dcc-sound-decoders

DCC decoders incorportating sound - use, programming, or custom sounds

Big on Features, Light on your Wallet - an introduction to SoundTraxx new Econami line of decoders

Clinician: 

Join Jarrette Ireland from SoundTraxx for a complete overview of all of the exciting new features and SoundTraxx classics found in the Econami line of decoders. This clinic will cover the new Hyperdrive 2, Flex Map technology, and current board formats. Designed with Value in the mind this new line of decoders are perfect for any scale from N to G. This clinic will cover the sounds found in steam, diesel, and electric versions of this decoder.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Saturday, Aug 29 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Saint Helens New

TCS WOWSound DCC - Take prototypical sound and operation to a new level

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Train Control Systems will explain and demonstrate their revolutionary WOWSound Decoder. The only sound decoder with True CD Quality sound. Both Steam and Diesel versions will be demonstrated. Using features including Auto Adjusting BEMF, Audio Assist[tm], Keep Alive[tm] and others TCS will show how to make your locomotive sound and run just like the prototype.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Three Sisters
Wednesday, Aug 26 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Weidler

Configuring Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders

Clinician: 

Once you have an engine with a Soundtraxx Tsunami decoder, what do you do with it? This clinic will describe the Configuration Variables (CV) that control momentum and braking characteristics of Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders for both diesels and steam engines. Subjects include deciding how much momentum and braking to use, helping engineers to learn momentum and braking and how to choose settings that will work with engines that don't have Tsunami decoders. A complete configuration for movement control and sound will be presented with suggestions for change to meet particular layout situations.



Layout owners will learn how they help operators get used to brakes to include providing an 'Engine Card' so operators know the performance characteristics of the engines they are running. Another subject will be remapping throttle functions so operators do not need to look at their throttles constantly. Different programming actions for Digitrax, NCE and EasyDCC systems are explained as needed.



The clinic will conclude with an explanation of Tsunami consisting settings.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Saint Helens
Friday, Aug 28 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Mt. Hood

Getting the best from the Soundtraxx Tsunami

Clinician: 

Come to this clinic to find out how to make the Soundtraxx Tsunami sing for you. While mostly about programming, and biased towards steam rather than diesel locomotives, this clinic offers a number of installation tips, and discusses locomotive operating strategies that will increase your enjoyment of your Tsunami-equipped locomotives. We'll even mention Soundtraxx's SoundCar decoder and explore how to make that co-operate and run with a Tsunami-equipped locomotive at the head of the train.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Three Sisters
Saturday, Aug 29 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Three Sisters

Braking, Switching, Running: Railroading with SoundTraxx Technology

Clinician: 

From auto-synchronizing exhaust to full train line braking, learn how SoundTraxx Tsunami Digital Sound Decoders can enhance how you run your railroad. SoundTraxx rep Jarrette Ireland will use prototypical scenarios to demonstrate the many features built into Tsunami decoders for locomotives and rolling stock. He will also showcase the Tsunami SoundCar and its new Intelligent Consisting feature, which makes consisting a breeze with the "wave of a wand." Be sure to bring your DCC questions!

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Saturday, Aug 29 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens Moved to this Room

Modeling with sound: Scale model animation for model railroading

Clinician: 

The use of sound in model railroading goes beyond DCC sound decoders in locos and cars. DCC sound decoders can also be customized for other models. Creating background layout sound has become easier to create, customize, and implement too. This clinic will explore your options for adding sound to your models and layouts, using different approaches, techniques, sources, and players. Come and find out how you can make some new joyful noise!

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Three Sisters
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