Get the sounds and ambiences of Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, a German motor racing circuit, recorded by Ana Monte. It features recordings from events such as pitstops, engine tests and mechanics working.
Get the sounds of an Aston Martin DB9 with a 5.9 litres V12 engine and 456 hps. The recording consists of eight channels, interior left and right, exhausts left and right and four engine channels.
It contains start, stop, idle, blipping, revving on constant rpms without gear, accelerations, decelerations and driving. Full surround drive away and drive by added in the end. The recording length is 11 min 59 s.
The Audi A4 B8 Allroad 2.0 TFSI is a 211 HP 4×4 car with turbo, and this library gets you almost 9GB of recordings, featuring 155 96kHz and 24bit files (including RAW files, 111 without RAW), with a total length of 213 minutes (without RAW files).
The library covers different sound effects like engine during regular driving, reverse or accelerations. It was recorded with 3 microphones mounted under the hood and one inside the drivers' cabin to capture the interior in sync with the engine.
It was recorded with two Sound Devices 702, two DPA 4061 microphones, two Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sony PCM-M10 and Rode NTG3.
In addition to the onboard sound you’ll find exterior driving, turning, stopping, turning engine on and off or reverse sounds recorded from 2 perspectives.
Also driving on the snow and asphalt effects recorded with DPA 4061 mounted near the tyres, and finally, passes recorded from 3 perspectives. Slow driving (20 to 40 km/h), medium speeds (40 to 80) and fast (from 80 to 140 km/h), stopping and accelerations.
Those sounds were recorded in mono with Rode NTG3 following a car, stereo ORTF recorded with MKH 8040s capturing passes from left to right, and stereo AB with Sony PCM-M10 capturing sound from right to left.
This library also contains some basic foley, like closing and opening doors, servo sounds, windows, buttons or seatbelts.
If you're after car sounds, this SFX library with sounds from an Audi A4 awaits: It features recordings containing engine sounds, foley, external sounds + files prepared for games with loops of single RPMs, and accelerations from 0 to 6k RPM, and from 6k to 0 for granular synthesis.
78 sound effect files are included for a total of 55 minutes of sounds from that punchy Audi A4.
This sound library was updated with 43 designed and 52 raw engine files, recorded with DPA 4061 microphones.
Want the engine sounds of a BMW? THe BMW 114i sound effects library features 47 WAV files with total length of 125 minutes, recorded in 96kHz/24bit using Sound Devices 702, Oktavas MK012, Rode NTG and Sony PCM-M10. This library includes the sound of the engine.
You will find sound of different driving styles, slow rpm increase and decrease for game implementation, steady rpms, casual driving, and aggressive accelerations with sudden gear shifting.
In addition to the engine sound, You’ll find foley like opening/closing doors, windows, hood, turning lights, horn and more. The last thing are passes and accelerations recorded from the outside. Different speeds and perspectives recorded in mono and stereo at the same time. Every file was tagged in ProTools 11 for quick and easy searching.
The BMW 530D vehicle sound effects library was recorded with two track Sound Devices 702 recorder on the streets of Poland. Foley was captured with mono Rode NTG3 microphone. The engine sounds were recorded with two DPA 4061 omni microphones set under the hood.
The car sound effects were captured during regular driving, accelerating and decelerating. Engine was recorded in two different configurations with one mic in engine compartment and exhaust, and other one with two microphones set under the hood.
In addition to designed files, this library features RAW sounds pulled straight out of the recorder. In this 124-minute sound library you will find engine recorded onboard and outside, passby sounds, foley and engine recorded inside vehicles cabin.
This library consists of two different sessions where we dropped cars from a crane onto other cars and onto the ground. The first session contains lots of windows being smashed and sounds of car body debris from two hanging cars scratching against each other. During this session, microphones were positioned inside the vehicles as they were dropped from the crane as well. The left side of the onboard recorder comes and goes, but we decided to leave it in the library since it has some very nice bits in it.
I have been spending days at the local auto salvage yard, which is where our 4-wheeled friends end their days – and here's the result:
The Car Doors library gets you 78 mono door open/close sounds from 30 cars, and 6 car trunks, with multiple passes on each for soft and hard closes – all metadata tagged and ready to go!
