Car sound effects and recordings
Recording of a Lancia Delta Integrale HF 16v rally car from 1989 with a turbocharged 2-litre Lancia 16v 4 cylinder engine and Garrett T3 turbocharger producing 200 bhp (149 kW) at 5500 RPM and a maximum speed of 137 mph (220 km/h).
The Lancia Delta Integrale HF 16v rally car sound fx collection includes 198 clips in 16.03 gigabytes. It showcases the sound of a 1989 version of the Italian car and its turbocharged 2-litre Lancia 16v 4 cylinder engine and Garrett T3 turbocharger producing 200 bhp (149 kW) at 5500 RPM and a maximum speed of 137 mph (220 km/h).
A total of 11 synchronized takes gather both onboard and exterior recordings. 9 onboard perspectives from the interior, engine, and exhaust share driving with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 9 exterior perspectives present driving away, approaching, passing by, idling, and more from multiple microphone locations. Also included are stereo mixes of the interior perspectives, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata in every clip, and keyword translation import files in 7 languages.
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.
'Land Rover Defender' by Flysound is a comprehensive sound catalogue for this best-of-British diesel beast. The suite of 290 recordings is a systematic compilation authored by a dedicated full service post-production team, deploying Neumann U87s, Sennheiser MKH416s, Sound Devices 788Ts, Aaton Cantar X-2s, and further top quality recording, editing, sound design, and mixing equipment.
The 4×4 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 this hardy off-roader peels away fast, chugs along slow, or just cruises an everyday commute. In short: Everything you'll need, all the maneuvers manifested by this 2.4 litre diesel icon, here in this suite.
The symphonic grace of a Defender 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 the Land Rover Defender all-terrain vehicle. 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 41 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 the Defender.
Lexus LFA is a two-seat sports car manufactured between 2009 and 2012 by Toyota brand, Lexus. The production number was limited to 500 cars.
This rare and unique sounding car library features 74 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 race track up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio.
In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features few exterior passes, but you can expect an update with more content in the future. Inside this sound effects library you’ll find designed premixed engine onboard recordings and individual stems (engine, exhaust).
Do you need an inspiring collection of carefully edited expressive engine sound fx loops?
Loopable Motors 1: Small Engines is a huge collection seamlessly looping engine sounds from ten different engines. The package includes steady engine loops with multiple RPMs, recorded in 96 kHz, 24-bit for creative sound design. Matching start and end clips are included for many loops for easy drag & drop game implementation or sound editing.
Finding high quality, steady engine recordings and editing them to usable, looping clips can be a really time-consuming task. This sound library is designed to give you plenty of creative material to work with in your next project.
Special Edition includes all the steady engine loops plus 25 accelerations for LeSound Audiomotors plugin.
Library highlights:- 10 combustion engines
– 444 sound files (148 sound with 3 pitch versions)
– Power generators, ATV, compressors, lawnmowers, water pumps.
– Multiple RPM speeds (see datasheet)
– Start & end clips for many loops
– Special Edition includes 25 accelerations compatible with LeSound Audiomotors plugin
– 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files
– 2.23 GB
– Carefully edited, seamless loops
– Soundminer & BWAV metadata
Recording of a 2013 Lotus Exige-S with a supercharged 3.5 litre V6 6-speed Toyota EC60 engine.
The 2013 Lotus Exige-S sound library includes 177 sound effects in 15.64 gigabytes of audio. It presents 15 synchronized takes across 28 channels from the 2013 British exotic car and its supercharged 3.5 litre V6 6-speed Toyota EC60 engine.
The 15 takes include onboard and exterior field recordings. The onboard takes gather paired recordings from the engine, exhaust, and interior. Performances from the 5 exterior perspectives include driving with steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and with ramps. The 9 exterior perspectives arrange Neumann, Holophone, Sennheiser and other microphones on straightaways and at corners to share starting and stoping, departures and arrivals, and passes at slow, medium, and fast speeds.
Every clip is embedded with 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata, and MacOS spotlight metadata, as well as metadata keyword import files in 7 languages. The collection is packaged with Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with all fx pre-aligned to allow editors to begin mixing and editing immediately.
The Mazda 6 III Skyactive G sound effects library comes with 59 BWAV files, recorded in 96kHz. It features recordings of the engine under the hood, mixed with exhaust during different driving scenarios, like regular driving and high speed accelerations. In addition to engine recordings you’ll find interior SFX recorded in sync with the engine. Additionally there are exterior passes recorded in mono, stereo ORTF and stereo AB during passes with various speeds.
Last but not least, there are few foley recordings. This sound library takes 2.8 GB of space, and total length of audio is 104 minutes.
Recording of a Japanese Mazda RX-7 from 1990 with a 2-rotor, twin turbo 13B bridgeport Wankel rotary engine.
