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Send to LFE. Slider missing in recent versions of Wwise?

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I seem to recall there being a slider for LFE send amount in previous versions of Wwise.

I can't find any where in the recent version of the authoring tool to do this, has the LFE send functionality been moved/removed?

I'm running 2016.1.3

asked Jan 27, 2017 in General Discussion by Simon G. (990 points)

2 Answers

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Hey Simon,

Well, actual version is 2016.2.1

Maybe the slider you're looking for is in a plugin like a Reverb ?


answered Jan 30, 2017 by Rom D (1,050 points)
Thanks Rom, but I'm talking about an option on the sound object itself. I'm sure there used to be an LFE send ability for sounds in the actor-mixer.
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This slider was removed, some time ago, so that Wwise works to better support best practice use of the  .1 LFE channel. If you want to send a sound to LFE, you can do so by using the Wwise Tool - Multi Channel Creator. To create and the import a sound that Wwise recognizes as a specific , .1  LFE sound.
See link to documentation on the tool.

You can also use the Wwise Tone Generator as an LFE sound, which can be a very effective way of adding additional , thump, for those users fortunate enough to have an LFE channel.

While this may strike you as a limitation, as a best practice, it is preferable  to use the LFE as it was intended, as an effect, and not risk the problems that will occur when multi-channel mixes are folded down to systems that do not support .1 channels.
Having unique LFE sounds will allow you more control and predictability of your final mix.

Bear in mind that unless the user has a discrete .1 channel they will not experience the Low Frequency Effect. Listen to your mix in 2.0 Stereo, it may be that the main sound simply misses some low frequency that could be added by judicious  use of an eq.
answered Jan 31, 2017 by Simon P. (520 points)
selected Feb 1, 2017 by Simon G.