Before the poor things were being torn apart for spares and placed on top of each other, I had the pleasure of recording a lot of their doors, opening and closing. As they were rubbish anyway, I could really put all my weight into the closing, and not being scared of the consequences. The sounds are from everyday cars, and some had a bit of rattle and rust, or cheap and thin kind of sound to them, others had some nice, heavy, and convincing thump, to them when they closed.
Looking for car horn sound effects? This library delivers more than 230 sounds in 80 files. It features recordings such as short, medium and long car horn sounds from both exterior and interior perspectives – and includes recordings from cars such as a Jeep Wrangler (2016 and 2004), Honda Pilot (2008), Ford F150 (2016), Volkswagen Beetle (20020), Merzedes Benz E350 (2010), Corvette Stingray (2015), and a Chevy Silverado (2016).
Buckle up and hold on tight for a huge collection of big wheelers including Hummer H3, Porsche Cayenne, Hyundai H1, Landrover Defender, Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Mitsubishi Outlander, VW Caddy – and there’s more on the list.
Each of these cars comes with detailed individual mechanical characteristics. We used our super-quiet test track in South Africa to deliver the most clean and bright recordings to push your projects to the optimum.
We combined long takes of multi-channel car engine sounds and drive-bys with a comprehensive collection of interior handling sounds such as indicators, ventilation, pedal break, seatbelt and whatever you can think of. Of course, all files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible.
Our sound designers covered the entire range of possible car sounds.
Vehicles: Cars 1: Elements was designed as a tool kit to help you augment your own sound library with a broad mix of 500 automobile sound clips.
The collection features based on their type: luxury car, compact car, sedan, and so on. In particular, the collection features field recordings from:
A luxury 2007 Chrysler 300C Hemi
An older 2001 Honda Civic compact car, with driving on wet asphalt
A modern 2011 Mazda 3 compact automobile.
A vintage 1986 Volvo 740 Turbo vintage sedan.
Also included in the collection are over 100 tracks of various car recordings: peel outs on dirt and gravel, passes, and so on. There is also a mixed selection of car Foley: doors, glove box moves, horns, revs, idles, and more.
Please note: this collection is a “construction kit” of mixed sound fx from various cars. It is not intended to be an authoritative indexing of any one model in particular.
The Cars In Motion sound library gets you exterior sounds of cars driving at different speeds, slow/medium/fast/very fast pass-bys, reverse sounds, accelerations, braking sounds and a lot of additional files. You’ll find different engines, and cars with different character.
From a small BMW 114i through to a powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 with Magna Flow exhaust, up to a fast twin turbo BMW 640D F12. In addition to cars there are also files covering big machines like tractors and excavator.
The library features 561 WAV files with total length of 340 minutes, recorded in 96kHz and 24 bits with a Sound Devices 702, two Sennheisers MKH 8040, Rode NTG3 and Sony PCM-M10.
Here are the cars included in this library:
• Audi A4 Allroad 2.0 TFSI – 73 files – 73 minutes
• Audi A4 B8 2.0 TDI Avant – 11 files – 10 minutes
• BMW 114i E87 – 20 files – 10 minutes
• BMW 530D E60 – 55 files – 21 minutes
• BMW F12 640D Gran Coupe – 87 files – 49 minutes
• Excavator MF 860 – 30 files – 20 minutes
• Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 V8 – 62 files – 51 minutes
• Renault Kangoo 1.6 16V – 71 files – 32 minutes
• Renault Master II 2.8 dTi – 21 files – 13 minutes
• Renault Master F3500 dCi135 – 30 files – 12 minutes
• Tractor Case II CX90 – 15 files – 10 minutes
• Volkswagen Golf II – 26 files – 13 minutes
• Other Cars – 60 files – 23 minutes
An in-depth recording of a Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi from 1970. This engine is the all-time most-famous American V8.
It is a 426 cubic inch engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and it is rated 425 horsepower from the factory.
