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SteamboatPhil

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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2009, 07:39:28 PM »

Saw the demo of the P100 at the Warwick boat show, great bit of kit  :-))
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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2009, 12:56:12 PM »



                      http://www.aerosoundrc.com/

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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2010, 02:59:40 PM »

I have recently been converting a Seaport Workboat to freelance steam outline tug. An expensive sound unit would be a bit OTT for such a simple model and I have been experimenting with a cheap MP3 player and amplifier/speaker unit from ASDA at 10 and 5 respectively. I have downloaded an engine noise and various other mechanical sounds from the web. I replicated the basic engine noise several times over and then randomly overlayed various bangs, clangs, hammering, squeaking noises etc and saved out to an MP3 file which I transferred to the player.

There are obviously lots of snags and disadvantages, e.g. the noise is not coupled to the throttle, and the whole thing is a bit Mickey Mouse but an interesting addition to a cheapo model. I take the points made about what one can and can't hear from a ship in motion but often we are more comfortable with what we 'expect' to hear and see rather than reality?

Interesting thread which has prompted me to make my first posting.
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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2010, 11:12:17 AM »


 For those with the Model Solutions, Graupner or any other sound system that can up-load files from your computer try this web-site: http://www.sound-effects-library.com/
If you search their site for "ship's engine" you will come up with over 500 samples, try the "ship's horn" search as well.

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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2010, 12:10:05 PM »

I have recently been converting a Seaport Workboat to freelance steam outline tug. An expensive sound unit would be a bit OTT for such a simple model and I have been experimenting with a cheap MP3 player and amplifier/speaker unit from ASDA at 10 and 5 respectively. I have downloaded an engine noise and various other mechanical sounds from the web. I replicated the basic engine noise several times over and then randomly overlayed various bangs, clangs, hammering, squeaking noises etc and saved out to an MP3 file which I transferred to the player.

There are obviously lots of snags and disadvantages, e.g. the noise is not coupled to the throttle, and the whole thing is a bit Mickey Mouse but an interesting addition to a cheapo model. I take the points made about what one can and can't hear from a ship in motion but often we are more comfortable with what we 'expect' to hear and see rather than reality?

Interesting thread which has prompted me to make my first posting.

I used something similar for gunfire effects: a Tesco MP3 player (4.50) plus assorted gunfire from www.audiosparx.com, a mixer proramme and a speaker found in the oddnsods box.  Very good results and very cheap.

Barry M
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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2010, 07:58:39 PM »

i rather like the sound of this, anyone out there know the make of the sound unit?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0cJVmWUzws

Sounds like a JJC reciprocating steam engine to me. They have now ceased trading.
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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2010, 05:18:23 AM »

Reply to Dicky D.

Did I say I "have a thing" with all English companies? (Huh?) 

Nope, only one, who shall remain nameless, I think I said.  >:-o :-X

It was all about the price.

Perhaps you could re-read my comments. :-))  {-)

Regards.

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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2010, 09:55:07 AM »

did you get one and if so how did it go. ;)
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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2010, 01:33:18 PM »

Reply to Dicky D.

Did I say I "have a thing" with all English companies? (Huh?) 

Nope, only one, who shall remain nameless, I think I said.  >:-o :-X

It was all about the price.

Perhaps you could re-read my comments. :-))  {-)

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Steam Head.

Pity you didn't wait for the ACTion one to come out , its far superior. {-)
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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2010, 12:05:29 PM »

Has anybody posted any of the action sounds yet, now that the unit is in production.

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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2010, 01:55:26 PM »

Just fitted a pair of P100's and a P101 amp in the !/12th Trent I am building. These have been programmed with the sounds of the MAN marine diesels as used in the Whitby Lifeboat.

I used two P100's as the boat will be controlled with a Robbe F14 marine, twin throttle stick,  radio control.

The sounds effect is just what I was looking for :D :D

Click this link for a quick clip:    http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff300/gribeauval/Dans%20Trent/?action=view&current=P1000052.flv


Just need to fit it all inside and fine tune the engines !!


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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2010, 08:48:56 PM »

I have fitted the new P100 to my Trent and here is my feeble attempt at recording on a cheap camera! It certainly sounds better in reality....

Top marks to Action and Wombat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuGO8DGZ-HM

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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2010, 09:52:44 PM »

can we hear it rev up a bit? It certainly sounds well on tick over.
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Re: Tug engine sound effects?
« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2010, 10:47:33 PM »

Hi I use ram products from USA had great success with them in previous models their web site is  ramrcandramtrack.com now looking at Action asa package for mixers etc and BarryM yep being their haha tassie48.
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