Car sound effects and recordings
Recording of an Iveco Daily van from 2012 with a 2.3 l diesel engine. The recording consists of eight onboard channels and 10 exterior channels covering startups, shutdowns, idle, blips, steady rpms in neutral, driving at steady rpms, accelerations and decelerations, ramps, pass-bys, approaches, aways and much more.
Here is a collection of car sounds recorded from the interior and the exterior.
The Nissan Versa Note is a subcompact four-door hatchback car. We focused on capturing all the functions other than driving as aeration, windows, doors, knobs, hood, light, windshield, …
Very in-depth recordings of this 4-wheel drive with an inline six cylinder engine.
The first part consists of eight onboard microphones, two interior, three engine and three on exhausts. The exhaust on this vehicle has been modified and has a really rich sound. The second part is 8 channels of external microphones in surround. The total recording time is about 48 minutes (internal 42 min, external 6min).
It consists of real traffic driving, startup, idle, blips, shutdown, steady rpm:s without gear, steady rpms driving with load, accel/deceleration ramps at different speeds and even horn, switches and doorslams recorded.
Pro Tools session and cue list included. The recording length is 47 min 54 s.
Get the sound of sheer power with the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 litre engine, V8 with magnaflow sound library. It features 85 files recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, Sony PCM-M10, two Senneheisers MKH 8040, two DPA 4061 microphones and Rode NTG3. The engine was recorded under the hood with two microphones, on the exhaust and inside drivers cabin at the same time.
Exterior passes were also recorded with different gear and different perspectives. The mono file was recorded with 8040 following a car all the time, one static perspective with 8040 and stereo with Sony PCM-M10. Additional foley files were captured with one 8040.
This library includes sound effects like regular driving, accelerations, engine on/idle/off, rpm ramps, reverse, slow and fast pass-by, stopping and driving away sounds and more.
This library will get you all of the powerful sounds of a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that has a 707 horsepower, Hellcat 6.2L V8 Engine. Using the onboard, exterior, and interior recordings, it allows you to create any car sound your heart desires to bring your video game, or film to another level.
• On Board slow, medium, fast accelerating, shifting, and reversing as well as general driving
• Exterior Pass bys, take offs, pull ups, and more
• Interior general driving, speed ups and more
Recording of an American Jeep SRT8 sports utility vehicle from 2014 with a 6.4 litre SRT V8 Hemi engine.
The Jeep SRT8 sound clip collection features 328 sound files in 18.67 gigabytes. The bundle gathers 19 synchronized field recordings of a 2014 American sports utility vehicle and its 6.4 litre SRT Hemi engine.
The SUV package includes both onboard and exterior field recordings in a total of 35 channels of audio. 11 onboard perspectives capture takes from the exhaust, engine, and interior (including and Ambisonic perspective) while the jeep drives with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. 9 exterior perspectives depict departures, arrivals, starting, stopping, and passing by at slow, medium, and fast speeds.
The collection comes with 3 ready-to-use designed stereo mixes of the interior, exhaust, and engine microphones, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder comments.
‘Jeep Wrangler Foley’ by Badlands Sound features 190+ non-engine sounds perfect for your film and video game projects in high-quality 96k / 24 bit. This library includes levers, buttons, doors, and much more.
All these sounds come from a 2004 TJ Jeep Wrangler.
The Jeep Wrangler sound fx library features 257 clips of an American 1991 YJ model jeep. It collects 15.23 gigabytes of recordings of a 500+ horsepower stroked v6 4.6 litre, twin-turbo engine converted for E85 ethanol fuel.
Seven exterior perspectives depict the jeep travelling at fast, medium, and slow speeds on straightaways and around corners departing, passing, and approaching. These 17 channels of audio present the Wrangler at a variety of positions and distances. Eleven perspectives from 12 channels of microphones mounted onboard the car capture exhaust, intake, engine, and interior sound fx of driving with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 15 takes also include idles, steadies in neutral, blips, and performed sound fx such as gearstick, fuel pump and doors.
The entire collection includes 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS spotlight metadata.
Junk Cars is a collection of on-board multi-channel recordings of old, barely-functioning European cars. The first car in the library is a 1995 Opel/Vauxhall/Holden Astra with a 1.6 liter Petrol engine, a broken exhaust and in a very sorry state. It wasn’t roadworthy when I found it, but with a little help from a car mechanic we managed to get it on the road.
Important! More cars will be added to the collection as they are recorded. Get your copy now and you will receive all subsequent updates for free.
A recording of a fantastic Koenigsegg Agera with a 4.7 litres twin supercharged V8 and about 900 hps. It consists of seven channels, exhaust left and right, three different engine channels and interior left and right. The recording contains start, stop, idle, blips, revving at constant rpms, door slam, accelerations, decelerations, driving and a surround drive by. The recording length is 32 min 33 s.
Los Angeles is well-known for having some of the largest and most traveled freeways in the United States.
