Gevo-12 Engine Audio Help

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  1. skyhook- sean

    skyhook- sean Skyhook Games Developer

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    To the railfan community,

    Sean here from Skyhook Games. For any community members who are unaware, Skyhook games are a third-party developer for the Train Simulator genre. We create add-ons for Dovetail games' Train Simulator 2022 and Train Sim World 2.

    I come to you, the wonderful railfan community, asking for your assistance.

    We are currently working on a new route for Train Sim World 2. Norfolk Southern's Horseshoe curve from Altoona - Johnstown & South Fork.
    We are asking for the community to help us source good quality audio material to use for the Norfolk Southern ES44AC locomotive. Specifically, we are looking for the Gevo-12 engine audio, externally. This includes notch-ups 1-8, turbo whine, iconic compressor *whoops*, any other ES44AC engine-specific audio, the whole nine.

    Please refrain from linking us to YouTube pages, as often the quality of these sounds are either unusable for Train Sim World 2 or are copyrighted.

    Unfortunately, as a studio we are unable to gain access to any US class-1 railroads that have them in their roster. This is entirely due to pandemic restrictions.

    If anyone has any good quality sounds for this specific locomotive, the ES44AC, we would appreciate any cooperation from the community. We are pleased to share that our previous request for the Nathan K5la Airhorn Audio was successful.

    If you feel like you are able to help with our project, please PM me and we'll be in touch.
     
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  2. dereknolder

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    Have you tried getting in touch with Searchlight Simulations? They may help you guys.
     
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    The Audio Shack has GEVO-12 sounds if I am not mistaken they helped DTG with sounds on the Boston Sprinter Route
     
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  5. MLP Derick

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    I'll ask around on Facebook and see if I can find a few people who would be interested in sending audio files
     
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  6. Anthony Pecoraro

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    Booooo!
     
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  7. mariner86

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    Thank you for creating updated audio files, it will really add a lot to the game. I’m really looking forward to this route! May be a bit outside the box, but have you tried any of the sound companies that create sound for model trains, ESU Loksound or Tsunami Sound. They each have high quality sounds in model trains and I believe have recorded a lot of their sounds from operation of real locomotives. Might be worth an ask anyway.
     
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  8. trainfan3001

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    Woody has made it clear, especially on the TSC discord that he's done with DTG and will never offer any help to them in the future.
     
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    skyhook- sean Skyhook Games Developer

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    Thankyou! I have just reached out to see if they can help :).
     
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  12. skyhook- sean

    skyhook- sean Skyhook Games Developer

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    Hi, yes i have already had a dig around at some loco model companies and no luck yet. These however are new to me so i will reach out to them also. Thankyou :).
     
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    skyhook- sean Skyhook Games Developer

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    Thankyou! I will get someone to have a listen to these and get back to you :)
     
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    Doesn't sound loud enough to me.
     
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  15. trainfan3001

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    Your actually right it sounds quiet but only Whoop I have
     
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  16. Ngr

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    its still good tho
     
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    sounds pretty good! just need to split the end off so it doesn't give off the moving away effect.
     
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    Hello. I compiled some air compressor sounds for you. These are taken from the Dovetail P32AC-DM for Train Simulator so you guys should have rights to these sounds. I split and faded the sounds so they are easier to work with. There are two variations. The second one is the best one in my opinion since it loops much better than the first one.

    Download: https://www.mediafire.com/file/wh0faa3lg03tf8e/SD70ACE_Air_Compressor.zip/file
     
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  19. RailfanReaper

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    Glad to see developers reaching out to the community! Can't wait to hear the legendary GEVO on Horseshoe Curve! Good luck Skyhook! :D
     
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    I tried
     
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  22. graham.haddon

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    Is the reason why a secret?
     
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    Yet is happy to make money selling add-ons based off DTG's product.
     
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  24. mattk#4569

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    Who even is he
     
  25. dtcblock#5625

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    Have you heard of Searchlight Simulations?
     
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    No
     
  27. anthony.wood

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    Yes I am. I'm not obliged to provide anything to them.
     
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    Well, technically this isnt dtg, its shg. Yeah 2nd party partner *of* dtg blah blah...
    The guys at SS have any and every right to do what they want/dont want to do.
    Id love hearing their sounds on a tuxedo gevo... I wont hold my breath, but I'd certainly shave off my eyebrows if they did.
     
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  29. mattk#4569

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    Huh
     
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    Huh
     
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  31. RailfanReaper

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    Huh
     
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    Skyhook-Sean, there are still things not fixed on Cane Creek with the UP AC4400CW: Number Board Lights still not lighting up, Maybe a new Horn too? Please????

    Also the ribbed UP Hopper Axle trucks do not turn!!!

    Lastly, the crossings with gates have an issue where the gate will drop only but not the whole gate mechanism arms as it should. Can you please look into fixing all this please??? Please and Thank you
     
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  33. alphasquad#7151

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    BOOO!
     
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    I love the comradery.
     
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    He's cutting his nose off to spite his face he could quite easily made some easy cash here.

    There will be a day when TSW is bigger then the TS community and the likes of SL and ATS will want a piece of the pie, I hope the TSW community remembers.
     
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  37. alphasquad#7151

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    whens the live stream
     
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    The Audio Shack GEVO-12 Is been Disconnected
     
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    Would it be worth contacting SoundTraxx and/or ESU for possible partnership? They do DCC sound decoders and they might for a fee be able to grant commercial licence rights to use their sounds for your project. You will need to negotiate a price for the licence.

    Good Luck.
     
  42. damarjatiaji

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    i'm kinda wondering about progress update on this route, hopefully it'll get released next month
     
  43. mariner86

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    Nicely done with the sound design for this locomotive! First time a GE locomotive sounds correct in this game! Just wish it would apply to all of the previous locos as well.
     
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    Is it sound correct for you?
    In my opinion though, the GEVOS sound need more bassy quality to it, and it lacking whining traction motor sound. Also when notches up the throttle, there is no distinctive sound to it. But it just my opinion.
     
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  45. mariner86

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    I think It’s the most realistic GE sound we’ve had in game yet, a vast improvement from the ac4400 which sounds completely and utterly wrong. The fact that an outfit from the UK got it in the ballpark without physically standing next to or riding on one of these locomotives is pretty damn good in my opinion. This is the first time I actually felt I was operating a GE loco. The EMD locos have good but the GE have specifically been lacking.
     
  46. notch 8 nate

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    So how high quality does it need to be? If I take a audio recorder with me to work will that be good enough? Or do you need something specific?
     
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