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Weird ATC Sound Issue

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After an extensive Web Forum search I've been unable to find a cause and solution... so I thought I'd try a post here.

 

My FSX ATC sound is not working in VC.   The green text bar scrolls and the speaker level indicator shows activity... but no voice comes through.

 

If I switch to 'Outside View' or open outside view in a New View window... voila... there's the ATC voice.

 

I can close the New View window and the ATC voice will be on in the VC now... until the next time it cuts out.

 

I have P3D v2 loaded on a separate SSD and the ATC voice is doing the same thing as in FSX.

 

????

 

Rick / Canada

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Well, whenever I lost ATC's voice, it was usually due to Windows' sound options being set to anything other than 2.1 (I only have a 2.1 sound system).

Apparently, FSX puts ATC on a different channel than other sounds so you can have it on headphones while having engine sounds on your regular speakers. Or something like that.

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If your having problems keeping the ATC voice sound volumes stable with FSX Windows 7, try this. It worked for me. Open Control Panel/Sound/Communications, Choose the "Do Nothing" option then Apply. I guess it's reading the ATC as a phone transmission.
 

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Check sound settings that ATC voice is checked, also general setting, make sure a pilot's voice is set.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts !

 

As everything else is set the way it should be in "Settings"... I suspect that it's an issue with the FSX 'voice channel' and my 7.1 speaker set-up, as Bjoern suggested.

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