Featured Sound Creator Pole Position Production Asbjoern Andersen

Why Pole Position Production stand out:

When it comes to vehicle sound effects, the sound libraries from Sweden’s Pole Position Production are in a league of their own. With decades of experience recording 100s of SFX libraries of things that drive, sail and fly, their content has been used in many of the biggest films and games in existence. For maximum usability and fidelity, their libraries are always captured from multiple perspectives and with extreme high-end equipment, and their catalog features a number of rare recordings not available anywhere else.

Their work goes way beyond just vehicles, with Pole Position Production also offering detailed collections in categories such as nature, wildlife, weapons, and even horror.



Highlight: Robinson R44 Raven II 2004

The American 2004 Robinson R44 Raven II light helicopter sound bundle includes 464 clips in 63.99 gigabytes of audio. It shares the sound of a single Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5 6 cylinder, flat engine with fuel injection (245 bhp (183 kW)), with with rotor diameter at 33 ft (10.1 m), and tail rotor diameter 4 ft 10 in (1.5 m).

The collection of 14 synchronized takes showcases both exterior and onboard takes of taking off, landing, hovering, start ups, shut downs, as well as stationary idles. 12 exterior perspectives arrange multiple microphones around the airfield. 9 onboard perspectives include recordings from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, and exhaust. Also included are performed effects of switches, doors, and more.

The collection downloads with complete embedded metadata support, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, metadata keyword import files and 7 languages, and 3 custom mixes of the onboard perspectives.


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Explore the libraries from Pole Position Production below:


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Best-selling libraries from Pole Position Production:

  • Recording of a 2017 Audi R8 with a FSI 5.2 Liter V10 engine from a German luxury car.

    The 2017 Audi R8 sound bundle includes 472 clips in 25.31 gigabytes of field recordings. It features the sound of a FSI 5.2 Liter V10 engine from a German luxury car.

    The collection gathers 12 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior driving. The onboard perspectives share recordings from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, and exhaust while driving with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. The exterior microphones were arranged at 5 locations to capture slow-to-fast driving while departing, passing by, and arriving, as well as idles. Also included are performed effects of dashboard effects, levers, and doors, impulse responses, and custom mixes of the onboard perspectives.

    The collection includes 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments, Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, and text files of translated search keywords in 7 languages, ready for import into your favourite metadata app.

  • The Car Destruction sound effects collection contains chassis scrapes, dragging, flipping, road rail scratching, multiple car chassis dropping takes include rolling down a slope, falling onto the ground, and impacting other cars.damaged engine idling and slow to fast driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from both onboard and exterior perspectives both on two cylinders and without oil and more.

  • Recording of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat from 2015 with a supercharged V8 6.2 Hemi engine with 707 horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque.

    The Dodge Challenger Hellcat sound fx collection features 196 clips in 15.08 gigabytes of audio from a 2015 version of this American sports car. It depicts the sound of its supercharged V8 6.2 Hemi engine with 707 horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque.

    A total of 12 synchronized takes share exterior and onboard field recordings. The 7 exterior perspectives captured driving from slow to fast speed as the muscle car departs, passes by, and arrives, as well as starts and shuts off, idles, and more. The 10 onboard takes arrange microphones in the cabin, the engine, and at the exhaust as the car drives with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. Three bonus custom stereo mixes are also available of the onboard perspectives.

    The bundle includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions and 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments embedded in every clip.

  • The Feedback sound library and Kontakt instrument features 70 sound clips in 3.6 gigabytes of audio and 6 Kontakt patches. It includes the sound of wailing and screeching in long, sustained tones, swelling drones, and short bursts.

    The Feedback sound library and Kontakt instrument features 70 sound clips in 3.6 gigabytes of audio and 6 Kontakt patches. It includes the sound of wailing and screeching in long, sustained tones, swelling drones, and short bursts.

    The collection showcases various creative performances of feedback, captured from four perspectives in a stone school hallway: above, behind, in front, off-axis, as well as a standard perspective. A mixture of mono, surround, and stereo microphones were used to capture long tones, short swells, rumbles, and other textured whines and wails.

    The package includes Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, Kontakt 5 patches, and 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments.

  • This library contains a number of gun acoustics sound effects from many weapons: AK4, AK5, AK47, MP5, Walther PPK and Sig Sauer, being fired in a number of acoustically different indoor locations, a big stone hall, a cafeteria, a catacomb-like area, and a long corridor.

  • Recording of an Italian Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 with a 610 horsepower 5.2 L V10 engine.

    The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 sound library includes 17 takes from an exotic Italian sports car. The collection gathers the sound of its 610 horsepower 5.2 L V10 engine with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with 340 sound fx in 21.98 gigabytes.