The recording consists of eight onboard channels, intake, two engine, three exhaust and interior, and eight exterior channels.
It contains startups, shutdowns, idle, driving at different speeds, accelerations and decelerations, kickdowns, burnouts, aways, approaches, stops, passbys, foley and much more. Total recording time is 25min 58s.
This is a recording of the unmistakeable 1943 military Dodge pickup with its six cylinder and 72 horsepower engine. This eight-minute recording consists of engine starts, idling, revving, and engine stops, a stereo drive-by and driving at various speeds and on different road surfaces. In this sound pack you get four channels: left and right interior, engine and exhaust for detailed recordings of this WWII treasure.
A collection of ambulance, police and fire truck sirens, captured in Italy. Features both cars, fire trucks and motorcycles – and comes with doppler pass-bys, stationary, close, distant and in-car siren recordings. A bonus selection of car/house alarms is also included, for a total of 15 minutes of howling siren recordings!
Buckle up for 20+ gigabytes of high quality car sound effects. 10 everyday cars. Drive-bys, handling sounds, ignitions, honks, engines, doors and trunks. Get this SFX library and you will no longer look for high quality sounds of everyday cars.
We completely wired 10 everyday cars, rented a super-quiet test track for our recordings and are now proud to deliver really great and pristine long takes of drive-bys, car engine sounds, exhaust sounds and stereo interior recordings. We also give you a great selection of close handling sounds like switches, indicators, ventilation, handbrakes, basically everything we could find.
• Mercedes Benz 300SE 3.0 (1991) – gasoline
• BMW 318i 1.8 (1991) – gasoline
• VW Polo 6N1 (1996) – gasoline
• Peugeot 307 SW (2004) – gasoline
• Subaru Forester 2.5 XS (2006) – gasoline
• Opel Corsa C 1.4 (2007) – gasoline
• Audi A3 (2007) – gasoline
• BMW 1 series (2009) – gasoline
• Fiat Panda 1.2 (2011) – gasoline
• Audi A5 3.0 TDI V6 (2011) – diesel
All files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible.
Finally a SFX library that delivers authentic Formula 1 recordings! This F1 Williams FW29 was driven by Nico Rosberg in the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship. It has a Cosworth V8 engine with 650 hps. The recording consists of both onboard and exterior material, and covers acceleration through gears, driving at steady rpms, ramps, passbys, approaches and aways, startup, idle, blips and shutdown. The onboard channels are two exhaust, two cockpit, intake, rear wing and two in the engine.
Get the roaring sounds of a 1974 Ferrari Dino. This Daytona 246 GT edition Italian made exotic car is a 5 speed manual mid-engine v6, and it's known to be The Ferrari without an exterior Ferrari badge.
53 wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz – and the combined recorded driving time is more than 28 minutes.
Foley Plus is a massive collection of Foley-related sounds including new and unusual footsteps, clothing movement, household/kitchen/bathroom/office sounds, wood and metal creaks, squeaks, scrapes, and so much more you'll have to check out the track list! Add a big PLUS to your FOLEY library!
Get authentic vintage car sounds with these recordings from a nice, original Ford 1932. This is the first year with Ford's famous sideoiler V8. The car has three gears of which 2nd and 3rd are synchronized. The recording includes engine start, idle and driving at different speeds. At the end of the recording there is also some revving and different rpm's without any gear. The channels are left and right interior surround, engine and exhausts. The recording length is 10 min 20 s.
This library has an extensive collection of sounds from a well-used 1990 Ford Ltd Crown Victoria with a 4-speed AOC automatic transmission. With its 302 cubic inch, 5 liter, V8 engine, rated 152 horsepower, you'll get thick beefy growls from this Ford. The library includes all kinds of driving at various speeds, cruising, startups, shutdowns, reversing, driving at constant RPMs, gearing, various accelerations and decelerations, and long and short ramps.
Some foley is also included: doors, hood functions, parking brake and gear shifter, and IR sweeps. With 12 onboard channels covering several interior, engine and exhaust perspectives, and 13 exterior channels with microphones positioned at different spots around the recording location, you'll get up-close approaches, aways, passbys and more at different speeds.
