On Tuesday of this week, Luca Sordano, Sound Designer and Official Technical Support officer at Kunos Simulazioni, posted a new video to Youtube giving us a taste of what is to come in terms of the upcoming FMOD sound update in v1.9 of the title. The video features a race at the Nordschleife between a field of GT3 cars and focuses on the Lamborghini Huracan’s internal and external sounds.
Developed by Firelight Technologies, the FMOD sound engine is utilised by Assetto Corsa to reproduce in-game car sounds. The sounds Luca recorded are from the replay footage of the race, which was contested by 23 AI vehicles. Whilst running this field of GT3 cars, the Audio level peak testing result came in at an FMOD usage average of 15%, peaking at 24%. Clearly, there is room for improvement as this test was conducted on a WIP version of the title.
Kunos is working very hard on many fronts. With this sound improvement expected to roll out in v1.9 of Assetto Corsa, we can look forward to even more realistic engine and drive-train sounds for the popular PC sim racing title. A heads-up for the sound in the video above, these were recorded using a 5.1 surround sound speaker set-up. With the upload to Youtube, this is then re-mixed and converted to a stereo signal.