The Mazda RX-7 sound fx collection bundles 208 clips in 17.83 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1990 version of the Japanese car with its 2-rotor, twin turbo 13B bridgeport Wankel rotary engine.
The collection includes 12 synchronized takes from both onboard and exterior perspectives. The 12 onboard perspectives mount microphones at the exhaust, in the engine, and inside the cabin to depict driving with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. The 7 exterior perspectives arrange microphones at 4 perspectives around the track to document departures, arrivals, and passes by at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Also included are bonus drifting takes, as well as custom mixes of the onboard perspectives.
The package includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, as well as full professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
Recording of a McLaren 570S from 2016 with a V8 biturbo rear mid-engine with rear wheel drive and a 7-speed clutch.
The McLaren 570S sound effects collection gathers 235 clips in 19.73 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of the 2016 model of the British sports car and its 8-cylinder biturbo and rear mid-engine with rear wheel drive and a 7-speed clutch.
A total of 12 synchronized takes showcase 11 onboard and 8 exterior perspectives. The exterior microphones capture driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds while the car departs, arrives, passes, as well as idles and starts and stops. The onboard microphones present driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and with ramps from the interior, engine, and exhaust, with ready-to-use mixes of each perspective.
The collection includes Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, full professional metadata embedded in every clip, and metadata import files for 7 languages.
Recorded for a short film on a rainy day in Copenhagen, this is a 1985 Mercedes 200e 4 Cylinder sedan (previously advertised as 6 cylinder, but thanks to a fellow sound recordist my error has been corrected). There are a hand full of 5/6 minute takes with onboard engine sounds. Ignition starts, stops, different engine revs, interior driving ambiences with light rain, pass bys, a couple of horn honk doppler pass bys, pass bys at different speeds, and extensive seat creaks and squeaks, along with basic doors, idols etc. Also included is two inpulse responses with 3 passengers and 0 passengers for you to load into your IR plug-in. Take a look at the metadata sheet for more info. If you have special inquiries, please send me an email first at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording of a 2018 Mercedes AMG GT R sports car with a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine.
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 sound collection covers a wide range of sounds produced by this unique vintage car from 1954, 4CC and 63HP. Not only extensive driving sounds but also some foley and horn blasts. All in high quality 96/24 BWAV-files, recorded with high end equipment. All sounds include metadata.
The recordings are multitrack. For the onboard recordings you’ll find synchronized recordings of engine, exhaust, cabin. For the roadside recordings you’ll find an ortf stereo pair.
86 sounds of a British mid-size family 2017 1.6 litre manual car. Doors, windows, seat, horn, wipers, glovebox, trunk, hood, driving and more. Nice clean new sounds, recorded in the Summer of 2017.
Get the authentic sound of a Mini Cooper S with a turbocharged 1.6 litres inline 4 engine.
The recording consists of eight channels, interior left and right, exhaust left and right, three engine and one turbo air intake channel.
It contains start, stop, idle, revving, constant rpms without gear, driving, horn and a full surround driveby. The recording length is 13 min 58 s.
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:
• 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
We’re proud to release our first premier race ambience library, as we continue our exciting journey in sound experimentation with spatial audio. The Monaco Grand Prix 2018 is a genuine sonic document of the 76th edition of the Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, the world’s most glamorous race.
If you’re looking for unique and modern race engine sounds and ambiences to use in your commercial, movie, television or game projects, here you’ll find lot of sounds with different perspectives to start building real and tactile sport soundscapes.
We made use of two favourite Ambisonics microphones: the Sennheiser Ambeo and the classic Soundfield SPS200, recorded across our Sonosax gear (SX-R4+, SX-R4, SX-M32) and their amazing preamps, which digested the high SPLs of the high-performance cars.
But that’s not all: you’ll also find extremely accurate stereo recordings made with a Sanken CSS-5, an A-B Stereo Technique configuration with a couple of omnidirectional DPA 4060 and, last but not least, a custom MS rig based on a Schoeps MK 41 supercardioid capsule (Mid), plus a MK 8 figure-8 capsule (Side), amplified by their respective CMC 6 units.
Looking for radical transformations? We recorded everything @ 96 kHz, so if you want to turn a pass-by into a dramatic spaceship pass, you’ll be free from any sonic artifacts.
Need high-impact car crash sounds – captured from both the inside and outside of a car? While there are no sounds of actual monsters attacking a car, there's certainly a lot of of recordings of sound-guys jumping on car roofs, beating car doors, smashing windshields and destroying paint jobs, with a big axe, and a crowbar.
Low sense DPA 4061 microphones were placed inside a car, and different actions were performed on it, like hitting, dragging, jumping, stepping and other improvising actions.
