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    Avid audio enthusiast who enjoys recording/setting up sounds for games that maximize realism and potential. I mostly design configuration files and record audio for the many modded jet aircraft for ArmA 3 - like the F-22 Raptor, F-16C Fighting Falcon, F-4 Phantom, and so on...
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  1. LtShadow

    RealSound EA-18G v1.0 Release

    Oh, wow, thanks for pointing this out. Never would have guessed that this is what was causing these spools of errors. Fixed it already and will be posting a hot-fix for it very shortly! :)
  2. Hello all! Newly released is the EA-18G RealSound mod! Having completed the F-16C sound mod, it paved way for a whole new era for us here at RealSound. The newest addition to the lineup is Firewill's EA-18G Growler! Here's a brief video of what it sounds like in-game: Major features overview: Entirely new sound-sets for interior and exterior samples - including startup/shutdown! BUG REPORTS / FEEDBACK: If you encounter any other bugs, issues or have feedback that I would find constructive - please share it below or send me a message. DOWNLOAD! Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1289519912 ArmAHolic: Coming Soon Google Drive: Link 1 --NOTES--- * This mod requires Firewill's EA-18G Growler mod, available on ArmAholic and the Steam Workshop. --CHANGELOG / MOD STATUS:-- Known issues: - Sometimes the plane is silent when flying over, think this is an ArmA scripting issue. Happens with other aircraft as well. *Wishlist* - Change pitch of idle based on throttle inputs (not sure how to do this) - Get distance filters to work properly (buggy, issues with implementing) - Stereo processors implementation (same as ^)
  3. UPDATE: 1/29/2018 Some fixes and tweaks. Read the full changelog here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/changelog/1193740840
  4. The newest version of the F-16 Real Sound mod has been released! Check it out!! Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?edit=true&id=1193740840 Forum Post:
  5. It is finally here, ladies and gentleman! After several months of waiting, implementing and overhauling - the sound mod for Firewill's F-16C/D Fighting Falcon is now in v1.0! Whoo hoo! To celebrate, I made a short video showcasing a taste of what it's like in-game. Huge shout out to the Air Combat Command guys (Dogs, Haze, Fett and Bomb) for helping me out with filming and MP testing. Also a big shout out to Laxemann, who helped me understand a few things about the new audio system and answered all of my questions. Here it is! There's been a LOT done to this aircraft since the initial video I released in October, which showcased what I've been working on, but the end result is an improvement I never thought we could make. A changelog is available below, if you're into that sort of thing. One thing that I'm still trying to get working is the low-pass filters and new stereo processors for use with this and future aircraft sound mods, it's on the wishlist - hopefully I can add it in a patch later down the road if we ever figure it out. Oh yeah, this will also be available for download on the ArmA 3 Workshop! This is a huge milestone for me and Shazer, so why not give this mod the full treatment? ;) Major features overview: Implemented several new soundsets to the aircraft Much more realistic interior Clearer / better sound samples for exterior Finally; If you encounter any other bugs, issues or have feedback that I would find constructive - please share it below or send me a message. DOWNLOAD! Steam Workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?edit=true&id=1193740840 ArmAHolic: Coming Soon Google Drive: Server 1 --NOTES--- * This mod requires Firewill's F-16C/D Fighting Falcon mod, available on ArmAholic and the Steam Workshop. --CHANGELOG / MOD STATUS:-- Known issues: - Sometimes the plane is silent when flying over, think this is an ArmA scripting issue. *Wishlist* - Change pitch of idle based on throttle inputs (not sure how to do this) - Get distance filters to work properly (buggy, issues with implementing) - Stereo processors implementation (same as ^) v1.0.1 TWEAKS: - Increase volume on nearly all exterior samples - Tweaked shutdown/startup volumes. FIXES: - Fixed exterior shutdown sequence not working properly (incorrect file format) - Exterior idle_distant sample was not correctly defined. v1.0 - Successfully implement all new Jets DLC soundSets and Shaders - New idle samples - All new interior samples - New close proximity rear forsage (afterburner) sound - Low throttle distance sound - Frontal approach sound - Custom ranges set for some samples - New customized filters for current and future releases - Cleaned up config, new