Inherits: Spatial < Node < Object

Plays 3D sound in 3D space.


Plays a sound effect with directed sound effects, dampens with distance if needed, generates effect of hearable position in space. For greater realism, a low-pass filter is automatically applied to distant sounds. This can be disabled by setting attenuation_filter_cutoff_hz to 20500.

By default, audio is heard from the camera position. This can be changed by adding a Listener node to the scene and enabling it by calling Listener.make_current on it.


float get_playback_position ( )
AudioStreamPlayback get_stream_playback ( )
void play ( float from_position=0.0 )
void seek ( float to_position )
void stop ( )


  • finished ( )

Emitted when the audio stops playing.


enum AttenuationModel:

  • ATTENUATION_INVERSE_DISTANCE = 0 --- Linear dampening of loudness according to distance.
  • ATTENUATION_INVERSE_SQUARE_DISTANCE = 1 --- Squared dampening of loudness according to distance.
  • ATTENUATION_LOGARITHMIC = 2 --- Logarithmic dampening of loudness according to distance.
  • ATTENUATION_DISABLED = 3 --- No dampening of loudness according to distance. The sound will still be heard positionally, unlike an AudioStreamPlayer.

enum OutOfRangeMode:

  • OUT_OF_RANGE_MIX = 0 --- Mix this audio in, even when it's out of range. This increases CPU usage, but keeps the sound playing at the correct position if the camera leaves and enters the AudioStreamPlayer3D's max_distance radius.
  • OUT_OF_RANGE_PAUSE = 1 --- Pause this audio when it gets out of range. This decreases CPU usage, but will cause the sound to restart if the camera leaves and enters the AudioStreamPlayer3D's max_distance radius.

enum DopplerTracking:

  • DOPPLER_TRACKING_DISABLED = 0 --- Disables doppler tracking.
  • DOPPLER_TRACKING_IDLE_STEP = 1 --- Executes doppler tracking in idle step.
  • DOPPLER_TRACKING_PHYSICS_STEP = 2 --- Executes doppler tracking in physics step.

Property Descriptions

  • int area_mask
Default 1
Setter set_area_mask(value)
Getter get_area_mask()

Areas in which this sound plays.

  • float attenuation_filter_cutoff_hz
Default 5000.0
Setter set_attenuation_filter_cutoff_hz(value)
Getter get_attenuation_filter_cutoff_hz()

Dampens audio using a low-pass filter above this frequency, in Hz. To disable the dampening effect entirely, set this to 20500 as this frequency is above the human hearing limit.

  • float attenuation_filter_db
Default -24.0
Setter set_attenuation_filter_db(value)
Getter get_attenuation_filter_db()

Amount how much the filter affects the loudness, in decibels.

Default 0
Setter set_attenuation_model(value)
Getter get_attenuation_model()

Decides if audio should get quieter with distance linearly, quadratically, logarithmically, or not be affected by distance, effectively disabling attenuation.

Default false
Setter set_autoplay(value)
Getter is_autoplay_enabled()

If true, audio plays when the AudioStreamPlayer3D node is added to scene tree.

Default "Master"
Setter set_bus(value)
Getter get_bus()

The bus on which this audio is playing.

Default 0
Setter set_doppler_tracking(value)
Getter get_doppler_tracking()

Decides in which step the Doppler effect should be calculated.

  • float emission_angle_degrees
Default 45.0
Setter set_emission_angle(value)
Getter get_emission_angle()

The angle in which the audio reaches cameras undampened.

  • bool emission_angle_enabled
Default false
Setter set_emission_angle_enabled(value)
Getter is_emission_angle_enabled()

If true, the audio should be dampened according to the direction of the sound.

  • float emission_angle_filter_attenuation_db
Default -12.0
Setter set_emission_angle_filter_attenuation_db(value)
Getter get_emission_angle_filter_attenuation_db()

Dampens audio if camera is outside of emission_angle_degrees and emission_angle_enabled is set by this factor, in decibels.

Default 3.0
Setter set_max_db(value)
Getter get_max_db()

Sets the absolute maximum of the soundlevel, in decibels.

Default 0.0
Setter set_max_distance(value)
Getter get_max_distance()

Sets the distance from which the out_of_range_mode takes effect. Has no effect if set to 0.

Default 0
Setter set_out_of_range_mode(value)
Getter get_out_of_range_mode()

Decides if audio should pause when source is outside of max_distance range.

Default 1.0
Setter set_pitch_scale(value)
Getter get_pitch_scale()

The pitch and the tempo of the audio, as a multiplier of the audio sample's sample rate.

Default false
Getter is_playing()

If true, audio is playing.

Setter set_stream(value)
Getter get_stream()

The AudioStream resource to be played.

  • bool stream_paused
Default false
Setter set_stream_paused(value)
Getter get_stream_paused()

If true, the playback is paused. You can resume it by setting stream_paused to false.

Default 0.0
Setter set_unit_db(value)
Getter get_unit_db()

The base sound level unaffected by dampening, in decibels.

Default 1.0
Setter set_unit_size(value)
Getter get_unit_size()

The factor for the attenuation effect. Higher values make the sound audible over a larger distance.

Method Descriptions

  • float get_playback_position ( )

Returns the position in the AudioStream.

Returns the AudioStreamPlayback object associated with this AudioStreamPlayer3D.

  • void play ( float from_position=0.0 )

Plays the audio from the given position from_position, in seconds.

  • void seek ( float to_position )

Sets the position from which audio will be played, in seconds.

  • void stop ( )

Stops the audio.