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.
Recording of a Swedish 2003 Volvo FM10 heavy truck with a D9A (9.4 litre) inline 6-cylinder turbo-charged and intercooled engine.
The Swedish 2003 Volvo FM10 heavy truck sound library collects 332 sound clips in 43.03 gigabytes of field recordings. It features the sound of a D9A (9.4 litre) inline 6-cylinder turbo-charged and intercooled engine performing a wide variety of maneuvers in 14 synchronized takes.
14 onboard perspectives showcase recordings from the flatbed, interior, engine, and exhaust while driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs, together with stereo mixes of each location. 5 exterior perspectives capture departures, arrivals, and passes at slow, medium, and fast speeds from 4 locations. Several takes of performed effects contribute doors, gearshifts, wipers and more.
The collection is provided with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions as well as 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
Recording of a Volvo L90c Wheel Loader with a TD 63 KBE 5.4 litre straight 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine.
The Volvo L90c Wheel Loader sound bundle includes 192 clips in 23.36 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1996 Swedish construction vehicle with a TD 63 KBE 5.4 litre straight 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine.
10 synchronized takes share recordings from both onboard and outside the vehicle. 11 onboard perspectives share driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from the engine, exhaust, and interior. The 9 exterior perspectives present departing, passing, and arriving at slow, medium, and fast speeds from multiple positions. Also bundle with the pack are performed sound effects of the forks, doors, windows, switches, and much more.
The collection includes impulse responses of the Volvo’s cabin, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, mixes of the onboard tracks, full professional embedded metadata, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
The 1966 Volvo P1800S sound fx collection features hours of recordings of a vintage Swedish sports car. 16 perspectives detail the B18 in-line 4 cylinder ohv 115 horsepower engine also similar to the models 1800S, 1800E and 1800ES.
The sound library includes 363 sounds from 17 exterior and 12 onboard channels totalling over 15 gigabytes of audio. The performances include departure, passes, and approaches at slow, medium, and fast speeds while accelerating, with ramps, gear shifts, and at constant RPMs. The collection also has idles, horns, an Altiverb impulse response and an extensive range of performed effects.
Recording of a Volvo PV4 from 1929 with a 1.9 litre, 4-cylinder side-valve, 28 horsepower engine.
The Volvo PV4 sound fx collection features 280 clips and 10.42 gigabytes of an antique 1929 Swedish car. Also known as the Jakob or ÖV4, the library shares a total of 22 takes of its 1.9 litre, 4-cylinder side-valve, 28 horsepower engine.
A total of 25 synchronized channels capture onboard and exterior recordings. Microphones placed at three exterior locations (7 perspectives) depict starting, shutting off, departing, passing, and arriving. The onboard microphones (6 perspectives) were placed inside the cab, around the engine, and at the exhaust to capture driving at steady RPMs and with ramps. Also included is an interior Ambisonic perspective, a number of false starts, and performed effects.
Every clip is embedded with Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata comments.
Recording of a Volvo PV444 from 1957 with an in-line 4-cylinder ohv B16A 60 horsepower engine with a three-speed manual transmission.
The Volvo PV444 sound bundle showcases field recordings of a vintage Swedish model from 1957. 15 synchronized takes gather 258 sound fx in 17.49 gigabytes of the car’s in-line 4-cylinder ohv B16A 60 horsepower engine with a three-speed manual transmission.
Eight exterior perspectives share 17 channels of audio as the car starts, departs, passes, arrives, and shuts off on straightaways and around corners. Eight more onboard perspectives (12 channels) from the car’s exhaust, engine, interior, and Ambisonic cabin capture driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. There are also a variety of performed effects of doors, dashboard switches, and more.
Each file has 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS X metadata.
Recording of a 1965 Volvo PV544 Sport with an in-line 4-cylinder ohv 85 horsepower B18D engine with a 4-speed manual transmission.
The 1965 Volvo PV544 Sport sound fx library gathers 329 clips in 18.25 gigabytes of audio. The collection features 19 takes of the Swedish car’s in-line 4-cylinder ohv 85 horsepower B18D engine with a 4-speed manual transmission.
Seventeen channels arranged in four locations both close and distant capture 8 exterior perspective of the car traveling around corners and on straightaways. They depict the car starting, shutting off, idling, and departing, arriving, and passing at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Twelve onboard channels share engine, exhaust, and interior driving of steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. The collection includes an Ambisonic recording of the interior, and extensive performed effects of doors, horns, dashboard elements, and more.
All tracks are embedded with 18+ fields of metadata.
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