Car sound effects and recordings
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.
BMW 325i – 2006 contains various engine sounds from interior and exterior revs, single rpm revs from 1-6k, and engine starts and stops. This library also contains a variety of Foley sounds of the car's trunk, hood, doors, windows, ashtrays, seat belts, and more.
The BMW 420D Gran Coupe sound library delivers 72 files recorded with a Zoom F8, Sound Devices 702, two Sennheisers MKH 8040, two DPA 4061 microphones and Rode NTG3.
Inside you’ll find engine recorded under the hood, exhaust and inside drivers cabin (all in sync), exterior passes recorded in mono following a car and static stereo ORTF perspective.
Pass-by sounds cover different speeds, from 15kmph up to 140, reverse, engine on and off, stopping and driving away.
In addition there are foley recordings included, covering opening and closing doors, back, windows, handbrake and the seat belt mechanism.
Attention petrol heads and sound producers! FLYSOUND brings you the sound library for the BMW 520i, 1990 model. This classic ‘boomer/beemer’ (depending on your culture’s pronunciation of course) has been recorded with our top-class Neumann, Schoeps, and Sennheiser microphones, revving through a full range of speeds, including top speed. We also recorded it drift! For all relevant projects, enjoy.
A lite and mixed version of this suite is also available, comprising 15 authentic stereo files, designed, mixed, and studio packaged on best-of-breed equipment for simpler tasks which would have a preference for a package of ready made stock sounds of BMW 520i.
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.
The car is a beast and we recorded it in all its beastliness, at varying speeds from its soft metal purr to its ferocious roar, on the test track, inside and out, with all the very best equipment.
From many angles, we used the following microphones: Interior – Neumann U 87 and Sennheiser Ambeo; Engine – Schoeps CMC6 MK4, Neumann KM 184; Exhaust pipes – Electro Voice ND 868, DPA fastening; Outside points – Sennheiser MKHs 70 & 416, and also again the Neumann U 87. If your project needs the sound of a great car, recorded in a great way, get it here.
A lite and mixed version of this suite is also available, comprising 17 authentic stereo files for simpler tasks which would have a preference for a package of ready made stock sounds of BMW 760i.
This bundle features recordings of sounds from 4 BMW cars:
The recording of a real BMW E-36 racecar with a Toyota Supra 2JZ engine, captured in a dynapack. Features ignitions, idles, low and hi accelerations and revolution sweeps.
The library features 7 and 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 Neumann 185 MT stereo pair (not for all)
Gear Used: AudioTechnika 8015, Sennheiser 416, Sennheiser 840, Sennheiser 418S, Shure SM 58, Octava 015 and Neumann 185 MT stereo matched microphone pair with Taskam HS-P82 and Sound Devices 702 recorders
Recording of a German BMW E30 318i from 1988 with a M50b25 2.5 liter, straight-6 cylinder, gas turbo tuned engine with custom 3” exhaust.
The German BMW E30 318i sound collection gathers 194 clips in 18.87 gigabytes of audio. It shares the sound of a 1988 M50b25 2.5 liter, straight-6 cylinder, gas turbo tuned engine with custom 3” exhaust.
A total of 10 takes share both onboard and exterior field recordings of driving. The 9 exterior perspectives catalog departing, arriving, and passing by at slow, medium, and fast speeds. An additional 10 interior perspectives showcase recording from the engine, exhaust, and interior while driving with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts.
The sound library includes three custom stereo mixes of the onboard recordings, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, 18+ fields of Soundminer metadata, and text files of translated search keywords in 7 languages, ready for import into your favourite metadata app.
Get the sounds of a BMW F12 640D with a twin turbo 313HP diesel engine. The recordings covers different driving sound effects like regular driving, accelerations, reverse, engine on/idle/stop. In addition to engine recorded onboard (two microphones under the hood, exhaust and interior in sync) there are exterior passes covering different speeds, from 30 up to 180 kmph, stopping, driving away slowly and fast, reverse. Last but not least there are a few foley files as a bonus. The whole library was recorded with Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, 2x Sennheisers MKH 8040 and 2x DPAs 4061.
Recording of a German 2014 BMW M4 luxury car with a 3L turbocharged straight-six petrol engine modified with cat back.
The German 2014 BMW M4 luxury car sound bundle includes 189 clips in 15.67 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 3L turbocharged straight-six petrol engine modified with cat back.
The sports car library includes 10 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior driving. The 11 onboard perspectives collect recordings from the engine, interior, and exhaust as the car drives with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. A total of 7 exterior perspectives feature slow, medium, and fast driving as the sports car departs, arrives, and passes, along with idling, starting, and turning off.
Also included are custom stereo mixes of the onboard recordings, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments, and metadata keyword import documents in 7 languages.
BMW X1 sDrive 18d 2018 is our new library. This time we recorded this awesome car with several mics all around!
BMW X5M’ by Flysound is a comprehensive sound catalogue for this highly-tuned performance champion. The suite of 328 recordings is a systematic compilation authored by a dedicated full service post-production team, deploying Neumann U87s, Neumann USM69, Sonosax, Sound Devices 788Ts, Aaton Cantar-X2s, and further top quality recording equipment.
The subject of the suite is a 750 horsepower high-performance road dominator, while also remaining the dream car for suburban soccer moms. Our BMW X5M 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 BMW’s fabled “M” division SUV variant peels away fast, chugs along slow, or just cruises an everyday commute. In short: Everything you’ll need, all the maneuvers manifested by the immensely powerful and versatile 4.4 litre bi-turbo gasoline engine, here in this suite.
