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How do I attenuate all other audio sources down in volume except for single dialogue source I want to hear? Unity/Wwise

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Hi everyone,

I am working on a project where I would like to have the audio of all other events be lowered as I approach a character. The idea is that when you are beside a new character you hear their "thoughts." This requires me to attenuate the sound of all other sources to lower in volume to hear the character's thoughts clearly.

This is my first project using Wwise and Unity and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
asked Nov 30, 2019 in General Discussion by Dustin P. (100 points)
You might want to try something called "auto-ducking". I think you'd need to have a bus specifically for character's thoughts, perhaps as a sub-bus to dialogue. The rest of the buses could auto-duck to that one. I don't know the feature that well, but it sounds like something you might want to look into.

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You may be able to create a RTPC that manages the distance between the character and the player. And he could allow you to lower the sounds. The best would surely be to pass all the sounds you want to drop in a dedicated bus .. You see what I mean?

Or, create a Trigger Zone around this character and when the player enters that zone, change the STATE ...

There are surely other solutions. I'm curious to know.. Will you tell us how you did it?


Théophile Demarcq
answered Dec 4, 2019 by Théophile Demarcq (1,520 points)