OPEN SOUND DATA - our concept and regulation

Our concept

As a provider of open control solutions for digital model railroads, Desktop Station has been working with the DCC Electronic Craft Coalition and the clubs, organizations, and individual users who support our activities to make DCC more fun. In the course of these activities, we have learned that there are individuals who have developed high-quality DCC sound data. However, due to various reasons, this data is not available to the general public. So, we decided to help make the data available to the public, and make it widely available to the general public, so that we can spread the goodness and fun of DCC. Therefore, DesktopStation has decided to provide financial support and cooperation to creators who create sound data for DCC, to create data that is completely free of copyright issues, and to provide the results to Japanese DCC users in Japan for free (free of charge). We have opened this page in order to provide the results to Japanese DCC users in Japan free of charge.

The sound data on this page is sponsored by DesktopStation and is made available under contract with the creators. We will not give permission even if we receive inquiries. Please include the URL to this page,, when you introduce it. This page is link free. You do not need permission to post a link to this page, and you can post the URL information on the Web or in a magazine.

When you use OPEN SOUND DATA, please read this page about copyright and neighboring rights for sound.

Terms of use

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If you do not agree, or are unable to comply with the terms of use while using the OPEN SOUND DATA, you may not use the OPEN SOUND DATA. Please delete the downloaded data immediately.

  • You agree or sympathize with our concept and purpose of OPEN SOUND DATA.
  • Do not commit any act that may cause disadvantage, damage, or discomfort to the administrator of this service, creators, other users, or other third parties.
  • Users who comply with the terms of use may use the sound data on this page by writing it to their own DCC decoders for free.
  • If you receive the sound data itself for a fee, or if you receive the decoder or vehicle in which it was written for a price that exceeds the original price, you must request a refund from the seller. You must also notify DesktopStation of any unauthorized use of the sound data for sale.
  • You may modify the sound data on this page. However, you must contact DesktopStation and distribute the modified sound data in this page to unspecified people or redistribute it via web or other media, except for the services provided by model railroad stores and model manufacturers as described below. You must also apply the Terms of Service as is.
  • You are allowed to modify the sound data on this page, but you must not sell the modified data alone. It is permissible to offer it as a writing service to decoders and to sell the written models. In addition, when selling or providing services, it must be clearly indicated to the user that the data was created based on open sound data.
  • Users (companies, sole proprietors, or individuals) who write to decoders using distributed sound data, or sell decoders themselves or vehicles equipped with decoders as part of their livelihood (business), must obtain prior permission from DesktopStation to start the service. DesktopStation must be notified in advance of your intention to start the service (free of charge), the price of the service must be clearly indicated in the store or on the website, and the cost of the sound data or the value of the sound data itself must be charged to the final paying customer. We will not charge the final paying customer for any costs or charges that are equivalent to the value of the sound data or the sound data itself. In addition, DCC reserves the right to deny or revoke permission for the use of sound data if, based on past history, reputation, credit information, or other information, it is determined that the use of the sound data would interfere with DCC's activities or be inappropriate in terms of public order and morals.
  • Direct links to the sound data files on this page are prohibited. Please make sure to link to this page.
  • Reprinting the sound data files on this page on other pages or distributing them on DVDs or other media to an unspecified number of people is prohibited. No permission will be given.
  • It is prohibited to point out or disclose the illegality of OPEN SOUND DATA itself, related data, developers, collaborators, etc. in public without evidence, or to obstruct their activities.
  • If a vendor or individual who uses sound data illegally does not agree to settle for compensation for the illegal use, you agree at the time of downloading or obtaining the data that the vendor's name, address, and representative will be posted in an unspecified place.
  • The copyright of the sound data is not waived.
  • You agree to disclaim all warranties for any malfunction, accident, or damage caused by the sound data.
  • You agree that no individual support will be provided.
  • These terms of use are subject to change without notice.
  • This Agreement is written in Japanese and translated into English and other languages. The Japanese version is the original, and the English and other language versions are for reference only. In the event of any conflict between these two language versions, the Japanese version shall take precedence.
  • Desktop Station contact:

    Permitted model raiway shop and manufacturer

    Update: July 2, 2020

    If you want to program OPEN SOUND DATA to your decodes by Model Railway Shop, Please check the following permitted shop list.
    If your store(shop, company) want to get permission of use OPEN SOUND DATA, face to face meeting with us is required. If you want to know in detail, please send e-mail to Desktop Station support team.

    Shop name Address URL Product Programming service
    Small kashireyasan Tb DiamondHeights 203, 2-9-2 Matsubara-cho, Akishima, Tokyo URL Rental, installation Available
    Ishida Shoten 3-5-14 Natsumidai, Funabashi, Chiba URL Decoders Available
    ModelLand Tanaka 2-12-18 Shinoharakita, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama URL LokSound,
    Model Railway Shop Kameya Nunotani Building 7F, 3-6-22 Nihonbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka URL N/A Available
    rairhythm Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa URL - Only installation
    MODELS SHIMA Meguro, Tokyo URL LokSound In preparation

    Sound Data files for ESU LokSound V4, 5 series.

