Audi R8 downshift sound

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Giovaneveterano, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Giovaneveterano

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    I'm curious: what causes the synthetic (horn-style) sound after every downshift?
    Fonsecker get it spot on.


    Thanks for any reply :)
     
  2. PhilS13

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    The actuators performing the gear changes are likely pneumatic.

    It sounds like a small electric pump that rebuilds air presssure in the system after a few shifts.

    Could be wrong...just a guess
     
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  3. RSR2KX

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  4. Giovaneveterano

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    Thank you guys for the answers!
     
  5. Epistolarius

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    Race cars with paddle shift of the last decades have had pneumatic activated gearboxes, GT, LMP, Formula, rally cars. It's the specific models (Megaline I think) used in the Audi/Porsche/Lamborghini/Bentley GT race cars where the sound of the actuator is most noticeable.
     
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  6. Lucanus69

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    It's an alarm that should warn You about racing to slow! :p
     
  7. Giovaneveterano

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    Yesterday, playing with the 911 GT3 R I noticed that sound even on the Porsche. It's way less noticeable than the R8, but it's there.
    Fonsecker's recordings are spectacular