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    NGX ground roll sounds

    Hello, I have been flying recently in the real 737 ng and returned to my flight sim eager to replicate my flights I experienced from the flight deck, (have a pilot relative). I have P3d v4, and noticed immediately that the PMDG 737 ngx has virtually no ground roll sound fx for taxi, takeoff and landing, and, where the real 737 rattles and bounces over centre line light fixtures, and clunks over cracks in the runway/ taxiway, the PMDG ngx glides effortlessly and rather disappointingly, almost soundless along the runway apart from engines/packs etc.

    I read in another post, Kyle was dissuading someone from buying a 3rd party sound pack (immersive audio CFM 56-7B), which adds these ground roll sounds along with engine sounds, advocating as he does, for the integrity, high quality and realism of the default PMDG sounds, and it makes me wonder, that if PMDG are so precise about sounds recording and fidelity, then why is there almost no ground roll, nose wheel bumping, shaking noises or bumps simulated in the cockpit, and why is the trim wheel sound completely unrealistic.

    It makes me doubt if the PMDG sounds really were recorded from a real NG cockpit, because the disparity between the ng and the PMDG sim is vast. By the way, the sound pack nails the NG cockpit sounds to, I’d say, 90% accuracy. So my question is, why is there no ground roll in the PMDG product. And what is the disadvantages of using such a 3rd party sound pack. For the high price PMDG charge, and how they claim rather aggressively to have the best sounds et al, and claims like “once again we have raised the bar with this new product”, I wonder if PMDG should take a long hard look and see if they really are the most realistic in terms of sounds and otherwise. They certainly fall short with the PMDG ngx with sounds as well as the grossly disproportioned cockpit windows, which I understand was implemented to accommodate a HGS which most airlines do not even use. Not intended to be a rant, but just an honest question and indication of where PMDG falls short. I do enjoy the PMDG ngx, just a few things could be improved.
    Christopher Mclaughlin

    EGPK EGPH LFMK LIRP

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    Hi Christopher, the NGX is currently in development for a full scale replacement. In much the same as PMDG has added these effects to their B747, I'm sure we will see some of the same in their new product. Regardless of the ground sounds you're interested in, the flight sounds from the cockpit are realistic and it is these that Kyle recommends against supplementing with custom sound packs. PMDG has a sound engineer dedicated for weeks to obtaining field recordings and months in the sound lab. They are guaranteed to not be like Hollywood sound effects.
    Dan Downs KCRP

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      #3
      Hi Dan, thanks for explaining that, I didn’t know about the updated NGX, I’m really looking forward to it. Is there any rough time scale for it, or is it still not near release. I do like the NGX cockpit air sounds and find them very realistic, just the right level of engine but mainly wind and pack noise.
      Thanks again
      Christopher Mclaughlin

      EGPK EGPH LFMK LIRP

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        #4
        Originally posted by ryanaircarcassonne2019 View Post
        Hi Dan, thanks for explaining that, I didn’t know about the updated NGX, I’m really looking forward to it. Is there any rough time scale for it, or is it still not near release. I do like the NGX cockpit air sounds and find them very realistic, just the right level of engine but mainly wind and pack noise.
        Thanks again
        https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-fo...u-this-weekend
        Chris Makris (Olympic260)
        PMDG Technical Support
        http://www.pmdg.com

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