Jack Menhorn

Sound Designer

Jack Menhorn is Sound Designer for video games. Also Editor in Chief at DesigningSound.org and a panelist on Game Audio Hour

Wwise Dynamic Music Demo

I have put together a video where I take music from the movie Inception, plug it into Wwise and make it dynamic!  I edited 3 different tracks from the movie soundtrack so that they could layer/loop/blend well together. I then made use of a few techniques in Wwise:

 -Menu music uses states to control Switch Container holding Sequence Continuous Playlist 

-Level Music uses states to control Switch Container holding Random Playlist 

-Battle music uses Random Playlist holding Music Segments based on RTPC

-"Health" LPF effect controlled by RTPC



I think taking linear music and solving the problems of fitting into a non-linear medium is really fun and educational. Although I didn't realize this when I picked Inception: using Hans Zimmer's music is a bit of a cheat since he is so textural and harmonic; the looping and layering was quite painless. I imagine a John Williams or other melody-driven score would have more difficulties, although would not be entirely impossible.