July 30th – Kenshi Audio Update – Music System, Studio Session, Beard

Happy Tuesday!

Just some quick Kenshi updates on the music front…

*Music progress is coming along swimmingly.  No ETA on actual implementation & when you can expect to hear it all in-game, but everything seems to be clicking so far.  Wwise Music System is standing up on its own & hoping to test it in a new internal build soon.

*Our first recording session “should” be held sometime in August.  The current lineup is Fretless Bass, Koto, Erhu, & Cello.  (I’ve already recorded all the stringed instruments at my studio: Guitars, Banjo, etc.)  I’ll make sure to take plenty of pictures and maybe even capture a few videos to share with the community :)

*Last but not least is my beard.  At the beginning of my work on ‘Kenshi’ I didn’t fully realize how important having a beard was to development, but now I’m fully aware.  So, after a month’ish of working on the game I have a beard update.  I plan to let it grow until my work is finished!

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**Poses/Faces may get more ridiculous with each new picture.

Thanks for reading!

19 thoughts on “July 30th – Kenshi Audio Update – Music System, Studio Session, Beard

  1. KadiusDar

    Heh, you kinda make me think of a younger Cary Elwes in that photo! Anyway, can’t wait to hear samples of your work for Kenshi!

    1. Kole Hicks Post author

      Haha! That’s the first time I’ve ever heard that & I’ll most definitely take it as a compliment as I’m a fan of “The Princess Bride!”

  2. Exen From Hexen

    Sweet! I cannot wait for your sound to fill Kenshi! The little video demo you had submitted was great. Also; It’s good to see the beard coming along nicely, I was worried for awhile about this games direction, I’m glad to be at ease now.

  3. Blxz

    Good stuff Kole. And congrats on the beard, glad to see you have realised the importance of beards to good sound design.

  4. Alex

    One must continue to grow the beard. It is necessary to completing works of music. As your beard grows, so shall your power. Rejoice in the beard and all its glory. And so said the beard.

    1. Kole Hicks Post author

      Hmm… I think I’m going to create a clan of all bearded folk in “Kenshi” & this’ll be our slogan! “As your beard grows, so shall your power. Rejoice in the beard and all its glory. And so said the beard.”

  5. Menno C

    can’t wait to see the music implemented in kenshi, love the fact you’re using koto and erhu for that eerie wasteland sound :D

    1. Kole Hicks Post author

      Ah yes, we have some fantastic musicians lined up for both instruments! I’m excited to work with them & show it to all of you.

      1. Menno C

        I do not know if you take suggestions, but I would really like to hear some Taiko drums when I am fighting. They are very good for building up suspense. also the Shakuhachi is a very nice instrument.

        But since I am a silly Dutchmen with this strange obsession for Japanese instruments, this might be going overboard on the Japan sound. Anyway I thought I should try :) :)

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