Microphones were also placed inside and outside the car, and windshields were smashed, with crowbars. These recordings covered the massive impacts as well as the small detailed glass pieces falling inside the car.
Get Recordings from the amazing Monza Rally Show, a motoring event at the Autodromo di Monza where some of the most famous rally drivers and track racing experts compete in different races:
• The R5 class rally cars
• The WRC 1.6 T.Trophy for WRC 1.6 Turbo rally cars from 2011-2016
• The Historic section for historic rally cars from 1972 to 1990.
The cars are recorded in different track locations to have the best chances to capture the right sound: Corners, straights, chicanes, as well distant and trackside perspectives. There also include pit ambiences with cars revving.
The sounds are recorded with a steady stereo XY setup (2 Sennheiser 8040), together with a Shotgun microphone (Sennheiser 8060), following the cars to capture more focused sounds.
Each file has the suffix “LR” for the XY stereo files and “SG” for the shotgun mono files.
The Morris Minor Traveller 1000 was built between 1956 and 1971. Full of characterful and a charming vehicle it was renowned for its reliability and low maintenance, speed was not a factor in its design. However, thanks to its newly fitted 1098cc engine this series III reaches 0-60 in 31.3 seconds and achieves generous speeds of up to 75mph.
We are offering a range of unique sounds from this iconic British car. The Library features recordings both onboard and external including; engine idling, start-up, turn offs, pass-bys, start, stop and aways, reverses, cornering, all at different speeds on a tarmac surface. We’ve also included some slow/medium takes on a gravel track. Additional foley includes recordings of the doors, switches/levers, horn, parking brake, glove compartment and engine hood from both near and wide perspectives.
Each file has been tagged with detailed Soundminer metadata to speed up work flow and increase organisation.
200 field recordings of race cars from 8 races, featuring Ferrari Challenge, Formula 1600, IndyCar races, and more.
Get the powerful sounds of Mustang Dragster Cars in this sound effect library by Watson Wu. It gets you 25 recordings of both classic and modern Ford Mustang passbys at a 1/4 mile race track.Update: Now includes metadata
Recordings of a heavily modded Nissan GT-R with a turbocharged 3.8 litres V6 and 500 hp. The recording consists of eight channels, interior left and right, exhaust left and right, three engine and one turbo.
It contains startup, idle, blips, revving at constant rpms without gear, engine stop, horn, door slams, accelerating and decelerating at different speeds, driving and a eight channel surround drive by. The recording length is 22 min.
The Nissan Qashqai I 1.6 sound library features 81 high quality files recorded with a multi mic setup.
The 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-type recordings covering exterior and interior sound effects.
The Nissan Terrano II 2.7 TDi sound library features 111 high-quality files recorded with a 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 both on wet and dry asphalt.
Last but not least, different foley sounds were recorded to cover exterior and interior activities.
Sit back, relax, and listen to all the sounds a car makes. No, not the hum of the engine, not the tire squeal either, but everything else. Non-Engine Sonata Noises includes sounds (noises) of various button, switches, compartments, doors, slams, and even an automatic seat inside a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. These are the features you interact with ever time you step and sit inside the car, but get drowned out by the frustrations of traffic and stop lights. This pack totals 56 sound files with over 1224 sounds recorded in MS using the Sennheiser MKH8050 and MKH30.
Flip on the heated seat switch, and search through meta-data tagged using Soundly and Basehead.
“Old Cars – Short Passby” is a library with a lot of classic cars: Ford, MG, Jaguar, Porsche, Triumph, Cobra, Austin, Alpha and more.
You will find 45 files with single car Pass Bys. The files are not named after specific cars/manufacturers.
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.
The first mobile roomtone library! Parked Cars is a collection of roomtones of car interiors at different times of day, often in the same locations with both windows up and windows down.
This library covers inner city, suburb, and a little country around the Los Angeles area
This is all mastered for Ambisonic B and Stereo, but can be further decoded into various surround formats
Need the sound of vehicles passing by? This sound pack is a composite collection of pass-bys, featuring (Suburban-, Passenger-, Freight-) Trains, Trucks and Cars that I on various freeways and railroads. These sounds come in handy not only for for the obvious purpose of giving the right sonic feel for trains, trucks and cars passing by – but also as design elements ans a great starting point to create a vast number of sci-fi style whooshes and pass-by effects.
This massive Peterbilt Model 379 from 1988 is the trucker's truck with a “big cam” Cummins engine. The model has been featured in several classic car movies such as The Fast and the Furious, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Black Dog.
Now you can get the 7-channel recordings of this beast for your own projects, which consist of L+R exhausts, L+R interior, two engine channels and one compressor channel. Total driving time is 11:46. The library also contains start, stop, idle, revving without gears, lots of driving and the legendary jakebrake.
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