Problem with Automated Gain Control (AGC)

Hello everyone,

the automatic volume adjustment of Teamspeak (AGC) causes that whenever I stop speaking the gain is increased and you hear static noise for a short period of time. As soon as the automatic volume adjustment is deactivated, there is no noise anymore. If I directly record the microphone or use another application like Discord there is also no static noise at all.

Since the latest Teamspeak version the option has unfortunately moved to the playback settings, so I cannot influence the AGC for my own signal anymore.

Do any of you have an idea how to solve this problem?

Example of the Problem (1. TS with AGC, 2. Direct Output from Microphone): https://youtu.be/Z0UoGlw3ZWk

Microphone: Rode PodMic
Interface: Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen)

Additional Information:

Gain at the Scarlett is set to around 80%.

Settings in Teamspeak:

Windows Settings:
pegel

modus

I get what you report but the thing is there is no AGC Feature any longer for input (Microphone, stereo Mix etc.). This is why there is no setting under the capture tab.

What could be is that your device is sending really low at the end and the playback part things that it needs to raise the volume.

Also raising the volume could cause the noise you hear.
You may lower the volume of the microphone below 100. From my experience something around 50 is enough. Everything above caused distortions.

Short summary.

  • Capture has no AGC in TeamSpeak.
    The only way to have a AGC similar feature on input is the signal that was send from the device/driver to the client. TeamSpeak does not touch this or has any control over it.

  • Only Playback (what you hear when other talk to you) has the AGC feature.

  • When you do a local test then you will always hear the result as AGC playback was enabled.

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A post was split to a new topic: Is AGC enabled for Whispers?

I’m using Teamspeak since a lot of years now and I always liked Teamspeak more than Discord, Mumble etc. But I’m facing a lot of issues with AGC. I downgraded the Version a while ago but today I decided to Update again and check if it’s better now. And no it is not.
In my opinion it should be removed completely. It is way to aggressive on the gain.
The issue is when I’m speaking normal or more quiet it is increasing my gain very much. When I’m in a round of CS:GO or something else and I start screaming “RUSH B” all my friends are hearing loss.

This is not working as it should be and will never. I think there are two options for improving it.
Either remove it or add a procedure where it mesures the “normal” Audio gain and stays at that gain.
When I’m whispering I don’t want to be that loud as Teamspeak is regulating.

Which version you are using and which one used by your friends?
There’s really nothing wrong with the AGC.
There is usually a problem with this when using versions 3.3.x and 3.5.x.
As the AGC was varied with 3.5.0
I suggest upgrading the whole team to a version above 3.5.0 (preferably the latest :D) and the problem disappears.

own experience :slight_smile:

We are all using 3.5.6
I can definitely reproduce that when testing the microphone in Teamspeak that when I whisper that TS is increasing the gain way to much. It does also do it when I’m typing on my Keyboard. So everyone can hear my Keyboard extremly loud just because Teamspeak is increasing the gain.

The problem is not AGC in the client. There is no active Code for AGC on Capture.

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But why is the Volume increasing so much? It is only in Teamspeak. I’ve Voicemeeter installed and when I listen to my microphone which is set to 60 everything is perfect. When I listen to the Test function of Teamspeak the Volume is getting higher and lower depending on how I’m talking or if I’m typing on my Keyboard or not. When I’m not talking you can hear the Volume increasing so much that you can hear my Computer fans.

I wrote why it is in local

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My Friends are also saying that they can hear that. I think that issue is worse when using a condenser microphone

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