Music and sounds are the basis of my life

I welcome you to this website devoted to some of my passions. I am in many activities. Some of them include music, publishing, musical production and sound projects development for model train locomotives. I find my job professionally fulfilling and exciting, and I hope you enjoy my posts!

Soundcloud playlist with Railsounds samples

Now available a Soundcloud playlist with sound samples of all projects sound I have made. These are files that reproduce the real behavior of a narrow-gauge locomotive fitted with Railsounds sound projects. With this utility it is now very easy to discover the peculiarities of each project. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/205445227″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

ALCO 1600 sound project, original engine edition

A new 1600 sound project will be available soon, powered with the original ALCO 244f and electro-hydraulic regulator. 1600 series ended up with ALCO 251C-3 that are basically the same engines that were incorporated into RENFE 2100 series. Although locomotives with 244F engines no longer survive except for one preserved 1615 known as “Marilyn”, the old ALCO 244f represent the true sound essence of these beautiful…

Load compensation and sound on small-gauge locomotives

The goal of load compensation on digital small-gauge locomotives is to maintain consistent speed in all circumstances and only limited by available power. A decoder featuring load compensation is programmed to monitor the electromotive force (EMF) of the engine in “normal” conditions. Any deviation from this “basic load” will be interpreted as a ramp or slope, causing a variation of the power delivered to the engine. The amount of compensation that…

La gran sinfonía del tren

New Doehler&Haass official sound project: Alco 1800 RENFE

Doeheler & Haass just released, for free download, my last sound project for RENFE Alco 1800. This new work is incorporated into the official list of sounds from the German sound decoders company. The sound samples were obtained from 1812 locomotive, that is  preserved in excellent working condition in Monforte de Lemos (Galicia, Spain), thanks to the work of Museo del Ferrocarril de Galicia. This…

Recording RENFE Alco 321 locomotive

In recent days we have been able to record two Alco locomotives of the 2100 series, 321.054.9 and 321.070.5. There is no doubt that the sound of these engines is spectacular, very similar to 1800 we have also recorded (I’ll upload a small post about this recording very soon) with a very deep and characteristic stroke sound.