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Dec 04

Sound Shapes: New Composing Tools DLC Out Today

Mark Rabo's Avatar Posted by Sound Shapes Team

Hey Sound Shapers, we’re really excited to announce our first wave of DLC: four new packs are coming your way – three Sound Packs and a Curved Terrain Pack. The Sound Packs each include five new instruments, five brand new Beat School levels, and for you Trophy hunters, five new Trophies!

The Sound Packs are $0.99 each, and the Curved Terrain Pack is free. You’ll find everything in our new in-game Sound Shapes Music Shop today. (You can also grab them on PSN, as usual.)

Here’s a short trailer with a track we put together using some of the new sounds. And remember, if you create something you’re digging, tell us on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr – we love playing your levels.

Oh, and one (ok, a few) more things… So the community has created over 15,000 levels (!) and we’ve been noting our favorites since launch. But how to share them? We have an idea! Coming in December is the Community Milkcrate – the best user-created content in Sound Shapes gathered and organized into themed albums, so you can find the levels that match your mood or play style. Chill, amped, long, short, tough as nails, and on and on. As part of the Milkcrate, we’ve been chatting with some rad musicians and game industry folks, and they’ll also be putting together collections of their favorites for you (their stuff coming in 2013). The new year will also bring a new vehicle DLC pack but before the big ‘13 we have a little holiday present from everyone here at Queasy — stay tuned!

The DLC Details

Acoustic Sound Pack ($0.99)

Bring some clean analog tones to your game with five new acoustic instruments. Strum and pick a masterpiece with the guitars, dance across the ivories on the piano or thumb the unique sounds of the kalimba.

Drum Kits Sound Pack ($0.99)

This pack is all about rhythm. Snares, hi-hats, toms, and more let you groove to everything from a cool jazz backdrop to a driving rock beat. There’s even an electronic kit for some 80’s hip-hop style jams if that’s more your style.

8-Bit Sound Pack ($0.99)

Compose in the key of chiptune with bleeps, bloops, and other classic game sounds. It’s more than just chiptunes as you’ll get modern electronic synths, bass lines, and loops too. A variety packed pack for sure!

Curved Terrain Pack (free download)

This one’s for the platforming fans out there. Bend, stretch and shape curves to add smooth surfaces to your smooth beats. Many of you have been waiting for this, and it’s free today. (It’s also key for some future DLC, but we’ll keep that a surprise for now.)

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ChizFreak said:

December 5th, 11:22 am

PLEEEEEEEEEASE add this game to the Instant Game Collection of the PS Vita for PS+ members.

ChizFreak said:

December 5th, 11:23 am

Or add a discount to make at $4.99, I’m sure would get lots of sells with that price.

moobaa said:

December 8th, 9:43 pm

Any idea when the DLC packs will be released in Australia?

(Loved the original game, BTW. Even loved the Death Mode levels! ;)

Ttigerson said:

December 9th, 9:06 am

When will the EU version be available to download, I just cant wait to beat the beat school.

drhummingbird said:

December 12th, 8:44 am

I’m sure this will not get read or addressed.

This DLC was just announced as completely free for EU PSN members. THE WHOLE PACK. Free.

It is this type of disparity between content that is becoming incredibly infuriating to us consumers. I understand licensing issues and the legality of certain titles with the PlayStation Plus updates (though the difference in quality titles between US and EU is alarming, to say the least. Please Note: Contrary to popular belief, this ).

The issue comes from me watching a DLC announcement trailer on an official Sony youtube channel that ended with saying the content was free. It’s not free for me. I was really excited. Now…meh. Paid DLC just doesn’t tickle my fancy the same way that FREE DLC does.

drhummingbird said:

December 12th, 8:50 am

Meant to say…”Contrary to popular belief, this US gamer does understand that the EU PSN has received the short end of the stick up until about 6 months ago. I certainly feel you deserve the plus games you get, even if it frustrates me that I am not getting those same titles.”

This DLC is not plus related. It’s just free in the EU, but 3$ in the US.

Did they pay more for the game to begin with because of conversion rates? Does the EU make better levels, therefor being rewarded with free DLC? Or do they make crappy, boring, repetitive levels and needed this free DLC to spice things up?

…Maybe I should lay off the coffee a little bit.

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