    The bundle includes a total of 32 channels of synchronized audio. The 12 onboard perspectives (13 channels) feature microphones mounted at the exhaust, in the interior, and in the engine. They capture driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 9 exterior perspectives (19 channels) showcase departures, approaches, passing by, starting, and turning off while driving on straightaways and around corners.

    Also included is an Altiverb impulse response, embedded metadata in every clip, custom stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, and Reaper and Pro Tools sessions with each take aligned for easy mixing and editing.

  • This sound pack features a recording of a 75mm M4A1 Sherman cannon from World War II as it fires blanks. The library consists of about 20 channels with distances and perspectives ranging from 0 to 150 meters, and it features a large variation of microphones and recorders, such as Sound Devices and Zaxcom. With some hatch foley to top it off, this library has you covered if you're looking for the blasts and tails that only a tank can create.

  • Environments & Ambiences Snow and Ice Textures Play Track 548+ sounds included, 295 mins total $199

    A must-have collection for winter sounds, this library consists of many years' recordings of snow and ice, skiing, textures, ambiences, foley and so on. It contains lots of skiing, jumping, rails, freezing cold winds, ski resort ambiences, lifts, walking in snow and on ice, texture details such as snow spray, tires driving, skidding and spinning on ice and snow, drilling in ice and much more.

  • The Gut-Wrenching Gore Library gathers 712 clips in 26.96 gigabytes. Recorded from 6 synchronized perspectives in 192 kHz, it shares horror sound design elements in two themes: male and female vocalizations and fruit destruction.

    The vocalization showcase screams, choking, gurgling, gobbling, teeth and biting, and breathing, each with a variety of takes and performances. Body blows, stabs, hits, and gore were provided by tearing, breaking, and squeezing fruit, vegetables, and other food such as watermelons, leeks, porridge, yogurt, tomatoes and others.

    The package includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and embedded metadata in every clip.

  • The Junkyard Metal sound library includes 3183 clips in 98.49 GB. It collects the sound of metal hits, drops, pick ups, rattles and clatters, rumbles and rummaging, rocking, rolling, and scraping.

    Featuring diverse props ranging from large metal storage containers, diesel tanks, shopping carts, and tractor buckets to to smaller propane tanks, crates, shopping carts, and bolts, nails, and ammunition, the collection provides multiple performances in each clip.

    The sounds were performed from light to heavy intensities and captured at 192 kHz, 24-bit resolution with Sanken, Sennheiser, Neumann, and Schoeps microphones.

    The bundle is delivered with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional embedded metadata, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.

  • The Gun Acoustics sound fx library features various automatic guns firing single shots and bursts in different environments such as big open area, forest road, container camp and more.

    Includes uzi sounds, AK47 sound effects, as well as AK4, MP5, and other sounds of weapons firing outdoors.

  • The Warfare Sound FX Library very unique and exciting library recorded during a three day military exercise, using several Combat Vehicle 90 performing live firing exercises with 40mm cannons and 7.62 machine guns.

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What others are saying about Pole Position Production:

I’ve known the guys at Pole for years and since I know them as first class recordists, I wanted to bring them in when we started recording effects for Dunkirk. They were one of three recording teams spread around the world. We had a lot of period aircraft and boat recording to do, and they did some great detective work in locating said aircraft and boats, did an excellent job recording them and made an enormous contribution to the production. I’ll definitely work with them again, they do outstanding work.
– Richard King
Sound Supervisor/Warner Brothers, winner of 4 Oscar Awards

During the production of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround we needed top notch vehicle sound effects and since I’d seen some truly awesome REV presets made by Pole I got in touch. Pole delivered wonderful material for experiments with REV and thanks to them the vehicle sounds in PUBG are realistic and enhances the gaming experience. The guys at Pole are very professional and experienced and they always make a huge effort from sourcing vehicles to delivering. We have always been very satisfied with their work and we look forward to working with Pole in the future when we need vehicle sound effects.
– James Park Kyung-won
Lead Sound Designer at PUBG/KRAFTON

Pole Position has leapt to the front of the line with their high quality vehicle recordings. My show “NCIS: New Orleans” has benefitted greatly from their work. Vehicle action sequences require precision, attention to detail, and multi-perspective coverage help to ensure smooth editing throughout the scene. Pole Position products fill those needs beautifully. Keep up the good work!
– Dave Barnaby
Sound Effects Editor

Pole recorded the Mercedes AMG GTR for us with stellar sound quality, doing a tremendous job of capturing the roaring, almost organic voice of this car down to the finest nuance. With a vast array of carefully selected microphones and an extremely clever method of recording they covered every aspect of this car in record breaking time, while still allowing time for some special requirements we had. Their solid experience combined with a friendly and service-minded attitude will see us returning for future projects.
– Eric Thorsell
Sr VR Sound Designer at MediaMonks

