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On 5/5/2020 at 8:58 PM, Nick Botica said:

He tried -72 and wasn’t getting the ‘audio bombs’ but we did notice the audio was quite varied in volume per person. Some were very quiet (which would make sense as per the name of the control) but some were quite loud.  I’m not sure if this was related to the setting or would have happened regardless. 

 


I also want to keep the realistic VHF effect, but it seems to be an easier fix.
Anyway AFV was at +72 in its settings, and 100% in windows mixer, and my main volume is also 100%, so I cannot increase it's volume at all.
I would like to test your -72 solution for you but it's not practical for me.
I have read people say the volume between 0 and -72 is the same and this might be an clue?
Maybe somewhere in the VHF effect code there's a reference to the volume settings and the problem might be near that? Im only speculating/brainstorming.

Good luck.


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Just test everything and let us know which one works out best for you. Changes in the code have already been attempted, but it has not been tested and there is no ETA for this testing to begin as of now, so all we can do at the moment is gather information from as many different people as possible and see if we can establish any sort of relation which can help us pinpoint the exact issue.


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Posted (edited)
5 minutes ago, Nestor Perez said:

Just test everything

 

16 minutes ago, Yanick Coulombe 965064 said:

@Nestor Perez

 


AFV was at +72 in its settings, and 100% in windows mixer, and my main volume is also 100%, so I cannot increase it's volume at all.
I would like to test your -72 solution for you but it's not practical for me.

because I can't increase AFV's volume

Realistic VHF simulation is a must and I can't wait to use it again.
thanks for your work and good luck

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As has been pointed out by several other members that have tried the -72 thing out (myself included), there is cases in which there is absolutely no difference in volume whatsoever when doing this, and the only difference is not being earraped all the time 😛


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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, Nestor Perez said:

As has been pointed out by several other members that have tried the -72 thing out (myself included), there is cases in which there is absolutely no difference in volume whatsoever when doing this, and the only difference is not being earraped all the time 😛

I just connected without a primary frequency to test. For me there is a difference between -72 and 0. There is also a difference between 0 and +72 (My usual setting).
I tested with my ATIS.

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3 hours ago, Nestor Perez said:

Hi there gents, for those that are xPilot users, there is a new version available with a possible fix for the random volume spikes.

Good news 🤞

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Is it possible to add a quick fix that would limit the maximum volume over all (like someone mentioned).
Im talking about about going around the problem until we can fix the problem and before someone gets ear damage? (I LITERALLY have hearing problem and it is STILL VERY painful to my ears, I can't imagine a normal person)
All fixes didn't work for me (disabling VHF simulation doesn't fix it, and decreasing volume is not possible because for me it DOES decrease volume and then I cannot hear the pilots)

Thank you,

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Which simulator & pilot client do you use (versions too, please)?

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Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, Yanick Coulombe 965064 said:

Euroscope with standalone AFV for controlling.
 

Have a look at “3appes Sound Lock” in the meantime.

It allows you to set a volume limit on your audio device. 

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I have been reading this topic from the beginning and have tried all the suggestions so far, and the only one that worked was Disable realistic ATC audio effects. Since I like to keep the effects I get around it by  placing the earphones of the headset just over my ears that still allows me to hear and when the volume suddenly rises, it's more manageable. Have had this issue countless times over the last few months while flying under ATC control all over this virtual world. Let's hope the people who set up the audio system can have another look and identify a solution.


Joaquin Blanco

 

 

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On 5/21/2020 at 9:34 AM, Yanick Coulombe 965064 said:

decreasing volume is not possible because for me it DOES decrease volume and then I cannot hear the pilots)

I don't want to be pedantic, but, just want to help you find a workaround if you haven't already and are still waiting for a bugfix.

Are you able to set the in-app volume lower as suggested, then use Windows Mixer to lower the volumes of EVERYTHING else, then boost your overall speaker volume?


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1 minute ago, Robert Shearman Jr said:

I don't want to be pedantic, but, just want to help you find a workaround if you haven't already and are still waiting for a bugfix.

Are you able to set the in-app volume lower as suggested, then use Windows Mixer to lower the volumes of EVERYTHING else, then boost your overall speaker volume?

I appreciate your help I was just explaining my situation.
Unfortunately my headset is also already at maximum volume.

On 5/22/2020 at 8:19 AM, Joaquin Blanco said:

I have been reading this topic from the beginning and have tried all the suggestions so far, and the only one that worked was Disable realistic ATC audio effects. 

I don't know why but it seems I still had the problem after disabling the effect


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On 5/23/2020 at 9:24 AM, Yanick Coulombe 965064 said:

I don't know why but it seems I still had the problem after disabling the effect

Almost makes me wonder if you have something unrelated going on that's masking as this issue! 


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Yep, I wonder that too... unless you have any sort of hearing problems (not saying you have, but if...) I really struggle to understand how you can have everything at maximum volume and only hear it such that when you lower it a bit you don't hear it well anymore. In my personal case my PC volume is lower than 20% and even then it still sounds too loud for me at times. I can understand that not all speakers/headsets sound the same way at the same level, but having it all maxed out just makes me think there is some other issue 🤔


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On 5/24/2020 at 10:50 AM, Robert Shearman Jr said:

Almost makes me wonder if you have something unrelated going on that's masking as this issue! 

On 5/24/2020 at 11:40 AM, Nestor Perez said:

Yep, I wonder that too...

I said "it seems" because Im 99% sure I disabled it, and im 99% that I heard the issue once. But since that day it hasn't happened once. It actually might have worked.
Sorry I don't have time to control a lot these days. I wouldnt take it as

On 5/24/2020 at 11:40 AM, Nestor Perez said:

unless you have any sort of hearing problems (not saying you have, but if...) I really struggle to understand how you can have everything at maximum volume and only hear it such that when you lower it a bit you don't hear it well anymore. In my personal case my PC volume is lower than 20% and even then it still sounds too loud for me at times. I can understand that not all speakers/headsets sound the same way at the same level, but having it all maxed out just makes me think there is some other issue 🤔

My headset cost me 12$ on amazon so the volume isn't high, and I do have some tiny hearing problem, I need to listen to everything at high volume, nothing serious. I also don't have the 'boost' option somehow on my audio card.


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