Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
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.
The harvester Claas Lexion 530 Library contains all the sounds a decent harvester produces on the field in one day. We were allowed to accompany this gigantic 300+ horsepower machine on the field and document all its activities. It roars and sounds harsh and dangerous.
Whether you are looking for realistic farm sounds or want to design a futuristic vehicle. The harvester files are ready to use or very easy to manipulate as they deliver sounds across all frequencies captured with high end equipment. Both helium-3 harvesting spaceships and apocalypse scrap transporters can be produced in just a few steps.
In addition to the standard exterior recordings such as bypass, away and up, the library also includes on-board recordings from the cab, from the platform, as well as various mic positions such as directly above and beside the cutting knives, on the belt, at the unloading pipe and many more. In addition, there are selected foley sounds, as well as a few distant atmo sounds.
70% of the revenue will benefit the non-profit association “Bulldogs for Kids e.V.” and by this benefit chronical ill children.
Sound Mind Heavy Industry sound effects library is a massive collection of over 600 sound files of unique and hard to access machines and industrial ambiences, recorded both interior and exterior. To create this 45+ GB pack we went underground and climbed on constructions, we have been in both very hot and cold, humid and smelly places, wearing funky protective clothing, helmets and glasses.
You will find large, heavy machines sounds in it, industrial vehicles, as well as pneumatic, electric, diesel or even antique steam engines sounds and many metal, wooden, debris and also liquid textures.
During our searches we found many unusual sounds with great potential for sound design.
Sounds were recorded multi-mic and from different perspectives, giving large variety for designing purposes. We used microphones with extended frequency range (Schoeps CMC6XT MS kit, Sanken CO-100k) recording on 192kHz sample rate, shotgun mics (Sennheiser MKH-8060, MKH-815T, Neumann KMR81/KM120 MS kit) as well as Trance Audio Inducer stereo contact microphone (which was very useful in noisy environments and which also has very wide frequency range). We used Sound Devices 702, 744 recorders with MixPre, plus Zoom F8 and Sony PCM D-50.
Get authentic military-grade blasts with these recordings of the 76mm M18 Hellcat cannon from the World War II era. This beast fires five blanks that are captured with 20 channels of varying distances, perspectives ranging from 0 to 150 meters, and microphones, such as Sound Devices and Zaxcom. This library also features foley from the hatch. Don't miss out on some 76mm power!
This library gets you 97 minutes of binarual recordings of wind noise, captured inside the helmet as a motorcycle rides along the highway. The speed ranges from a slower pace all the way up to 100 – 130 km/h, and features both acceleration, variable and constant speeds, as well as occasional sounds of passing traffic as captured from inside the helmet. The helmet is a flip-up type of helmet, and the motorcycle is a Honda NC 700D.
Recorder: Tascam dr100 mk/III, Microphone: DPA 4060 miniature omni
High Desert Trains has the sounds of classic Southwestern freight trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle.
• GPS coordinates and location map included.
Get the sounds of the Hindustan Contessa Classic, a sedan built by Hindustan Motors in the eighties.
The Hindustan Contessa Classic featured is a 1985 model, and the library includes everything from pull ups, pull aways, revs, breaking, ignition sounds, engine idle, pass-by's, onboard driving, doors, windows, interior and exterior perspectives. More than an hour of recordings are included for a great range of car sounds.
We captured the sound of historical battle during a reenactment happening in Czechia.
With this pack, you’ll get ambiences of war / battle, but also isolated firearm shots, with and without reflection.
Take a look a the file list for the detail of the content.
We believe these sounds can be very useful in many scenarios, film or video game.
Learn more about the process of recording these sounds: https://soundxplorer.com/the-sound-of-battle
Hologram Room [USO001] is the first bundle of the abstract Sound Design Collection produced by Matteo Milani.
These two gigabytes of “ready to use” original sound elements are designed to help you sweetening and enhancing your sound production. The whole library is organized in eight main folders: Active Drones, Alarms, Blips, Buttons, Communications, Ignitions, Telemetries, Transitions. It provides a selection of out of this world drones and ambiences, futuristic sound effects and electronic tools.
Honda Accord Type S 24/96 FX sound library – Car in drive, interior, parts of car, engine bay…
Powerful Honda car with i-VTEC, 200 HP, 2.4 cc engine.
Including interior/exterior of the vehicle details like: switches, air conditioner, seat belt, handbrake, gearbox ,cabin lights, glove box, doors, door alarm, windows up and down, wipers, bonnet open/close, automatic lock off/on, cargo space open/close etc. Just check the sound list.
Interior of the car is recorded with two mics-mic position. Super close and at some distance of the object. You can mix those channels if you like, they are all in sync.
There are multichannel recordings of engine and interior, stationary and in drive. You can mix those channels to get powerful sound or just use any of these sounds separately if you like. Every file is metadata tagged with description of mic used and positioning explained, just use those channels and mix them together.
Interior “room tone” of the vehicle in drive is also included. There are many drive situations with normal drive and aggressive drive recorded too.
Recorded with: Sennheisers MKHs 60/40/30, Sennheiser G4/ME2 system, mics, Rycote blimps, Sound Devices 744T, MixPre, recorder, mixer.
This library delivers the sounds of a 1999 Honda CBR Super Blackbird motorcycle(with Metadata).
All 103 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 62 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.
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)
Onboard: Sounds heard from driver and passenger perspectives (in or on the vehicle)
External: Sounds heard from bystander’s point of view.