The symphonic grace of this German masterpiece in motion 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 BMW X5M (M for motorsport), whether you seek the sound of a high-octane road ruckus, or an everyday trip to the supermarket. The suite is parked here, ready to give you the exact audio you need.
A lite and mixed version of this suite is also available, comprising 18 authentic stereo files, designed, mixed, and studio packaged on best-of-breed equipment for simpler tasks which would have a preference for a package of ready made stock sounds of BMW X5M.
This library consists of sounds of authentic British sirens recorded during a 3 month period in London including while in Covid-19 lockdown. The sirens source vehicles include ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks. Recoding techniques include recording with a spaced pair of 2 DPA 4060’s in DPA BLM6000 Boundary Layer Mount with wind protection as well as following the source with Sennheiser 8060 shotgun when opportunity allowed. As a result, the library offers 48 sounds recorded in 24bit/96kHz format delivered in 64 files with a total runtime of approximately 12 minutes. The sound was edited in RX7 to remove the occasional sounds of birds.
In this large bustling European city, transportation means are plentiful, with tramways, metro, bus, trains, boats, bicycles, … Emergency workers have to be heard distinctively above the city’s clamor.
Recorded from the 5th floor of a traditional building, but also at ground level in actual street of Budapest. Hear the natural acoustic of these famous street.
Recording of an American Chevrolet Camaro race car, NASCAR style built in 2001, with a small block V8 engine.
The American Chevrolet Camaro race car sound library includes 194 sounds in 22.47 gigabytes of audio of a NASCAR stock car. Built in 2001, it showcases the sound of a Chevrolet small block V8 engine.
The bundle gathers 17 onboard and exterior perspectives in 11 synchronized takes. The 7 exterior perspectives feature driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds while the race car departs, passes, and arrives. The 10 onboard perspectives mount microphones at engine, exhaust, and in the interior and capture driving with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps.
The collection features Reaper and Pro Tools editing sessions, custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, 19+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, and metadata import files in 7 languages.
Recording of an American 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS “Transformer Edition” with a 6.2 liter V8 engine and Borla atak cat-back and long tube headers.
The American 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS “Transformer Edition” sound library includes 288 sounds in 22.18 gigabytes of audio. It depicts the sound of a 6.2 liter V8 engine and Borla atak cat-back and long tube headers.
A total of 12 synchronized takes provide both onboard and exterior perspectives in 36 channels. The 13 onboard perspectives include field recordings from the engine, exhaust, and interior (including and Ambisonic perspective) as the car drives with ramps, gear shifts, and steady RPMs. 7 additional exterior perspectives share departing, reversing, passing, and approaching at slow, medium, and fast speeds.
Also included are custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments, and text files of translated search keywords in 7 languages, ready for import into your favourite metadata app.
Recording of a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from 2014 heavily modified with CNC ported heads, supercharger, custom hydraulic roller mild cam, Lingenfelter pulley, Roto-Fab cold air intake with K&N filter, Stainless Works long tube headers Borla X-Pipe, and X-Force manual controlled sound mufflers and a custom V8, 6.2L, 587hp engine.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sound fx collection includes 209 clips in 19.48 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 2014 version of the American sports car and its custom V8, 6.2L, 587hp engine. The car is heavily modified with CNC ported heads, supercharger, custom hydraulic roller mild cam, Lingenfelter pulley, Roto-Fab cold air intake with K&N filter, Stainless Works long tube headers Borla X-Pipe, and X-Force manual controlled sound mufflers.
The sound bundle gathers 12 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior field recordings. The 11 onboard perspectives feature recordings from the engine, exhaust, and exterior as the car drives at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. The 7 exterior perspectives present driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds as the muscle car departs, arrives, passes by, as well as starts up, shuts down, and idles.
Included with the sound library are Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, custom stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, and 19+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata in every clip. Also included are bonus metadata import files for keywords in seven languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
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.
Junkyard Car Smashed. Windows, doors, lights dash, great tearing of safety glass. Maybe should have ended up in gore, sweet and gross. Good glass shatter explosion.
I purchased a car in a junkyard and we went to town smashing it up. There are metal hits and glass hits as well. There are some great safety glass explosions as well as glass debris flying around inside the car. I smashed a bunch of the engine with a sledge hammer as well as dragging metal over engine parts. One of the best sounds is grinding and tearing the windshield. As safety glass is often covered with a thin film of plastic, it made the best sharp crackly flesh peeling sound ever. Perfect for adding destruction details.
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.
Car Driving Interior aims to capture the sound of realistic, genuine everyday driving inside two selected vehicles. A Porsche Cayman GTS sport car and a Subaru Outback suv.
Car Driving Interior aims to capture the sound of realistic, genuine everyday driving inside two selected vehicles. These recordings are captured from driving on busy city streets, highways and quiet roads. One can find steady drivings as well as varieties of manoeuvres at different speeds and manner.
The two selected vehicles are a Porsche Cayman GTS sport car and a Subaru Outback suv. The Cayman has a very cosy interior and its sporty nature gives it a very robust character. The Outback in comparison sounds very spacious and deliver a lot of nuances and subtle rattling textures.
The Car Foley sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 13 different cars. It’s 176 files with a total length of 37 minutes, covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, sunroofs, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes, horns and more.
Car Foley 2 sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 10 different cars. It’s 130 files with a total length of 30 minutes covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes and more.
Inside you’ll find foley recorded in cars like:
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