Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
Vehicles: Transit Train Sound Effects features 230 sound clips of dozens of transit trains: subways, monorails, people movers, streetcars, and more, totalling 4.66 gigabytes
Includes recordings from Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin, New York City, and Mexico City.
Kicking off our brand-new series “Noisy Places”, TRANSPORTATION is a comprehensive ambient collection with a broad spectrum of crystal-clear vehicle recordings.
Background Vehicle Recordings
All recordings – often loopable – have been either performed from a distance or exhibit enough subtlety, atmosphere and unobtrusiveness to be perfectly suited for all kinds of background settings and applications, giving them a serene, almost naturalistic feel.
Authentic Ambience Toolkit
Build your acoustic backdrop that sounds organic and grounded while keeping the familiar human touch and making the listener more aware of their acoustic surroundings. While a good soundtrack can help in introducing a world to the audience, a believable acoustic setting completes the arrival, especially when standing on its own – one of this library's major strenghts, next to its ability to blend in with more frontal sound design and its varied line-up of motorized vehicles: On the road, rails, water and airborne with both interior ambiences and exterior recordings.
Acoustic Purity and Flexibility
TRANSPORTATION is one of the most flexible ambient libraries, thanks to its acoustic purity and isolation of targeted sounds, allowing you to design exactly what you need without any unwanted, arbitrary noise to worry about. A strong addition to your sound pool that will enhance, or perhaps even replace earlier designs.
Recording of a 12-meter trawler fishing boat with a Hundestedt Hotbulb 2-cylinder, 78 horsepower engine with a range of 80-480 RPM per minute.
Get up close and personal with British engineering in this superb motorcycle sound library!
This library is sampled from a brand new 2017 Triumph Street Twin 900 cc motorcycle. It combines classic motorcycle engineering with modern technology to create a truly unique sound.
In this library you get a large variety and perspectives of revs, idles, drive bys up to 50 mph, drive ups, drive aways, engine breaking, onboard driving, accelerating and more! Enjoy feeling like you’re riding this brand new modern vintage motorcycle!
Recording of a 1927 tugboat with a Deutz VM 145 4-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower at 300 RPM in 30 synchronized takes.
Get the sound of the Tunturi Maxi ‘Pappatunturi’, a Finnish moped model from 1974 with 2 gears and pedals. The library features external, onboard and foley recordings. OnBoard recordings feature 3 different channels: Engine1, Engine2 and Exhaust. All 3 channels of OnBoard sounds can be layered and will line up nicely in your audio editor.
TURBINE is a revolutionary sound design plug-in that gives you access to a wide range of authentic virtual engines based on their real-world counterparts. Over the last 4 years of intense research and development we shaped this breakthrough software tool that revolutionizes the way we do sound design. TURBINE is here to blow your mind and to simplify your work in so many ways.
You can change and automate all parameters in real-time, giving you full control over the final result.
1. A free license management software
2. A portable USB device that must be purchased separately. Please note that a lot of software plug in creators use the iLok system, so if you already own a 2nd generation (or newer) iLok USB device, you don’t need to purchase another one and if you purchase an iLok USB device now you can use it with software from other manufacturers (one iLok to rule them all).
An iLok device can be purchased directly at ilok.com or – if you want to purchase from outside the USA – here. Additionally, you can get an iLok device from the most music or audio software retailers.
An underground parking is a place where you don't feel safe. A squeaky door, a car in approach or simply someone playing with keys. Once again you will have a lot of possibility with those surround sounds for creating space and depth.
Electromagnetic informations are invisible and omnipresent. In every city, especially the big ones, an infinite number of electromagnetic waves is hidden: we can’t hear them, but they’re everywhere! Unseen Noises explores the “invisible” noise pollution transducing electromagnetic fields into audio signals with a telephone pickup: it acts like a radio antenna for hum and weird electromagnetic noises.
“We used telephone tap coils that receive electromagnetic signals around us and convert them into audible information to discover invisible and surprising aspects of the environment in which we live in.
To widen our sound palette, we explored cell phones, tablets, light systems, automated teller machines, wireless communication systems, anti-theft security devices, surveillance cameras, computers, navigation systems, wireless Internet routers, neon advertisings, public transportation networks.
We just used the system of electromagnetic induction as way of amplifying musical sounds. Our efforts were focused on finding “articulated” behaviours and other musical qualities in them.
Note that the files contained in “Unseen Noises” are real performances executed on different devices without editing.” – Matteo Milani
This library features a Ural 4320, a Russian 6×6 off-road military truck equipped with a 14.9 litres diesel V8 engine. The recordings consist of 10 onboard channels (interior left and right, three engine, two exhaust, intake, airfilter and air pipes) and 8 exterior tracks covering various perspectives. The library contains startups, idling, blips, shutdowns, steady RPMs in neutral, driving at various speeds, accelerations, decelerations, gearing, reversing, aways, approaches, passbys, foley and more.
