Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
Need the sounds of a snowmobile / snow scooter? The Ski-doo library gets you the sound of no less than 6 different snowmobiles. It comes with a selection of sounds such as engine start, engine loop, acceleration, speed loop and much more.
A unique collection of engine sounds, for when you need snowmobile sounds specifically, as well as for other creative sound design purposes!
• 1977 El Tigre 5000
• 1978 Yamaha ET250
• 1979 Yamaha ET250
• 2003 Bombardier MXZ 600
• 2003 Bombardier Rotax 800RS
• 2004 Bombardier Arctic 4
Who doesn't love the sounds of speed? In this library, you'll hear the fast, harsh sounds of a drift car skidding on tarmac. The library contains skidding with engine running, skidding with engine switching off, skidding on wet tarmac, roll bys on wet and dry tarmac, spinning in circles, rolling with flat tire and much more. Both onboard and exterior perspectives are covered, and several microphones were positioned at each wheel, inside the car, and along the skidding path.
Some additional material is included, such as a supercharged Chevy -57 burnout, handbrake skids from a Skoda, and more.
Get the authentic sound of a Skoda Octavia 2008 with a 1.6 liters 4 cylinder engine. The recording contains eight onboard channels, three engine, three exhaust and interior left and right, and ten exterior channels. It contains startup, shutdown, idle, revving, driving on constant rpms, accelerations and decelerations, ramps, passbys, aways and approaches.
The Terrängbil SKP m/42D APC sound fx collection includes 684 clips in 20.18 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a 1942 Swedish armoured personnel carrier and its Scania-Vabis 4-cylinder petrol, 115 horsepower engine at 2300 RPM performing in 42 synchronized takes.
The sound library includes 14 combined onboard and exterior perspectives in 23 channels. The 9 onboard perspectives feature microphones mounted in the interior, at the exhaust, and in the engine recording the vehicle travelling at slow, medium, and fast speeds with ramps and steady RPMs. The exterior microphones capture passes by, starts, stops, departures, and arrivals, captured in a rainy environment. There is also an extensive amount of performed fx such as hatches, doors, moving inside, shell drops and instruments.
The package also includes Pro Tools and Reaper pre-arranged mixing sessions, Altiverb and starter pistol impulse responses, and almost 20 fields of professional metadata.
Skytrain Rapid Transit FX is a collection of unique passby’s, overhead POV and onboard sounds recorded at 24bit 96khz both in stereo and mono, giving you maximum flexibility and realism for your projects.
The Vancouver transit system is world renowned and carries millions of residents and visitors on board each year since its beginnings in the 1980’s. The older cars have a particular screech to them, perfect for creative design for monsters or machines, and can compliment any variety of air craft or land transport library.
Meet this small amphibious hovercraft, which is beloved by locals in a archipelago. It has one engine to make it hoover and one to make it go forward.
The recordings consist of a 7 minute 41 second session from six onboard channels near the main exhaust, main engine, two front engine, hull front, and the propeller. The library also contains several startups, idle, stops, revving at constant RPMs standing still, and lots of driving at different speeds on both water and land. These are the sounds of pure fun!
The Smart Fortwo is a unique everyday car. Under the hood, or rather under the trunk (it’s a rear mounted engine) this hatchback sports a tiny 41hp diesel engine. Normally covered for obvious reasons, we opened it up to expose the engine and get some super clean onboard recordings from inside the car.
Also, because the Fortwo has a quasi-manual transmission, we were able to perform the gear changes with dramatic sequences in mind. So they are more pronounced, adding some character that is sometimes lost in a fully automatic transmission.
Included are a full set of exterior and onboard (engine/tailpipe) recordings at varying speeds as well as all the doors and a couple dashboard chimes.
‘Smooth City Traffic’ by Badlands Sound includes 21 high-quality city traffic ambiences great for your projects. Hear the smooth sounds of traffic rushing through the city. This library was recorded by Sound Devices 702t with a pair of Line Audio CM3’s and a matched pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s in 96k / 24bit.
Feel the weight and the whooshing of the various vehicle passbys rushing through the city. You will also notice the unique qualities in each file like a car passing by with a flat tire, semi trucks, sports cars speeding by, as well as aggressive diesel trucks.
This is a collection of snowy, icy, slushy, crunchy winter traffic. Single car passes, busy city roads, distant skylines, village roads, highways. All files are 96khz 24bit with metadata, and recorded with 2 x Sennheiser mkh 8040, mkh 416, Audio Technica BP4025 and Sony D100.
The Solar Sky library features a diverse set of state-of-the-art spaceship sounds. Designed for use in any modern sci-fi production, Solar Sky is an essential addition to add to your workflow.
Designing sound for spaceships can be quite time consuming, and Solar Sky gives you a great set of sounds to get started.
