Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
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.
Hyperdrive is a collection of powerful energy sounds inspired by a variety of futuristic vehicles and weapons. The sounds contained range in texture from more traditional to extremely chaotic. The collection will lend itself well for use as standalone effects or as exciting elements to be further manipulated and layered in your projects.
Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure the maximum flexibility of these sounds. All source material was recorded at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 8050 mic which captures frequencies up to a minimum of 50kHz. All processing and design for this collection has been done at 24/192kHz.
If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map. The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.
An electric car sound library with a range of FX from the Hyundai SUV, Kona.
The library includes numerous driving FX on both gravel and asphalt including pass-bys, take offs, corners, approaches and skids.
It also contains a large range of interior recordings from driving at highway speed all the way to buttons and switches.
Multiple FX on each track – recorded in Sydney, Australia
Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.
Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 614 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more. Recordings come from Watson Wu, The Recordist, Sounding Sweet, George Vlad, Echo Peak and Flysound.
Igniter is the new industry standard for creating any real-world or sci-fi vehicle and engine sound effects with ease and at unbeatable value. Whether you work in audio post or game audio, Igniter enables you to design, perform and automate any complex vehicle behaviour directly in your DAW – from sports cars, motorbikes, planes, helicopters, spacecraft and other engine sounds to moving ambiences, textures, Foley or whatever sparks your imagination.
Igniter is the only solution of its kind to come jam-packed with over 20 performable vehicles and 1,943 audio assets from vehicles including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, Tesla, Harley Davidson, Huey UH-1H, Agusta Westland 119x, CH-47D Chinook, Bombardier Challenger, Cessna 560XL, skids, sweeteners and much more. Recordings come from Watson Wu, The Recordist, Sounding Sweet, George Vlad, Echo Peak and Flysound.
For vehicle fanatics, Igniter Full Tank comes with 75GB of additional library content including onboard recordings, ramps & static rev bands, Foley sounds, skids, slides and much more!
A pack of forty 5.1 high-definition surround effects with a L,R,C,LFe,Ls,Rs track layout.
Over two hours of Water, Crowds, Trains, Boats, Aircraft, Birds, Bees and Fireworks all in glorious surround, captured with high-end equipment at a range of locations.
Full Soundminer metadata embedded and a Excel spreadsheet included. Recording equipment includes Soundfield ST250 and ST450 microphones, DPA 5100 microphone, Metric Halo 2882 and ULN-8 interfaces and Sound Devices 788 & 744 recorders.
This Muscle car was hoisted up on jacks and run up to 40 miles per hour, recorded from the hood, underbelly, interiors and tail pipes you’ll get full coverage of the car running, getting up to speed, and slowing to a stop. Included in the library is through car foley covering doors, glove box, seat belts, and seat adjustments.
Italian Cars features authentic recordings of italian speed cars such as a FERRARI, ALFA ROMEO, FIAT, LAMBORGHINI and italian vintage cars such as FIAT 500L, FIAT BALILLA, FIAT 600, ALFA ROMEO GIULIA, ALFETTA, APE CAR PIAGGIO, LANCIA FLAVIA and more. Includes starting/stopping, pass-by’s, approaches, onboard recordings, horn doppler recordings and more (see the sound list below).
So if you’re looking to add some real Italian car sounds to your project – or just great car sounds in general -, this library will come in real handy.
A collection of authentic Italian motorcycles and scooters – includes recordings of models like the Guzzi, Ciao Piaggio, Vespa and Ducati. Recordings include pass-bys, onboard, starting, idle, stopping, horn honking – and even skidding (see the full track list below).
This library has just been updated with 72 new recordings (47+ minutes) of motorcycles & scooters such as the APRILIA 150cc, LAMBRETTA 125cc, MALAGUTI 50cc, MOTOMORINI Scrambler 1200cc, MV AGUSTA F3 600, PIAGGIO X9 500cc and a VESPA 125 ET3 PRIMAVERA
A collection of rail sounds captured in Italy, including sounds of trams (cable cars), trains and subways.
The library contains sounds like arrivals, departures, pass-bys and on-board recordings. Metallic wheel sounds, pneumatic doors opening and closing, crowds / passengers, and engine sounds are also captured (see the full file list below).
Both interior and exterior recordings are included, as well as PA announcements in Italian.
A collection of ambulance, police and fire truck sirens, captured in Italy. Features both cars, fire trucks and motorcycles – and comes with doppler pass-bys, stationary, close, distant and in-car siren recordings. A bonus selection of car/house alarms is also included, for a total of 15 minutes of howling siren recordings!
