Devices Buttkicker settings

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Systems & Troubleshooting' started by Matthyus, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    So the wifey got me a Buttkicker for Xmas.
    Is there any preferences I should use to maximise it's impact?
    Note, I'll be using it for GTS and GT7 soley at this stage.
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    From memory, you won't have any settings to play with when connecting it to a console (besides the dials on the amp).
    On PC, there is a separate program you can choose to purchase and install that generates low-end sounds based on game API data rather than relying on in-game low-end audio.

    https://pagnianimports.com.au/blogs/news/simhub-guide-buttkicker-setup
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    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Yeah the only thing I've got to play with is the volume and high / low cutoff
    I've learnt that I need to turn the music off to maximise the car feeling.
    Maybe I just need to crank the volume..
    I don't get a huge rumble feeling, maybe I over estimated it's impact...
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    If a game doesn't push out much in the way of bass/subwoofer frequencies then you won't feel a great deal - it's supposed to be subtle.
    Don't crank the volume on the amp too much, they can overheat and die.
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    Its game dependent mate. I have one, but rarely use it as i have to bypass my Mic to get it to work, so in a room group chat i cant use it. When i do use it though in PC2, it works really well, feel all the bumps in the road, ripple strips and even when the car is starting to slide. I assume the PS5 will have more ports to plug things into so hopefully when i get around to it i can use it all the time.
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    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Sadly the exact opposite on the PS5.
    There is no dedicated optical audio out, only HDMI.
    I'm used to having car sound / music through the TV and Chat room audio through the headset.
    I now need to have it all go through the headset, minus music...
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    stucar17 Moderator Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Wow, no optical out. Thats a bugger.

    and just read the PS5 only has 2 USB ports as well ? WTF o_O
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    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    it has 4 or 5.
    3 or 4 of them are USB A (normal)
    1 or 2 are USB C
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  10. Darko

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    If i was to buy a buttkicker how dose one hook it up to the PS5 since it dose not have an optical out.
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    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    Atm, I have it connected via the headphone jack on the controller, via the supplied daisy chained cable.
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    Would connecting the optical cable to the TV or soundbar work.
  13. Matthyus

    Matthyus GTLOZ Results Steward Team Raceonoz Gold Member

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    it would if the PS5 had an optical output..