The purpose of this thread is to inform the community on Railpage of new projects from Mike and Phil at DCCSound.
To kick things off, DCCSound's first sound project, the Victorian Railways Y class project, has been remastered. The decoder technology has changed since the previous V3.5 decoders, so to suit the capabilities of the ESU LokSound V4.0 decoders, it was time to revisit the original recordings. If you've already purchased a V4.0 decoder from us for your Y class, an update is free of charge (excluding postage where applicable). Sorry, but the older V3.5 decoders cannot be updated as they used a different style of sound architecture.
With the V3.5 decoder, the original Y class project was made to suit the 16 MBit memory, so the original recording was a little abbreviated in the engine sounds, not by a huge amount, but none the less, the transitions between notches were a tad quicker than the prototype. With the V4.0 decoders and their 32 MBit memory, we have been able to go back to the original recordings and include all of the 6-645E soundtrack, with nice long transitions between the notches, smooth roll-offs, as well as a host of other features. Plus we've changed the sound modelling to better simulate the prime mover operation.
Secondly, with Auscision's February release of the NSW 422 class, a 422 has been recorded in full and the sound project is being produced currently, so hopefully it will be out in time for the model's release. The project will feature the RVB 5 chime horn (not the best sounding horn, but it is prototypical), the 16-645E roots blown prime mover, WABCo 26-L brakes, and other sounds. The decoder should be plug and play, via a 21-MTC ESU LokSound V4.0 decoder.
There are two, 12-251 projects for ALCo fans waiting to be produced, once the 422 and VR 280 Walker projects have been completed.