Solar Sky features more than 2.2GB of 350 24bit/96kHz files, all embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
• Ship ambiances and drones
• 120+ Ship passbys, both large and small
• Ship power ups
• Ship power downs
• Ship door opens and closes
• Wave Warped passbys
Put yourself right there in the trenches with this huge soundpack of war-themed voices. High quality audio and top voice acting talent means that every sample is locked, loaded, and ready for use in your project.
Featuring orders, shouts, screams, squad communications, grunts and more. Combine them together for a battlefield soundscape like no other.
An eclectic collection from my extensive archive: Jumbo Jets, Military Fighters, War-birds, Helicopters and Bi-Planes. From an F-16 to a Tiger Moth – it’s all here.
Boeing 747 • BAC 1-11 • Cessna • Douglas C-47 • F-16 • F-86 • Fennec T-28 • Lancaster Bomber • P51 Mustang • RAF Tornado • Spitfire Mk IX • Tiger Moth
Anybody familiar with travelling on the London Underground will be aware of the distinct soundscapes beneath the streets of London; from the clatter of the ticket hall barriers to the eerie rumbles from the tunnels, waiting in anticipation for the next train to come rushing past before stopping with the squeal of the brakes.
Each type of train on the network has its own distinct characteristics such as the moaning of the electric traction motors or the peculiar sound of the 1996 Stock used on the Jubilee Line.
All of these sounds have been beautifully captured in 24-bit 48KHz quality- recorded both with XY stereo microphones and binaurally- creating a highly realistic experience for headphone users.
Sounds of the London Underground contains 40 minutes of recordings exploring the sounds of the London tube trains and station platforms.
This collection features 109 interior and exterior stereo recordings of the Soviet T-54 Tank as it is put through its paces. These effects have hand picked from the Sound Ideas Military Tanks library.
The Space Racer library features a diverse set of spaceship and pod racer pass-by sounds – designed for use in any futuristic sci-fi movies or video games. Strengthen your sci-fi sound design toolbox with this new collection – entirely edited at 96kHz, 24 bit, and embedded with Soundminer metadata.
With over 60 sounds, you will find podracers of all shapes and technologies with massive flanging vehicles, quick stuttering pods, booming plasmic rumbles and much more.
Whether you have an intergalactic competition or a more contentious extraterrestrial war, you will find your futuristic vehicle passbys here.
The top-selling Space Racer series returns with Space Racer 2 – and this one delivers a wealth of engines, turbines, start-up sounds and more. Be sure to also check out the first Space Racer library to complete your sci-fi spaceship sound collection.
Spaceship Interiors is a collection of spaceship interior ambience, room tones and alarms. The library weighs in at 10 GB, and contains 210 soundminer and BWAV metadata embedded files – with a total playing time of over 4 hours! Perfect for your next sci-fi, horror or fantasy project.
Over 40 B-Format recordings of the iconic World War 2 fighter aircraft, in flight, on the ground, singly and in groups.
The library also includes some hard-to-find in-cockpit recordings of two landings and a takeoff of a Mk. IX variant, transcoded from the four-channel recording to B-Format and a 5.1 recording of a parade of 24 Spitfires at the celebration of ‘The Hardest Day’ at London’s Biggin Hill aerodrome.
Also included are two long-form recordings of the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster Bomber with Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane escort.
This sound collection covers a wide range of sounds produced by many different steam engines. In addition to the real engines there’s also a wide variety of Foley sounds which can be layered to make funny (steam) engines for cartoons for example. All sounds recorded with high end equipment – 24 bit and 96KHz (some in 48KHz)
The ‘MAIN’ demo gives a good taste of what’s inside. The ‘POTENTIAL KONTAKT demo gives a glimpse of what you can do with the FREE BONUS Kontakt Instruments. So the latter is just a demonstration, these sounds are not included as such!
Recorder / Interface
Field Recording Mics
A collection of onboard and exterior field recordings of a Royal Hudson 4-6-4 steam train. Included are riding sound effects, exterior platform takes.
Featuring whistles, chugging, hisses, rail noise, and more.
The Steam Trains library delivers 175 sound effects of three different types of steam train engines, and the clatter, rattle, and grinding of wagons.
The collection includes riding, idling, pass-bys, departing and arriving trains, bells, whistles, steam blasts, platform atmospheres, and doors and windows.
Engines are the heavy Santa Fe 2-10-2, the Bavarian BB 0-4-4-0 Heavy Mallet, and a 4 Wheel Switcher 0-4-0 light railway. Also included are door and window handling effects of passenger cars
Each engine is well documented and listed in full Soundminer metadata.
The Steam trains library also includes a “Specification Sheet” with detailed information about the trains and environments.
Recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder. Some takes provide an alternative mix with recordings from an additional Sony PCM-D recorder.
Recording of an American Stuart M5A1 Light Tank from World War II, equipped with two Cadillac V8 gasoline engines.
The recording consists of ten onboard channels with interior, engine, intake, exhaust and tracks perspectives, as well as several exterior channels from various positions.
It covers startup, idle, blips, steady rpms in neutral, various driving at different speeds, accelerations and decelerations, gearing, aways, approaches, stopping, passbys and much more. It also contains engine dying and gear grinding.
This sound effects library delivers the sounds of a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek SUV. Metadata is included, with over 35 minutes of recording time split into 90 ready to use wave files. There are onboard, external, and foley sounds, all in high quality 24 bit resolution, 96khz sample rate. This is the right library when you need stock sounds of a common Subaru vehicle.
Onboard multi-track recordings are in 4 separate mono wave files. Drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also stereo mix versions of the OnBoard recordings. The External recordings are in stereo wave files. The combined recorded driving time is more than 35 minutes long.
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
An in-depth collection of subway recordings, captured in Kyiv, Ukraine. There are platform ambiences, train interior and exterior, escalators, underground tunnels with people.
Recorded in quadro on Nevaton MC 50 QUAD; in double-MS on Oktava MK-012 set; in stereo on AKG C414 pair. The double-MS recordings were encoded to quadro and the sources (Mid, Side, Rear) included as well.
DMS at the end of file name means Double-MS recording; Quadro means direct quadro recording; AKG means stereo recording.
The Spitfire sound collection includes 280 clips in 12.92 gigabytes of audio. The sound library features the 1943 British Supermarine World War II Mk IX PV202 H5R model aircraft and its 1,720 horsepower Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 V12 engine with a Bendix-Stromberg injection carburetor and a Dowty Rotol propeller.
The field recordings collect 20 takes of static and flying takes. Six onboard perspectives mounted in the cockpit, engine, and exhaust depict flying at fast and slow speeds, taking off, landing, and taxing. The seven exterior perspectives showcase the plane at three positions and a variety of distances passing by, taxiing, and lifting off and setting down. Also included are static idles, blips, and a suite of performed effects of rudder and flap movement, and more.
Includes 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
The Surround Sound LAB Complete Collection is a bundle containing the whole SSL Catalog. We offer it as a perpetual audio one-time subscription, getting you 3500+ files, 180+ GB of audio and free updates as the catalog grows! This one-time bundle purchase gives you access to all the Surround Sound LAB libraries, including new future releases!
Get the sounds of a 2003 Suzuki GSXR 750 sports motorcycle. The 105 files included are divided into External static sounds, External following sounds, Foley sounds, and Onboard sounds.
The combined recorded driving time is more than 40 minutes long.
The Onboard recordings are in 2 separate mono wave files, channel one for engine and channel two for exhaust. Drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also stereo mix versions of the OnBoard recordings. The External recordings are in stereo, one MS (Mid-Side) for following (tracking) and the other MS at a fixed (static) position.
Vehicle Type: Motorcycle
Model: GSXR 750
Specification: modified with Level One Racing aftermarket exhaust, 750cc, in-line 4 cylinder 4
stroke, liquid cooled, manual 6 speed, fuel injection double over cam/twin cam.
Channel 1 = Engine, Channel 2 = Exhaust
Following (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels tracking the moving vehicle)Static (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels from a fixed position)
Definitions & FAQs:
Onboard: Sounds heard from driver and passenger perspectives (in or on the vehicle)
External: Sounds heard from bystander’s point of view.
This Suzuki motorcycle was modified with a Level One Racing aftermarket exhaust.
This library contains 17 different trains as they pass through the station, arrive and depart a rural station in Sweden. Trains include double decker passanger trains, local metro passanger trains, and few heavy freight train passes. They were recorded with two 4060s on the tracks with a mkh60 following, they are syncable.
These have a nice isolated stereo image and great for sound designing space ships and sci fi stuff. Also work Wonderfully for transition elements and corporate video introductions. Feel free to inquire before buying here.
Sydney Australia Trains consists of 55 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From pass bys and ins and outs, to atmos' and more.
Who doesn't want the sounds of a WWII Soviet tank? This T-34-85 is a legend, having been the weapon of choice in Operation Bagration, the Soviet response in Normandy.
These recordings consist of 16 onboard channels which capture the interior, exhaust, intake, tracks and its 500 horsepower 12-cylinder diesel engine, as well as 14 exterior channels. It also contains startups, idles, shutdowns, driving at different speeds, approaches, aways, passbys, foley and a whole lot more.
Whether you're going for historical accuracy or something memorable, this library has what you need!
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