New update adds in an audio creation tool.
No Man's Sky ByteBeat

The No Man's Sky team at Hello Games took a moment today to detail the latest update for the game. Alongside the usual fixes and improvements comes word of a new way to make some sweet, sweet music. There is a new audio creation tool now included in No Man's Sky.

They call it the ByteBeat Device. It acts as a synthesizer type device that will let you add sounds and music to your creations. Hello Games put together a brief trailer that should provide a nice, very general idea what you can do with the ByteBeat Device. The team even points to an article from over seven years ago to provide some background on the idea behind ByteBeat.

You can find ByteBeat and more in the 2.24 update for No Man's Sky. Be sure to scroll down that page for the full changelog. Also included on the page are some examples of audio that some of their staff have created. You can even see how ByteBeat Switch can even be used to power devices like lights.

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Base building is a big part of what people spend their time doing in our game, and a frequent request is for the ability to add sounds and music to their construction. Our team always likes a creative challenge, and audio is one of our big passions. Over the last few weeks one of our coders got obsessed with making an audio creation tool for the community, we were so excited about it we thought it’d be a nice surprise to release it.

We love playing around with music toys like Teenage Engineering Synths or FruityLoops, and we like the idea of creating something that can encourage anyone to make cool audio.

Once placed in your base and powered, the ByteBeat will immediately begin to produce sound. 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. Dedicated audiophiles have the option to explore deeper, manually sketching out note sequences, rhythms, and even manipulating the raw sounds.