    How to program OPEN SOUND DATA

    OPEN SOUND DATA uses ESU's LokSound V4 and Lok Sound 5 series. If you want to write this data to your LokSound, please check ESU's instruction manual. You can easily write sound data using LokProgrammer and your PC.

    Sound volume, locomotive motor parameters are following to LokSound. Please check LokSound Manual.


    Desktop Station provides OPEN SOUND DATA MANUAL as the following PDFs. However, we do not support how to use and trouble shooting. please access Japanese Digital Model Railway Forum.

    Language rev. DOWNLOAD COUNTER
    Japanese 5 (Feb 14,2021) DOWNLOAD
    Chinese 5 (Feb 14,2021) DOWNLOAD
    German 5 (Feb 14,2021) DOWNLOAD
    English 5 (Feb 14,2021) DOWNLOAD

    The OPEN SOUND DATA Manual is now available for public editing on Github. We look forward to your participation in the editing process. ( If you would like to participate in editing, please create a Github account and submit a contributor to us on Github.

    Leaflet, Catalog

    We are providing OPEN SOUND DATA sound list as the following PDF. You can find locomotive sound easily.

    Language rev. DOWNLOAD COUNTER
    Japanese 0 (Apr 17,2021) DOWNLOAD
    English 0 (Apr 17,2021) DOWNLOAD

    We're providing kiha261's English Instruction.
    Kiha261 Sound Data Instruction (2MB, PDF, English),

    List od Sound Data

  • Diesel cars
  • Locomotives
  • Electric cars(JR, JNR)
  • Private Railway Company(Tokyu・Izukyu)
  • Private Railway Company(Keio)
  • Private Railway Company(Tobu)
  • Private Railway Company(Kintetsu)
  • Private Railway Company(Seibu)
  • Private Railway Company(Meitetsu)
  • Private Railway Company(KEIKYU)
  • Private Railway Company(etc)
  • JNR/JR Diesel Cars

  • kiha 40 diesel cars
  • DML30HSE kiha183
  • DMH17 kiha82
  • DML30HSE kiha181
  • DMH17C Vertical Engine, Suitable for kiha10/20/55 etc, Kominato Railway kiha200
  • DMH17H Horizontal Engine, Suitable for kiha81/82/58/52/45/35/23/28 etc, Meitetsu kiha8000
  • DMF15HSA , Suitable for kiha40,47,48, kiha183/184
  • DMF15HSA Late year's One man ed.
  • DMF13HZA kiha261
  • DMF13HZA kiha110
  • N-DMF11HZA kiha283
  • NTA-855-R-1 kiha110
  • SA6D125H HOT7000
  • SA6D125H kiha120
  • SA6D125H JR Shikoku 2000, N2000
  • SA6D125H kiha281
  • SA6D140HE kihaE130, kihaE120
  • NTA-855-R-1 kiha75
  • NTA-855-R-1 kiha85 Suitable for Meitetsu kiha8500, Aizu railway kiha8500.
  • Locomotives

  • JNR 8620 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR 9600 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR C56,C12 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR C58 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR C57,C59 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR D51 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR C61 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR C62 Steam Locomotive
  • JNR DE10 Diesel Locomotive
  • JNR EF64 0 Series/EF62 Electric Locomotive
  • JNR EF64 1000 Series Electric Locomotive
  • JNR EF81 Electric Locomotive
  • JRF EF210/EF510 Electric Locomotive
  • JRF EH200 Electric Locomotive
  • Ooigawa Railway DD20 Diesel Locomotive
  • Electric cars(JNR and JR)

    JNR,JR Express trains:

  • MT46 Express train 153,155,157,159,451,471,161 series
  • MT54 Express train 165,183 series
  • MT54 JNR 185 Express train
  • JNR 781 series
  • JNR 381 series
  • JRE E257-0 VVVF Express train
  • JRE E259 VVVF Express train Suitable for E657 series
  • JRE E353 VVVF Express train
  • JRW 281 Express train
  • JRW 285 Express train Sunrise Express (Toshiba IGBT/Mitsubishi IGBT)
  • JRW 683・289 Express train
  • JRW 87 diesel Mizukaze Express train
  • JRC 373,383 series Wide view Fujikawa etc.(Toshiba GTO VVVF)
  • JRE E5 Super Express
  • JRW 500 Super Express
  • JRW/JRC N700A Super Express
  • JRW/JRW 700 Super Express
  • Old commuter electric cars(nose suspension drive)

  • Old Commuter Electric car Type(Old Kokuden Type) kumoha 12,40 etc.
  • Old Commuter Electric car Type HS-266-A
  • Old Commuter Electric car Type TDK-528
  • Old Commuter Electric car Type TDK-544
  • Old Commuter Electric car Type DK-91B
  • Commuter type:

  • JNR MT54 Electric commuter cars 113,115,185 series
  • JNR 211,213
  • JNR 205 (External Cooling Fan Type)
  • JNR 205-5000 (Toyo IGBT VVVF)
  • JNR 209
  • E231
  • E233 Commuter type (Mitsubishi VVVF)
  • E233 Urban Type (Hitachi VVVF)
  • E235 Commuter type
  • JRW 207-1000 Toshiba GTO VVVF
  • JRW 221
  • JRW 223 Hitachi IGBT VVVF
  • JRW 223 Mitsubishi IGBT VVVF
  • JRW 223 Toshiba IGBT VVVF
  • JRW 225 Toyo IGBT VVVF
  • JRW 321 Toyo IGBT VVVF
  • JRW 321 Toshiba IGBT VVVF
  • JRC 313-5000 Toshiba IGBT VVVF
  • Tokyu, Izukyu

  • Tokyu 1000
  • Tokyu 7200
  • Tokyu・Izukyu 8000
  • Tokyu 8500
  • Tokyu 9000 Hitachi GTO VVVF
  • Tokyu 5050, 5000
  • Tokyu 2020, 6020, 3020
  • Izukyu 100 Kumoha 100 series
  • Private Railway Company(Keio)

  • Keio 1000 Hitachi 2 level IGBT VVVF
  • Keio 1000 Toyo IGBT VVVF
  • Keio 1000 2nd Generation Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Keio 3000 Chopper
  • Keio 5100Type TDK-544
  • Keio 8000 Hitachi GTO VVVF
  • Keio 8000 Toshiba IGBT-PMSM VVVF
  • Keio 8000 Hitachi Hybrid SiC VVVF
  • Private Railway Company(Tobu)

  • Tobu 8000
  • Tobu 6050
  • Tobu 500 Express train
  • Tobu 7800Type TDK-544
  • Tobu 3000 DK-91B
  • Tobu 3050 HS-266-A
  • Tobu 3070 TDK-528
  • Tobu 5050 TDK-544
  • Tobu 5700 TDK-528
  • Private Railway Company(Kintetsu)

  • Kintetsu express MB3127 First type, suitable for 12000,12200,12400,12410,12600,30000.
  • Kintetsu express MB3127 Late type, suitable for 12200,12400,12410,12600,30000.
  • Kintetsu 22000 Mitsubishi GTO VVVF express train
  • Kintetsu 21020/22600 series(Non Updated type) Mitsubishi IGBT VVVF express train
  • Kintetsu express 22600 Mitsubishi IGBT VVVF Express Train
  • Kintetsu Old Commuter train suitable for 1800,1810,2400,2410,2430,2444,2600,2610,2800.
  • Kintetsu 1000Type TDK-544
  • Private Railway Company(Seibu)

  • Seibu 2000/New2000
  • Seibu 10000 Koedo Express
  • Seibu 30000 Hitachi 2 level IGBT VVVF
  • Seibu 40000 Toshiba IGBT-PMSM VVVF
  • Private Railway Company (meitetsu)

  • Meitetsu 5000(old) series/ 5200 series
  • Meitetsu 6500 series/6800 series
  • Meitetsu 6750 /6650 series
  • Meitetsu 7000 TDK-825
  • Meitetsu 5500 TDK-825
  • Meitetsu 8800 TDK-825
  • Private Railway Company (KEIKYU)

  • Keikyu 600 Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Keikyu New 1000 1033F SIEMENS GTO VVVF Suitable for Keikyu 2100 series
  • Keikyu New 1000 like Toyo IGBT VVVF, Refer to Experimental Sound Data
  • The other Private Railway Company

  • Keisei 3700 Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Hankyu 8300 Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Shizuoka Railway A3000, Refer to Experimental Sound Data
  • Shizuoka Railway 1000, Refer to Experimental Sound Data
  • Nagano Railway 2000
  • Hanshin 7861/7961 Series
  • The other MP3 sounds for DSair2, smart phones, PC etc.

    Japanese MP3 file

    Sound Pack JAPAN R3 (Mar 20, 2014) DOWNLOAD (3MB)

    Including Japanese train, station etc sound mp3 files.

    Germany MP3 file

    Sound Pack GERMANY (Mar 20, 2014) DOWNLOAD (63MB)
    This German sound package is provided by wolfgang. Thanks a lot!

    Q. Do you provide assembling guide?

    Please check the followng guides.

    Q. Locomotive address missing.

    Kiha 40's address is 40. The other sound data address is 3. Please read CV1.

    Q. How to adjust volume.

    Use CV63. Also you can use F7.

    Q.I want xxx train sound.

    We don't accept user's request.

    Q. Does it support LokSound SELECT?

    SELECT series are not supported.


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