separated shader/set files - Interior / exterior idle volume increase - Eliminate noticeable exterior idle loop int/ext (0.7.8) - Mid-throttle sound for close proximity - New full throttle sounds (distance and forsage) - Implement "D" variant into config. - A lot of tweaks and fixes I can't fully list v0.4 (10-2017) - Implement shaders / sets into aircraft config. - Initial sound adjustments v0.2 (02-2016) - Firewill's F-16C varient release - Overhaul of all sound files - Added actuator sound upon thrust (exterior) - Added several high/low pass filters to interior for more realism - Exterior start-up sequence changed - Idle sound replaced - Exterior throttle up a/b added - Eden compatibility (currently trying to remove Firewill's afterburner scripted sound file as it just ruins the realism, will be added in a hotfix) v0.1 (04-2015) - Initial release for USAF Mod.
  6. As for the filters; whenever I apply one that I define in a separate HPP file, it seems to mess up some of the other shaders and I can't hear them at all. Sure, those sound awesome! I'd love to take a look.
  7. Development Report: 10/21/2017 Hello everyone! With it being 8 days since I released the F-16 demo video, here's what we've been up to in the past week of development from myself and Shazer. On my end: I ran into some strange issues this week with the F-16's shaders, some of which I'm still ironing out - while others have been sorted out. The interior received several new sound samples, which helps tie in the atmosphere of the plane and gives it a more authentic feel. Still working on getting the idle to spool up and down with throttle inputs like I want it to, but will get it sorted within the next week or so. The other issue I'm still sorting out is the low pass filters and how they pretty much break the rest of my mod when applying them in the sound sets. Not entirely sure why this is. Other than that; I've made several new additions to the shaders and customized a lot of them - fitting the F-16 and paving the way for the aircraft we have lined up for future releases. It sounds amazing guys, cannot wait for you to all to hear it! The video above was so early in development, it sounds like a completely new aircraft now with all the adjustments I've made to it. Almost *REAL*. ;) As of now, the F-16 is at version 0.7.7 - nearing release within the next couple of weeks! My next steps involve getting the exterior/interior idle spooling to properly work in-game without any extra scripts or adding any more shaders/sound sets to keep the aircraft's config as clean as possible. Shazer: Shazer has been hard at work getting the shaders implemented into a couple of his aircraft sound mods he's been working on, but recently was able to upload a dev video on the P-51! It sounds amazing and really opens doors to aircraft we haven't even thought of doing yet - like possibly other prop planes or other WWII era aircraft. Here's a quick demo video: Other than that, a lot of tweaks are being made all around to get an idea of how the new shaders/sound sets are handled in-game. Quick shoutout to @laxemann has been a huge help to us, thanks for all your help in answering questions mate! You're awesome. Stay tuned! :)
  8. Thanks for that! How do those variables set into the config? Do you define new shapes with those variables then? The shape I'm talking about is the soundSet where it defines which shape to use. for example: class rs_f16c_EngineExt_Middle_SoundSet { soundShaders[]= { "rs_f16c_EngineExt_Middle_SoundShader" }; volumeFactor=1.8; spatial=1; loop=1; shape="FrontSemispace10"; volumeCurve="InverseSquare1Curve"; sound3DProcessingType="JetExt_Middle_3DProcessingType"; occlusionFactor=0.5; obstructionFactor=0; }; Thanks again for the help. :)
  9. Sweet! Thanks Axe! I’ll try and set something up and report back in with results. :) Another thing that me and Shazer have been struggling with are the “shapes” for the new shaders. I’d assume they are set up in arcs, but as for how they affect the aircraft and how their size/number determines the way the engine processes sound. Haven’t been able to find any documentation on a lot of the new sound stuff, haha.
  10. Hey there guys; Working on the F-16C sound mod and was curios to know how I could go about adding in environmental reverb to the sound sets / shaders in the mod? So when the aircraft is moving around the environment there is more of a "surround" effect? I think something like this would be a huge improvement for jets/helicopter audio as it would definitely enhance the soundscape in general, providing a more realistic sense of direction as well as being able to hear the aircraft's effect on buildings, trees and even fields. Thanks all!
  11. Holy smokes it's been a while! Check this out!
  12. LtShadow

