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Dreams 2.18 update adds new musical instruments and tracks tomorrow

Dreams’ next update goes musical, as version 2.18 introduces new instruments and tracks to Media Molecule’s authoring platform.

Dreams has opened the door to player creativity for most of 2020. But Media Molecule has even more to give to its player base. While there are hundreds of creative items available to players, the upcoming Dreams update will add dozens of new musical instrument options to give your next masterpiece an epic score.

Let’s learn more about what’s coming to Dreams with Tuesday’s PlayStation.Blog post:

The Mm Instrument collection has undergone a massive update. This update includes hundreds of new orchestral instruments, as well as fabulous new synths, new drum kits, pianos, guitars and more. We even added church organs just in time for Halloween!

The collections themselves have also had a makeover, with beautiful doodles by Maja-Lisa sprucing up the place. You will also notice that we now have so many instruments that many collections contain… ANOTHER COLLECTION! It’s just to keep things tidy, but also to present what we think are the most useful things first. All the existing instruments are still there, you might just find them in a new location.

We’ve balanced and saved better previews for each instrument, so browsing the collection and finding the right sound is a much more enjoyable experience now.

But that’s not all that’s coming in the next Dreams update. Creators will find a new Tempo Sync field that allows them to synchronize their effects to the beat of a timeline or instrument. Effect field heights can also be changed, giving users more control over the sounds affected.

Media Molecule has also added new music videos, including several pre-composed loops, as well as additional pre-recorded music tracks. All of these can be changed according to user preferences. Meanwhile, existing musical elements have been adjusted for audio balance.

All of this will come in the Dreams 2.18 update to the base Dreams game, along with some improvements to the Dreams VR version. Look for the update to be released this Wednesday, October 7.

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