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Ventrilo is a requirement if you choose to raid as a Spartan. Using a microphone is optional, but you must be able to listen as instructions and coordination as it is given via Vent.  Because listening for instructions or changes to instructions during a raid is so crucial, you are asked not to talk during raids.  If you feel you have information about the event, please post it prior to a raid, or afterward.  Do not talk over Raid Leaders to give your views or experience on any fight.  We do not want announcements that you have died, or that you are about to battle rez a party member.

We have a new feature on the website.  You can view the currently online players using the "SpartanVent" monitor on the front page

Connection Info:
Server: 69.12.15.138 (or fluorine.typefrag.com)
Port: 30409
PW: leave blank

Vent Normalization:
Vent Normalization makes every bodies voice the exact same volume. In essence, you won't blow your eardrums out or make it difficult to hear people.

Here's how:
- Go to Setup
- Enable Direct Sound
- Select the SFX Button
- Select Compressor and click Add.
- Under Compressor Properties use the following settings
- Gain = Adjust for how loud you want people to be. (I use 15)
- Attack = 0.01
- Release = Around 500
- Threshold = Around -30
- Ratio = 100
- Pre delay = 4.0

What the settings do:

Gain
How much volume you feed into the compressor. Not really relevant unless everyone is too quiet, then you can turn this up a little; turning it up too much will sound EXTREMELY bad.

Attack
How fast volume change will happen. example: setting this to 500 means that anything coming in will only be dropped in volume after a half a second. For vent this should be set as low as possible.

Release
how fast the compressor stops changing things.  Not really that relevant with vent, setting it around 500 is good for voice material.

Threshold
This sets the point where we actually start changing what's coming in. Whereas 0 is the absolute loudest you can have for an input, -60 is super quiet. Average users will probably come in somewhere around -25 to -15, with the occaisional few being really quiet, which is why I have this set so low.

Ratio
How much any sound below the set threshold gets compressed and/or modified in the volume department.
If you still want to hear SOME volume variation then set this lower (2-4)... the higher you set it the closer in volume everyone will be.

Pre delay
Mostly just deals with processing; with computer and digital processors they can look ahead a few milliseconds to see what needs to be dropped in volume or changed before it actually comes through the speakers. Highest is ideal.

 
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