QSI Revolution sound files

It is not commonly known that the QSI Q2 sound files contain ALL the sounds for that loco type. So you can take one file and turn it into another. This is especially helpful when you get a brand new release, and it is not available customized for your particular loco.

Note that the Q2 files can be used in the Titan decoders, but they aren't as good as the Q2FX and ET files.

Using this data, you can take any file and customize it to any loco of the same type (steam, diesel, electric).

Each section has 2 numbers. The first number after the description is the type number:

  • 1008 - Diesel
  • 1015 - USAT prototype hardware - h/w not available
  • 1041 - special for Budd RDC
  • 2001 - Electric
  • 3010 - Steam - general
  • 3017 - Steam - Bachmann
  • 3101 - Steam - yet to be identified
  • 3107 - Steam - Bachmann
  • 4000 - Steam compound/articulated - Aristo mallet
  • 4004 - Steam compound/articulated - Bachmann 2-6-6-2
  • 4101 - Steam compound/articulated - unknown
  • 5000 - UP Veranda Turbine

The second number is the sound set number, both of these number match the numbers you see on the QSI download page.

While you see many "different" files on the QSI site, there is basically only ONE sound file per locomotive type, that is customized to your liking to change the engine type, pumps, dynamo, dynamic brakes, etc. (This means that usually ALL sounds for ALL locos are in the file).


1008 - Diesel sound files

In the Q2 files, all features are in all files. In the beginning QSIS made a bunch of customized files with a particular prime mover and a particular horn, etc, so the dealer could just load the intended file. That quickly proved burdensome, especially since you can easily change the file to what you want.

So the best thing for us mere humans is to get the latest file version, 7-33-3

1008-0000v7-26-5

 first version

1008 - 201 through 208

ALCo 244, no dynamic brakes

1008 - 209 & 210

ALCo 244, never defined

1008 - 221 through 229

ALCo 244, dynamic brakes

1008 - 241 through 259

ALCo 251, dyanmic brakes

1008 - 265 through 268

ALCo 539, no dynamic brakes

1008 - 269 through 270

ALCo HH660

1008 - 271 through 278

Baldwin 608A, dynamic brakes

1008 - 279 through 280

Baldwin 608A, dual prime mover, dynamic brakes

1008 - 285 through 286

EMC Winton 201A

1008 - 287 through 290

EMD 567, no dynamic brakes

1008 - 291 through 295

EMD 567, dynamic brakes

1008 - 296 through 297

never defined

1008 - 300 through 303

EMD 567 16 cylinder

1008 - 304 through 307

never defined


1015 - USA Trains prototype Diesel sound files 


1041 - 478 through 479 - Budd RDC

1041-478 - as delivered

1041-479 - New Haven version with Hancock air whistle


2001 - 905 - Electric locomotives

2001-905 - GG1

good for electric trolleys


3010 - steam locomotives

0-4-0

0-6-0

0-8-0


3017 -

3017-520 2-4-4 Bachmann Forney

3017-552 2-8-0 Bachmann K27

3017-552 identified as Bachmann K28 (7-32-1)


3101 - misc steam

 need to investigate, aristo steam


3107 - misc steam

bachmann steam


4000 - aristo 2-8-8-2 mallet

articulated


4004 - Bachmann 2-6-6-2


4101 - articulated steam


5000 - 481 through 482

UP Veranda Turbine


Some specific settings examples

 

 

1008 - Aristo RS-3 1008, 20x

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 horn  wabco 1 (SW7_beg)  60  
 alt horn  nathan p3 3 chime (e5_head_7520)  57%  
 bell  (RS-1_bell)  14%  
 motor  ALCO  19%  
 turbo    15%  
notching  no notching    
transitions  EM activation    
1st transition  22    
2nd transition  0    
 misc  dual motor startup    
 dynamic brake fans no dynamic brakes    
 pump  (bongo2)  15%  
 cooling fan (fan2_start) [18594 bytes]  8%  
 vents  (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes]  16%  
 squealing brakes  not armed    

 


