Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
Recording of a Ford Fiesta WRC rally car with an EcoBoost 1.6 liter 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine with turbocharger.
The European Ford Fiesta WRC rally car sound collection gathers 197 clips in 14.57 gigabytes of field recordings. It depicts the sound of a 2016 Ford EcoBoost 1.6 liter (98 cu in) 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine with turbocharger.
The sound library provides 9 synchronized takes of exterior and onboard driving. The 8 exterior perspectives share recordings from 4 positions as the car approaches, departs, passes by, and reverses at slow and fast speeds. 13 onboard perspectives include recordings from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, and exhaust of the car driving with steady RPMs, and ramps.
The bundle is delivered with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional metadata, custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, and metadata keywords in 7 languages.
Recording of the 2016 German-made Ford Focus RS with a GDI I4, 2.3 litre, inline 4-cylinder engine with turbo.
The 2016 German-made Ford Focus RS sound collection includes 203 clips in 13.53 gigabytes of audio of its GDI I4, 2.3 litre, inline 4-cylinder engine with turbo.
The bundle includes 25 synchronized channels of onboard and exterior recordings. The 10 onboard perspectives include recordings from the engine, exhaust, and the interior while driving with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. Also featured are 4 stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives. 7 exterior perspectives share driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds while departing, arriving, and passing by.
The collection downloads with Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, 19+ fields of embedded metadata, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
A full library of recordings from a 2009 Ford Fusion Plus with a 1.6 litre Duratec petrol engine. Includes door opens and closes, windows up and down, seatbelts, switches, buttons, engine turn key, start and idle, revs and more. Recordings made using Sennheiser MKH416, 8050 and Rode NT5 mics into a Zoom F8 and F4, plus some additional recordings using a JRF contact mic.
Also includes three 7+ minute continuous driving interior ambisonics (Ambix B format) recordings with synced mono engine bay recordings. Covering turn key and start, driving through the countryside up to 60mph on dual carriageway, into the city and stopping. Made with Sennheiser Ambeo and ME2 mics.
If you need a no-nonsense, great quality library of an ordinary car, not a fancy flashy sports car as I often do, then this is the library for you! Everything is delivered in 24 Bit / 192 kHz making it useful for sound design purposes too. Need a massive metal impact? Pitch down one of those doors!
All files contain extensive metadata in both Soundminer and BWAV formats.
This library has an extensive collection of sounds from a well-used 1990 Ford Ltd Crown Victoria with a 4-speed AOC automatic transmission. With its 302 cubic inch, 5 liter, V8 engine, rated 152 horsepower, you'll get thick beefy growls from this Ford. The library includes all kinds of driving at various speeds, cruising, startups, shutdowns, reversing, driving at constant RPMs, gearing, various accelerations and decelerations, and long and short ramps.
Some foley is also included: doors, hood functions, parking brake and gear shifter, and IR sweeps. With 12 onboard channels covering several interior, engine and exhaust perspectives, and 13 exterior channels with microphones positioned at different spots around the recording location, you'll get up-close approaches, aways, passbys and more at different speeds.
Extensive recording session of a 1970 Ford Mustang ” Mach 1 ” . The Mach 1 is a performance-oriented model of the Ford Mustang, its 351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland V8 produces 300 HP.
This library contains onboard ( up to 8 mics ) , exterior and all the spot effects and foley you’ll need ( doors, windows, seatbelt, trunk, indicators… )
For greater edit possibilities, the exterior tracks were recorded with various microphones setups :
– static wide AB array
– static Cinela LCR array ( ORTF + Center )
– Neumann KMR81 shotgun mic following the car
For the onboard setup, here’s what you’ll find:
– 2 mics in the engine ( static omni + dynamic cardioïd )
– 3 mics on the exhaust ( lavalier + static cardioïd + dynamic omni )
– MKH 8040 ORTF + a hidden lavalier inside the cabin
Foley and spot FX were recorded with the Neumann KMR81 and Sennheiser 80XX LCR setup
All the sounds are 96 kHz / 24 bits and most importantly embedded with exhaustive metadata for improved search results, including a detailed description, microphone names/setup, etc…
Metadata compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…
A selection of recordings of a 1960 Ford Prefect, including starts, stops, passes and ride.
The first mini-library from Immersive FX – all you need for a nice old UK car scenario:
Recording of an American 1995 Ford Probe with a 2.0 litre 118 horsepower (88 kW) I4 4 cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox performing a variety of maneuvers in 12 synchronized takes.
