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Ventrillo Normalization

Postby Oblixt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:39 pm

I've noticed a few people in vent from time to time lowering the volume on some users, raising it on others etc etc. Here are directions to normalize the volume on your ventrillo so it automatically adjusts incoming volumes and keeps them all the same. You may need to adjust a user still from time to time, but not likely.


• 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

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 horrible.

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.

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.
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Postby Damien Kilcannon » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:47 pm

THANK YOU!!! I am one of those that is always playing with the volume and it drives me absolutely nuts....I would never have known to do what you suggest here but I am going to go set it right now...thanks again!
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Postby Queen Mum » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:38 pm

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Postby KDSonoma » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:02 pm

I edited this to make it an announcement so it stays at the top area since this is so useful. Would hate to lose it over time as other posts bump it down the list.

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Postby VioletJo » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:21 pm

Thank you Oblix we took your advice so lets see how it work... appreciate it!
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Postby Oblixt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:16 pm

No problem guys, hope you can get it working, if not let me know and we'll figure it out.

I do have to apologize in advanced though because you won't have a good laugh anymore when that one random guy hops on vent and makes your ears bleed because of his ridiculous volume :)
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Postby Chalnoth Tholl » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:01 pm

Tried it tonight...Works Great!!!
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Re: Ventrillo Normalization

Postby Kellan » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:42 am

I followed the directions from this thread just now. I'll be interested in hearing what differences there may be when I log into vent tonight.

Thank you. :thumbright:
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Postby Mystique » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:11 am

Thank you very much for the input--have set it up will findout later how it works. Smiles--Hugs big Thank You :wink:
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Postby Oblixt » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:19 pm

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