USAT GP7 1008, 292

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle  Nathan M5 5-Chime (M5_BEG) [77490 bytes]  71  
 alt whistle Leslie S-3 3-Chime (630BEGb) [28926 bytes]  73  
 bell (RS10_bell) [20637 bytes]  39  
 motor  EMD 1st Gen  35  stock is low, raise to 45
 turbo    5  
notching  1st gen EMD or ALCO    
transitions  air activation    
1st transition  22    
2nd transition  0    
 misc  dual motor startup    
 dynamic brake fans (dbrake_beg) [12677 bytes]  38  
 pump  (Diesl_pump_q3k) [6616 bytes]  7  
 cooling fan (fan2_start) [18594 bytes]  9  
 vents  (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes]  25  
 squealing brakes  not armed    

 


Aristo E8 1008, 328

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle  Nathan M5 5-Chime (M5_BEG) [77490 bytes]  71  raise to99
 alt whistle Leslie S-3 3-Chime (630BEGb) [28926 bytes]  73  
 bell (D1BELL) [5872 bytes]  15  raise to50
 motor  EMD 1st Gen  37  
 turbo    5  
notching  1st gen EMD or ALCO    
transitions  air activation    
1st transition  22    
2nd transition  0    
 misc  dual motor startup    
 dynamic brake fans  (DynamicBrake_E9_start) [15311 bytes]  22  
 pump  (Diesl_pump_q3k) [6616 bytes]  7  
 cooling fan (fan2_start) [18594 bytes]  9  
 vents  (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes]  25  
 squealing brakes  not armed    

 
Tuning:

CV2 = 8
pid's best at 10, 2, 5 for all 4 speed ranges


 

Aristo SD 45  1008 335?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Nathan M5 5 chime (M5_BEG)     71%
alt hrn same                 71%
bell:     F3bell4  10%
motor:    emd B 2nd gen              29%,
    turbo                 10%
    no notching
    E-M activation sounds
    1st transitions (22 smph)
dyn brk    (dbrake_beg)             32%
pump    (Diesl_pump-q3k)        7%
cool fan (fan2_start)            8%
    (vent_opening2)            16%
squealing brakes  not armed by default

 


USAT F3

titan q3 file

 

pids

  P I D
  15 1 70
  4 0 30
  4 0 30
  4 0 30

15

 

 

 


 

 USAT GP 38-2 settings 1008 351?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Leslie S-3BJ 3-Chime (Leslie_5_beg) 58%
alt hrn: none, and non possible
bell:    (F3BELL4)             10%
motor:    GP20                41%
    turbo                10%
    notching            Dash 8
Transitions:                 no Activation sounds
    1st transistion            0 smph
    2nd transistion         0 smph
    dual motor startup        no
dynamic brakes    (dbrake_beg)        64%
pump    (Diesl_pump_q3k)         9%
cool fan (fan2_start)            30%
    (vent_opening2)            25%
squealing brakes not armed   40 / 20


Aristo GP 40 settings 1008 363?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Nathan M5 5 chime (M5_BEG)     71%
alt hrn Leslie S-3BJ (Leslie_5_beg)    58%
bell:     F3bell4             10%
motor:    emd 2nd gen              29%,
    turbo                 10%
    continuus notching
    E-M activation sounds
    1st transition            22 smph
dyn brk    (dbrake_beg)             32%
pump    (Diesl_pump-q3k)        7%
cool fan (fan2_start)            8%
    (vent_opening2)            16%
squealing brakes  not armed by default


 Aristo Dash 9 1008 434?

    FILE                % VOLUME
******************************************************
horn:    Nathan M5 5-chime (M5_beg)    94%
alt hrn    Leslie S-3BJ 3-Chime (Leslie_5_beg)    58%
bell:    (D1BELL)             15%
motor:    GE Dash 8            60%
    turbo                10%
    notching            none selected
Transitions:                 electromechanical Activation
    1st transistion            22 smph
    2nd transistion         0 smph
    dual motor startup        no
dynamic brakes    DynamicBrake2_start    15%
pump    (GE_pump_loop)            13%
cool fan (fan2_start)            9%
    (vent_opening2)            25%
squealing brakes not armed   40 / 20


 

Aristo RDC 1041, 

Note that this loco is very different from other diesels, it does not have notches, but shift points.

