Massive Engine Sound Overhaul

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Easy enough with a prop but I’d imagine the logistics of recording the engine sounds of a jet aircraft isn’t exactly simple and straight forward.

At least we no longer have aircraft that sound more like lawnmowers :p

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These jets need some GE-90’s

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Wow, I listened to that at full volume with a huge audio system. I don’t think I will ever be the same.

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Our airliner sounds are from a 767. I honestly doubt you can find more realistic unless you go for a high quality 3rd party addon for desktop simulator.

Keep in mind that recorded sounds can be VERY different from 1 microphone to another meaning that using random videos you find on youtube to hear what an engine sounds like is not accurate.

We spent a lot of time (and money) on our airliner sound package and we believe we are very close to the real thing for the 767.
Having a different sound package for each commercial aircraft is something we would like to have ultimately, it just requires a lot more time and a lot more money (and access to clean recordings, which is extremely difficult for airliners).

Our 172 is also extremely accurate since we did that one ourselves with the help of a professional sound designer (who also did the mixing for the 767).

Other aircraft (turboprop, fighters) are more subjective but “good enough” (and definitely better than most default aircraft in most simulator I tried).

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I don’t think it’s really a coding matter. More of actually getting your hands on the audio files. They would have to (unless they can get higher quality sounds somewhere online) record them manually. Lol, renting a 787 just to record some (EXPENSIVE) sounds. Not that easy :)

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Recording a 787, in a clean environment (no external sounds), from all angles, at various throttle speed is hard.

If someone knows a guy at the engine factory that has access to their testing facility, I am sure we can send him some equipment to do some recordings :)

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I think the engine sounds could be better but as Philippe said, it’s very hard to get those sounds and really expensive. Let’s just be happy that we don’t have those old sounds…

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My Goodness, that A380. WOW!!!

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I about blew my ears off listening to it.

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I wish I was there to hear the sound live, and not with the audio effect.

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Haha, I’m just imagining one of you guys standing behind a 787 which is about to take off, holding up a cellphone recorder 😂

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I’m really liking that a340 take off sound though

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Wow, I didn’t know the 787 Engines were RR’s.

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They are Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. And my God they sound amazing :)

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Thanks for your response! I never realized how hard it was to get engine sounds in game.

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If he/she got access to record a 767, why is it hard for him/her to get other sounds from a 777 or A380?

And how were they able to get a recording of a 767 in the first place?! They must have some sort of business connection.

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The A380 sounds so menacing! I love it :D

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