The Ural M72 1943 is 750 cc Soviet WWII motorcycle that is bleeding with class. This sound pack captures this hog with a 4-channel that is nearly six minutes in length. With two mics on its exhaust, one on the engine and one onboard, you get the engine starting, stopping, revving, driving and a surround pass by. This motorcycle sounds just as it looks—beefy!
Welcome to the world's biggest explosion sound effects library:
When you carry the word „BOOM“ in your company name, your first dedicated explosion sound effects library should be a decent one. For the recordings, we teamed up with the sound department of EA DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront) and we created the biggest explosion sound FX library ever. DICE uses the recordings heavily to impressively blow up the world in their AAA title Battlefield V and now you can get the recordings and our ready-to-use designed sounds in stereo and 5.1 surround for your very own projects. It’s a highly explosive pack with 13.4GB of explosion sound effects.
Recorded in real urban environments
Why Urban Explosions? Most explosions in movies, games or trailers don’t happen out on a plain field, they happen in urban environments with buildings around them that shape the character of the explosion sound in a very specific way. The special thing about our urban explosions sound FX library is that it has been recorded in a real urban environment, so you get super-realistic reverbs and tails instead of artificially processed post-production reverbs or tails that don’t sound urban at all. For the sake of completeness, we also recorded a non-urban explosion on a plain field, so you’re covered here as well.
Multi-Channel Recordings with up to 42 Channels
We had a lot of microphones with us and we placed them in all possible positions around the explosion spot. We have very close mics, close mics, medium distance mics, distant mics, mics in front of buildings, mics behind buildings, mics inside of buildings. Each explosion in the URBAN EXPLOSIONS CONSTRUCTION KIT comes with a minimum of 24 channels, including a 4 channel ambisonic file, so you can simply drag all channels to your DAW and easily mix the sound exactly as you want.
You’re looking for a more supernatural sound or your mix misses a bit of impact, smack, punch, tail, cackling, rumbling or character? No problem, the CONSTRUCTION KIT has a lot of great high-quality sweeteners that will easily enrich your mix in the desired way.
Our DESIGNED edition comes with a myriad of ready-to-use explosion sound FX in the categories INDOOR, NEUTRAL & URBAN, each of them in SMALL, MEDIUM & LARGE explosion sizes. Beyond that, you have the choice between MEDIUM and FAR distances, FAST or SLOW explosions and a MODERN, SOFT, CRISP or DISTORTED character. With this range of sounds, you’re certainly sure to find the right one for your scene.
Stereo & 5.1 Surround
In addition to the stereo version our sound designers created 5.1 surround versions for each sound so you are fully prepared to implement your creative surround vision with ease.
Designed by 4 Award-Winning Sound Designers
We consider sound design as a craftsmanship and we’re very happy and proud to rely on the talent of four awesome sound designers that really know their trade.
THE BUNDLE – The best of both worlds at a discounted price
The Bundle gives you the full sound design power as it contains both – the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT edition at a discounted price.
Need helicopter sounds? The Bell 407 and Bell 429 are *THE* helicopters used in police, news, rescue, military and private fleets. Over 1 hr and 45 minutes of beautiful recordings.
The second volume of assorted recording sessions and design fragments from Eiravaein Works.
Libraries in the Vaeyan series will be produced over time as new library concepts are explored and researched.
A second helping of intriguing sonic flavor for any sound designer's archive!
Announcing VARIETY01 – a grab-bag of useful, high-quality sound effects that are often required in FX lays for modern-day film and television projects. From interesting room sweeteners and essential domestic doors, to overhead aircraft and residential atmos elements, this collection has been crafted to bolster the most-used areas of your library.
This collection focuses on modern-day domestic sounds and rural/residential environment elements. We take pride in assuring that whilst there is a high level of variety, we make sure that each sound is as versatile to use as possible.
For a list of all sounds within the collection please take a look at our data sheet below.
This sound collection covers a wide range of sounds produced by the Vintage 125CC motorcycle Vespa 1962 . All sounds recorded with high end equipment – 24 bit and 96KHz
All the files are mono. The stereo impression in the demo is created by means of panning.
In this collection of high quality sound-recordings you’ll find several tandem and multitrack recordings. Please note that phasing issues between the MKH 8070 and the DPA4061’s are perfectly normal because of fluctuating time differences. The 4061’s are always onboard, fixed and in phase in contrast to the MKH8070 which was handheld on the roadside or handheld pointing at the exhaust while driving along as a passenger.
Besides that also important to note:
The 5 LOOPED SOUNDS are not unique. They
are edits from the larger driving sounds. I just put these in for your convenience should you
quickly need some loops for your project. This is also true for one of the the Revs soundfiles.
(Heavy revs) I thought I just cut this one too for your convenience to quickly have a list of all
relevant revs in this library. So those six soundfiles are the only double content.
A mixture of field recordings from the characteristic Vegas model from Victory motorcycles.
Includes onboard riding takes, as well as exterior passes by, approaches, and departures. Onboard takes are provided in a split left-right configuration as well as a mixed version.