The L.A. Freeways sound effects library captures the traffic ambience on the massive freeways that run through the Greater L.A. area – 3 hours of recordings in total!
Multiple perspectives were recorded, from close vehicle pass bys to distant traffic ambience captured from city parks, surrounding hillsides, tunnels and underpasses. Traffic types range from fast pass bys, to slow and congested traffic.
• US-101 (Hollywood Freeway)
• I-405 (San Diego Freeway)
• I-5 (Golden State Freeway)
• I-10 (Santa Monica Freeway)
• I-110 (Harbor Freeway)
• SR-134 (Ventura Freeway)
• (Glendale Freeway)
This library features recordings of 7 different parking garages in Los Angeles, including the Beverly Center, Glendale Galleria, a busy Hollywood Mall, a busy Burbank Mall, the Sherman Oaks Galleria, The Americana, and The Grove. In these recordings you will hear car by's, horns, people walking and chattering, car alarms, Ambulance sirens, and lots of nice low rumble.
Around 70 minutes of ambiences are included in total.
All sounds in this collection are in stereo 24bit 96khz Broadcast Wave format. Files are in a zip file, which includes a PDF with detailed metadata.
Recording of the 1996 AvtoVAZ Lada Niva VAZ-21214 with a 1.8 Liter, 4 cylinder inline engine.
The 1996 AvtoVAZ Lada Niva VAZ-21214 sound bundle includes 245 sound fx in 21.95 gigabytes of audio. The Niva was known by many names: Lada 4×4, Lada Sport, Lada Talga, Bognor Diva, and Lada Cossack. The collection shares the sound of the Soviet off road vehicle performing a variety of maneuvers with its 1.8 Liter, 4 cylinder inline engine.
The library gathers 12 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior driving. The exterior perspectives depict slow, medium, and fast driving from 2 positions as the car idles, departs, arrives, and passes by. Microphones were mounted at the exhaust, in the engine, and the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective) to record driving at various speeds and with ramps. The collection also shares performed effects of doors, seatbelts, and other effects, along with custom mixes of the onboard perspectives.
The collection also provides Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional embedded metadata, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
Recording of an Italian Lamborghini Aventador from 2014 with a 690 horsepower 6.5 L L539 V12 engine with 7-speed ISR semi-automatic transmission.
The Lamborghini Aventador sound library 366 field recordings from a 2014 luxury Italian vehicle totaling 27.48 gigabytes. The clips capture the sound of the 690 horsepower 6.5 L L539 V12 engine with 7-speed ISR semi-automatic transmission.
The collection features 19 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior perspectives. The onboard channels (12 channels) offer 11 perspectives of fast, medium, and slow driving from microphones placed at the exhaust, in the engine, and inside the cabin. The 10 exterior perspectives collect 21 channels of the sports car starting, departing, passing, arriving, and stopping. Performances include driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and with ramps. There are also tracks of steady idling, with blips, and steadies in neutral.
Every track is embedded with 18+ fields of detailed metadata. The collection is with Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with all fx pre-aligned to allow editors to begin mixing and editing immediately.
Recording of an Italian Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 with a 610 horsepower 5.2 L V10 engine.
The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 sound library includes 17 takes from an exotic Italian sports car. The collection gathers the sound of its 610 horsepower 5.2 L V10 engine with 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with 340 sound fx in 21.98 gigabytes.
The bundle includes a total of 32 channels of synchronized audio. The 12 onboard perspectives (13 channels) feature microphones mounted at the exhaust, in the interior, and in the engine. They capture driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 9 exterior perspectives (19 channels) showcase departures, approaches, passing by, starting, and turning off while driving on straightaways and around corners.
Also included is an Altiverb impulse response, embedded metadata in every clip, custom stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, and Reaper and Pro Tools sessions with each take aligned for easy mixing and editing.
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.
Including sounds of driving off-road, road, macadam road, interior/exterior of the vehicle… near, mid, far-field, rough terrain, snow, gravel…
Land Rover Defender FX sound library. In this library, you can find numerous sounds of tdi 300 (2.4 litre, 113 HP) diesel engine of this iconic 4×4 vehicle. Apart from engine sounds, there are sounds of the interior of the vehicle like: switches, vents, ventilators, door opening, hand/parking brake, window opening, etc. Recorded in two positions, near field and midfield. These sounds are in sync so you can mix them together if needed. There are recorded “room tones” of vehicle: in drive, stationary-engine off, while raining, on a windy day, etc.
Sounds of the exterior like: doors, windows opening/close, engine start, engine running, engine off, etc. are also here.
Furthermore, sounds of driving on the road, macadam road, off-road, in woods with branches scratching the vehicle, sounds of gravel under the tires (external mic., recorded in motion) are here too. You can also find sounds of the vehicle driving (with mics placed on the roof rack) on asphalt road and macadam road. Just listen to library preview.
Every file is metadata tagged with a description of action recorded, mic used, and placement.
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.
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 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.
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