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    VC Sound fades when facing forward

    I googled this problem and see that it has come up- but I haven't found a solution yet.

    Using Chaseplane- and I wonder if that has something to do with it. Whenever I'm sitting in the VC facing forward- I cannot hear the engines at all. However when I pan and turn my virtual head towards the left or right, the engine sounds come back in that respective speaker.

    Its as if my 737 is setup for surround sound. I double checked my windows settings and confirm I'm set up for stereo only- no 5.1 or 7.1 (in both windows dialogue as well as the Realtek Audio Manager.

    Any ideas what could be causing this? Has anything in windows update changed?

    Here is a video of the strange problem I'm experiencing

    https://youtu.be/1qeaZVozRkk
    Last edited by bjratchf; 06Sep2019, 22:15.
    Brendan R

    #2
    What happens if you don't use Chaseplane.
    Captain Kevin

    Kevin Yang

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      #3
      It sounds like a conflict somewhere have you also checked the settings in the sim?Also what has changed since the problem began,was everything working alright before?
      Last edited by Ausflight; 07Sep2019, 00:27.
      Danny Z.Cebis

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        #4
        I had an issue with UPDATE - KB4512941 (OS Build 18362.329) that installed yesterday. It had enhancements to the spatial audio capabilities of some programs and caused my RAAS volume to be extremely low. Once uninstalled all volumes returned to normal.
        Allan Burek

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        • bjratchf
          bjratchf commented
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          You may be on to something here - I think that’s the only thing that has changed this week in my system

        #5
        So taking from ABurek 's lead... I was making sure I had all sound enhancements turned off- including spatial sound. I decided to try turning on "windows sonic for headphones" since I was getting normal audio if everything was through my headset ... Anyway, that seems to have fixed the problems and returned my engine sounds.

        If anyone needs the "workaround" after the latest windows update (which I believe is optional) ... try this if your engine sounds fade in VC

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        Brendan R

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          #6
          Originally posted by bjratchf View Post
          If anyone needs the "workaround" after the latest windows update (which I believe is optional) ...
          Good one. It's only optional until they force you to update.
          Captain Kevin

          Kevin Yang

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            #7
            Yeah. I'm assuming that eventually it'll be bundled into a "tuesday night" update and from one day to the next, users will be missing their sounds. I just happened to be doing a clean/reformat reinstall for the Maddog Beta and always force-catch-up with updates.
            Brendan R

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              #8
              Glad it worked for you. I still had RAAS volume issues even with the above fix.
              Allan Burek

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                #9
                Additionally, be sure that none of your sound devices are set to 5.1, or some other type of speaker setup that you don't have. Some cards have options for people with center-channel speakers, when the vast majority only have left-right.
                Kyle Rodgers
                PMDG Simulations

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                  #10
                  Yeah- what was strange was that none of my sound settings were 5.1- I even switched it to surround and then back in case something just had been set incorrectly. On my system there's a Realtek Audio Manager (Republic of Gamers SupremeFX user interface) and the standard windows dialogue. I had no idea what to set other than stereo, no enhancements. Removing the last windows hotfix was able to solve the issue somehow...
                  Brendan R

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by krodgers View Post
                    Additionally, be sure that none of your sound devices are set to 5.1, or some other type of speaker setup that you don't have. Some cards have options for people with center-channel speakers, when the vast majority only have left-right.
                    This might be a good time to ask the question, Kyle:

                    I have a 5.1 setup with the setup configured properly in Windows (i.e. all speakers work in the correct position when you test them).

                    On the 747 and 777, I get internal engine sounds just out of left and right channels and nothing out of the "rear" speakers.

                    Whereas the 737, I get internal engine sounds from the "rear" pair of speakers. Is this by design with the aircraft? I was just interested as to why they're different?
                    Rudy Fidao

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                      #12
                      I would say something concerning the sound may have been updated or changed somewhere.
                      Danny Z.Cebis

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                        #13
                        SO GLAD you posted this. I’m now having this same issue. So how exactly did you solve this? In your video you seem to have pressed a few keys on your FMC? How did you uninstall the UPDATE to Windows? I’m running Windows 10 and can see the history. Same issue for PMDG 737NGX but no the 777 or 747 in VC mode.
                        Last edited by Apandya; 14Sep2019, 13:08.

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                          #14
                          Hi all,

                          Sorry for duplicating the post on a second thread, but this has been annoying me too and wanted to share the good news - applied Window cumulative update KB4517211 today and it's fixed it!

                          Steve
                          Steve Ramsay

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                          • KG1000
                            KG1000 commented
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                            Thanks Steve sorted my problem. Make sure those of you having this problem to download the update Steve mentions. Initially I did a Windows update with no change. KB4517211 was in place as an optional download so I made sure to hit that one.

                            Best,

                            Keith Giannoni
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