This is a quick way to add position based ambience(amb. that can move) to your map. Generally you have a radius in UU, a fall off radius, overal volume, and of course occlusion type. Don't worry, you can select a predefined occlusion type. i.e. BSP-"walls block your ambient sound."
It is unclear whether this object's name points to it's ability to manipulate the sound in real-time or because it can be used in conjuntion with a [Mover Brush]. ?Update Anyone?
- Usually used for music eminating from a stereo, a ticking clock, etc. Use zoneinfo entry events for your ambient wind FX or whatever. You might want to check out some info on [portals].
- An AmbientActor playing the appropriate mono wav
- Basic Stereo
- Split your ambience into one WAV file for left and right
- Place forward(L/R) speakers in your room
- Surround Sound
- mirror speakers along the center of your room
- Place Center Speaker
- Sub should be buried in a corner of the room somewhere infront of listener
This might be the hard part if you consider yourself a general sound editing novice. I suggest you download a copy of Cool Edit 2000's demo and read the documentation. SoundForge 5 is fundamentally the same stuff in a less graphically appealing interface....
You will need HIQUALITY sound as well as Sound Virtualization(SEE: RvS) to achieve the effect with basic stereo.
EAX is suggested as well.
- Make a copy of the left/right channels of your wav file and save them as two mono files called blah_L.wav/blah_R.wav
- Rear Stereo
- Same Thing. this is where you can have fun panning sounds around the listener. (See: Amplitude Envelopes)
- A mono version of the original stereo file.
- Use a lowpass filter or EQ to leave everything below about 195HZ. (mono)
GOOD LUCK! This is a convoluted but humorous way to achieve the same effect software that usually costs upwards of $600.00 gives you.
[think.realisticpolitics.com] - Music
- It might be possible to make one ambient actor for each ambient noise, then modifying the play in zone list, prolly a lot cleaner. (This is for ambient sounds)