WOWSound Rotate Feature

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The rotate feature on a WOWSound decoder allows you to quickly cycle through different types of sounds on the decoder by using a single button. The button to which the rotate feature is mapped may vary based on the decoder version or OEM supplier. Function mapping information can be found in the Quick Start Guides included with OEM decoders, or in the literature pamphlet included with a decoder purchased from TCS. For most decoders, the default button is 9 to use the Rotate feature.

The Rotate feature works by changing the most recently played sound to the next one in order after pressing the button. To use the Rotate feature, play some sound such as the horn/whistle or bell sound, then press the Rotate button to begin cycling through the available sounds. Once the rotate button is pressed, the new sound set is locked in automatically. In the case of whistles and horns, using the rotate feature will simultaneously change all of the individual sound types (Playable, Short, Grade Crossings, Forward Quill, Reverse Quill, Stop Blast). This means that you do not need to manually re-assign all of the correct sounds to each of the buttons these sound types may be mapped to.

Note: When rotating horns/whistles, Audio Assist will announce the name of the newly-selected horn/whistle set - this is not true of all sounds. Rotating bells, for example, will play a sample sound of the new bell.

Since there are typically so many sound options on the decoder, you may find yourself rotating past the desired sound, or wanting to go back to a previous sound. To do this, you can use the direction key on your throttle to change the direction of the rotation. Normally, the Rotate feature cycles through sounds in Alphabetical (or neumerical) order; however, by setting the throttle to reverse, this will cause the Rotate feature to begin cycling through the sounds in reverse alphabetical (or neumerical) order. You may use this ability to "go back" if you found something you liked and do not want to go all the way around again, or if you want to go to one of the last options in the list more quickly when starting at the beginning.

Check out our video demonstration of the Rotate feature in action!