Parameter Audio Pitch Increase Effect (Like a Car) Implementation

Hello! I’ve got a BB-like character that I’m trying to make, like, audio pitches up the faster it’s going and it pitches back down if it goes slower. In the FMOD event, I have it ranged from 0-50, the range of the character’s velocity, with the audio changing the higher the velocity is:

It works in FMOD when I drag the slider while it’s playing.

The script I created for implementation is below. It’s inside the movement logic script, so I removed the stuff that is filler for this forum, like WASD movement and all that:

public class MovementLogic : MonoBehaviour
{
    //Acceleration BB
    private FMOD.Studio.EventInstance BBCar;

    public FMODUnity.EventReference fmodEvent;

    private float test;

    [SerializeField]
    [Range(0f, 50f)]
    private float acceleration, audiovelocity;

    public float velocity;

void Start()
    {

        BBCar = FMODUnity.RuntimeManager.CreateInstance(fmodEvent);
        BBCar.start();
    }

void Update()
    {

        audiovelocity = velocity;

        BBCar.setParameterByName("Velocity", audiovelocity);


        BBCar.getParameterByName("Velocity", out test);
        Debug.Log(test);
}
}

Velocity was already a variable in the script created for actual movement speed, I didn’t want to use it for also the FMOD velocity, just to be safe, so I created ‘audiovelocity’ and assigned velocity to that variable. ‘Acceleration’ is a parameter that I made for FMOD too, but I wanted to implement it first to see if the velocity would work. I wasn’t having much luck implementing it, so I created a gerParameter after setParameter to see if it was getting anything, and it was. Regardless, no sound occurs, even when the slider moves in Unity and I get Debug logs like crazy showing that it is getting the parameter.

Any help would be appreciated, I figured this was the logical way to implement it but I guess not.

EDIT 1: I’ve been working on it all day, and in-the editor it still doesn’t work. But when I build the game, it will work, but only within the radius of where the character starts. So. That’s odd.

Hi,

A solution may be instead of creating the EventInstance yourself, try using FMODUnity.StudioEventEmitter, explained further in Unity Integration | Game Components, as it will take care of a lot of preparation for us and we still get all the same functionality. The EventEmitter looks like this in Unity
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Once you’ve added the Emitter to your object you’ll want to update your code as follows:

Code changes
private void Start()
{
	// Retrieving the EventEmitter Object
	// By using the EventEmitter Object we will also solve the problem with the sound position not updating with the car 
	emitter = GetComponent<FMODUnity.StudioEventEmitter>();

	// If there are problems with the event FMOD will log its own errors but it is always best to do your own debugging too 
	if (emitter.EventInstance.isValid() == true)
		Debug.Log("Instance is valid");
	else
		Debug.Log("Instance is not valid");
}

void Update()
{
	// Assginging your velocity
	audiovelocity = velocity;

	// A super useful FMOD debugging tool which gives insights to how functions have run
	FMOD.RESULT result;

	// Now we want to assign our parameter by the velocity 
	result = emitter.EventInstance.setParameterByName("Velocity", audiovelocity);

	if (result != FMOD.RESULT.OK)
		Debug.Log("There was an error setting parameter with result " + result);
	else
		Debug.Log("Successfully assigned parameter");
}

The meaning of each FMOD.RESULT is further explained under Core API | Common

I hope this helps!

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