Car sound effects and recordings
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.
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.
Mazda Miata MX5 NBFL 1.6 Modded sound library features 185 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. Japanese classic, Mazda Miata MX5 with 1.6 naturally aspirated engine was improved with cold air intake kit and Cobalt exhaust which drastically changed sound. Engine was recorded in sync with interior cabin ambient, 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 designed sounds, you’ll find raw recordings for each perspective (2 engine microphones, air intake, 2 exhaust microphones). Additionally this library features 51 files with exterior recordings (passes, manoeuvres, approaches, engine start and such) and 22 foley files with recordings of doors, trunk, hood and interior sfx.
Mazda Miata MX5 NBFL 1.6 Stock sound library features 149 high-quality files recorded with multi-mic setup. Engine was recorded in sync with interior cabin ambient, 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 designed sounds, you’ll find raw recordings for each perspective (3 engine microphones, air intake, 2 exhaust microphones). Additionally, this library features 30 files with exterior recordings (passes, manoeuvres, approaches, engine start and such) and 22 foley files with recordings of doors, trunk, hood, and interior SFX.
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 2009 German Mercedes AMG C 63 with an m156, 6.2 litre, V8 gas engine with performance exhaust.
The German 2009 Mercedes AMG C63 sound bundle gathers 241 sound clips in 24.37 gigabytes of audio. It shares the sound of an m156, 6.2 litre, V8 gas engine with performance exhaust.
The bundle includes 30 synchronized channels of onboard and exterior recordings. 8 exterior perspectives provide driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds while passing by, arriving, and departing. The 11 onboard perspectives include recordings from the interior, engine, and the exhaust while driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs, with 3 bonus stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives.
The collection includes Soundminer, MacOS Finder and BWAV metadata, keyword import files for 7 languages, and Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions.
Recording of a 2018 Mercedes AMG GT R sports car with a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine.
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.
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