So if your like me, you like a bit of realism with your trains and me being an novice film maker and sound designer, key words there. I'm slightly bothered by the whistle Lionel seems to have defaulted to on many of their steam locomotives. Am I the only one who is?
One of the next locomotives on my list I'm looking to acquire for my layout and collection is the Southern Pacific #4449 (or some other GS-4, possibly 2 or more). The only thing I'm not liking is the whistle.
Below is a clip of one of the newest Legacy Locos (0:40 for whistle)
Here is what she sounds like in real life.
Now maybe I'm being too critical on this but those don't sound remotely close and the Lionel Whistle seems to be on several other large locos.
I took a look at some other locos and the whistle they did on #4436 (Also Legacy) sounds pretty good. (Skip to 0:26)
Again maybe I'm being to critical on this. But for me the whistle needs to be pretty close. Thoughts on this? Is there a way to "upload" a new whistle into a loco? Are there other sound sources out there for "upgrading" your locomotive?