Dynamic floor audio volume in remotely translated languages (T@H)

The ‘floor audio volume in translated languages’ setting of Clevercast Translate@Home (T@H) determines how the floor audio volume in translated languages is modified. Manual adjustment lets you maximize the volume of the floor audio when there is no translation, for example during a musical intermezzo. By using automatic adjustment, you can let Clevercast automatically maximize the volume of the floor audio for language rooms where all interpreters are muted.

In the ‘Languages‘ panel of your account settings (‘Account‘ -> ‘Settings‘ menu) you determine how the floor audio is adjusted during a live stream:

  1. Automatically, per language room. Depending on whether interpreters are present and/or muted in the language room.
  2. Manually, for all language rooms. A Clevercast administrator adjusts the floor audio volume for all translated languages simultaneously.

Please note: changes to your account setting will not be applied to events which already previewed, started or paused. If you want to apply them to an existing event, you should first reset the event status to waiting (or ended).

Automatic adjustments make it easy to use T@H for remote simultaneous interpretation of live streams with different languages in the floor audio. When a language is being spoken in the floor audio, the interpreter for that language simply has to press her mute button. This causes Clevercast to maximize the floor audio volume. When the interpreter unmutes herself again, Clevercast turns down the floor audio to background volume.


Setting the floor audio volume in the background of translated languages

Clevercast T@H lets you make set the floor audio volume in the background of the translated languages.  In the ‘Languages’ panel of your account settings, you can choose the default background volume for your account. This will be used as the default background volume for new live events. In your account settings, you can also choose between Automatic Adjustment and Manual Adjustment of the floor audio volume during the event (see below).

After you create a T@H event, you can still change its floor audio background volume. Go to the language rooms management page and use the slider to set the background volume of the floor audio. If you set it to 0, the floor audio will not be audible in the background.

Language Rooms management page


Automatic floor audio volume adjustment

If Automatic Adjustment is selected for your account, Clevercast uses the background volume when at least one interpreter is present and unmuted in the language room. When there is no unmuted interpreter in a language room, Clevercast maximizes the floor audio volume for that language (since no translation is being done).

This way, the interpreter determines whether the floor audio is audible at full / background volume by pressing the mute / unmute button. At times when no translation is required, the interpreter only has to mute herself to maximize the floor audio volume. By pressing the unmute button when she starts to translate again, she reduces the floor audio volume to the selected background volume.

A Clevercast administrator can still change or turn off the background volume (via the language rooms management page) during the event. But this change is only applied immediately in language rooms with at least one unmuted interpreter. In unused language rooms, the floor audio volume will remain at maximum until someone starts translating again.


Manual floor audio volume adjustments

If Manual Adjustment is selected in your account settings, Clevercast does not automatically update the floor audio volume. The selected background volume is always used for all additional languages, no matter if someone is translating or not.

When a Clevercast administrator changes or turns off the background volume it is immediately updated in all translated languages, regardless of whether someone is translating. It is not possible to do this for a single language, only for all translated languages simultaneously.