The 1995 Ford Probe sound effects library includes 304 clips in 20.35 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the classic car’s 2.0 litre 118 horsepower (88 kW) I4 four-cylinder engine with with a 5-speed manual gearbox performing a variety of maneuvers in 12 synchronized takes.
9 exterior perspectives arranged at four locations capture departures, arrivals, and passes at slow, medium, and fast speeds. The 10 onboard perspectives and three mixes tracks capture recordings from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), exhaust, and engine while the car drives with gearshifts, ramps, and at steady RPMs. The package also includes a handful of door, turn indicator, and other performed fx. Each track is recorded to professional recorders using microphones from DPA, Sennheiser, Neumann, and others.
The bundle is delivered with Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, and 18+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
If you are looking for some specific minivan sounds or just some good allround truck/minivan sound, look no further !!
This soundpack contains everything from car foley (windscreen sounds, seatbelts, gears, … …) to driving sounds on different surfaces, at different speeds and from different angles.
The driving sounds each have an interior perspective as well as motor and wheel perspective.
The following is a 1926 Ford Tri-Motor antique aircraft sound effects library.
with Metadata single license library (2.2gb compressed .rar or .zip file, 2.4gb Uncompressed).
All 14 wave files at about 39 minutes long are in 24 Bit, 96 kHz. The Onboard recordings are in 2 separate mono wave files (left and right stereo). drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also ready to use stereo mix versions of the Onboard recordings. External recordings are in stereo wave files.
Channel 1 Left side (port side),
Channel 2 Right side (starboard side)
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
Notes: If you need specific shots of this aircraft, Watson is available for hire to re-record this or similar sounding planes.
External = Sounds recorded from outside of the aircraft (passbys, etc)
OnBoard = Recording perspectives on and in the aircraft
Old and new types of freight trains recorded with a high quality binaural dummy head. All tracks are recorded up close to capture all the characteristics of each freight train.
This sound library gathers the heavy, powerful sounds of freight trains, and the scream and chatter of transport rail cars.
Takes include idling, approaching, departing, and passing by. There are rail squeaks, screeches, and clatters. Each engine is carefully documented with its locomotive type and version, and is listed in full Soundminer metadata.
Recording of a Polish FSC Lublin-51 military truck from 1951 with a 4-gear, inline 6 cylinder, 3.5L gasoline engine. Also known as the GAZ-51, North Korean Sungri-58, and Chinese Yuejin NJ-130.
The FSC Lublin-51 truck sound fx bundle includes 390 clips in 33.2 gigabytes of audio. The collection showcases the sound of a Russian-licensed Polish 1951 military truck and its 4-gear, inline 6 cylinder, 3.5L gasoline engine, also known as the GAZ-51, North Korean Sungri-58, and Chinese Yuejin NJ-130.
A total of 12 synchronized takes depict recordings from both onboard and exterior perspectives. The 10 exterior POVs include departures, passes, and arrivals from multiple positions and distances. The 16 onboard perspectives arrange microphones at the exhaust, in the engine, and interior (including an Ambisonic perspective) to record driving at steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. Also included are custom mixes of the interior perspectives and performed sound effects of doors, switches, horns, and more.
Bonus materials include Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, 19+ fields of professional embedded metadata, impulse responses, and import documents for keyword translations in 7 languages.
The Polonez 1500 police car sound fx library features 649 clips in 28.01 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1984 Polish FSO car with an inline 4, four-stroke engine running at 75 horsepower.
The collection includes 30 tandem takes from onboard and exterior perspectives, as well as 4 stereo mixes of the engine, interior, onboard, and siren tracks. Ten exterior perspectives document driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds while departing, passing, arriving, and starting and stopping. The 11 onboard perspectives feature ramps, gearshifts, and steady RPM driving from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, onboard, and exhaust. Also included are ready-to-use designed mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust perspectives as well as performed effects of doors, horns, sirens, brake pedals, and more.
The package includes full Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, Pro Tools and Reaper mix sessions, and impulse responses of the interior.
This collection features 111 interior and exterior stereo recordings of the FV432 Armored Personnel Carrier Tank as it is put through its paces. These effects have hand picked from the Sound Ideas Military Tanks library.
Game Audio Engines sound library was built from 311 WAV files, with a total length of 193 minutes. It features recordings of 22 different cars. Inside you’ll find engine on / off sounds, idle loops, rpm loops, rpm ramps, interior recordings and stems. Each car features a different set of recordings, and you can see the exact specification in the table down below. Cars that are part of this library:
Need airport sounds and ambiences? This collection provides good coverage of the common and domestic areas of a modern airport. In total, 19 different recording locations inside the Norwegian airport of Gardermoen have been recorded. A picture from every location is also included for reference.
