What audio settings can I adjust in Immerse?

👂 Are you having trouble hearing others even though your volume is all the way up? 🔊

🕊️ Maybe you noticed you can't hear the birds chirping or the fire crackling in certain scenes? 🔥

🎶 Or perhaps you are just distracted by the background music? 🎶

No worries! You can control these aspects of your environment in your Immerse Settings Menu!

In this article:

How to open the settings menu

Sound Options

Spatial Voices

Proximity Audio

How to open the settings menu

This can only be done from within a public or private scene outside of your homeroom.

  • VR - Press the X button on your left controller or press the 3 dots on your inner left wrist.
  • Desktop - Press ESCAPE (ESC) on your keyboard or click the button with 3 lines at the top left of your screen

Sound Options

Inside your settings menu, there are two different options to adjust your environment noise:

  • SFX - special effects volume.
    • This will increase or decrease the sounds the app make whenever an action happens inside of a scene or in your homeroom.
      • i.e.) clicking on different tiles in your homeroom, transporting to a new scene, clapping, breaking a glass, spraying the water gun, playing an instrument, catching something on fire, popping a balloon, etc.
  • World - background noise.
    • This will increase or decrease the volume of any background noises added into the scene for realistic atmosphere.
      • i.e.) birds chirping, fires crackling, wind blowing, music playing, etc.

Spatial Voices

Spatial Voices enhances the realism of audio interactions within our app by adjusting the volume of other members' voices based on their orientation and the presence of physical barriers (walls, large furniture, shelves, etc.). This feature allows you to experience conversations where voices sound as they would in real-world settings.

  • Low - Offers minimal adjustment. You can hear others at full volume regardless of the direction you are facing or any obstacles in the way.
  • Default - Provides the most natural experience. The volume of others' voices increases when you face them directly and decreases when you turn away or when obstacles are present.
  • High - Applies strong occlusion. You hear others at full volume only when you are looking directly at them, significantly reducing the volume of other conversations around you.

Proximity Audio

Proximity Audio enhances immersion by adjusting voice volume based on distance, facilitating natural conversations within our scenes. In Classes and Events, this feature can be controlled by the Guide, while it remains always active in Community spaces.

  • The volume of voices decreases as you move away from someone and increases as you get closer, making it easier to have group conversations.
  • Unlike Spatial Voices, Proximity Audio solely considers the distance between individuals, regardless of the direction anyone is facing.

Having an issue with audio besides what's listed here? Be sure to check out our other support articles or reach out to us directly at support@immerse.online using the beacon to the bottom right of your screen.

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