Turtle Beach will be adding another great headset to their already awesome line-up. The newly announced PX5 Advanced Sound Editor looks to be a great headset as it allows you to have several custom audio presets to get the most out of your gameplay experience.
Here is some great news for Dead Space 2 fans. The PX5 will already have a preset for Dead Space2, and any fan of Dead Space knows playing with a headset enhances the gameplay tremendously. Here is some more information about the headset:
The PX5 Advanced Sound Editor software was created with game developers in mind and allows game sound designers to create original, custom settings for the PX5 headset that can directly impact players’ in-game audio experience. It provides access to every parameter in the PX5’s internal Digital Signal Processor, allowing detailed control over the microphone, chat and game sound. These settings are saved as Presets which can be uploaded into the PX5 headset via the USB connection. The presets for mic, chat and game channels can be saved independently and combined into a master preset, allowing for different combinations. For example, each channel offers an adjustable multi-band EQ that allows developers to change the frequency response of the mic, chat or game sound depending on the game situation, while Sonic Lens™ technology brings the ability to focus on very specific audio cues, such as the quietest footsteps of an opponent amid chaos, or the roar of a racecar coming up fast from behind you.
The Dead Space 2 presets from Visceral Games, along with a variety of other custom presets, will soon be available through the Turtle Beach website as part of a PX5 headset owners’ area. This portal will include the software to enable easy downloading and installation of new presets to the PX5 headset. PX5 users will be able to access, share and discuss these custom-made presets to enhance their overall enjoyment of their favorite games and PX5 headset. In addition, the custom PX5 presets can also be made available via the games’ official and community sites.
This is a headset I will be picking up day 1 as I do not have a good set of for any of my consoles and this set will be compatible with the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. The headset is a little pricey ($249.95) but with all the features that are available it will be a good investment in my book.
Key features and user benefits of the PX5 Advanced Sound Editor include:
· Sonic Lens™ technology allows the developer to emphasize or magnify specific audio cues or effects in game by frequency
· Independent multi-band EQ on the mic, chat and game channels allows developers to change the frequency response of the game sound
· Sound Field Expander processing creates a wider audio soundscape
· Blast Limiter™ allows developers to turn up the game volume to focus in on subtle sound without simultaneously increasing loud level sounds
· Independent noise gates on the mic, game and chat channels filter out undesired noise to allow for true silence
· The PX5 Advanced Sound Editor is a standalone, Windows XP/Vista/7 compatible software product that has no impact upon game software code.
· All preset files are stored either in the headset or locally on the users’ PC.
No release date has been set as of yet, but as soon as we know we will be sure to pass it along to you.