World Firsts

We're proud of our long history of innovation and continuous improvements and have a long list of world first achievements.

What's New:

July 03, 2018

The wordmark ShockWave is now an officially registered Trade Mark, registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

June 04, 2018

New Dominie 125 (Hawker Siddley 125) jet airplane sound set now available bringing our total airplane sounds to 104!

April 06, 2018

New Gloster Meteor airplane jet sound set now available bringing our total airplane sounds to 103!

February 24, 2018

New F4 Phantom airplane jet sound set now available bringing our total airplane sounds to 102!

February 21, 2018

HMS Hood sound set now available bringing our total boat sounds to 41!

World Firsts

We're proud of our long history of innovation and continuous improvements and have a long list of world first achievements. We continue to be the world leader in technological achievements in R/C sound systems.

Here are our world first breakthroughs.

  1. 2007 - SFX4 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to incorporate a 10 Watt audio power amplifier on-board.
    First R/C sound module to be fully configurable by a USB Port.
    First R/C sound module to provide a GUI based software configuration program.
    First R/C sound module to provide no less than 8 switched outputs for flashing LEDs in sync. with gunfire or switching external accessories.
    First software program to automatically generate multiple engine speed sounds with variable maximum/idle ratio

  2. 2008 - SFX5 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to incorporate a 40 Watt audio power amplifier on-board, and in a footprint smaller than a credit card.
    First R/C sound module to be equally suitable for R/C airplanes, helicopters, tanks, boats and garden trains.
    Also adds audio line out signals to feed an external amplifier.


  3. 2010 - SFX6 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to provide CD quality playback - 16 bits/44100 samples/second.
    First R/C sound module to provide TWO independent throttle controlled engine sounds and be able to play back gun sounds at the same time.
    To this day, our sound systems are the ONLY R/C sound systems capable of doing this.
    First R/C sound system to also have analogue inputs to support static museum displays and electric bikes, wheelchairs and vehicles.
    First R/C sound module to have a BootLoader program to allow the consumer to upgrade the firmware himself.


  4. 2012 - ShockWave/SFX7 sound module.
    First airplane R/C sound module to use a removable microSD card giving huge storage capacities and very long sound loops.
    First R/C sound module to have extensive configurable control of four switched outputs.
    First R/C sound module to provide proportional PWM switched outputs to control smoker unit fans with an engine start-up burst.
    First R/C sound module to provide auto ramp-up/ramp-down of engine sounds to simulate very large engines which cannot change speed quickly.


  5. 2013 - ShockWave/ShockWave 2 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to provide extensive range of jet fighter sounds with afterburner sound kicking in at about 3/4 throttle.
    First R/C sound module to provide auto-cross-fade of engine sounds.
    First R/C sound module to offer remote volume control, both by radio control and by wired remote control.


  6. 2014 - Integrated Low Battery Voltage Warning Alarms.
    First R/C sound module to provide low battery voltage alarms for both receiver and main batteries. Can play any sound any number of times when the battery voltage is too low.