As delivered, this loco shifts up to 4th gear so quickly you don't enjoy hearing the gears shift.

I changed my shift points to every 20 speed steps (128 ss mode)

So set CV 55.21.0 = 20, much nicer.

You will have to bump up the sound levels too, using the stock RDC speaker.


AML USRA 0-6-0 3010, 505

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle  (Shaybeg2) [27625 bytes]  55  
 alt whistle  (K28_beg) [64073 bytes]  72  
 bell  (844bell) [38862 bytes]  13  
 chuff  Pensy K4 Pacific Chuff [451113 bytes]  38  
 rod clank    10  sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator  (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes]  5  
 pump  (Big2Pump) [9473 bytes]  15  
 squealing brakes  not armed    

 


Aristo C16 3010, 542

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle (K28_beg) [64073 bytes]  72  
 alt whistle  (Shaybeg2) [27625 bytes]  55  
 bell  (844bell) [38862 bytes]  13  
 chuff  Pensy K4 Pacific Chuff [451113 bytes]  38  
 rod clank    10  sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator  (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes]  5  
 pump  (Big2Pump) [9473 bytes]  15

 

 squealing brakes  not armed    

 


Aristo Mikado 3010, 551

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle (HWbeg) [32253]  56  
 alt whistle  (Shaybeg2) [27625 bytes]  55  
 bell  (844bell) [38862 bytes]  13  
 chuff  Pensy K4 Pacific Chuff [451113 bytes]  38  
 rod clank    10  sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator  (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes]  5  
 pump  (Big2Pump) [9473 bytes]  15  
 squealing brakes  not armed    

 


Bachmann K27 3010, 552

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle (K28_beg) [64073]  58  
 alt whistle  (ON30_beg) [45023 bytes]  59  
 bell  (844bell) [38862 bytes]  18  
 chuff  (1LONG1a) [16471 bytes]  59  
 rod clank    10  sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator  (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes]  10  
 pump  (K28_pump) [6881 bytes]  19  
 squealing brakes  not armed    


Note: Bachmann copied the Aristo socket backwards on the lights, so you will have to change a "stock" file accordingly.
 


Aristo ATSF 3751 Northern 4-8-8 3010, 631

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle (3751_beg) [56448]  58  
 alt whistle  (HWbeg) [32253 bytes]  56  
 bell  (3751_bell_at_7520) [11230 bytes]  15  
 chuff  (ATSF Northern Chuff) [390060 bytes]  36  
 rod clank    9  sounds better at 15-20%
 steam generator  (steam_gen_beg_a) [46048 bytes]  5  
 pump  (Big2_pump) [9473 bytes]  15  
 squealing brakes  not armed    

 


Aristo Dash 9 1008-434

 sound  file  volume
%
 notes
 whistle Leslie S5-T 5-Chime (Leslie_5_beg) [55485 bytes] 58  
 alt whistle Nathan K3 (KL3_beg1) [50002 bytes]  58  
 bell (D1BELL) [5872 bytes]  40  
 motor  GE Dash 8  15  stock is low, raise to 45
 turbo    12  
notching  Dash 8    
transitions  no activation    
1st transition  0    
2nd transition  0    
 misc      
 dynamic brake fans none    
 pump (GE_pump_loop) [16835 bytes]  20  
 cooling fan (fan2_start) [18594 bytes]  9  
 vents  (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes]  25  
 squealing brakes  not armed    

 

 

 


Custom sound file for PCC car for Nick Savatgy

Start with GG-1 sound file

 

 

 sound

 file  volume
%
 notes
 horn RDC Horn Beg  100  had to turn way up
 alt horn euro 620_7207 76 stock
 bell Challenger 82  
 motor e3mot8x 20  
 turbo    0  
notching  1st gen EMD or ALCO    
transitions  air activation    
1st transition  22    
2nd transition  0    
 misc  dual motor startup    
 dynamic brake fans (dbrake_beg) [12677 bytes]  0  
 pump  (Diesl_pump_q3k) [6616 bytes]  0  
 cooling fan (fan2_start) [18594 bytes]  std  
 vents  (vent_opening2) [16471 bytes]  25  
 squealing brakes >40 <20    
user sound all aboard / tom hanks 90