Lenny777

Where are the Airport Environment Sounds?

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X-Aviation for X-Plane has a program which gives you the ability to have different sounds in the airport environment called SoundMaxx. A small snipit for what it does:

How SoundMaxx Works
SoundMaxx is a plugin which will replace default X-Plane sounds with higher quality sounds (44kHz) for a more immersive simming experience. The sounds are recordings from the real world. In addition, SoundMaxx will add an ambient sound engine to X-Plane allowing new outdoor and in-cabin sounds. It will not interfere with third party engine sounds from other add-ons you purchase. The list of default replaced sounds includes: Thunder - wind - rain - hail - hail impacts - crashes - explosions - landing gear - gear rolling - gear skids - afterburners - jet, prop, and turboprop starters - reverse thrust - APU - switches - flaps.

So when you get out of your plane you hear the ambient sounds from the airport etc.

Is there not a similar product for P3Dv4?

 

 

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Hi Lenny,

 

As I own Ultimate Traffic Live, I use A CONSTABLE - TRAFFIC3D SOUNDS FOR ULTIMATE TRAFFIC LIVE add on.  `This will allow you to hear sounds of other AI Aircrafts when engine's start, taxi, thrust on take off.  Also when aircrafts are about to land, you will hear the spoilers.  

Its and add-on that I have been very happy with as its offers full 3d sound in Stereo and full 5.1.

http://secure.simmarket.com/a-constable-traffic3d_sounds-for-ultimate-traffic-live.phtml

I hope this helps.

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25 minutes ago, abdulaslam said:

Hi Lenny,

 

As I own Ultimate Traffic Live, I use A CONSTABLE - TRAFFIC3D SOUNDS FOR ULTIMATE TRAFFIC LIVE add on.  `This will allow you to hear sounds of other AI Aircrafts when engine's start, taxi, thrust on take off.  Also when aircrafts are about to land, you will hear the spoilers.  

Its and add-on that I have been very happy with as its offers full 3d sound in Stereo and full 5.1.

http://secure.simmarket.com/a-constable-traffic3d_sounds-for-ultimate-traffic-live.phtml

I hope this helps.

I have MYTRAFFIC.

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I would also love to have ambient airport noises. It would really help with the immersion and the feel of being their. Wish somebody would offer or make a product that would sound realistic. Like take actual sound samples from an actual busy international airport. With lots of low frequency rumble when planes take off and land with their reverse thrust, etc.

AI sound packages don't really offer much in the realism department, it's quite tame and not lively enough.

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Flight 1: Audio Environment Airliner Edition

In the 4 years that I have it I have replaced multiple aircraft sounds with TSS soundsets for even more immersion.

regards, Gerard

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With respect to all the helpful advice here, I think things are being over thought. I believe the OP was simply asking for a way of playing ambient sound at an airport (excuse me if this is not the case) Just background sounds. A simple sound file of ambient noise at an airport that plays when you load the flight. I have also posted exactly the same request  

 

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22 minutes ago, Rockliffe said:

With respect to all the helpful advice here, I think things are being over thought. I believe the OP was simply asking for a way of playing ambient sound at an airport (excuse me if this is not the case) Just background sounds. A simple sound file of ambient noise at an airport that plays when you load the flight. I have also posted exactly the same request.

This was discussed only a few months ago. There is a gap that needs filling if you are not using GSX.

@Chock kindly provided us with his recordings.

https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/538081-we-need-ambient-airport-sounds-why-hasnt-anyone-done-this-yet/?do=findComment&comment=3864960

 

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On 11/24/2017 at 4:23 PM, abdulaslam said:

Hi Lenny,

 

As I own Ultimate Traffic Live, I use A CONSTABLE - TRAFFIC3D SOUNDS FOR ULTIMATE TRAFFIC LIVE add on.  `This will allow you to hear sounds of other AI Aircrafts when engine's start, taxi, thrust on take off.  Also when aircrafts are about to land, you will hear the spoilers.  

Its and add-on that I have been very happy with as its offers full 3d sound in Stereo and full 5.1.

http://secure.simmarket.com/a-constable-traffic3d_sounds-for-ultimate-traffic-live.phtml

I hope this helps.

 

I have this too but the sounds are way too quiet. 