    Blastcore remake?

    Would love to see an update to this. Really need one. xD
  13. Hello fellow community members! This is an official WIP Thread for our RealSound Mods! Have a read through below if you're interested and be sure to visit our Facebook/YouTube channels for more content! :) In case you don't know who I am; my name (here) is Shadow. I am a part of a small team of content creators who's goal is to bring realistic audio to a number of vanilla or 3rd party aircraft that either you the community requests or we pick and release ourselves. The team consists of myself (LtShadow), Shazer and Kazmatt. Unfortunately Kazmatt, our team founder, isn't too active in the ArmA scene anymore - though he was an inspiration for me to get started into sound modding back in the A2 days. Over the years I have met some incredible people, like Foxhound and LordJarhead along with SgtFuller and many others including my current co-dev Shazer. It's been an awesome journey so far, but I wanted to give you all a little update as to what we've done and what we plan to accomplish in the following months ahead. This is a long post, but it is sort of like our "state of address". I'm only going to cover what work our team has done for ArmA 3 to date, as the previous generations of ArmA are behind us (even though we enjoy going back to play them on occasion). Matt has quite a few unfinished projects, as you can see and he really doesn't have anything publicly released for ArmA 3. He hasn't been active in the ArmA 3 community for quite a while now and it's hard to get time to talk to him due to his location. He does have quite a bit up for ArmA 2 though, if I'm not mistaken. Without further ado, here are the things we have been working on; Kazmatt1's public ArmA 3 releases: Boing 747 - Model by unknown (link is via Mediafire on his YT account if you really want it)Here's a list of WIP from Matt: Avro Vulcan Tornado GR4 B1B Lancer MiG-29 Onto Shazer! Shazer and I started working together a few years ago, when ArmA 3 was just getting its baby legs from release. So far we've shared some amazing experiences together in the online world, he's done some quite amazing work himself. Shazer is still currently active in sound modding, though not nearly as much as before. That goes the same for all three of us really, unfortunately. Shazer has been doing his own work before ArmA 3 as well, moving experience from the ArmA 2 universe to ArmA 3. Here's a list of what Shazer has released and what he has in his WIP box; Currently Released: as of 9/19/2016 A-164 Wipeout - http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25033 Mi-48 Kajman - http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25646 WIP: as of 9/19/2016 F-15C (Model by Firewill) - Almost completed, hopefully releasing this week or next. ~93% Completed. RAH-66 (Model by Bohemia Interactive) - Almost complete, config tweaks needed. ~90% Complete. AV-8B Harrier (Model by Chairborne) - Nearing completed status, few more samples needed. ~78% Complete. SU-35 (Model by John_Spartan and Saul) - Needs to be redone. 0% Complete. And last but not least, me! I've been doing sound modding a few years before ArmA 3 was revealed. I haven't been very active in the modding scene myself, though just a few weeks ago you may recall I released a filter mod for the game. I've been busy myself the past year or so, but finally have some time to settle down a little and get some work done on my projects. Let's get into what I've done and what you can expect from my end of development through the coming months/year. Currently Released: as of 9/19/2016 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet (Model by John_Spartan and Saul): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=24551 F/A-18 BlackWasp (Model by John_Spartan and Saul): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=27292 F-4 Phantom II (Model by HAFM, unknown if properly working at this time): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25292 F-16C Fighting Falcon (Model by Firewill): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=30439 F-22 Raptor (Model by USAF Mod): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=25512 Filter for Apex Update (config tweak, please read through the notes!): http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=31531 WIP: as of 9/19/2016 F-22 Raptor (Model by USAF Mod) - Completely overhauled sounds, interior and exterior. Minor tweaks needed. ~96% Complete. F-35 JSF (Model by USAF Mod) - New sounds added, need new interior configuration and volume tweaks. ~76% Complete. F-15SE (Model by Firewill) - Model currently not released, work will start as soon as model release. 0% Complete. That's pretty much all for now! This will serve as a WIP thread for both me and Shazer, so be sure to stay tuned for further updates! I'll be making changes to this post as time progresses. If you have something to suggest to us, whether an idea or a sound mod suggestion - PM us on the forums or FaceBook! I finally receive notifications when I'm quoted in a post or when someone messages me on the forums, so I'll get your messages a lot quicker. I'd like to also clean this post up a bit, make it easier to read and whatnot. I'm no expert in formatting here on this forum so any suggestions will help! :) Thanks all! Happy hunting and godspeed. Below is some extra stuff, like our FB page, YouTube channels, etc... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Realsound-Mod-Arma-3-484245904998169 Full RealSound image (created by LtShadow): http://i.imgur.com/FdrzGjA.png Contact info: Kazmatt: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kazmatt1/videos Forums: Cannot locate. Shazer: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7KDpFMWNl2FkrQdRp2rqUQ Forums: https://forums.bistudio.com/user/872542-shazzy/ LtShadow: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1x3oojY_rp_0uJwcdxdH3w Forums: https://forums.bistudio.com/user/776403-ltshadow/
  14. LtShadow

    F-15 Eagle Series Standalone

    Looking good man. :) Can't wait to see how the cockpit turns out! :D
  15. LtShadow

    F-15 Eagle Series Standalone

    Omg the inner child in me is screaming for joy. That model looks soooo good Firewill, awesome work once again! :D Can't wait to get this in-game. Any cockpit screenies? :3 I'd be happy to do the external/internal sounds for you, and I'm sure Shazer would love to help as well. Just give us a shout!