MAFX019 Volcano is a collection of unique sounds recorded in Ethiopia’s Afar region at Erta Ale volcano. Erta Ale is one of only a handful of volcanoes with lava lakes in the world, situated in the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest and most inhospitable places in the world. The name means Smoking Mountain in the local Afarigna language and Erta Ale does not disappoint in this regard, as you can see in the video. This place is also known as the Gateway to Hell, an appropriate moniker given the 47C/117F temperatures and lots of dead fauna we encountered.
There were only a few lava pits when the library was recorded but plenty of continuous and violent toxic gas releases. Occasionally the ground would move creating low frequency rumbles and debris falling. I had to use a long boompole in order to suspend my trusty MKH8060 over the edge and I improvised a spaced omni array by taping the MikroUsi mics to a video tripod ballhead. The expedition wasn’t 100% risk-free but it was more than worth it for these beautiful sounds.
FabFilter Volcano has proven to be one of the few plug-ins that offer convincing high quality digital filtering with unique analog character. With tons of features, modulation options and a unique user interface, Volcano 2 is the absolute top of its class!
Volkswagen Caravelle T5 2.0 TDI sound library features 66 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. Engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual city driving, through accelerations on a highway up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio. In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features exterior passes, whooshes and other road related sounds recorded in mono and stereo. Last but not least, different foley were recorded to cover exterior and interior activities.
Recording of a German 2001 Volkswagen Golf Sportscombi with a 1.6 litre engine with 5 speed transmission in a total of 14 synchronized takes.
The German 2001 Volkswagen Golf Sportscombi sound fx collection features 358 clips in 29.21 gigabytes of field recordings. It showcases the sound of its 1.6-litre engine with 5-speed transmission in a total of 14 synchronized takes.
The 11 onboard takes feature microphones mounted in the engine, at the exhaust, and the interior (with an Ambisonic perspective) to record driving with gearshifts, steady RPMs, and ramps. In addition, three stereo rendered mixes of each position are included for easy editing. The 8 exterior microphones were positioned at 5 locations to record starting and shutting down, departures and arrivals, and passes (including doppler horn bys) at slow to fast speeds. Also included are performed sound effects of doors, windshield wipers, horns, and more.
The package is complete with Reaper and Pro Tools editing sessions, Altiverb and Waves impulse responses of the cabin interior, and full professional metadata embedded in every clip.
The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular hatchbacks around. This set of recordings was made from a 2003 gas fuelled, 5-speed manual transmission model. The coverage is extensive with exterior, interior and onboard sounds.
Get the authentic sounds of a Volkswagen Golf II 1.6 Diesel – around 2.5 hours in total!
It comes with engine recordings from both the outside and inside, passby sounds, foley and interior sounds. The engine sounds were recorded during regular driving for film usage, and it was driven in a more demanding way – with steady RPMs and slow accelerations – for game implementation. All files are tagged with Soundminer metadata, for quick and easy access. So when you need the sounds of an everyday car, this library gets you 152 minutes of exactly that. As a bonus, there are sounds of tyres during sudden braking at very high speeds.
Volkswagen Golf V 1.6 FSI is a small sound effects library featuring the engine recorded onboard (engine/exhaust/drivers cabin in sync) and exterior passes. Regular driving, accelerations, reverse, engine on/idle/off, rpm ramps (recorded with microphones onboard), and exterior perspective covering passes with different speeds, stopping and reverse sound effects. Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, Rode NTG3, two Sennheisers 8040 and two DPAs 4061 microphones.
Recording of a 1943 German Volkswagen Kübelwagen type 82 from World War II, equipped with a 4-cylinder 1000 cubic centimetre air-cooled engine with a 4 gear transmission.
The 1943 German Volkswagen Kübelwagen type 82 sound collection features 436 sound files in 19.6 gigabytes of audio. Also known as the Safari or Bucket/Tub Car, the sound library showcases the sound of the World War II vehicle’s 4-cylinder 1000 cubic centimetre air-cooled engine with a 4 gear transmission.
A total of 18 synchronized takes depict both onboard and exterior perspectives. The onboard takes (14 perspectives) present recordings from the engine, interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), and exhaust as the vehicle drives with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The exterior recordings (10 perspectives) position microphones at multiple locations and distances to capture departures, arrivals, passes, idles, and more at slow to fast speeds. Also included are performed Foley effects of doors, trunks, and more, as well as mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust.
The package includes Altiverb, Waves, and starter pistol impulse responses, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and full professional metadata in every clip.
Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI is our new library. This time we recorded this classic car with several mics all around!
