Boeing 717 HD Pilot Edition Sound Pack for FSX/P3D1 reviews
Nothing is more important, when using a flight simulator, in properly challenging yourself. However most of us look to only the gameplay as a means of getting a challenge – but what about all of the hard work that can go into other aspects of the flight simulation experience, like the way that things sound? The sound is where you will get many of your answers in an aircraft so it’s absolutely vital that the sounds are absolutely perfect. To get there, though, you need to download modifications like this as the original FSX and FS2004 sounds are quite average. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition and Prepar3D (all versions including v4)
- File size
- 108 MB
- Turbine Sound Studios
Sound Pack Compatibility Note: This sound pack will work with any aircraft model, both freeware or payware in FSX and P3D.
To get something that is far more dynamic and realistic in comparison to what you would be hearing in the real world you need to turn to this kind of package. It’s the perfect way to help you understand what you are up against, and indeed how the aircraft is reacting.
This specific package – by the excellent Turbine Sound Studios – gives you all the help that you could possibly need to get the right kind of sounds specifically for a Boeing 717 aircraft. This lets you grab the bull by the horns and start learning how to diagnose the flight progress using only the sounds.
After all, everything here is provided in full HD sounds so you shouldn’t feel like you are hearing some stock sounds or as if things aren’t quite as realistic as they could have been. To avoid this problem, you simply need to start planning in the right manner – and this mod constitutes the perfect planning.
Designed specifically for light simulation and aviation in general, this package gives you a huge selection of different sounds. Many of the sounds will help you learn more, too, such as the way that the engine sounds and the cockpit itself
However, many of these features are there for you to get the help that you need in terms of what a plane actually sounds like in the cockpit. The change from the normal FSX performance and system is massive, not to mention the night-and-day difference between this mod and FS2004!
The variety of sounds is one of the most impressive features as you’ll never need to miss another warning or problem again – when you are flying too fast or you are using the wrong gear, your aircraft will let you know in no uncertain terms that you need to re-direct the flight and change things up!
A variety of full 3D soundcones have been included so that you can get the full detail and quality of the sound from every single angle; sound will feel like a constant part of the system now not just a nice little afterthought
Additionally, you’ll get to hear the right kind of performance and the right depth of sound from the aircraft as it flies thanks to the changes to vital things like the gears, the flaps, the APU and the autopilot. This contributes to an exciting and easy to use aircraft system
About Turbine Sound Studios
Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) are true masters in creating sound packs for flight sim aircraft add-ons. Known in the industry for the finest cockpit and external sounds. Founded by Christoffer Petersen and based in Denmark, they are true innovators in creating realistic flight sim cockpit sounds.
Their products are captured from the real-world aircraft counterparts using professional recording and editing techniques.
Their sound add-ons can be used on any aircraft model - both freeware or payware. They have focused on FSX and Prepar3D over the years but we are sure they will begin to remaster their creations for the new 2020 release of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
recently I've been enjoying reviewing the excellent Turbine Sound Studio packages, given their relative levels of consistency and ability to get the right sounds. I've noted in previous pieces about the fact I've let my curiosity win and went out to find footage of the aircraft flying for real to try and see just how the sound matches up. Well, I done the same with this creation they made for the Boeing 717 and I was absolutely blown away - given the fact that these are made in HD, they tend to have a crisper quality and class than the videos that I have been watching!
Therefore, I was interested to fly this aircraft for as long as possible to get used to how it was flying around and how the sound would react depending on what you are actually doing. The best thing is that it manages to capture all of those little things as you are flying like the wind catching, the flaps bursting into action and the engine kicking into life. It makes a big difference to have this kind of situation in front of you, giving you all the help that you could possibly need to get used to the real atmosphere of a plane.
After all, having realism is so important to actually being able to learn from the occasion. Whilst it's unlikely that many of us will be flying a Boeing for real, it's always nice to see how it would actually feel properly so that you can get that authentic education that a simulator can bring. You might not get the "full" experience but things like this excellent modification certainly adds to the authenticity and the overall effectiveness of the entire experience - in my opinion, the experience is the most important thing you can get from using a flight simulator.
It takes a lot of time and understanding to get to these new sounds, though. I won't lie and admit that I was able to master it all fast and it actually makes things a shade tougher trying to get used to these sounds. This might seem odd but with so much going on around you visually, the audio was usually a place where you could find a bit of calm and actually just relax for a moment - not with this mod you can't! It adds that extra layer of realism that ups the difficulty.
For anyone who wants to take things further in terms of their overall quality of flight within FSX or FS2004, you need the right sound. Going out and buying surround sound stereo systems might help in some cases but for most of us it's the quality of the sounds being played that is the problem rather than the speakers. If you want authentic, crisp sounds that burst into life in real-time as and when you need to hear them then you need this package installed - it genuinely makes a massive difference to the performance, the quality, and the experience.
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