Get the sounds of the Hindustan Contessa Classic, a sedan built by Hindustan Motors in the eighties.
The Hindustan Contessa Classic featured is a 1985 model, and the library includes everything from pull ups, pull aways, revs, breaking, ignition sounds, engine idle, pass-by's, onboard driving, doors, windows, interior and exterior perspectives. More than an hour of recordings are included for a great range of car sounds.
This library delivers recordings of the 2005 Honda Civic EX, a 127hp, 1.7 liter, inline 4 cylinder, 4 speed automatic transmission Japanese car.
Included are ready-to-use foley recordings, external passbys, and 4 channels of onboard wave files. All 65 wave files are at 24 bit / 96khz khz and the library features more than 40 minutes of combined driving time (total duration: 197 minutes).
Need insanely powerful engine sounds? Here's the Hot Rod SFX library – and those V8 engines are really in a class of their own. Those gurgling, deeply growling power plants are fascinating when in idle mode. But when the pedal hits the metal, they unleash a raw symphony of pure and brutal power – a true pleasure for sound lovers and for those who are willing to feed those big block engines with gallons and gallons of fuel. Having captured those incomparably sounding monsters we now bring you the finest selection of their sounds in our Micro BOOM SFX Library HOT ROD – REV UPS.
We recorded various close and distant idle and rev up sounds of 14 different Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods and Trucks in an MS and ORTF setup. The library weighs in at 880MB in 64 files and it ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio. All sounds are royalty free, guaranteeing you best quality as always.
Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your personal sound FX library and you will never have to search again for vigorous and shamelessly boasting engine rev up sounds.
This library features the original Hummer with the model name H1. The Hummer was originally designed for military use, the Humvee M998, but became popular also on the civilian market. This vehicle has the bigger V8 turbo diesel engine with 195 horsepower. The recordings consist of eight onboard channels, four engine, two exhaust, interior left & right and twelve exterior channels. It contains startups, idle, shutdowns, blips, steady RPMs, accelerations and decelerations, passbys, approaches, aways, and more.
The Hybrid Electric Car SFX library features a collection of exterior and interior sounds from a 2007 Toyota Prius. A majority of the recording was conducted at El Mirage Lake, a six mile long dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, 90 miles north of Los Angeles.
This barren landscape, unique for its miles of completely flat terrain, is a popular filming location for automobile commercials and feature films. The recording sessions took place late in the evening and early in the morning, when the surroundings were completely silent.
An ample collection of exterior pass bys, starts, and stop recordings on pavement, gravel, and dry lake bed are included. Speeds range from 5MPH to 80MPH from only running on the electric motor/battery pack, to pushing the Prius' gas engine towards its max. Other sounds such as washer/wipers, electric motor and gas engine idling complete the collection.
Italian Cars features authentic recordings of italian speed cars such as a FERRARI, ALFA ROMEO, FIAT, LAMBORGHINI and italian vintage cars such as FIAT 500L, FIAT BALILLA, FIAT 600, ALFA ROMEO GIULIA, APE CAR PIAGGIO and more. Includes starting/stopping, pass-by’s, approaches, onboard recordings, horn doppler recordings and more (see the sound list below).
So if you’re looking to add some real Italian car sounds to your project – or just great car sounds in general -, this library will come in real handy.
Update: 95 new sounds just added (54 minutes of new recordings), featuring the sounds of a Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO, Lamborghini Huracan & 72X, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Alfa Romeo 75 TSPARK – and more!
Recording of an Iveco Daily van from 2012 with a 2.3 l diesel engine. The recording consists of eight onboard channels and 10 exterior channels covering startups, shutdowns, idle, blips, steady rpms in neutral, driving at steady rpms, accelerations and decelerations, ramps, pass-bys, approaches, aways and much more.
Very in-depth recordings of this 4-wheel drive with an inline six cylinder engine.
The first part consists of eight onboard microphones, two interior, three engine and three on exhausts. The exhaust on this vehicle has been modified and has a really rich sound. The second part is 8 channels of external microphones in surround. The total recording time is about 48 minutes (internal 42 min, external 6min).