All files are recorded 24bit, 96 kHz, with Rode NTG1 and Shure VP88 microphones. Library contains wav files of driving, interior and exterior foley, mechanical and electrical sounds.
Recording of a German 1978 Volkswagen Van Type 2 also known as Transporter, Kombi, Microbus, camper, hippe van, and minibus, with a GE 4070A 2L 4 cylinder boxer engine with fuel injection and modified 3” exhaust system.
The German 1978 Volkswagen Van Type 2 sound bundle gathers 274 clips in 27.92 gigabytes of audio. Also known as Transporter, Kombi, Microbus, camper, hippie van, and minibus, this vehicle shares the sound of a GE 4070A 2L 4 cylinder boxer engine with fuel injection and modified 3” exhaust system.
A total of 12 synchronized takes catalogue 33 channels of onboard and exterior field recordings. The 9 exterior perspectives document driving from 4 positions as the minibus drives from slow, medium, and fast speeds as it arrives, departs, passes, and more. The 9 onboard perspectives arrange microphones inside the van, at the engine, and the exhaust to catalogue driving with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. Also included are performed effects of doors, interior controls, horns, and more.
The bundle is delivered with embedded metadata, 7 languages of metadata keyword import files, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and pre-rendered mixes of the onboard tracks.
Moxie Sound and their seasoned recordists are proud to present to you their very first sound effects library featuring the one and only 1979 Volkswagen Westfalia 'Type 2' Camper.
This mini bus has a diesel engine that purs, rumbles, and roars. We recorded every sound this beast is capable of making. If you've got a project with this specific vehicle or a similar one that simply needs sweetening, you will find everything you are looking for here. The older character of this vehicle will no doubt add life to your story.
A collection of volleyball recordings, with various hit and block sounds of different strengths – each with multiple versions. These original sounds were recorded with a Pro volleyball player using an official game ball.
The 1970 Volvo Amazon police car sound effects library gathers 468 clips in 17.5 gigabytes of audio. Also known as the Volvo Canadian, the collection depicts the Swedish vehicle’s B20 straight 4-cylinder engine in 38 takes.
The car’s engine, exhaust, intake, and interior are portrayed in 8 onboard perspectives via 12 channels of audio. Fast, medium, and slow exterior maneuvers such as arriving, passing, and departing are captured at 4 discrete locations using 8 perspectives and 17 channels. The library includes ramps, gearshift, and steady maneuvers as well as a suite of idles and blips. The car’s siren is portrayed onboard and in Doppler exterior passes by. There are also extensive isolated performed effects of doors, sirens, the hood, horns, and more.
Includes 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS spotlight metadata.
The Volvo 142 features 425 sound fx from a 4 cylinder B20A 82 horsepower engine. The 35 takes depict 15.49 gigabytes of recordings of the Swedish two-door car, also known as models 144 and 145.
29 combined channels create synchronized maneuvers of onboard (engine, exhaust, interior, 8 perspectives and 12 channels) and exterior (approaching, departing, passing, 8 perspectives and 17 channels). There are also static idles, blips, and steadies in neutral, as well as driving and passing at steady RPMs, gearshifts, ramps, and performed sound effects. A four-channel Ambisonic AMBEO recording is provided of the interior vehicle cabin.
Includes 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS spotlight metadata, and an Altiverb impulse response.
The Volvo 142 drag car recording showcases the sound of a 1971 version of the Swedish car and its custom Chevrolet 427 small block V8 with a Vortech supercharger.
The Volvo 142 drag car sound library bundles 129 clips from 6 tandem takes totalling 11.15 gigabytes of field recordings. The collection showcases the sound of a 1971 version of the Swedish car and its custom Chevrolet 427 small block V8 with a Vortech supercharger.
A total of 33 channels of audio detail the sound of this custom car from both onboard and exterior perspectives. Interior (including an Ambisonic microphone), exhaust, and engine perspectives – in addition to three custom mixes – detail onboard driving at medium and fast speeds from 11 perspectives. Exterior takes on straightaways and turns share departures, passes, and arrives across 8 perspectives.
The package also provides are Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions as well as full professional metadata in every clip.
A Swedish 1967 Volvo 142 with a B20 2 liter, straight 4 cylinder gas engine modified for higher performance and built for rally.
The Swedish 1967 Volvo 142 rally car sound collection includes 259 clips in 18.04 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a B20 2 liter, straight 4 cylinder gas engine modified for higher performance and built for rally.
