Car sound effects and recordings
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.
It's finally here: An electric car sound effects library with recordings from a Tesla!
The Tesla Electric Car SFX library gets you 146 High Definition sound effects. It features recordings of the subtle sounds of an all-electric car – with its drive motors, servos and alerts, as well as interior and exterior perspectives of doors opening and closing and the horn honking.
It also captures the interior environment at highway speeds and the tires on gravel and pavement at various speeds. Plus, it has exterior street-based perspectives of vehicle pass-bys and arrivals on different road surfaces at various speeds.
So if you need electric car sounds for your projects, this library delivers.
TESTIMONIALS & BUYERS COMMENTS
“I had a Tesla in a show and realized I had no Tesla library – This kit got the job done perfectly – Thanks Rick!
-Jonathan Lipman, MPSE
Sony Pictures: “The Good Doctor” network TV series
“Rick’s TESLA SFX library was a life-saver for us on Season 2 of HBO’s Divorce, especially since Tesla demands that ONLY authentic Tesla sounds be used whenever their vehicles appear in a scene! Rick’s FX gave us that authenticity. Very valuable resource. Thanks Rick!”
– David Briggs
Supervising Sound Editor, HBO “Divorce”
“Hey Rick! Awesome job on the Tesla library! Literally minutes after downloading, I cut one of the servos into a commercial I’m working on… I’m going to get a TON of mileage out of the wheel recordings. I feel like wheels are a really difficult sound to get a great recording of… All around great job!”
Sound Editor | Los Angeles, CA
Echo Peak presents: Tesla Model S!
This Tesla Model S P85D was recorded on a closed track with a professional stunt driver. (It was not easy to make it skid…) Not only is this library useful for Tesla sounds, but for tire sounds on pavement as well. As all of our libraries, this has been tested and approved by Hollywood sound editors. Enjoy the sounds of Tesla Model S!
The Porsche 911 GT3 is not a typical race car.
With engine, transmission, air intake and exhaust all situated in the rear of the vehicle under a large wing, this pure driving machine has sonic characteristics very different from many familiar racing vehicles. Its exhaust note is deep and throaty and the transmission is snappy at speed.
The Porsche 911 GT3 library is a series of recordings that were made on a track just outside of Houston on media day for the Effort race team. These are 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Rs that race on the Pirelli World Challenge series. Each car has a naturally aspirated, water cooled, four valve 4.0 liter flat six cylinder Porsche engine. These cars create 500 horse power from the factory and race with E10 fuel. The transmission is a Porsche six gear racing box with sequential shift mechanism.
With full access to the vehicles and the track, we recorded up to 13 channels on every movement.
• Onboards including Sanken CUB01, Crown PZM and Sanken COS11 mics
• Interiors captured with a Sure VP-88
• An ORTF array of Line Audio CM3s at pit row
• An array of MKH60s and a Shoeps MS rig at another straightaway on a balcony
• An ORTF array of Line Audio CM3s at a long slow turn
• A roving handheld MKH70 rig
After a full day of recording we had material ranging from idles and slow starts to whip bys and burnouts. We also got a wide variety of foley and ambient recordings that happened organically throughout the day.
The Toyota C-HR Hybrid sound library includes 411 sound fx in 17.37 gigabytes of audio. This 2017 Japanese SUV features the sound of a 1.8 petrol inline-4 (122 horsepower) engine with automatic transmission.
19 synchronized takes gather recordings from both onboard the car and the exterior. The onboard recordings (16 channels) include an extensive arrangement of microphones mounted at the exhaust, throughout the engine, and in the interior, including an Ambisonic perspective. They capture driving at steady RPMs, with ramps, and gearshifts and fast, medium, and slow speeds. Exterior microphones (18 channels) positioned at 5 locations and multiple distances record starting, departing, passing, arriving, and shutting off. Also included is a suite of performed effects of doors, buttons, dashboard levers, as well as impulse responses compatible with Altiverb and Waves plug-ins.
Each clip is embedded with full metadata. Also provided are Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with each clip pre-aligned for ease of mixing and editing.
The 2017 Toyota C-HR Turbo SUV sound fx collection features 414 sound clips in 32.15 gigabytes of audio. The sound bundle shares the sound of a Japanese 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine with 4 cylinders and a 6 speed automatic transmission.
A total of 19 synchronized field recordings showcase 34 channels of audio. 8 exterior perspectives depict the sports utility vehicle departing, passing by, and arriving and more at slow to fast speeds from 4 locations and two distances. The 12 onboard perspectives provide recordings of the engine, interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), and exhaust while the car drives at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. Also included are mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust, as well as performed fx of doors, windows, dashboard buttons, and more.
The package is bundled with Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions and Altiverb and Waves impulse responses. Each clip is embedded with 18+ fields of professional metadata.
'Toyota Chaser' by Flysound is a comprehensive sound catalogue for this Japanese turbo monster. The suite of 168 recordings is a systematic compilation authored by a dedicated full service post-production team, deploying Neumann U87s, Sennheiser MKH416s, Sound Devices 788Ts, Aaton Cantar-X2s, and further top quality recording equipment.
