DSP, or Digital Signal Processing, allows you to apply effect filters to your ingame audio. As of now, DSP effects are only available in Panda if you use the FMOD audio library. By default, Panda ships using the OpenAL audio library but FMOD can be enabled simply by editing Config.prc. Please keep in mind that using FMOD in a commercial application will require purchasing a license.
You will need to change this line in your Config.prc: (some versions of Panda3D might already be set to FMOD)
The FilterProperties Object
Any DSP you add to your sound will require the use of “FilterProperties”, which is a list of filters and their coefficients. Start with this import:
from panda3d.core import FilterProperties
This will allow you to create lists of filters, like this one:
fp = FilterProperties()
This just adds a blank filter list. From here we can add whatever filter we’d like. To stay consistent with the example below, we’ll add a reverb effect.
fp.addReverb(0.6, 0.5, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1)
All this really does is add this particular reverb to our filter list - sound is not yet affected. To apply these filters to our audio output, use:
audioMgr is an
AudioManager object, most likely
Depending on the sound you use, reverb may be very or only slightly noticeable; try using a quick sound at first, like a clap.
You can add more than just reverb to your sound. The full list of available filters is here:
Below is a sample program for adding a reverb effect:
# This is just to ensure that we are using FMOD. In your application, # please edit the Config.prc file that you distribute from panda3d.core import loadPrcFileData loadPrcFileData("", "audio-library-name p3fmod_audio") import direct.directbase.DirectStart from panda3d.core import FilterProperties mySound = loader.loadSfx("models/audio/sfx/GUI_rollover.wav") mySound.setLoop(True) mySound.play() fp = FilterProperties() fp.addReverb(0.6, 0.5, 0.1, 0.1, 0.1) base.sfxManagerList.configureFilters(fp) base.run()