we’re going to be reviewing the best audio settings that will allow you to hear absolutely everything in Ballarat audio is an aspect of valerian that can be easy to neglect. Yet is such an important area of the game. I know we all want the best cross here, the best sensitivity, the best aim, routine, etc and people sleep on audio. Yet if we think about it, you’re constantly using audio and game you’re listening to footsteps, you’re listening to comms you’re, listening for ability, sound cues if the spike drops or get planted, and so much more or if you’re not listening to these things, you definitely should, if You want to have a competitive edge, we’re going to break down the best audio settings that you can set for valent, but also the best audio settings that you can set outside of the game as well.
To make sure you hear everything crystal clear and know exactly what you just heard so without further ado, let’s jump right into the video starting things off with our question of the day. What are you using to listen to audio? Currently, there’s going to be a huge topic for discussion today, as your equipment is going to be a big factor in how good your audio is going to be, if you don’t have the right equipment, regardless of what settings you end up using, you won’t be able To fully maximize the audio to sound like it should we’re curious what the community is currently using so make sure to drop a comment below and if you aren’t using. Anything in particular simply states that you’re using regular speakers that are built into your pc or laptop, or maybe you don’t even turn on your audio, which is um a big issue for a game like valerian. First, off the most important audio setting in valorem currently is head-related transfer function, also known as hrtf.
You can find the setting by navigating to the audio tab, and the very last option on sounds it’s hrtf hrtf plays audio in a simulated, surround sound audio space. This will make certain sounds such as footsteps, reloads and deathmatch respawns be rendered in 3d, thus making it more directional. There is a feature that makes it much easier for you to pinpoint other players based on certain sounds that are made. Not only that, but other sounds such as bike plans, spike defuses ability sounds and more will be much clearer on where they’re coming from to show you how effective this feature is. Let’S compare here’s an example of what audio sounds like when you’re not using hrtf.
Now here’s how audio sounds like when you have hrtf enabled now, if you aren’t using headphones, these audio files may sound exactly the same, but if you are using headphones, you should notice that you can better identify where footsteps are coming from, as well as how loud Or soft the footsteps are which indicate how far away the player is when you have hrtf on hrtf is a feature that was introduced a few years back. Encounters like global offensive with great success. Seeing how successful it was previously riot has now implemented it into valor, and every pro has basically enabled it to enhance their audio quality. This can make or break your ability to hear where a certain player is coming from, which can determine where you may want to position yourself or place your crosshair. If there’s anything, you guys will want to 100 follow in this guide.
It is turning on hrtf, but do know. Headphones will be required for this feature to be truly effective. Speaking about trying to be effective, if you want to be the most effective player in the server during your ranked matches, then go to skillcap.com to unlock our hyper improvement system. That’Ll teach you everything you need to blast through the rankings in valorem.
The link will be provided in the description below the next major audio. Setting we want to take a look at is voip ducks music, which should be turned on what this setting does is. It helps lower the music volume of the game when team and party chat are audible. Essentially, if your teammates are talking, then other noises will be mitigated to ensure you hear what is being said. You’Ll find a similar setting in the voiceover tab.
Labeled voip ducks flavor vo, which will decrease the volume of voice overs again when team or party chat is enabled. This should be turned on as well. We’Ve all been there where we’re in an intense situation and there’s so much going on multiple footsteps, abilities flashes, smokes you name it in the heat of the moment, you and your teammates may be screaming out comms, and it can be tough to hear those comms amongst All the noise turning on the two stated audio settings will help mitigate the noise and ensure voice. Comps are as clear as possible. In particular, we found this extremely helpful in clutch situations where teammates are trying to point out where enemies are located.
Speaking of voiceovers, in this section of the audio tab, we recommend turning off agent flavor here agent flavor is a feature that really helps to well make agents more lively. Examples of this include the banner that agents have with one another, and it really helps to live in the atmosphere in game. While this is certainly a fun feature that is well appreciated, amongst players, it can be distracting for those who want to play at their competitive best. Here’S an example of one of our favorites in the new map breeze. Most of these voice lines won’t occur in crucial moments of the game, but they can throw off a player’s concentration, especially when they’re trying to take the match seriously and then get a random funny banter thrown at you again.
This is for the really hardcore players that want the most competitive edge possible disabling agent. Flavor will take away these distracting voice lines and allow you to maintain focus on the game itself, with the voiceovers tab out of the way. Let’S continue on with the sounds tab to have the clearest and loudest audio possible. We recommend having all the volume settings set to the max, with the exception of voiceover volume, to about 75 of the bar. The reason for this is that we can’t fully control when an agent or the announcer is going to speak, while they can give useful calls most of the time those mid-round callouts are simple enough to spot out on your own.
