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.

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.

Japanese 6 (Dec 26,2021) 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.

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

Here is the Sound data list.

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.


OPEN SOUND DATA is powered by Desktop Station.

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