A total of 11 synchronized takes share both exterior and onboard driving in 35 channels. 7 exterior perspectives showcase slow, medium, and fast driving as the rally car departs, arrives, passes by, and reverses. 13 onboard perspectives share driving with ramps, steady RPMs, and gearshifts from microphones mounted in the interior (with an Ambisonic perspective), engine, and exhaust.
Every file is embedded with complete professional metadata. The package includes mixing sessions in Pro Tools and Reaper formats, custom mixes of the onboard recordings, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
The Volvo 242 sound fx collection includes 271 sounds in 13.51 gigabytes of audio. The 242 is a DL 1975 version of the car, also known as models 240, 244, and 245. It features 25 takes of recordings from the Swedish vehicle and its 4-cylinder B20 A, 82 horsepower engine.
16 synchronized perspectives capture both onboard and exterior performances. Eight onboard perspectives (12 channels, including 4 in AMBEO) recorded driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps using microphones mounted in the engine, interior, and exhaust. Eight other exterior perspectives (18 channels) showcase driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds approaching, departing, and passing by. There are also steadies in neutral, blips, and performed effects, as well as an Altiverb impulse response.
All clips have 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
This sound library features the Swedish Volvo 780 Bertone 1990, similar to Volvo models 740, 745 and 760, powered by a straight 4 cylinder B230GT/FT engine with turbo. It includes 317 files in 15.09 gigabytes ranging from 4-channel exterior Holophone recordings, stereo passes, focused mono takes, and more.
The recordings capture all aspects of the 780’s performances from starting, stopping, and passing by on straight roads and corners. A suite of 11 onboard takes compliment the exterior perspectives with engine, interior, and exhaust recordings. The recordings feature driving and passes at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. There are idles, steady RPMs in neutral, and blips. Also included are Ambisonic recordings of the interior, various performed sound fx, and an Altiverb impulse response file of the interior of the car.
The Volvo 850 SE 2.5 sound fx library features 25 takes of recordings from a classic 1996 Swedish car. The bundle collects 596 sound fx that total 21.53 gigabytes of audio from a straight 5-cylinder, 10-valve, 2.5 litre manual drive 144 horsepower engine.
The 9 exterior perspectives (20 channels) present the vehicle travelling on straightaways and around corners from multiple distances at fast, medium, and slow speeds performing approaches, departures, and passes. The onboard takes (11 perspectives from 16 channels, out of which 4 are AMBEO) capture synchronized driving performances from the engine, interior, exhaust, and trunk at steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. Also included in the library are performed sound effects of doors, horns, etc, and idles, blips, and steadies in neutral. Both Altiverb and Waves impulse responses are provided of the interior car cabin.
All takes are embedded with 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
This library features a Volvo A30E articulated dump truck with a 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, rated to 343 horsepower. The hauler weighs 23 tons and has a top speed of 53 km/h. The recordings consist of eight onboard tracks: interior left and right, two engine, intake, transmission and two exhaust, and eight exterior tracks. With 169 sounds of startups, idling, driving at various speeds and RPMs, blips, shutdowns, approaches, passbys, aways, doors, horn, flatbed up and down and more, you're sure to have all the dump truck action you need.
This library features onboard recordings of a powerful Volvo F12 firetruck which is often used at airports. With its diesel V6 and open exhausts to get some extra horsepower, it can reach the place of fire quicker. The recordings consist of two engine and two exhaust channels, and contains startups, stops, idling, driving, as well as the vehicle's sirens and horns.
You get the sounds of a real semi truck with this SFX library, featuring a 1992 Volvo F12 truck with a straight 6-cylinder diesel engine. The recording contains of both onboard and exterior material, and covers startup, idle, shutdown, accelerating and decelerating through gears, driving at steady rpms, blips, approach, passbys at different speeds and more.
Recording of a Swedish 1979 Volvo F609 Tow Truck with a straight 6 cylinder diesel engine with 118 horsepower and a 5 gear manual transmission.
The Swedish 1979 Volvo F609 Tow Truck sound bundle collects 239 clips in 31.03 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a straight 6 cylinder diesel engine with 118 horsepower and a 5 gear manual transmission.
A total of 13 synchronized takes share both onboard and exterior perspectives. The 10 onboard perspectives capture audio from the engine, interior (with an Ambisonic perspective), chassis, and exhaust while driving with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. 7 exterior perspectives arranged at four positions showcase departures, arrivals, and passes at slow, medium, and fast speeds. The package gathers performed effects of doors, switches, gearsticks, and more.
Also included in the collection are Waves and Altiverb impulse responses of the interior cabin, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, 18+ fields of embedded metadata, and metadata import files for keywords in seven languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
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