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Old 02-09-2020, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Sound Overhaul Mod w/Dynamics (New Sounds and SDEF's!) 2020

As a recent purchaser of this module, one of the first things that struck me was how this module sounded compared to other, newer aircraft- especially the F14. I set out to change this, and have spent the past couple of months working on a complete sound overhaul for the module, including mixing, creating, and editing new sounds from various real life sources, as well as re-writing nearly all the SDEF's (Basically config files for the how the sound behaves) for both internal, and external sounds. Mods have been produced before, however most are pre DCS 2.5 and are now 4 or 5 years old- they also only really altered dynamics, internal sounds, or external sounds- this mod does all of that, and more!

Some of the key issues I wanted to address with this mod were:
  • Unrealistic, and disappointing afterburner sound- it just sounded like pitched down white noise, with no "crackle"
  • Unrealistic idle sound compared to real life- although it is not too bad, in reality it is a high pitched turbine whine, here it doesn't sound like that.
  • All sounds in external view are the same volume, even if you're looking straight up the exhaust- the afterburner can be heard at the same volume, even at the intake!
  • The aircraft sounds like a vacuum cleaner in flypasts.


Version 2.0 Now released! Thank you for all of your great feedback- I have taken this into account for Version 2.0 and I hope I have adressed some of the issues. I have also added some new sounds relating to the canopy, which I would love to hear feedback on too. Some of the requests made last time:

- Louder Afterburner (Extenal & Internal)
- High pitched should be heard from front and sides more rather than back.
- Landing gear thumpds too loud, add nosewheel touchdown sound.
- Louder Crackling sound on AB, high pitched roar (flyby)
- Slightly faster engage

The ones in green have been added in this mod. Unfortunately, the config files for the landing gear sounds seem to have no effect, this is being looked into. I also cannot add new sounds, however am now in contact with M3 LLC so keep your eye out for any new updates.

I also added new cockpit canopy sounds, as the originals are incredibly low quality and lacking in definition (the canopy seal sound was also just the unseal sound in reverse). I am not 100% complete with them yet but am awaiting your feedback.


After two months work, this mod fixes all of those issues, however it is still open to fine tuning and there are a few sound issues from looping that need sorting out- the main focus for the first release was dynamics, and afterburner- both of these I feel are significant improvements over original. Volumes have also been changed to match other aircraft.

Keep in mind, this is only release 2.0, I'd love to hear you feedback to help improve this mod. In the future, I also plan on reworking some of the other internal sounds, however, it must be understood there are limitations to what can be done without access to the source code.

COMPARISON VIDEO (please note, the mod sounds much better when installed and without the audio glitches caused by my recording software bugging out)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeAGrdfR_yQ


VERSION 2 CHANGELOG VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP_4E20f214



INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Download the zip archive linked below
  2. Extract the folder to any location
  3. Follow the readme.txt found inside from that point on.


DOWNLOAD LINK

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Old 02-10-2020, 07:46 AM   #2
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I am not a sound specialist, nor Mig-21 one but I love your sound mod. I just watched the video but I will try it when I come back from holidays.

The Mig-21 is even more badass with this mod!

Good job, thank you to share it
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:12 PM   #3
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Thank you for the kind words, let me know what you think when it's installed
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing, will give it a try
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Thanks for sharing, will give it a try
Thanks, let me know what you think of it when it's installed.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:30 AM   #6
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It is super. I'm getting cold on the back at start. Turbine squeaking and engine reactivity give the model strength and realism.
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It is super. I'm getting cold on the back at start. Turbine squeaking and engine reactivity give the model strength and realism.
Haha, thank you for your kind words Glad you like it, will be working on an update soon.
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Haha, thank you for your kind words Glad you like it, will be working on an update soon.
Thank you very much for the mod. I have set the sound to 100 percent volume. The internal sound is absolutely top quality. When I switch the external view. I think the volume of external sound needs to be increased. Perhaps a full afterburner would like to turn up the volume. Can you please.
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Thank you very much for the mod. I have set the sound to 100 percent volume. The internal sound is absolutely top quality. When I switch the external view. I think the volume of external sound needs to be increased. Perhaps a full afterburner would like to turn up the volume. Can you please.
I'll look into it, but I think full afterburner is already at maximum gain- keep in mind it can only be heard at full volume from the rear.
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:21 PM   #10
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THX, very big improvement
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