The Instruments DLC pack is now available on Steam
for purchase with a 10% launch discount! It includes 10 new instruments with a completely overhauled music input system as well as MIDI support for actual hardware input from compatible devices.
Not sure what all of this is about? The Instrument Pack is our first paid DLC which includes 10 new playable instruments. They all use a completely overhauled music system that allows you to play specific notes (A, B, C, D, E, F, G) across multiple octaves. They also support MIDI input, so you can hook up physical instruments as well as a variety of MIDI related software to really unleash your musical abilities.
The pack includes:
- Wheelbarrow Piano (200 Wood, 100 Metal Frags)
- Junkyard Drum Kit (200 Wood, 100 Metal Frags)
- Shovel Bass (50 Wood, 75 Metal Frags)
- Sousaphone (100 Metal Frags)
- Jerry Can Guitar (25 Wood, 50 Metal Frags)
- Xylobones (50 Bone Fragments)
- Plumber's Trumpet (75 Metal Frags)
- Cowbell (35 Metal Frags)
- Canbourine (25 Metal Frags)
- Pan Flute (20 Metal Frags, 5 Cloth)
As discussed in the announcement blog post, we want this DLC to be something everyone can enjoy, not just people who purchase it. This means that you only need the DLC to craft these instruments, but if you find one on a corpse or are given one by a friend you can play it as much as you like. You'll also find some static instruments in a new music stage we set up in the Compound that everyone can play. Put on a show!
As part of this update the existing Acoustic Guitar has also been updated to use the new musical systems. More information is available in the Instruments Blog Post
from earlier in the month.
Special thanks to Matt and Thai for the instrument models, Alex Webster for the massive amount of animation work, Alex Rehberg for the incredible amount of actual note audio (over 800 unique audio files!), Lewis for the great branding you can see on the store page and Paddy for the awesome trailer you can see above. Thanks to everyone on Staging who's helped us iron out the bugs over the last couple of weeks, you've all been super helpful!