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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: Hotglove on May 03, 2019, 04:05:56 PM

Title: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: Hotglove on May 03, 2019, 04:05:56 PM
I have an ESS One sound module which I love, but am thinking of getting an ESS Dual+ unit which has two main sounds available plus sounds can be loaded on the Aux channel. I have tried contacting the manufacturer, Sense Innovations, but have yet to hear from them. I would guess that the file sizes will be very small but would like to know how small.
Unfortunately the site that provides their sound file downloads can only be accessed when connected to a unit, and is Windows only (I have a Mac) a friend kindly allows me to use his PC when changing files, but I won't presume on his generosity to check out odds and ends.

Thanks in anticipation.
Title: Re: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: Taranis on May 03, 2019, 04:16:51 PM
I'm away but if you remind me Tuesday I can tell you by evening.


Having just watched a video on you tube it doesn't indicate file sizes. It just has a download tab for each and as it loads displays % complete
There isn't really a reason for them to give a size as they are loaded directly to the dual for which they are made
Title: Re: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: Hotglove on May 03, 2019, 04:21:29 PM
Thanks for swift reply, will do. (but still welcome all input and suggestions)  :-)
Title: Re: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: Taranis on May 03, 2019, 04:23:11 PM
Thanks for swift reply, will do. (but still welcome all input and suggestions)  :-)
See my edit above
Also
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRO2Ip4Tkk
Title: Re: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: Hotglove on May 03, 2019, 07:02:14 PM
Hi, Taranis thanks for the link, it is the best that I have seen so far and very helpful, some food for thought. :-)
Title: Re: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: Hotglove on May 18, 2019, 12:14:17 PM
I contacted ESS and they were very helpful, recommended an auxiliary file limit of 20sec, I loaded a file that ran 27sec which ran fine, then asked ESS if I could load a longer file if I deleted the second engine sound, they replied (within seconds) that it should be possible, so will give it a try.
But very pleased with the sound editor that is built into  the ESS RC Plus software.
I am using car engine sounds and can choose from dozens of different engines, I was looking for a vintage V8, but the nearest I've found is a 1969 Mustang, not bad.
For those looking for ship sounds the choice is very limited, but I was very impressed with their 5000hp ship engine sound.
A very pleasing development is that the RC Plus software now allows one to listen to a sample of all their sounds without connecting a sound unit.
The RC Plus software is a free download but is only available for Windows and gives a great insight into the performance of the sound modules without spending money.
The download has a minor drawback in that one of the prompt screens is in Chinese (select the left hand box)
Have fun  :-)) [size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: Hotglove on May 25, 2019, 07:07:45 PM
If anyone is interested in the outcome to my fiddling with files, etc. I have posted a video on the Mayhem Facebook page (no expert on links, etc.)
Very pleased with how it went and more experimenting to come  :-))
Title: Re: ESS Dual + sound system file sizes
Post by: klz on July 04, 2019, 11:45:47 PM
Hotglove any chance you can post a link on here with regards to you fiddling with files I do not have a facebook account and I am looking for a sound system for my next project.