Background sound for layouts

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Re: Background sound for layouts

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Post by shroomy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:09 pm

There are some at digitrains as well
https://www.digitrains.co.uk/shop-by-product/sound.html

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Re: Background sound for layouts

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Post by teedoubleudee » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:37 pm

If you want permanent sounds from different areas of your layout eg chickens squawking in a farm yard, clanking sounds in a busy shunting yard etc I would do it much cheaper by buying mp3 players that use TF or micro SD cards like https://uk.banggood.com/MP3-Lossless-De ... rehouse=CN:

I've got two working on my layout as demonstrated on my Eastfield Coal mine and Gas plant youtube videos. On a medium to large layout make it realistic by adjusting the volume so the sound can only be heard when you are near to the area or you will just get a great cacophony of noise!
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Re: Background sound for layouts

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Post by Nokonium » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:11 pm

I will be adding sounds to my layout at some point and have already had a scout around for free sounds. I found a large resource at the BBC:
These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
BBC Sound Effects

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Re: Background sound for layouts

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Post by Nokonium » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:23 pm

Noch also do a range of sound scenes, currently 17, (with a rather unusual one ref: 12899, they also do a number of figures that it could be used with :evil:)

https://www.noch.com/en/product-categor ... cenes.html

I bought 'At the church' but was disappointed by (to me) the cacophony of the bells, I've heard much better ones.

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Re: Background sound for layouts

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Post by Chris » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:36 pm

Yes not sure that I would want to add that as an effect in the back ground, it also isn't that clear from the Noch site if the figures come with it I would guess they do as they show it available in different scales.

Think some time at a local station with a microphone and some cheap mp3 players would be as easy

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Post by teedoubleudee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:52 pm

Chris wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:36 pm

........Think some time at a local station with a microphone and some cheap mp3 players would be as easy
I just copied down some youtube vids and extracted the sound from them
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Post by Steve M » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:57 pm

I wouldn’t recommend that method - technically a breach of copyright unless you have specific permission of the person who originally made the video.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:36 pm

Worked fior me 😀😀😀
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Re: Background sound for layouts

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Post by Chris » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:45 pm

I guess it depends on what sounds you want, a system that I would like would sense a train arriving at a station, play brake squeals, station noise building up, closing of doors, whistle and then your all ready to go, having a constantly noisy station doesn't really appeal, and while most of the train noises can be generated with sound loco chips it would be handy to have it in the station

still fancy the Hornby noisy van, might have to check the birthday list

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Re: Background sound for layouts

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Post by teedoubleudee » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:17 pm

Chris wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:45 pm
I guess it depends on what sounds you want, a system that I would like would sense a train arriving at a station, play brake squeals, station noise building up, closing of doors, whistle and then your all ready to go, having a constantly noisy station doesn't really appeal, and while most of the train noises can be generated with sound loco chips it would be handy to have it in the station

still fancy the Hornby noisy van, might have to check the birthday list
Using a free app like Audacity you can take different sound files and edit them into the kind of sequence you're after.
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