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New RaceRoom Update to Feature Revised, Improved Audio..

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Paul Jeffrey, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    Anthony Monteil of Sector3 has dropped a bit of a bombshell in the world of RaceRoom... improvements to the game audio are possible, and will be included in the new update!

    Yes you heard it right, the best sounding racing simulation on the market will be getting some further attention as part of the new update scheduled to drop tomorrow. Attempting the impossible and looking at improving the audio experience in game, sound engineering god @anthony monteil has posted quite a considerable length update on what he's been working on behind the scenes back at Sector3 Studios HQ in Sweden.

    Many believe (myself included) that the audio experience in RaceRoom Racing Experience is quite literally second to none, with many of the cars having engine notes that quite literally make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, however it appears as if Monteil feels that improvements are still possible within the simulation, and has been hard at work looking to make these a reality for the upcoming update scheduled to be deployed tomorrow.

    You can read the full update post from Anthony Monteil below:

    As we're reaching mid summer, I thought I would give a bit more details about what's been cooking in the audio department during the last weeks, as most of it is now available for you through the very last update.

    Besides working on the upcoming car models you guys are already aware of: Audi R8 LMS, Callaway C7R, BMW M235i, KTM X-Bow GT4 and... some Porsche :D, three old glories also received some new sounds, and they deserved (needed) it well :

    • BMW M3 E30 Group A & DTM 92'
    • Mercedes 190 Evo DTM 92'
    • Opel Omega Evo 500 DTM 92'
    The next novelty is a new road noise sound in cockpit views, free of any suspension or bump noises.

    This should allow you to obtain a better mix between the actual suspension/bump sounds and the road sound through the menu sliders.

    You'll probably notice that they both seem quieter, which is normal, as we also needed to optimize the volume differences between stereo and surround modes.

    From there, you have plenty of margin to increase the road noise or the suspension volumes from the menu, and fine adjust your own cockpit ambience.

    And last but not least, the summer's surprise :

    One of the most spectacular audio experience in motorsport is probably this cracking bang on the external gearshifts.

    We love them when they're echoing in the forest or reverberating all over the race tracks.
    Race cars engine might be quieter nowadays but these gearshifts are still damn loud.
    Therefore, I thought they deserved a special treatment in R3E aswell.

    Though not perfect and subject to further improvements, you'll notice some new external gearshifts samples and most of all, a significant difference in the way they're louder in the distance.
    The audio synchronization with the physics is also improved, which increases the gearshifts realism.

    I encourage you to test it on TV cams replays or even in free cam mode. Though, a temporary bug makes the gearshifts volume a tad weaker in chase cam view or very close TV cams. This will of course be fixed as soon as possible.

    Finally, I can't leave you without mentioning what I started to work on today, giving me a nice banana on my face. I waited this track for so long, even more since I visited it for the first time last year during a Formula One event (note that I didn't precise which kind of F1 it was :D) .

    RaceRoom Racing Experience is available as a free download, with additional content purchases option, exclusive to PC on the Steam network.

    The RaceRoom Racing Experience sub forum is the best place to enjoy the simulation online. We have an awesome club racing scene, open to all skills and experiences. Check out the club today, and swing by our sub forum here at RaceDepartment to discuss the game with you fellow fans and catch all the latest news.

    Like the sound of this update? Happy to hear about the changes coming to the sim? How do you rate the audio in R3E compared to other racing sims? Let us hear your thoughts below!
     
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  2. Paul Thompson

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    I have literally fallen off of my "sim" seat
     
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  3. Brownninja97

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    Finally. Raceroom has needed audio improvements for so long, they have been at the back of the class slacking for too long.

    On a serious note though I hope they pick up the pace again especially with those Porsches, they had one hell of a streak going a while back and it seems to have slowed down a bit. Hopefully with the things htey have announced that steam can come back
     
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  4. FeltHat

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    how can they improve perfection? wizards! :coffee:
     
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  5. Ross Garland

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    Whaaaat?! How can they make the engines better? This I absolutely have to see... er, hear! :confused:

    Those cars sound fantastic already! The first two are my favourite cars in the whole sim, so I can't wait to hear what they'll sound like now. :cool:
     
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  6. Fanapryde

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    Maybe by FINALLY bringing proper triple screen support into the SIM...
    Improved sound, new cars (to come) etc... is all good and well, but triple support seems to disappear on the horizon... not even a word about that any more. :thumbsdown:
     
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  7. Vangelis Parginos

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    Thats great news, but honestly i cant imagine how much better the sound can be....
    One of the reasons RRE is my favorite sim is the sounds and it gets better... :inlove:
     
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  8. Ross Garland

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    Well, remember that the new sounds are being made by a guy who is a sound engineer. He wouldn't be anything to do with triple screen support even if they weren't improving the sounds. ;) I'm sure it'll come eventually, but there's no sense them announcing something that isn't ready and then dealing with the backlash when they miss the release date.
     
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  9. Fanapryde

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    Yeah, I know, wasn' t pointing at the sound engineer. Just getting frustrated...waiting for more than a year, vague promises...looking into it...working on it...no idea when we will bring it...
    If they can't do it while on the actual engine, I'd like them to just tell that instead. I bought all content (up to a point) in good confidence, but (triple setup users will agree) the stretched side view is just horrible, compared to other sims. For the moment I don't really care for anything new, as long as that support is not present. Maybe it's just me...:unsure:
     
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  10. Chris Sercombe

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    LOL, this sim has the best audio sounds of any sim out there, period.
     
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  11. Brownninja97

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    cmon I was trying to make it blatant that i was joking
     
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  12. FeltHat

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    "On a serious note though"
     
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  13. Chris Sercombe

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    :)
     
  14. natedogg1867

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    While I agree on the cars front... they did just release 5 tracks within the past couple months ;)

    Cant think of many other sims that have accomplished that.
     
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  15. howitzer155mm

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    Porsche 991, R8 LMS and C7R? Only thing missing now is the Ferrari 488 and Huracan GT3 (and AMG GT3).
     
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  16. Alex72

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    This is when the developer think they need to update something that is super and end up fudging it. Result? Test Drive Amiga 1980's synthetic sound. :confused:

    :D
     
  17. felippekiss

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    Merc AMG its announced too
     
  18. ronniej

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    No, It's not just you. Nov 2014-Present
     
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  19. M D Gourley

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    ....and the 'OSCAR GOES TO'....Anthony Monteil....for the best Audio in Sim Racing.....much appreciate your efforts Mr Monteil, striving for perfection....keep up the good work.:D
     
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  20. M D Gourley

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    I would have to agree....based on my Audio set up, without adjusting the configurations of it and comparing all the Sims that I have...it is indeed the best sounding (Automobilista is a very close second)
     
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