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I purchased a lok programmer recently and have managed to load the correct sounds into my diesel loksound decoder. Howeve, how or where do I find other sounds to download into the decoder such as cows mooing or locomotive cab chatter. Do I download extra sounds from ESU or are there other sites who have suitable sound files. I may not want to download the sounds mentioned but would be nice to know how to do it. I have read the manual but a lot of it is not making sense to me. Thankyou.
 

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Bob Good Morning, From my Experience so far i have not come across any extra sounds on the ESU downloads other than for the individual locomotive. Which sometimes have station / Guard anouncements
I have noticed recently that in EU LALA land they have started selling sound decoders without motor control maybe you may be able to find other sounds to download whether they are MP3 or MP4 or some other formatt
I did buy a few years ago an Uhlenbrock Mp3 sound recorder Device but I have not got round to using it. Babs
 

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I have recently bought an ESU sound only decoder, which is intended for the Peco Turntable, so as to provide the Steamer Simmer, which goes absent without leave, at the polarity change point. It has also enabled some other sounds of the TT yard to be available:
F0-AUX1
F1-Boiler noise
F2-Volume control
F3-Blower
F4-Injector
F5-Klaxton
F6-Guards whistle
F7-Workshop noise
F8-Water tower
F9-Steam drain cocks
F10-Fade sound.
The volume control just reduces the volume by 5 notches and the fade sound does what it says which might be better.
F0 with work lights or power via AUX1
Everything is adjustable through CV's depending on your controller as most will only go up to CV255.

Neil, at Wheel Tappers Sounds is very helpful and has other sounds, too.
Julian
 

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I purchased a lok programmer recently and have managed to load the correct sounds into my diesel loksound decoder. Howeve, how or where do I find other sounds to download into the decoder such as cows mooing or locomotive cab chatter. Do I download extra sounds from ESU or are there other sites who have suitable sound files. I may not want to download the sounds mentioned but would be nice to know how to do it. I have read the manual but a lot of it is not making sense to me. Thankyou.
This is really what the whole custom sound package industry is about!
You can get plain sound files from the ESU website but if you want to add extra sounds, you need to edit the sound project and add the sound segment (WAV files) in. I need to do something similar for by D600 - it has the ESU V200 project, but I want to change the horns and brakes. Just haven't got around to it and people tend not to put useful sound clips online like that and if they do, there's usually a dog or some other unhelpful background noise!
 

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This is really what the whole custom sound package industry is about!
You can get plain sound files from the ESU website but if you want to add extra sounds, you need to edit the sound project and add the sound segment (WAV files) in. I need to do something similar for by D600 - it has the ESU V200 project, but I want to change the horns and brakes. Just haven't got around to it and people tend not to put useful sound clips online like that and if they do, there's usually a dog or some other unhelpful background noise!
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I have recently bought an ESU sound only decoder, which is intended for the Peco Turntable, so as to provide the Steamer Simmer, which goes absent without leave, at the polarity change point. It has also enabled some other sounds of the TT yard to be available:
F0-AUX1
F1-Boiler noise
F2-Volume control
F3-Blower
F4-Injector
F5-Klaxton
F6-Guards whistle
F7-Workshop noise
F8-Water tower
F9-Steam drain cocks
F10-Fade sound.
The volume control just reduces the volume by 5 notches and the fade sound does what it says which might be better.
F0 with work lights or power via AUX1
Everything is adjustable through CV's depending on your controller as most will only go up to CV255.

Neil, at Wheel Tappers Sounds is very helpful and has other sounds, too.
Julian
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Bob Good Morning, From my Experience so far i have not come across any extra sounds on the ESU downloads other than for the individual locomotive. Which sometimes have station / Guard anouncements
I have noticed recently that in EU LALA land they have started selling sound decoders without motor control maybe you may be able to find other sounds to download whether they are MP3 or MP4 or some other formatt
I did buy a few years ago an Uhlenbrock Mp3 sound recorder Device but I have not got round to using it. Babs
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I purchased a lok programmer recently and have managed to load the correct sounds into my diesel loksound decoder. Howeve, how or where do I find other sounds to download into the decoder such as cows mooing or locomotive cab chatter. Do I download extra sounds from ESU or are there other sites who have suitable sound files. I may not want to download the sounds mentioned but would be nice to know how to do it. I have read the manual but a lot of it is not making sense to me. Thankyou.
Hi,
I think the best way to do this is to download some free sound files from the internet, this is what I did. Files like farmyard noises, birds singing, rippling stream(if you have river/ water on your layout)
Mix them together on some free sound editing software and make a loop, download the finished file onto a usb stick and play it through a small cheap sound system with speakers under the layout to give general background noise. in my case, I even distributed the sound to left and right channels so the farm sounds would be more noticeable to the left where the farm will be situated.
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^^that. There are many free sound effects websites that offer the most bizarre range of noises. In addition to ALANOES comments, IIRC ESU have tiny 1cm speakers that you could match with a sound decoder in specific layout areas.

If you go to the trouble of getting a sound editor like Audacity or Cubase, you can then modify your existing loco sounds as you see fit. Theoretically...
 
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Hi,
I think the best way to do this is to download some free sound files from the internet, this is what I did. Files like farmyard noises, birds singing, rippling stream(if you have river/ water on your layout)
Mix them together on some free sound editing software and make a loop, download the finished file onto a usb stick and play it through a small cheap sound system with speakers under the layout to give general background noise. in my case, I even distributed the sound to left and right channels so the farm sounds would be more noticeable to the left where the farm will be situated.
Regards
Alan
Hi Alan, I managed to download the extra sounds form ESU and was then able to figure out how to put the cab chatter on. Took a while to work it out but eventually happened. Still experimenting with the programmer at the moment.
 
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