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Constant Vent Volumes
« on: 03/25/10, 06:25 PM »

   Vent Normalization makes all voices the exact same volume. In essence, you won't blow your ear's out or have difficulty hearing people. 


   Here's how: 


   - Go to Setup 

   - Enable Direct Sound 

   - Select the SFX Button 

   - Select Compressor and click Add. 

   - Under Compressor Properties use the following settings 

   - Gain = Adjust for how loud you want people to be. (I use 15) 

   - Attack = 0.01 

   - Release = Around 500 

   - Threshold = Around -30 

   - Ratio = 100 

   - Pre delay = 4.0


   Explanation of What the settings do - 


   GAIN: How much volume you feed into the compressor. Not really relevant unless everyone is too quiet, then you can turn this up a little; turning it up too much will sound EXTREMELY *%*%ty. 


   ATTACK: How fast volume change will happen. example: setting this to 500 means that anything coming in will only be dropped in volume after a half a second. for vent this should be set as low as possible. 


   RELEASE: how fast the compressor stops changing things. not really that relevant with vent, setting it around 500 is good for voice material. 


   THRESHOLD: This sets the point where we actually start changing what�s coming in. Whereas 0 is the absolute loudest you can have for an input, -60 is super quiet. Average users will probably come in somewhere around -25 to -15, with the occaisional few being really quiet, which is why I have this set so low. 


   RATIO: How much any sound below the set threshold gets compressed and/or modified in the volume department. If you still want to hear SOME volume variation then set this lower (2-4)... the higher you set it the closer in volume everyone will be. 


   PRE-DELAY: Mostly just deals with processing; with computer and digital processors they can look ahead a few milliseconds to see what needs to be dropped in volume or changed before it actually comes through the speakers. Highest is ideal.