View Full Version : lightmeat font swing sounds NB

12-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Hey guys quick question about the lightmeat font on a Nano Biscotte board. Are the swing sounds supposed to be very quiet? I'm using the 2w bass speaker with pommel style 3 version 2 and insert style 6. It sounds great, but the swings are barely audible. Everything else seems normal. I've checked the configuration and the volume is at 4. Is it just this font?

Forgetful Jedi Knight
12-19-2012, 03:17 PM
No, they shouldn't be "very quiet". The hum may be "not that loud" when you are holding the saber still.

12-19-2012, 03:23 PM
That's strange. The hum, clash sound, power on and off sounds are all equally loud but you can't hear the swing sound clearly unless you point the speaker towards your face.

Forgetful Jedi Knight
12-19-2012, 03:37 PM
You may need to adjust the swing sensitivity. ;)

12-19-2012, 06:35 PM
I adjusted the sensitivity a bunch of times. Its settings are good, but the swings are just quiet.

Forgetful Jedi Knight
12-19-2012, 06:39 PM
I adjusted the sensitivity a bunch of times. Its settings are good, but the swings are just quiet.

PM Tim, let him know and see if he can email you a copy of the font sounds. Maybe you need to re-format the SD card and reload everything. Please back up the config files first. ;)

12-19-2012, 07:15 PM
Thanks I'll try it. I wish I had something to compare it to.

12-19-2012, 07:18 PM
Do a video of the fixed board. xp Hope to see some more NB boards in action.

12-19-2012, 11:15 PM
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/jediwill/th_CAM00287_zpsb77198ad.jpg (http://s1022.photobucket.com/albums/af349/jediwill/?action=view&current=CAM00287_zpsb77198ad.mp4)

Here's a quick video I took with my phone. Does the sound on the swings sound quiet to anyone else or is that normal for this font on this board?

I'll post this saber in the gallery soon. It was inspired by a dream I had about episode VII.

Caine Drathul
12-20-2012, 01:48 AM
Sounds fine to me.

12-20-2012, 05:32 AM
Redeye, the swings are supposed to be that quiest. If you swing/spin it fast and trigger a bunch of swings together, it sounds more normal - but not overwhenlming. But, yes, you're hearing them correctly. I should know - I made the font.

If it's still too quiet for your taste, then you can always swap in a different sound font, but unfortunately it's not possible to make the swings louder without having to completely remix the font using the original sound... and those are long gone... sorry, man.

12-20-2012, 10:43 AM
Thanks for letting me know. I feel allot better knowing that it's supposed to sound that way. I appreciate it. This font is really awesome.

12-16-2015, 11:09 AM
Hi sorry to resurrect an old thread but I'm having this exact same problem with light meat on my NBv2 and bass speaker. The ignition ,hum and clashes are considerably louder than the swings which are barely audable . I switched over to dark meat on bank 2 and no problem at all , swings are loud, crisp and in line volume wise with the other sounds. My only theory's are that the sounds are some how corrupted or that the frequency range of the speaker is off spec with that of the font .

12-17-2015, 01:50 PM
I've got a saber running a NB with a bass speaker, and I don't like the lightmeat font on it. It's hard to hear and distorted. The darkmeat font sounds really nice on it though.

12-18-2015, 02:26 PM
It must just be this particular board, speaker and font combination that doesn't work very well together. Iv try'd a few other fonts now too and they all sound fine , pitty because I really like the lightmeat font

Cire Yeldarb
12-18-2015, 03:27 PM
You could always take a crack at editing (a copy of) the swings in Audacity to suit your fancy

12-18-2015, 04:03 PM
I've had the same issue On two sabers with the same board/speaker combo. I just replaced it with a better font :). There are so many out there and for $6-7 why not.

As Cire said, audacity is a good route to try if you can use the software.

12-19-2015, 05:52 AM
I think I'm just going to shell out for some new fonts, Sound editing isn't one of my strong points. Iv decided on graflex IV and V. I didnt realise they were now available on saberfont.com. Its been a long time since i did any work on the saber and has just been a semi finished display replica for maybe 3 years.

Ris Liam
12-31-2015, 01:28 PM
I just bench tested my electronics for a saber I'm building. I'm getting the same results - low swing volume - with the light meat font using a Prizm board and premium speaker. Prizm is NB's cousin, so it makes sense. Anybody know the names of some good Jedi Fonts that are similar?

12-31-2015, 02:52 PM
Grey meat is good, madcow's hero is another luke inspired font, like light meat. The TOR sound fonts by Nightstorm offer a great variety, with some more classic sounds thrown in.

12-31-2015, 05:17 PM
My light meat swing sound is pretty quiet as well.... I have not messed with the settings yet cuz I prefer the dark meat sound font

12-31-2015, 05:59 PM
My favorite light font is "Acolyte".

02-17-2016, 06:41 AM
You heard the new one by Lord Blake it's called ilum... sick as hell

02-17-2016, 10:17 AM
Sounds fine to me.

Eastern57 changed the light meat font with the release of the pc 2.0, and they did decrease in volume. If you want the original, you can download it on the plecter labs website under the PC1.x default files.

I much prefer the original, myself.