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On 11/24/2017 at 11:19 AM, Lenny777 said:

X-Aviation for X-Plane has a program which gives you the ability to have different sounds in the airport environment called SoundMaxx. A small snipit for what it does:

How SoundMaxx Works
SoundMaxx is a plugin which will replace default X-Plane sounds with higher quality sounds (44kHz) for a more immersive simming experience. The sounds are recordings from the real world. In addition, SoundMaxx will add an ambient sound engine to X-Plane allowing new outdoor and in-cabin sounds. It will not interfere with third party engine sounds from other add-ons you purchase. The list of default replaced sounds includes: Thunder - wind - rain - hail - hail impacts - crashes - explosions - landing gear - gear rolling - gear skids - afterburners - jet, prop, and turboprop starters - reverse thrust - APU - switches - flaps.

So when you get out of your plane you hear the ambient sounds from the airport etc.

Is there not a similar product for P3Dv4?

 

 

Not aware of any. Sure wish there was. 

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I have GSX and it gives me more than enough ambient sound, you hear the diesel engines of the trucks, warning beeps of reversing and moving vehicles, conversations with ground services crew, etc.

All that added to the superb immersion of having your airplane being serviced, refuelled, boarded with passengers, etc. so I am sure there are many XP users wishing for an add-on that could do what GSX can do for P3D🙂, if only the SDK of XP was even close to the power of P3D then it could be a slight possibility.. sadly it is not.. but you never know Umberto is a genius! ha-ha

Regards,
S.

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GSX has great airport sounds as well as many other things. 

 

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Even some aircraft offer that! For instance your can (de)activate ambient sounds in FSL Airbus MCDU.
I wouldn't, however, recommend it together with GSX sounds if you use them - too much at the same time.

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As the OP has noted, I would like something more than just airport environment sounds.  I'd like to see an intelligent environmental sound utility that uses the camera reference point to determine the sounds you hear

The one sound I think is really missing for external views is the sound of the wind.  There was a sound utility many years ago (early FSX) where you could here a breeze or the sound of strong wind while you were in external views wondering around the aircraft.  It might sound crazy but this was incredibly immersive.

But a sound utility should also be able to switch to other sounds like tweeting birds if you were at a rural or small airfield and even ocean waves if the camera reference point was  on a shoreline.

I think the Xplane sound utility does all of this if I recall correctly from seeing a Youtube video some time ago.    I know there are many things to be improved, but sound immersion - other than aircraft,  has always been very overlooked.

 

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13 hours ago, pvupilot said:

Does this sound pack only replace UTLive sounds and not any user aircraft sounds?

Correct, its a sound pack for AI aircraft, hearing the AI in front spool up and roar off down the runway fills a void

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45 minutes ago, kand said:

Correct, its a sound pack for AI aircraft, hearing the AI in front spool up and roar off down the runway fills a void

Awesome! Looking forward to giving it a try!

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6 hours ago, ErichB said:

As the OP has noted, I would like something more than just airport environment sounds.  I'd like to see an intelligent environmental sound utility that uses the camera reference point to determine the sounds you hear

The one sound I think is really missing for external views is the sound of the wind.  There was a sound utility many years ago (early FSX) where you could here a breeze or the sound of strong wind while you were in external views wondering around the aircraft.  It might sound crazy but this was incredibly immersive.

But a sound utility should also be able to switch to other sounds like tweeting birds if you were at a rural or small airfield and even ocean waves if the camera reference point was  on a shoreline.

I think the Xplane sound utility does all of this if I recall correctly from seeing a Youtube video some time ago.    I know there are many things to be improved, but sound immersion - other than aircraft,  has always been very overlooked.

 

That's exactly what is missing. I have also asked this on the ORBX forum some time ago. I know, most of their airports have their own sound included in the afx file, but some were missing it. Maybe KJAC or KWYS ... If you are at such airports and you hear nearly nothing it gets a a ghosty unrealistic atmosphere. That for, and for all other reasons that have been listed here, an intelligent airport sound addon would be a big step.

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Yes indeed. Sounds in rural airports, if you're in a float plane, with the waves and birds. In urban airports not only the typical airport sounds, but planes, jets flying overhead, traffic sounds as well since many airports have road traffic nearby. 

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