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RailPro => RailPro Software Updates => Topic started by: William Brillinger on December 15, 2018, 07:11:10 AM

Title: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: William Brillinger on December 15, 2018, 07:11:10 AM
I noticed the following new sound files have been released.

IMPORTANT: You will need to upgrade the program in your locomotive modules to play these properly.

New Ultimate Series Horn Files
- Wabco E3 ULT
- K-3HA-R2 ULT
- K-5HA-R2 ULT
- K-5LLA-R1L ULT

New Ultimate Series Whistle Files
- Baldwin 3 Chime ULT
- Nathan 6 Chime ULT
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: drisdon on December 18, 2018, 11:36:13 AM
I will have to download those and try them to, unless I missed one, I don't think Railpro offers the most common horn in North America, the K-5LA used by CSX, Amtrak and many others.  The horns that Railpro does seem to have a "darker" tone to them, probably flat instead of sharp.  The K-5LA that I need sounds like: http://www.dieselairhorns.com/sounds/AirchimeK5LA.mp3

Dan Risdon
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: KPack on December 18, 2018, 12:25:08 PM
He's been looking for a good recording of the K5LA for a long time.  I don't have one, otherwise I'd provide it.  If we can crowd source a decent recording then we'll be in business.  Anyone have one?  Or access to one?

-Kevin
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: drisdon on December 18, 2018, 01:57:42 PM
I wonder if he could contact the webmaster of this website? http://www.dieselairhorns.com/sounds.html?album=5
He seems to have a "few" options!
I also found these:
http://atsf.railfan.net/airhorns/k5la.html

The Leslie 5 chime would also be very welcomed as these are on many former Chessie and Seaboard locomotives. 

Now I do understand you're looking for a version that doesn't carry copyrights nor have ambient noises, but I don't have access to either, so just trying to help if I can.   What is involved in getting the horn recordings?  How do you do it?

Dan Risdon
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: nodcc4me on December 20, 2018, 10:59:35 AM
I added the Wabco to my RS-2. It sounds great!
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: KPack on December 20, 2018, 02:58:41 PM
The K5HL-R2 (for all Gevo's) is golden.  There is absolutely no better recording/playback of this horn on the market.  Same goes for the K5LLA (70ACe's) and the K3HA.  So good!
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: Tom on December 21, 2018, 06:05:04 PM
Anyone know when Ring is going to have an EMD567 ULT?
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: KPack on December 21, 2018, 06:52:56 PM
Does he have a recording of one yet?  I know he has the old 567 file, but I'm not sure if that recording is good enough to be used for ULT.  I'm sure that's one of the sounds he's most eager to get out.  I could use it for sure.

-Kevin
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: nodcc4me on December 21, 2018, 06:56:46 PM
Iím also looking forward to that file. That was a popular prime mover.
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: CPRail on December 25, 2018, 03:26:52 PM
How about a nice Canadian K3LA horn? There is one user file version on here, with an excellent long blast, but I can't get the short blast to my liking. I've had Bill tweak the file for me, so it's good enough, but I'm always looking for a better one.

I'm going to delve into the world of Audacity this Xmas break, so perhaps I'll get lucky!
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: BruceRogers on January 03, 2019, 08:32:22 AM
Just a little update here. I send Ring a K5LA horn file, (plus some others). He says it should make a good RailPro sound file. So keep an eye out for it.
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: TwinStar on January 03, 2019, 11:56:32 AM
Thanks Bruce!
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: KPack on January 05, 2019, 03:04:27 PM
K5LA ULT horn file is out.  Thanks Bruce for providing the source recording!

-Kevin
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: BruceRogers on January 05, 2019, 04:00:18 PM
You're welcome
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: drisdon on January 11, 2019, 02:04:34 PM
Railpro completed the proper K5LA horn recording and uploaded it today.  This is the horn which CSX, Amtrak, and others use.  I'm very happy as it means we now have amazing sounding EMD and GE prime mover sounds and the proper CSX horn.  I'm looking forward to downloading it tonight and trying it out.

Dan Risdon
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: donsweet on January 30, 2019, 12:01:19 PM
Hi Guys as one of the G scale dealers and installer I was thrilled to see posted the K5LA. However, it is to brassy when played thru 3" speakers. I worked for Amtrak and I told this to Tim. The K5LLA has a better tonal balance.  Now if we can get a G scale SD-70ACE that would be awesome.
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: drisdon on February 01, 2019, 07:57:51 AM
Yes, thanks so much for providing it!

Dan
Title: Re: New Ultimate Series HORNS and WHISTLES
Post by: CampbellRice on February 08, 2019, 08:23:11 PM
He's been looking for a good recording of the K5LA for a long time.  I don't have one, otherwise I'd provide it.  If we can crowd source a decent recording then we'll be in business.  Anyone have one?  Or access to one?

-Kevin

I have and recorded it but it was over modulated and i need to record it again. I'll get that done in a couple weeks.