Car sound effects and recordings
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.
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.
Recording of a Volkswagen Polo from 2003 with a 1.4L straight 4 cylinder, 16-valve petrol (79 horsepower) engine.
This sound pack of the WWII Willys Jeep will bring historical accuracy to your soundscape. You get four channels with all the characteristics of the vehicle from the cockpit left, right and rear and the exhaust. Also contained in this seven and a half minute recording is the vehicle starting, stopping, idling, driving, free revving, gear sounds and more. Few vehicles are more iconic from the WWII era!
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