The Toyota Chaser JSX90 and its professional driver have been tracked from a myriad of angles and distances, both external and onboard, from the moment the doors close and a seatbelt fastens, right down the gamut of revs, take-offs, turns, passes-by, skids, pedal slams, handbraking, gearshifting, and panel buttoning galore with all the corresponding actions as the 2.5 litre turbo engine peels away fast, drives slow, or just cruises mid-speed. In short: Everything you'll need, all the maneuvers manifested by 280 horsepower car, here in this suite.
Our '99 model Toyota Chaser is captured with orchestra-grade studio equipment and field kit, by professionals, for professionals, ready to be used as authentic sound, ready to be arranged into seamless edits and proper 5.1 post-production. The 96kHz/24bit synced and multi-channel recordings have comprehensive metadata tags giving full position, microphone, and action detail. This catalogue constitutes the canon of sound for a mid-sized car, capable of speed. The suite is parked here, ready to give you the exact audio you need.
Toyota Corolla Verso 1.6 sound library features 70 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup.
The engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual driving, through accelerations 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, there are foley recordings that covers interior and exterior perspectives of different activities like opening and closing doors, seat belt sounds, handbrake and more.
This 2005 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV with a 3.3L, V6, 225 hp engine. With a full range of speeds and performances, onboard and exterior, this collection provides the material needed for edgy car chases down to suburban trips to the grocery store. Another solid everyday car to add to your library.
You’ll also get a full compliment of doors, switches and power windows that can extend the use of this collection far beyond regular car sounds. Useful source material for creating high tech devices and gadgets.
Recording of a Japanese Toyota Land Cruiser LX Turbo from 1985 with a 4 cylinder, 3.4L turbo diesel engine.
Totalling 33 channels of recordings, the Japanese Toyota Land Cruiser LX Turbo includes 453 sound files in 30.29 gigabytes of audio. It portrays the sound of a 4 cylinder, 3.4L turbo diesel engine from 1985.
15 synchronized takes gather both exterior and onboard perspectives. 13 onboard perspectives share driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from the engine, exhaust, and interior (including an Ambisonic perspective). The 8 exterior perspectives present departing, passing, and arriving at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Also included are performed sound effects of doors, windshield wipers, horns, and other fx.
The sound bundle is delivered with impulse responses of the cabin, stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, professional metadata in every clip, and metadata keyword import files for 7 languages.
Engine start/stop/idle tracks. Foley of doors, windows, boot etc. Pass-bys at various speeds in 5-10 mph intervals.
5 stationary engine tracks
7 foley tracks
16 pass bys
1 ‘misc’ track
Toyota RAV 4 II 2.0 16V Diesel sound library features 89 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.
Only ground transportation. Sounds of cars, engines and bikes. 63 sounds to enhance your story telling
An underground parking is a place where you don’t feel safe. A squeaky door, a car in approach or simply someone playing with keys. Once again you will have a lot of possibility with those surround sounds for creating space and depth.
Iconic military truck recorded from all sides and at various distances. There are slow, medium and fast drive-bys, departures and arrivals. The interior was recorded quadraphonically. The exhaust system was taped, as was the engine from under the hood. Microphones used were the Neumann U87, Sennheiser MKH 70, Sennheiser MKH 416, Violet Design’s ‘Amethyst’, and the Schoeps CMC MK4. Also recorded were the doors, gas pedal, wipers, gearbox and ventilation system of this general-purpose off-road beast.
Urban Passes By delivers hundreds of different vehicles passing by in an urban environment, covering all your needs for traffic scenes, especially to edit cars in the background or vehicles passing by your main character’s car during an onboard scene.
No need to search through your numerous traffic recordings to find the one “pass by”, we gathered hundreds of them from very slow to fast, dry cobblestones to very wet asphalt.
This library aims to help sound editors quickly find the whooshin’ vehicles they need, it includes passes by of cars, motorcycles, mopeds, trucks, etc…
All the sounds are 96 kHz / 24 bits and most importantly embedded with exhaustive metadatas for improved search results, including a detailed description, surface type, microphone setup, etc…
Metadata compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…
The “Source” folder contains 337 files corresponding to 183 different recordings with various microphones setups :
– Cinela LCR array ( ORTF + Center )
– Some sounds are simultaneously recorded from inside and outside a car, giving you extra edit possibilities
The “ Designed” folder contains 59 stereo files with processed sounds such as :
– Interior “whoosh” passes
– Isolated wet asphalt textures
– Resonant bass vehicle textures
Cars, trucks, motorcycles at different speeds on a rural road in the middle of nowhere during summer.
From left, from right, from both sides, single vehicle or several at the same time.
Recorded simultaneously with an ORTF and a AB microphone stereo pairs.
Vintage automobiles passing singly and in groups, from the earliest part of the 20th century. Perfect for those traffic backgrounds in your period production. Hundreds of vehicles, none dated later than 1910, passing at various speeds, and in various configurations and at various lengths. Captured in First Order Ambisonic and available n both FuMa and ambiX order and weighting.
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.
Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI is our new library. This time we recorded this classic car with several mics all around!
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