This library delivers recordings of the 2005 Honda Civic EX, a 127hp, 1.7 liter, inline 4 cylinder, 4 speed automatic transmission Japanese car.
Included are ready-to-use foley recordings, external passbys, and 4 channels of onboard wave files. All 65 wave files are at 24 bit / 96khz khz and the library features more than 40 minutes of combined driving time (total duration: 197 minutes).
A Japanese 2015 Honda CRF450R motorbike with a 449 cc liquid-cooled, SOHC four-stroke, 1 cylinder engine
The Japanese 2015 Honda CRF450R motorbike sound effects library gathers 166 clips in 15.64 gigabytes of audio. It shares the sound of a 449 cc liquid-cooled, SOHC four-stroke, 1 cylinder engine in 11 synchronized takes.
Both exterior and onboard perspectives total 25 channels of audio. The 8 onboard perspectives include microphones located at the engine, exhaust, as well as onboard as the motorbike drives with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. The 7 exterior perspectives share driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds as the bike departs, passes, and arrives. Also provided are three custom mixes of the onboard recordings.
The collection includes 18 fields of professional embedded metadata, metadata keyword import files in 7 languages, and Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions.
Go for a ride on one of Japanese engineering’s finest motorcycles! The Honda Rebel 300 has a classic sound, classic look, and at 192 kHz sounds surprisingly heavy for a 300 cc engine. In this library you get all the options with onboard mic recordings ranging from 0 to 50 mph, engine breaking, gear shifting, slowing down, hitting turns and curves, accelerating, decelerating, and idling. You get isolated key turns, kickstand, and gear shifting. On board files are mono and pass bys and “drive aways” from 0 to 40 mph are in stereo recorded using mid-side technique for a great realistic stereo spread. You get separate left to right and right to left pass bys and drive bys at 10, 20, 30, and 40 MPH. Isolated stationary revs and idling recorded at different angles of the bike give you all the perspective you need whether you need up close and personal detail or sounds from a distance. This library gives you everything you need to recreate a good ride on this fine motorcycle! Enjoy the Honda Rebel 300 Motorcycle sound library!
All files are recorded 32bit, 192 kHz, with Rode NTG1 and Shure VP88 microphones, Sound Devices MixPre-6 II recorder. Library contains wav files of driving and exterior foley, mechanical and electrical sounds.
Need insanely powerful engine sounds? Here's the Hot Rod SFX library – and those V8 engines are really in a class of their own. Those gurgling, deeply growling power plants are fascinating when in idle mode. But when the pedal hits the metal, they unleash a raw symphony of pure and brutal power – a true pleasure for sound lovers and for those who are willing to feed those big block engines with gallons and gallons of fuel. Having captured those incomparably sounding monsters we now bring you the finest selection of their sounds in our Micro BOOM SFX Library HOT ROD – REV UPS.
We recorded various close and distant idle and rev up sounds of 14 different Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Rat Rods and Trucks in an MS and ORTF setup. The library weighs in at 880MB in 64 files and it ships in 96kHz/24bit High Definition Audio. All sounds are royalty free, guaranteeing you best quality as always.
Let this pack be a small but powerful addition to your personal sound FX library and you will never have to search again for vigorous and shamelessly boasting engine rev up sounds.
Recording of the French Hotchkiss H39 tank, also known as Char léger modèle 1935 H modifié 39, with a Hotchkiss 6-cylinder inline 6L engine.
The French Hotchkiss H39 tank sound collection includes 266 clips in 23.79 gigabytes of audio. Also known as Char léger modèle 1935 H modifié 39 and similar to the 38 H or H38, it showcases the sound of a late 1930s to early 1940s version of the tank with a Hotchkiss 6-cylinder inline 6L engine running at 120 bhp with top speed of 36.5 km/h.
The sound bundle shares 11 synchronized takes from a total of 33 onboard and exterior channels. The 11 onboard perspectives mount microphones in the interior, and at the engine, exhaust, tracks, and cannon. The 10 exterior perspectives arrange microphones in four positions and with a tracking perspective and a 5.0 surround microphone. Together, they gather the sound of the tank while driving and reversing at slow, medium, and fast speeds, as well as idling, shutting down, starting up, and false starts.
The package features embedded metadata in every clip, five custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
This library features the original Hummer with the model name H1. The Hummer was originally designed for military use, the Humvee M998, but became popular also on the civilian market. This vehicle has the bigger V8 turbo diesel engine with 195 horsepower. The recordings consist of eight onboard channels, four engine, two exhaust, interior left & right and twelve exterior channels. It contains startups, idle, shutdowns, blips, steady RPMs, accelerations and decelerations, passbys, approaches, aways, and more.
The Hybrid Electric Car SFX library features a collection of exterior and interior sounds from a 2007 Toyota Prius. A majority of the recording was conducted at El Mirage Lake, a six mile long dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, 90 miles north of Los Angeles.
This barren landscape, unique for its miles of completely flat terrain, is a popular filming location for automobile commercials and feature films. The recording sessions took place late in the evening and early in the morning, when the surroundings were completely silent.
An ample collection of exterior pass bys, starts, and stop recordings on pavement, gravel, and dry lake bed are included. Speeds range from 5MPH to 80MPH from only running on the electric motor/battery pack, to pushing the Prius’ gas engine towards its max. Other sounds such as washer/wipers, electric motor and gas engine idling complete the collection.
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