It consists of real traffic driving, startup, idle, blips, shutdown, steady rpm:s without gear, steady rpms driving with load, accel/deceleration ramps at different speeds and even horn, switches and doorslams recorded.
Pro Tools session and cue list included. The recording length is 47 min 54 s.
A recording of a fantastic Koenigsegg Agera with a 4.7 litres twin supercharged V8 and about 900 hps. It consists of seven channels, exhaust left and right, three different engine channels and interior left and right. The recording contains start, stop, idle, blips, revving at constant rpms, door slam, accelerations, decelerations, driving and a surround drive by. The recording length is 32 min 33 s.
Los Angeles is well-known for having some of the largest and most traveled freeways in the United States.
The L.A. Freeways sound effects library captures the traffic ambience on the massive freeways that run through the Greater L.A. area – 3 hours of recordings in total!
Multiple perspectives were recorded, from close vehicle pass bys to distant traffic ambience captured from city parks, surrounding hillsides, tunnels and underpasses. Traffic types range from fast pass bys, to slow and congested traffic.
• US-101 (Hollywood Freeway)
• I-405 (San Diego Freeway)
• I-5 (Golden State Freeway)
• I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway)
• I-110 (Harbor Freeway)
• SR-134 (Ventura Freeway)
• (Glendale Freeway)
This library features recordings of 7 different parking garages in Los Angeles, including the Beverly Center, Glendale Galleria, a busy Hollywood Mall, a busy Burbank Mall, the Sherman Oaks Galleria, The Americana, and The Grove. In these recordings you will hear car by's, horns, people walking and chattering, car alarms, Ambulance sirens, and lots of nice low rumble.
Around 70 minutes of ambiences are included in total.
All sounds in this collection are in stereo 24bit 96khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with detailed metadata.
This library includes the Suburb Rain SFX collection at no extra cost - featuring almost 50 minutes of rain recordings
This is a 4-channel recording of an old Toyota Land Cruiser driving on dirt roads. It was recorded by George Vlad and Daan Hendriks while attending the 2016 Sonic Mmabolela annual workshop in Limpopo Province, South Africa. 4 DPA 4060 mics were attached to the vehicle’s body to capture engine compartment, exhaust and wheel sounds.
The vehicle was used for game drives around the reserve and had no windshield, windows or roof as can be seen in the photos. It was powered by a 4 litre/155 hp Toyota 3F petrol engine that did an excellent job despite its age. It also sounded pretty wild for an untuned utility vehicle.
The recordings cover a couple of failed ignition attempts, a proper ignition with the car starting, some idling, constant driving, revving, some reversing and then the engine stopping. The 4 different perspectives cover the essential sources of sound and offer a lot of flexibility when designing vehicle sounds for any purpose.
The recordings of real race car – the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 with 2.0 Turbo Engine on a dynapack. It features ignitions, idles, low and hi accelerations, ramps, stops and a lot of revolution sweeps.
The library delivers 9-channel recordings:
• 3 engine channels: AudioTechnika 8015, Sennheiser 416, Sennheiser 840
• 4 exhaust channels: Sennheiser 418S (MS), Shure SM 58, Octava 015
– and interior 2 channels recorded with a Neumann 185 MT stereo pair
Whether you are designing a traffic jam or just another day in New York City, get the correct horn for the correct car with Modern Car Horns, by Frontier Sound FX.
Modern Car Horns is a comprehensive compilation of long and short horn blasts from common American cars, recorded at 16bit/44.1k. Each vehicle is logged with the year, make and model, to ensure the proper fit when matching recordings to image. List of vehicles include:
Includes car horn sounds from the following vehicles:
• 1993 Buick Park Avenue
• 2000 Ford Taurus
• 2000 Jeep Wrangler Custom
• 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
• 2004 Toyota Carolla
• 2004 Toyota Rav 4
• 2005 Ford Focus
• 2006 Hyundai Sonata
• 2007 Hyundai Tiburon
• 2007 Nissan Versa
• 2008 Scion TC
• 2009 Chevy Malibu
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