Car sound effects and recordings
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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 (2002), Merzedes Benz E350 (2010), Corvette Stingray (2015), and a Chevy Silverado (2016).
Disclaimer: Music in the audio demo is not included in the product.
car interiors library is a great supplement for all the car engine sounds that you already own. That way the action on the inside of the car is not stale at all. Dashboard buttons, seatbelts, automatic windows, switches, switching gears, brake, clutch and gas pedals, vents, turning signals. They’re all here!
Got a whole bunch of roaring car engine sounds but then realised that you’re not equipped with all of the boring stuff like:
car door handles, seatbelts, turn signal, air vents, buttons and switches, seats, storage compartments, horns, windows, pedals (gas, brake, clutch), handbrakes wend
and all other Car Interior sound effects? Well then.. look no further! This is just the pack for you.
160 wav files with over 400 single sounds in total. Car Interiors will spice up that car interior scene with real, crisp sounds, recorded from over 6 cars in total!
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.
9 CARS WORTH OF UNTAMED, MIND-BLOWING SFX
Get the legendary sound of classics like the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, Ford Mustang, 1968 Plymouth Satellite and the sheer fury of a 750 horse-power Ford Shelby GT500, among others, in astonishing definition and sublime detail. CARS — V8 is the giant brother of EVERYDAY CARS and CARS – SUVS AND VANS, and it's our third installment in the CARS series.
ONBOARD + EXTERIOR
All onboard engine recordings include slow, medium, fast, steady and other sounds from the engine, exhaust and interior perspective. The exterior features approaches, turning corners, distant sounds, passes, reverses, starts and rev-ups. Additional sounds like handling, horns and more round off the package.
FOR FILM, GAMES AND BEYOND
V8 CARS stands prepared to master any linear or interactive challenge that gets thrown your way as a sound designer. With the vast variety of sounds available, you will have the perfect audio to match at your disposal, whether authentic real-time engine ramps or heavily edited film scenes are on the table. Pay close attention to the changes in perspective in the announcement trailer.
This car sfx library brings you a comprehensive Sound Effects collection of the 435 PS Mercedes E 53 AMG.
You get anything you need from opening and closing doors, hood, trunk, windows, glove department. Pushing buttons, hazard lights, window wipers, ignition, seat adjustments, several pass-bys, idle mixtures, pull aways and approaches.
And most importantly lots of diverse driving sounds, simultaneously recorded with 6mics (2x Engine, 2x Exhausts, 2x Interior) while forcing this beast through the streets lead-footed. So you can easily blend between the sounds to perfectly match your picture.
All source sounds were recorded with Sonosax SX-R4+ and Sound Devices MixPre-D with a Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MKH 30 M/S rig (Interior), MKH 8040 ORTF rig (Exhausts), two Rode NT-1A (Engine)
All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
This car library brings you a comprehensive Sound Effects collection of the 125 PS Opel Astra H CDTi 1.7 (Diesel Engine).
You get anything you need from opening and closing doors, hood, trunk, windows, glove department. Pushing buttons, hazard lights, ignition, window wipers, seat adjustments, several pass-bys, idle mixtures, pull aways and approaches.
And most importantly lots of diverse driving sounds, simultaneously recorded with 5mics (2x Engine, 2x Exhaust, 2x Interior) so you can easily blend between the sounds to perfectly match you picture.
All source sounds were recorded with a Sonosax SX-R4+ and a Sound Devices MixPre-D with a Sennheiser MKH 8050 + MKH 30 M/S rig (Interior),twoRode NT-1A (Engine)and a MKH8060 (Exhaust).
All sounds come with embedded Metadata.
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:
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.
• 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
Cars In Motion Wet Asphalt sound library is a go to pack for any scene with vehicles driving on snowy / wet roads – featuring a total of 126 files & 150 minutes of audio.
Inside you’ll find single sound effects with different passes on wet and snowy / slushy asphalt roads.
In addition to that there are stereo ambience recordings from different high speed roads with intense and low traffic recorded from normal perspective, and from the ground to capture more tyres friction sound.
Additionally there are recordings of the roads from car interior perspective. Most of the files are stereo recordings.
• 55 files with slush passes
• 50 files with wet asphalt passes
• 21 files with ambient location recordings
The Cars In Motion II sound library was built from 551 WAV files, with total length of 268 minutes. It features exterior sounds of cars driving at different speeds, reverse sounds, accelerations, braking sounds and a lot of additional files. You’ll find different sounding engines, from a small Seat Ibiza through a powerful Porsche Cayenne, up to a fast Subaru Impreza WRX. In addition to cars there are also random cars folder, that contains everything from regular cars up to trucks and buses. Here’s a list of all the cars that are part of this library:
Character Cars is a library of traffic for accenting backgrounds.
This library is the best-isolated elements out of a 170 consecutive hour recording session pulling single elements like car horns, sirens, trucks, and interesting sounding car bys.
Each isolated element is grouped into strings of grab bags of different topics like car horns, sirens, helicopters, and of course cars so you can easily accent lulls in dialog with a characteristic sound.
The intent of this library wasn’t to get the most pristine elements, but to create easy to use grab bags of background specific moments at a street level that can pop
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