There are times where these uncontrollable voiceovers can be triggered during an intense moment of around. Perhaps your teammate with the spike just died, and he or her is trying to tell you where the enemy is. You don’t want his or her columns to be muffled by the announcer telling you spike down a this. Could make it difficult to hear the important call out that your teammate is giving, and hence that could potentially make the difference between a round that you won or a round that you lost? For this reason, we recommend turning the voice over volume down just a smidge compared to the rest of the audio.
This way, you’ll still get those fun and useful voiceovers, but they won’t hinder your ability to listen to your teammates for comms that are likely more important than what the agents or announcers have to say. We found that just dropping the volume bar to about 75 percent hits the mark with that. We have speaker configuration and the two options in this setting are mono and stereo. The difference between the two are that with mono, the audio will be played back using a single channel, while with stereo the audio will be played back using two channels. In layman terms, the additional channel with the stereo setting allows it to better produce with perception.
This greatly assists with localizing sound better, which, in a game like ballroom, is absolutely monumental. Because of this you’re going to want to set speaker configuration to stereo. No questions asked going back to hrtf. We know the setting may not be for everyone. Most players do like it, but we found that a number of individuals just couldn’t get into it and found that their sense of direction was actually worse.
After turning the setting on for those first using our hrtf, it will definitely feel a bit off, but eventually most people will get used to it and notice the difference. However, there are going to be people who are unable to adapt and have to turn the setting off. What we recommend for these players is to turn on a specific setting on windows to enhance, surround sound quality. All you have to do is go to the bottom right task bar right click, your speakers and go into spatial sounds from there turn on windows sonic for headphones. This setting creates greater, surround sound and essentially mimics the effects that hrtf produces.
Let’S take a listen. This feature is available to all windows computers. It won’t produce as intense of an effect as the actual hrtf setting. That is invalid itself, but does a darn good job that most players will be satisfied with and it gives enough directional audio that they can tell where certain footsteps or sounds are going to be coming from. So if hrtf, isn’t your cup of tea make sure to give windows sonic a try.
One thing to note is that if you end up liking, valerian’s hrtf feature make sure that you don’t turn windows sonic on as well. The two settings can clash with one another and lead to inaccurate audio cues so make sure you’re using one or the other, but not both to end this off. This is an obvious point, but something that players will highly neglect if you want to have the best audio quality possible environment you’re going to need a headset, this may sound pretty lame and obvious, but we can’t take advantage of audio and utilize. The tips we’ve mentioned unless we have a good headset. A lot of you may have answered our question of the day, saying that you just use your laptop’s regular speakers to play.
While you most definitely can hear with these speakers, there is a major flower with them, and that is that their audio quality tends to be quite terrible. In particular, speakers lack a very important trait and that has virtual surround sound virtual surround sound, is a feature that modifies sound waves to make the audio sound like they’re, coming from a certain direction in distance an example of how they achieve this is where the audio Will sound louder if an enemy is close by or will sound quieter if the enemy is far away? This is a feature that is so important in valor, knowing whether an enemy is in front of you to the side of you or behind. You allows you to react quicker to catch that enemy out. Without the surround sound, it will be much harder for you to figure out where a player is and how far they are, and as such, it’s going to be much more difficult for you to properly turn or place your crosstalk in the right spot and then from There you’ll likely get shot in the back or lose a duel.
If we go over the pro settings on net, we’ll see that every single professional player uses a high level headset and is for the same reasons, they need the headset to provide the best audio. That will clearly help them figure out what is going on in the map so that they can react appropriately. If you aren’t using a headset, you’re nerfing yourself, big time, so do yourself a favor and get one. Some players may be tempted to use earphones as it’s something that they’ve already owned and believe it can provide a similar effect and earphones are certainly better than nothing. However, the difference in audio quality is still night and day compared to a headset.
The only top level player who doesn’t use a headset is asu from energy. However, this is because he felt more comfortable with them and he’s reportedly had headaches occur when he wears the headset, so asu acknowledges the headsets are better, but doesn’t use them for personal comfort and issues that he had in the past. This not to say headsets will cause headaches, in fact, rarely will it, but they can be uncomfortable for some, and if you have certain conditions, you may experience some sort of symptoms. There are a ton of fantastic headsets in the market now which can make it difficult for you to determine which one is the best for you. What we recommend is heading over to prosection.
et, going into pro lists and selecting valorem here. You’Ll find a wide plethora of choices, but the most commonly used, headset being the hyperx cloud 2s and logitech gprox, really with any of the choices here, you’ll be pretty well off. Alright, so if you haven’t already still make sure to leave a comment on what you are using currently to listen to audio and while you’re down there make sure to like subscribe and hit the bell icon to get more premium guides. Just like this one, with one goal in mind, helping you become a better player.