Airbus A330 Trent-700 HD Pilot Edition Sound Pack for FSX/P3D2 reviews
Sound Pack Compatibility Note: This sound pack will work with any aircraft model, both freeware or payware in FSX and P3D.
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition and Prepar3D (all versions including v4)
- File size
- 84 MB
Trying to fly an Airbus A330? Then you will no doubt have noticed how much of a challenge it can be; it’s like trying to commandeer a Star Destroyer at times! With so much to do and press within that cockpit, you can find that life inside the Airbus can be a big more challenging than you were originally anticipating. To get this problem out of the way, you need to consider making a significant change and going with something different – you need to have access to more information than the chains of data that come out of the virtual cockpit.
In this case, then, you need more sounds. The sound that an aircraft makes is every bit as important as the information that you can actually see. Therefore, it’s vital to get this right and ensure that your aircraft can take off and look it’s very best in the air without making you have to push too far or go into the dreaded trial and error mode. The last thing you want to be doing with an aircraft is just hoping for the best even within the relatively safe confines of a flight simulator! Solving this problem needs sound.
You need to be able to get into the right frame of mind quickly and easily, ensuring that you can get the kind of assistance that you might need – and this package really does give you that with an abundance of new HD sounds created for the maximum education possible.
Learning is the be-all and end-all when flying aircraft, especially something like an Airbus. Well, the best way to learn is to study the environment that you are in and make sure you are taking care of things in the right manner; this is very important, and will usually require you to take in far more detail and instruction than previously
Now, you can make sure that you are dealing with things in a concise and effective manner thanks to the new sounds that you will be able to hear. From the wind whistling against the windows to the cabin rumbling as you pick up speed, it’s very easy to see just how different flying an aircraft can be when you need to get things done in a specific manner
Airbus aircraft are quite temperamental and it makes sense to turn to something like this for help as you’ll be able to make a lot more out of the aircraft and what it needs you to do. Using the sound as an extra navigation tool can be a great way to learn far more about aircraft in general, too!
The HD quality of the sounds makes it really easy to understand what you are hearing, instead of giving you the difficulty of dealing with various muffled sound all at once
In turn, this makes it easier to learn and diagnose what certain sounds mean –if you are looking to become a more rounded and balanced pilot, start with this package
Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
I’ve taken a lot of interest in the power of sound modifications for FSX and FS2004 in recent times, and decided to give this version of the excellent Turbine Sound Studios packages a proper test. I got out an old machine that is one the verge of the scrapheap, and can barely manage FS2004 at highest settings, to see how it would be able to manage this modification. How would the sound make the whole thing feel when the configuration has been minimized and the whole simulator is looking on the whole quite bare? Can the sound make up for a difference in the graphical quality, or does the sound need to match the quality of the graphics?
Well, I was really impressed within about 20 minutes of switching my machine on and giving this a whirl. The sounds all blended together just as well as they did on my better machine, albeit with minor stoppages when the PC was coughing and wheezing! However, the overall presentation was just as good as I would have hoped for, if not a little bit better in all honesty. The entire thing came together very nicely, making a really good impression on me.
What impressed me, though, was how it all managed to come together and actually improve the overall atmosphere. I wasn’t prepared to have such a big part of my journey being governed by the sound as I found the graphical details on a Low-Med setting FS2004 quite hard to put up with! With the sounds, though, you can easily tell what the aircraft you are flying needs and how to manage it. Given I was flying an A330 Trent-700, it made sense to take the time needed to actually learn how the sounds would be affecting the flight in general!
The main thing that I was desperate to see, though, was just how well the sounds would actually work in conjunction with what happened on-screen. Anyone who has used a weak or underperforming PC in the past will be used to the sound being faster than the video at times, but in all honesty I only noticed this on small increments as I mentioned earlier. In terms of slowing down the overall enjoyment and experience of the flights I tried out? No way, none whatsoever.
It merely was a small jump that was actually managed a lot better than I had prepared for given the relative state of the machine that I was using.
At the end of the day, though, the overall performance of the game was every bit as good as you could have hoped for with a modification installed - and the overall attention to detail provided by this mod more than made up for the shortfall in graphics or performance. Having now seen how well this mod can run on the most shambolic of machines, I look forward to seeing how it can manage itself on a full-fat PC that can take FSX at its best!
5/5 Verified Purchase
I flew across the pond (in the real world) on a Virgin Atlantic A330-300 last year, powered with Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines. TSS nailed it with this soundset. The spooling sound, the "buzzsaw" at takeoff thrust, all of it was spot on. Great product, recommend it to anyone looking for that extra realism.