[Openal] Mono Streams on Fortissimo 3
chris.kcat at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 03:02:57 PDT 2007
On Monday 11 June 2007 07:56:19 pm Mike wrote:
> WMP plays the sound noticeably louder. The inside gain function works
> as expected. Another thing I notice is that the sound doesn't sound
> the same between the apps, where the OpenAL apps seem to have lower
> highs on top of the overall lower volume.
Mono sounds are spatially adjusted, whereas stereo sounds are not. Even when
centered, 3D sound will decrease the overall per-channel volume so it's about
as loud as if it was playing out of one speaker. This is so the sound doesn't
get quieter as it moves away from center even while well within the reference
distance (where it's typically supposed to stay at max gain).
I unfortunately cannot think of an easy way to solve this, other than turning
it into a stereo stream, or increasing the gain past 1.0 (although doing that
isn't very reliable across implementations).
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