OPEN SOUND DATA - our concept and regulation

Our concept

Desktop Station is DCC manufacturer in Japan. We are cooperating with DCC related groups, an company of model railway.

Before starting this activity, we found that some individuals developed high-quality DCC sound data. However, I learned that these data are not open to the public due to various reasons. Therefore, I helped to support these creators, and made it widely available to the general public, and I wanted to contribute to the spread of DCC by disseminating the goodness and fun of DCC.

Consequently, DesktopStation provides financial support and cooperation to creators who have created sound data for DCC. This page has been opened to provide Japanese DCC users in Japan for free of charge.

The sound data released here is funded by DesktopStation as a sponsor, and is released based on a contract with the creator. Uploading to the web and redistribution of data on magazine appendix DVDs are strictly prohibited. Even if there is an inquiry, there will be no permission. Please use link URL when introducing to your friends. This page is link free. You do not need permission to publish links, and you can publish URL information on the web or in magazines.


You (user) shall agree this regulation if you want to use OPEN SOUND DATA(this sound data).

  • User can use this sound data for free of charge.
  • User can not sell DCC decoder programmed this sound data.
  • User can customize this sound data but you need to provide your customized sound data and contact us when you want to distribute cusomized souda data.
  • Creator has copyright of sound data. If you customized the sound data,
  • If you have model railway business, you can provide this sound data programming service. However, you need to get permission by Desktop Station before starting sound data programming service. Your service can earn incomes by end user but the price shall be disclosed clearly in your web page or your store.
  • Do not link sound data url directly. Please link this url (
  • Do not distribute this sound data. User can only download this sound data on this page.
  • Desktop Station contact:

    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 does not support how to use and trouble shooting. please access Japanese Digital Model Railway Forum.


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

    List od Sound Data

    Electric train sound

  • JNR old Electronic train
  • MT54 JNR country train sounds (113, 115, 185 etc)
  • MT54 JNR Express sounds(165,485 etc)
  • JNR 211 commuter series
  • JREast 205-5000 Toyo IGBT VVVF Musashino-line
  • JREast 209 series
  • JREast E231 series
  • JREast E233 Commutter series
  • JREast E233 Sub urban type
  • JREast E235 Commutter train
  • JNR(JR Hokkaido) 781 series
  • JNR 381 express series
  • JREast E353 VVVF express series
  • JREast E257-0 VVVF express series
  • JRWest 223 Hitachi level IGBT inverter
  • JRWest 223 Mitsubishi IGBT VVVF
  • JRWest 225 Toyo IGBT VVVF
  • JRWest 321 Toyo IGBT VVVF
  • JRWest 207-1000 Toshiba GTO VVVF
  • Diesel cars sound

  • Diesel DMH15 series train
  • JNR Diesel Express DML30HSE Kiha183 series
  • JNR Diesel Express DMH17 Kiha82 series
  • JNR Diesel Express DML30HSE Kiha181 series
  • Normal Diesel Car DMH17C
  • Normal Diesel Car DMH17H
  • Normal Diesel Car DMF15HSA
  • Normal Diesel Car DMF15HSA One-Man Ed.
  • Diesel Express Car JRH Kiha 261 DMF13HZA
  • Diesel Car JRE Kiha 110 DMF13HZ
  • Electric train sound (Non JR company)

  • Keio Inokashira line 1000(2nd gen) Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Keio Inokashira line 1000 Hitachi 2 level IGBT inverter
  • Keio Inokashira line 1000 Toyo IGBT VVVF
  • Izukyu 100 Series
  • Keikyu 600 series Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Keikyu New 1000 Toyo IGBT VVVF Experimental Sound Data
  • Hankyu 8300 series Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Keisei 3700 series Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Tobu 8000 series
  • Tobu 6050 express series
  • Tokyu 1000 series Toyo GTO VVVF
  • Tokyu 5050, 5000, See Experimental Sound Data
  • Tokyu 2020, 6020, 3020 Series, See Experimental Sound Data
  • Shizuoka Railway A3000, See Experimental Sound Data
  • Shizuoka Railway 1000, See Experimental Sound Data
  • 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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