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MSFS Sound insulation?

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I'm behind the Icon A5 Insane Performance Mod and I'm having some trouble reducing the amount of engine/prop noise that comes into the cockpit.

At first I thought this was due to engine tuning, but even when using the stock engine the A5 is pretty loud. Whether it's realistic or not I want to change this - using the SDK documentation I found what I believe to be the correct place to make these changes.

From the sound.xml file:

<AcousticParameters>
<Parameter Name="ReverberationPreset" ShareSetInside="rev_inside_Icon"/>
<Parameter Name="Insulation_ExitClosed" Value="-100"/>
<Parameter Name="Insulation_ExitOpen" Value="0"/>
</AcousticParameters>


This defaulted to negative -20 for "Insualation_ExitClosed" - but no matter what changes I make there seems to be no difference. I should mention that this also originally pointed to the tbm930 but I did update to rev_inside_Icon.

Hoping someone can help me here, there are other much more powerful planes that sound very comfortable inside when using the headset simulation setting.
 
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SDK says value should be -24 to 0 in decibels. I guess putting in -100 is not going to make any difference from using -24 and -24 is 4db quieter than -20db.
 
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Still seems something is broken, if it's a flat value of decibels then the Icon at -20 should be quieter than the VL3 which is at -12.
 
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I didn't bother getting it to work, I think it's tied to the exit_door simvar anyhow whereas our Airframe uses a canopy. Ultimately I just made my own insulation effect in wwise by making a 3rd "insulation" blend track along with the inside/outside tracks, and used RTPCs tied to the Canopy_open simvar to create a much better insulation effect. This way you can also blend in sound from the exterior sounds, use a lowpass filter and so on however you choose.
 
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Would you mind releasing it as a mod? I'm really just not knowledgeable enough to do this on my own.
 
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Would you mind releasing it as a mod? I'm really just not knowledgeable enough to do this on my own.
Happy to help with advice but unfortunately I can't give anything out as I'm working on a paid product for a 3rd party team. I actually came across something similar to my method in the documentation the other day somewhere I think (possibly in the shared RTPC section?). Give it a good read and use the example in the SDK + the templates to help figure everything out

Dan
 
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