Car sound effects and recordings
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!
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.
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.
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.
Recording of a Volvo PV831, the 1954 Swedish vehicle – common as a cab in the 50s and 60s and also known as the Suggan, Sow, and droska, and PV802 – powered by a 3.6 litre ED straight 6 side-valve engine with 90 horsepower.
The Volvo PV831 sound fx collection features 15.37 gigabytes of audio in 306 sound clips. This classic 1954 Swedish vehicle – common as a cab in the 50s and 60s and also known as the Suggan, Sow, and droska, and PV802 – is powered by a 3.6 litre ED straight 6 side-valve engine with 90 horsepower.
The sound library gathers 15 takes of synchronized interior and exterior field recordings. The exterior recordings include 8 perspectives with 17 channels of audio. Those takes have microphones positioned on straightaways and at corners at various distances to capture slow, medium, and fast maneuvers of passing, departing and arriving. The onboard takes (8 perspectives and 12 channels) capture driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from the exhaust, engine, interior, and an Ambisonic microphone. Also included are performed effects of doors, the glove box, radio, and many other specific sound fx.
All clips feature 18+ fields of embedded metadata.
The Volvo S60 Polestar sound library collects 309 sound fx totalling 18.39 gigabytes of audio. The 21 takes feature recordings of the 2015 Swedish vehicle and its 3.0 T6 AWD 6-cylinder, 350 horsepower with turbo.
10 onboard perspectives (14 channels) present the car driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds, as well as at constant RPMs, with gearshifts, and with ramps. The 8 exterior perspectives (23 channels) depict the “compact executive car” departing, arriving, starting, stopping, shutting off, and also passing with constant RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 20 takes also include stationary idles, blips, and engine cooling ticks. Includes full metadata for Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Spotlight.
The Volvo V70 N 2006 sound fx library provides 760 clips in 29.15 gigabytes. It features 30 takes of the Swedish police car powered by a 2.4 litre 5-cylinder straight engine with 170 horsepower and an automatic gearbox.
Eleven onboard perspectives from the engine, exhaust, interior, and trunk capture 16 channels of audio. The recordings portray the car traveling at slow, medium, and fast speeds at constant RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps from various sources including an AMBEO Ambisonic microphone. The exterior takes showcase 9 perspectives at four locations at close and far distances as the car starts, idles, departs, passes by, and arrives. There is a full arrangement on onboard and exterior siren recordings both static and while driving. A collection performed effects such as police equipment, doors, trunk, and more are also included.
The download provides Waves and Altiverb impulse responses of the car interior, as well as 18+ fields of embedded metadata.
The Volvo XC70 III features 473 clips in 20.89 gigabytes of a 2008 model of the car. Twenty-one field recordings capture the Swedish car’s AWD Diesel D5 2.4 litre engine.
The collection includes a combined 36 channels of synchronized recordings. The onboard takes highlight 11 perspectives of driving at fast to slow speeds at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. Exterior microphones are positioned at 9 close and distant positions to capture arrivals, departures, and passes on straightaways and corners. The library is complemented with Ambisonic recordings, 18+ field of metadata, and Waves and Altiverb impulse responses.
The Volvo XC90 2017 sound fx collection features 407 clips in 34.68 gigabytes from a Swedish hybrid SUV. The bundle gathers 24 synchronized takes recording the sound of a T8 4-cylinder petrol/electric hybrid twin-engine.
The onboard takes (12 perspectives, 16 channels) showcase a wide selection of microphones mounted in the engine, at the exhaust, and inside the cabin. The recordings depict driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 8 exterior perspectives (18 channels) recorded the car starting, idling, departing, passing, reversing, arriving, and shutting off from 4 locations and two distances. There is a variety of performed effects such as doors, hoods, horns, and much more. Also included are an Ambisonic recording of the interior cabin, and an Altiverb impulse response.
Every take is embedded with Soundminer, BWAV, and macOS metadata.
A 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid electric with a rear axel 85kw electric motor.
The Swedish 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sound library includes 855 sounds in 54.71 gigabytes of field recordings. It features electric-mode only recordings of a rear axel 85kw electric motor.
A total of 11 synchronized takes document both onboard and exterior driving. The 11 onboard perspectives arrange microphones inside the car (with an Ambisonic perspective), around the engine, and at the wheels to capture steady driving, ramps, hard braking, slalom turns, and more. The 8 exterior perspectives capture departing, arriving, passing by, and reversing at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Also included are extensive performed sound effects, custom mixes of the onboard microphones, and impulse responses of the interior cabin.
The sound bundle is delivered with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional metadata, and keyword import files in 7 languages.
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
A Sound Effect is an excellent resource for us to keep our animated films sounding unique and exciting.
A Sound Effect is a great asset to have discovered.
We found the site very easy to navigate, purchasing and downloads were effortless and the effects themselves are awesome! Asbjoern has done us all a great service.
We’ll definitely be back!
There are many great independent sound effect libraries available these days. The main problem with having so many, is keeping track of them!
A Sound Effect is a great hub, and is one of the first places I visit to look for sounds by category or genre. I started coming here to see if I could find libraries that I knew I had heard, but forgot WHERE I had heard them.
And in the process discovered libraries I never would have found otherwise. Great work! Keep it up!
We're always looking for new sounds to mangle, so when A Sound Effect had a holiday sale, I tried them out.
The purchase experience is really smooth and quick, and delivery is almost instant.
I'll definitely come back to them again in the future!
A Sound Effect is a wonderful resource for indie sound effects libraries. On top of that, it has some of the finest sound design, film and game audio interviews!
I often need very specific types of sounds so I've become a big supporter of independent recorders.
Until now I've always had to go to their individual websites. Now I can find them all in one place.
And, Asbjoern is great to work with!
A Sound Effect is a well curated boutique sound effects shop and a great place to find industry interviews and learning resources.