I recently started working on the Feature Film – ROAD as Sound Designer. We had a lot of extensive car chase scenes with exotic vehicles which we didn’t have the budget to rent and record. I chose Pole Position products for their multiple microphone position system and intimate sound. The Director loved the results on the Lamborghini / Camaro SS car chase scene!
– Alex Gregson
Sound Designer at 344 Audio

I’ve been a fan of Pole Position Production for years. So I was excited to contract them to help with sound effects on “Anki Overdrive”. We were overhauling the sound of the entire product, and Pole’s contribution was integral to this. They were a huge help with harder to find vehicle sounds. Tire squeals, vehicle impacts, rattling chassis, engine sounds with character, they had it all. Every file they delivered sounded great. Having Pole do the heavy lifting on certain tasks, like preparing granular synth engine ramps, was absolutely the right move. Their contributions made the product sound better and my job easier.

I again reached out to Pole early in the development of another project at Anki. After discussing creative goals, they provided very unique source material that I would have never thought to try, and it worked perfectly. I should point out that in this case, the sounds were not your typical “run of the mill” engine revs and tire squeals. This batch of sounds was both unusual and difficult to come by. Their unique source material took the sound in a very different direction and the product was better for it.

Pole delivers stellar content every time. They are also a pleasure to work with. For these reasons, they will always be at the top of my list when I need new sounds for a project.

– Jason Wolford
Audio Lead: Anki Overdrive
Senior Sound Designer: Anki Vector

“Max Lachmann at Pole Position was wonderful to work with on our film, “Above and Beyond” which centers around the birth of the Israeli Airforce. Authenticity was the key as we had an airplane consultant to ensure the accuracy of the recordings. Max had previously recorded a whole workup on the Messerschmidt ME-109 which is an incredibly rare plane with the engine variant needed. We used these recordings as a hero plane in the film. The fidelity was excellent as was the fullness and richness of the recordings. With no background noise to mar the pristine tracks, we were able to feature them throughout the film.”
– Larry Benjamin
Re-Recording Mixer “Above and Beyond”

“When working on the vehicles of Just Cause 3, I used Pole’s vehicle recordings. They were all of outstanding quality, with microphones placed in the engine and exhaust (multiple positions), interior and even pass-bys are available. Thanks to the multiple tracks, you can mix them to the perspective you desire, were your game a third person, top-down or first-person. The recordings have both steadies for loop-based sounds, and ramps for the granular sound models, both well performed for easy editing. Pole have worked in close cooperation with game developers for years, so their recordings are well suited for games. With over a decade of experience, the Pole team knows how to rig the microphones, and also how to drive and perform the vehicle to get the best recordings. Highly recommended!”
– Peter Hajba
Senior Sound Designer, Avalanche Studios

“Max and his team brought new levels of realism to our game by coming up with innovative ways of capturing the exact live-action sounds we needed for our game. They spent days outside during the freezing cold winter working with athletes and the resort personnel to ensure that they returned with every possible variation of every possible effect. Their dedications simply cannot be matched.”
– Alexander Bergendahl
CEO & Game Director | Poppermost Productions

“Making authentic sound is never easy. Especially when your game has hundreds planes and tanks of World War II, the originals of which is very hard to find sometimes. The guys from the Pole Position Production literally spread all over the world to record authentic engines of tanks and planes for us. As a result, tremendous work has been done in every sense of the word, and I personally got a few new friends.”
– Pavel Stebakov
Audio Director at Gaijin Entertainment

How does it sound when one becomes invisible? What does magic sound like? Mats Lundgren of Pole Position Production has given us the answers in his work on the feature film ”The Circle”. With a huge amount of creativity and ingenuity, Mats has created the sound effects we did not know existed, which magically enhanced the sound and accomplished the film. I can strongly recommend working with Mats Lundgren and Pole Position Production, you will not be disappointed.
– Cecilia Norman Mardell
Producer RMV Film

We really enjoy working with Pole Position Production. The work they provide for us is always professional and high quality. We fully recommend Pole to anyone who is serious about creating beautiful sound and it is always a pleasure working with these talents.
– Rob Blom
Bröderna Blom AB

The people at Pole are simply amazing. They always do their very best to help out as fast as possible and the quality of their sounds is outstanding.
– Torsten Zumhof
TV sound effects editor


More about Pole Position Production:

The Essential Primer to Recording Car Sound Effects

Max Lachmann and the team at Pole Position Production have spent a decade perfecting their car recording methods. This is how they do it today:

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Meet the team who creates some of the world’s best vehicle sound recordings

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Game audio: Behind the spectacular vehicle sounds for Mad Max

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A Spyder speeds along a highway near the Space Needle.How the stunning vehicle sounds for ‘The Crew 2’ were made:

Get the story on how The Crew 2’s cars, bikes, planes and boats got to sound so good

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Recording and Designing the Winter Sound Effects for SNOW:

How do you create great winter sound effects? Here are the clever ways Swedish sound designer Max Lachmann did it:

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