Recording of an Iveco Daily van from 2012 with a 2.3 l diesel engine. The recording consists of eight onboard channels and 10 exterior channels covering startups, shutdowns, idle, blips, steady rpms in neutral, driving at steady rpms, accelerations and decelerations, ramps, pass-bys, approaches, aways and much more.
Recording of a German 1944 Jagdpanzer 38(t) “Hetzer” light tank destroyer with a Praga 6-cylinder petrol, 7.8 litres engine.
The German 1944 Jagdpanzer 38(t) “Hetzer” light tank destroyer sound bundle features 218 sounds in 20.77 gigabytes. Also know as Sd.Kfz. 138/2, Panzerjäger 38(t), Tschechien, the collection showcases the sound of a Praga 6-cylinder petrol, 7.8 litres engine.
A total of 11 synchronized takes present both onboard and exterior driving. The onboard perspectives share driving and reversing from the interior, engine, tracks, and exhaust. The exterior takes document driving away, passing by, and pulling up at slow, fast, and medium speeds from four exterior perspectives and multiple microphones.
The package also includes custom mixes of the onboard tracks, Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, complete professional metadata, and metadata import files in 7 languages.
Train and ambience library recorded in Tokyo, Kobe, and Osaka. Bullet and regional trains, platforms, and station ambiences. Recorded at 96kHz stereo.
Here is a collection of car sounds recorded from the interior and the exterior.
The Nissan Versa Note is a subcompact four-door hatchback car. We focused on capturing all the functions other than driving as aeration, windows, doors, knobs, hood, light, windshield, …
A collection of extremely rare jet fighter recordings from a JAS 39 Gripen jet fighter, containing Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) startup and shutdown, take offs with and without afterburner, hood opening and closing, fly bys and cockpit during flight. Various microphones and positions.
Very in-depth recordings of this 4-wheel drive with an inline six cylinder engine.
The first part consists of eight onboard microphones, two interior, three engine and three on exhausts. The exhaust on this vehicle has been modified and has a really rich sound. The second part is 8 channels of external microphones in surround. The total recording time is about 48 minutes (internal 42 min, external 6min).
It consists of real traffic driving, startup, idle, blips, shutdown, steady rpm:s without gear, steady rpms driving with load, accel/deceleration ramps at different speeds and even horn, switches and doorslams recorded.
Pro Tools session and cue list included. The recording length is 47 min 54 s.
Get the sound of sheer power with the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 litre engine, V8 with magnaflow sound library. It features 85 files recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, Sony PCM-M10, two Senneheisers MKH 8040, two DPA 4061 microphones and Rode NTG3. The engine was recorded under the hood with two microphones, on the exhaust and inside drivers cabin at the same time.
Exterior passes were also recorded with different gear and different perspectives. The mono file was recorded with 8040 following a car all the time, one static perspective with 8040 and stereo with Sony PCM-M10. Additional foley files were captured with one 8040.
This library includes sound effects like regular driving, accelerations, engine on/idle/off, rpm ramps, reverse, slow and fast pass-by, stopping and driving away sounds and more.
This library will get you all of the powerful sounds of a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that has a 707 horsepower, Hellcat 6.2L V8 Engine. Using the onboard, exterior, and interior recordings, it allows you to create any car sound your heart desires to bring your video game, or film to another level.
• On Board slow, medium, fast accelerating, shifting, and reversing as well as general driving
• Exterior Pass bys, take offs, pull ups, and more
• Interior general driving, speed ups and more
Recording of an American Jeep SRT8 sports utility vehicle from 2014 with a 6.4 litre SRT V8 Hemi engine.
The Jeep SRT8 sound clip collection features 328 sound files in 18.67 gigabytes. The bundle gathers 19 synchronized field recordings of a 2014 American sports utility vehicle and its 6.4 litre SRT Hemi engine.
The SUV package includes both onboard and exterior field recordings in a total of 35 channels of audio. 11 onboard perspectives capture takes from the exhaust, engine, and interior (including and Ambisonic perspective) while the jeep drives with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. 9 exterior perspectives depict departures, arrivals, starting, stopping, and passing by at slow, medium, and fast speeds.
The collection comes with 3 ready-to-use designed stereo mixes of the interior, exhaust, and engine microphones, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder comments.
‘Jeep Wrangler Foley’ by Badlands Sound features 190+ non-engine sounds perfect for your film and video game projects in high-quality 96k / 24 bit. This library includes levers, buttons, doors, and much more.
All these sounds come from a 2004 TJ Jeep Wrangler.
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