All files that contain PA announcements have added metadata with a short description of the message. This makes it easier to find the correct announcement for your project. The majority of the announcements are done in both Norwegian and English which is convenient for non-Norwegian speaking sound editors.
Gardermoen airport is the largest airport in Norway, located 35 kilometres northeast of Oslo. Gardermoen is the main international airport in Norway and acts as the main domestic hub. It is also the second busiest airport in the Nordic countries, connecting around 30 domestic and 120 international destinations. In 2014 more than 24 million passengers traveled through Gardermoen.
The GAZ-69 military truck sound library includes 701 clips in 22.8 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a 1965 version of the light truck and its 2.1L (130 cu in) GAZ-69 I4 4 cylinder engine with 3-speed manual transmission at 55 hp.
The collection includes 27 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior performances. The exterior takes showcase departing, arriving, and passing at fast, medium, and slow speeds on straightaways and around corners. The onboard takes gather recordings from interior, engine, exhaust, and onboard with driving at steady RPMs and with gearshifts. A four-channel Ambisonic AMBEO recording is provided of the interior vehicle cabin. Also included are various performed effects of pedals, doors, handles, sirens, and more, as well as ready-to-use designed mixes of the interior, exhaust, and engine.
The package also includes Pro Tools and Reaper sound library mixing sessions, Altiverb and Waves impulse response, and full professional metadata embedded in every clip.
A grumbly old GMC pick up truck you might find on the farm, likely from the early 90’s. Exterior pass by’s, up and stop’s, start and away’s, idles, revs and doors.
The GMC Savana (identical to a Chevrolet Express) is one of the most popular vans in North America. It has a 6.0L, small block V8, 361 hp engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This library features a full range of speeds and performances, recorded from interior, onboard (engine/tailpipe) and exterior perspectives of a 2010 model. Also included is a full compliment of doors (front, side, rear and hood), chimes, switches, power windows, gearshift and the horn.
This library presents a vintage Gordini race car from 1947, recorded on a private race track.
We captured a full lap and a half with three onboards microphones and a Schoeps MS for the exterior pass bys.
Why a lap and a half ? Because the car broke down mid track, which made for several fantastic engine failure sounds.
Witness the powerful loud (LOUD) sound of this vintage beauty and its trumpeting exhaust from hell.
Recording setup:Onboards microphones routed to a MixPre6 :
Engine – Shure SM11
Exhaust – Shure SM11
Cockpit – DPA4061
Exterior passes recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 to a Cooper CS104.
Binaural soundscapes from Grand Central Station – recorded to have plenty of background (and some mid & foreground) voices without anything too recognizable – so you can add your own dialogue in the foreground, OR loop sections you like most without it being obvious. The central concourse soundscapes are fairly static – but others move at walking speed – between different locations from street level entrances, through the concourse to the platform. There’s even a couple of revolving doors and an empty escalator/platform to add your action onto. Recorded on (my) dummy head with high-quality omni mics – listening back in headphones instantly immerses you in the middle of the sound field. Binaural stereo – the next best thing to being there! And all with just two channels. So put your headphones on and take a little trip – with the Audio Ninja.
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Grand prix circuit (a motorsport race track) FX sound library with sounds of the race and ambiance of the race including: near, mid and far field recordings as well as backstage/boxes ambiance etc.. Recorded in Automotodrom Grobnik, Croatia.
Metadata tagged with detail description of the mic placement/orientation, mic and mic technique used and object of recording. Check the track list for additional info.
Designing vehicle sounds for motion picture? Done with the engine? Let’s tackle the other 50% – tire, wheel and chassis interactions.
Create highly dynamic and authentic skids, bumps, friction, rolling noise and much more with a high variety of wheel configurations, ground materials and perspectives. Customize and automate everything in real-time!
GRIP requires a free iLok account
Get up close and personal with the Grumman F6F Hellcat and its Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine.
These recordings were captured during a private session which consisted of two stationary runs on the ground and they feature startups, idling, constant RPMs, ramps, throttle movements, and shutdowns from onboard and exterior microphones. The library also has foley from the cockpit—to include sounds of switches and canopy functions—as well as fly bys, landing and taxing from both exterior and onboard microphones. Get the authentic sounds of a WII American fighter aircraft with this library.
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