a music playlist, defining the playback behavior of Music Playlist Containers and creating groups within them, and defining the behaviors of Music Switch Containers.

  • Working with Music Tracks and Music Segments—adding sub-tracks to Music Tracks, adding Music Tracks to Music Segments, defining the playback behavior of Music Tracks, associating sub-tracks with Switches and States, streaming music, snapping to increments in the Music Editor, working with Clips and Cues, and auditioning Music Segments.

  • Working with MIDI—creating MIDI content, importing MIDI files, and understanding MIDI Target, tempo, and playback speed.

  • Creating MIDI instruments—designing a Synth One instrument or a sampled instrument, understanding MIDI note tracking, MIDI filters, and MIDI Events, adding fades to MIDI Events, using MIDI data to control object property values, using the MIDI Keymap Editor, testing an instrument with a MIDI keyboard, and routing MIDI from a DAW to Wwise.

  • Working with transitions—understanding Transitions and the transition matrix, setting Source and Destination properties, editing fades, and using Transition Segments.

  • Using Stingers—creating Stingers, defining their playback behavior, and auditioning Stingers on their own or over music.

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