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The Immersive Sound Project

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

So basically I was driving home from work and started daydreaming as I passed the old NYC "Peanut Line" bed thinking hmm you know what train sims lack? Full length crossing blasts on the whistle.. or some way to even have multiple pitches to play in .wav files to make a unique sound instead of the generic toot... toooooooooooot.... tooooot... all just sounding the same just at a longer length. So my idea is to put together some actual full length whistles and not to mention try my hand at seeing if there are scripts that can be utilized to do different notes in one loco. Wishful thinking right? The second thing I was thinking as I avoided rear ending some old coot in a honda was that what kind of unique characters were on these old steamers? Was there ever that old "You mean I'm stuck with this fireman for the day?" In light of that using the new radio chatter feature I'm going to attempt to add some interesting banter between the fireman and the engineer. (this is pretty much a personal idea but i will put it out if people want it, some might find it annoying possibly... and no I wont be voice acting to keep the cringe level low.) The idea that I want to do actually is see if I can set up scripts that respond to events in the loco. Example: Low water= Something like "This is how accidents happen %&*!" and a witty comeback from an irritated fireman trying to do his job. ((May or may not have light nsfw language cause lets face it I worked on a railroad in the shops and the things they say there would make your grandma go pale in horror.) Anyways ideas are welcome and hey criticism too if you so desire. Wont lie I may ask for some help figuring out a few things but the idea I think has been overlooked far too long in the train sim field.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:29 PM

Sound editing can be interesting and fun to do.
I did some sound editing years ago to create a sound pack for small, narrow-gauge locos.
IIRC, I used 2 different sound editing programs: "Audacity" and "GoldWave".

Problem with whistles is that you need short hoots and long blasts from the same .wav file,
so you hafta loop the same file. Tough part is getting the start and end point of the
loop to be the same pitch and volume (so it doesn't sound like a loop).

Good luck with your project . . . .

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