Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby jport1 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:21 pm

flyingdrill wrote:
kevin meyers wrote:
flyingdrill wrote:Again with the sound tinkering..........


Yes, I got that, Kevin. However, I just felt that it was not a vital thing for PilotEdge's programmers or staff to be working on. I wonder just how many of the users (all the users, not just this thread's contributors) really want this - or even care...........


Flyingdrill, you seem to possibly ignoring a growing segment of the paying customer base here. We pay for the service and we should have a voice and not be drowned out with this is JUST designed for a single group of ‘in training pilots’. I can only imagine that there is increasing growth in aviation enthusiasts who are about making our sim experience as real as it can get. Pilots don’t listen to a clean signal, I know, I am one.

I have proposed an option for each pilot-type preference, I.e., clear or realistic. I would think that it may even be desirable for an ‘in training student’ to have it clear in the beginning and later, after some experience, may want to hear what they will in a real aircraft. That too is a training experience.

Last, I suppose I bristle when someone appears to silence a possible new and growing user market segment. I hope ownership is giving this some attention. A simple coding project could much enhance this service! IMHO a win-win!

I hope that this topic, a topic that does not seem to go away, does get some concerted thought.

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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby RogerW » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:53 am

Do I want my PilotEdge radio to sound like 'other' radios?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Author's note 31JUL18:
I thought it was going to be something resembling what was already out there and not what it is. It sounds good from what I have heard on videos. I have FSX for the time being so from what I understand I can't use that option which is fine with me. I have 63 year old ears and have spent most of my life, and occasionally still do, firmly believing that if it's too loud you're too old! So the better I can hear the controller the better! Especially when I pay $20 a month to do it.
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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby Keith Smith » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 am

This has been receiving some attention of late now that I've gotten some help from someone who has experience with digital signal processing. I have it working well in the X-Plane plugin. The code base that I was using also has some unrelated changes that aren't ready for release regarding the movement of other aircraft. I'm trying to get that finished up, then I can release the whole thing. If I can't get the motion to the point where it's stable for release, then I'll roll back the motion change and just release the plugin with the audio change.

The server has always calculated the signal strength for each transmission (to the best of its ability), and a while back, when I first started working on the client side changes (using DCS as the test bed), the network protocol was updated to start sending signal strength directives to the client.

I was able to get the solution working to some extent, but not to the point where is was usable. In recent days, Totoritko (the developer who is working on the Hotstart TBM-900 for X-Plane) helped me out with the portions that I was struggling with in terms of the DSP processing and now the audio is where I want it to be, using dynamic distortion levels (on a curve) based on signal strength.

Stay tuned.
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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby uncertifiedpilot » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:16 am

I can hardly wait. Great news!
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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby kevin meyers » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:47 pm

This is FANTASTIC news!!
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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby rtataryn » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:17 pm

Awesome!
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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby Salire » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:02 pm

It sounds VERY good and really adds to the immersion!
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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby jport1 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:13 pm

so which plugin to use. I have the original plugin (which is the best IMHO). Please let me know what I have to do to get this to work.

This is GREAT news. Thanks

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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby kevin meyers » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:20 pm

jport1 wrote:so which plugin to use. I have the original plugin (which is the best IMHO). Please let me know what I have to do to get this to work.

This is GREAT news. Thanks

Joe


You need Xplane, then just download the plugin from the website. What makes the original plugin any better than the current one?
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Re: Realistic Sounding ATC...Reviving old topic

Postby jport1 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:54 pm

I run P3D v 4.3. Is it going to work here at some point?

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