Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
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.
Recording gear: Sound Devices 633 / DPA 4017B/ Schoeps CMC5MK41 / Nevaton MC403 / Tram TR50 / DPA 4060 .
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.
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.
The Harley Davidson sound effects library from G4F SFX features high-quality recordings of the Heritage Softail model. All the files have been meticulously recorded, mixed and meta-tagged for rapid use. We used an Aeta 4minx recorder, a pair of Schoeps ORTF and an AKG C414 to boost the center of the stereo sound. An SM58 placed near the exhaust also allows you to add the characteristic “throaty sound” of the Harley that can be mixed to suit your requirements. Each exhaust is on a separate file and is precisely the same length as the ORTF/C414 file for easy synchronization.
Aways – False starts – Accelerations – Gear shifts – On-board camera – Handling of the bike – Horn – Stops / Braking
Get the real Harley Davidson sound from two recording sessions of a Harley Davidson Fat Boy with a 1449 cc V2 engine. The first recording consists of five channels, two exhaust, one engine, one intake and one from a microphone in the sidepocket. It contains start, stop, idle, driving, accelerations, decelerations and more. A surround driveby is added in the end. The recording length is 19 min 23 s.
The second is the older of our two Fat Boy recordings. The classic Harley sound, delivered to you on three channels, two exhaust and one engine. The recording contains several starts, stops, revs, driving and horn. The recording length is 16 min 32 s.
Get the sounds of a 1999 Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle sound effects library (with Metadata).
All 131 ready to use wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz. Files are divided into External static sounds, External following sounds, Foley sounds, and Onboard sounds. The combined recorded driving time is more than 42 minutes long.
The Onboard recordings are in 2 separate mono wave files, channel one for engine and channel two for exhausts. 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
Brand: Harley Davidson
Model: Fat Boy
Country origin: USA
Specification: modified with straight pipes (without mufflers), 1450cc, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, V-Twin, air cooled, manual 5 speed, carburetor fuel system (modified with larger jets), 63 horse power.
Following (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels tracking the moving vehicle)Static (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels from a fixed position)
The Iron 883 is not the biggest Harley Davidson bike around, but it has that recognizable HD throttle sound – in a different tone that you might lack in your sound collection.
The library contains starts, idling, passbys at different speeds and onboard driving on both gravel and asphalt roads. A bunch of foley tracks, burglar alarm, false starts, on spot revving recordings and more.
The onboard recordings consists of a Shure SM57 on the motor and an Oktava MK012 cardioid pointed at the exhaust pipe. These are conveniently exported together as stereo tracks to ease synchronization and mixing in your daw.
Each clip contains detailed metadata information, with filename, description, microphone, picture and more.
Recording of a 2014 American Harley Davidson V-Rod Night Rod motorcycle with a 1247cc V-Twin (2 cylinder) gas naturally aspirated 125Hp engine.
The American 2014 Harley Davidson V-Rod Night Rod motorcycle sound library includes 150 clips in 11.88 gigabytes of audio. It shares the sound of a 1247cc V-Twin (2 cylinder) gas naturally aspirated 125Hp engine in 24 channels of audio.
10 combined synchronized takes feature both exterior and onboard perspectives. 8 onboard perspectives share driving gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from the interior, exhaust, and engine. The 7 exterior perspectives capture departing, passing, and arriving at slow, medium, and fast speeds.
The bundle also provides embedded metadata, 7 languages of metadata keyword import files, 2 ready-to-use designed stereo mixes of the exhaust and engine microphones, and Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions.
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