Vintage Tram features sounds of a fully working light rail vehicle in small valley near Dresden/Germany. The 2-axle railcars were built from 1957 until 1967 with reference to concepts from the 1930s.
The recorded tram drives along an 8 kilometer track through a small valley that is surrounded by reverberant rock faces of various intensity.
The Library contains recordings from the driver´s seat, from several positions in the wagon, both with and without passengers. Also included are exterior recordings of squeaky approaches and pass-bys, couplings, doorbells, and door openings/closings.
Recorded in 192 kHz the material allows for extensive downsampling to generate versatile soundscapes far beyond the original. Please listen to Audio Demo No.2
This soundpack is created for use primarily in video games and simulators to simulate the sonic characteristics of an Enviro400 double-deck bus built by Alexander-Dennis in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2015.
This soundpack is created for use primarily in video games and simulators to simulate the sonic characteristics of a Volvo B7TL double-deck bus with Wright Gemini Eclipse bodywork in the United Kingdom from 2002.
This soundpack contains all you need to recreate the sonic environment of the ERF E14 tractor unit.
This particular vehicle is owned by John Mayle, who has preserved it following its withdrawal from the UK Mines Rescue Service. John's father has restored a number of heritage trucks at his workshop near Newark, Nottinghamshire.
The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular hatchbacks around. This set of recordings was made from a 2003 gas fuelled, 5-speed manual transmission model. The coverage is extensive with exterior, interior and onboard sounds.
Get the authentic sounds of a Volkswagen Golf II 1.6 Diesel – around 2.5 hours in total!
It comes with engine recordings from both the outside and inside, passby sounds, foley and interior sounds. The engine sounds were recorded during regular driving for film usage, and it was driven in a more demanding way – with steady RPMs and slow accelerations – for game implementation. All files are tagged with Soundminer metadata, for quick and easy access. So when you need the sounds of an everyday car, this library gets you 152 minutes of exactly that. As a bonus, there are sounds of tyres during sudden braking at very high speeds.
Volkswagen Golf V 1.6 FSI is a small sound effects library featuring the engine recorded onboard (engine/exhaust/drivers cabin in sync) and exterior passes. Regular driving, accelerations, reverse, engine on/idle/off, rpm ramps (recorded with microphones onboard), and exterior perspective covering passes with different speeds, stopping and reverse sound effects. Recorded with a Sound Devices 702, Zoom F8, Rode NTG3, two Sennheisers 8040 and two DPAs 4061 microphones.
Moxie Sound and their seasoned recordists are proud to present to you their very first sound effects library featuring the one and only 1979 Volkswagen Westfalia 'Type 2' Camper.
This mini bus has a diesel engine that purs, rumbles, and roars. We recorded every sound this beast is capable of making. If you've got a project with this specific vehicle or a similar one that simply needs sweetening, you will find everything you are looking for here. The older character of this vehicle will no doubt add life to your story.
The Volvo 242 sound fx collection includes 271 sounds in 13.51 gigabytes of audio. The 242 is a DL 1975 version of the car, also known as models 240, 244, and 245. It features 25 takes of recordings from the Swedish vehicle and its 4-cylinder B20 A, 82 horsepower engine.
16 synchronized perspectives capture both onboard and exterior performances. Eight onboard perspectives (12 channels, including 4 in AMBEO) recorded driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps using microphones mounted in the engine, interior, and exhaust. Eight other exterior perspectives (18 channels) showcase driving at fast, medium, and slow speeds approaching, departing, and passing by. There are also steadies in neutral, blips, and performed effects, as well as an Altiverb impulse response.
All clips have 18 fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
This sound library features the Swedish Volvo 780 Bertone 1990, similar to Volvo models 740, 745 and 760, powered by a straight 4 cylinder B230GT/FT engine with turbo. It includes 317 files in 15.09 gigabytes ranging from 4-channel exterior Holophone recordings, stereo passes, focused mono takes, and more.
The recordings capture all aspects of the 780’s performances from starting, stopping, and passing by on straight roads and corners. A suite of 11 onboard takes compliment the exterior perspectives with engine, interior, and exhaust recordings. The recordings feature driving and passes at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. There are idles, steady RPMs in neutral, and blips. Also included are Ambisonic recordings of the interior, various performed sound fx, and an Altiverb impulse response file of the interior of the car.
This library features a Volvo A30E articulated dump truck with a 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, rated to 343 horsepower. The hauler weighs 23 tons and has a top speed of 53 km/h. The recordings consist of eight onboard tracks: interior left and right, two engine, intake, transmission and two exhaust, and eight exterior tracks. With 169 sounds of startups, idling, driving at various speeds and RPMs, blips, shutdowns, approaches, passbys, aways, doors, horn, flatbed up and down and more, you're sure to have all the dump truck action you need.
This library features onboard recordings of a powerful Volvo F12 firetruck which is often used at airports. With its diesel V6 and open exhausts to get some extra horsepower, it can reach the place of fire quicker. The recordings consist of two engine and two exhaust channels, and contains startups, stops, idling, driving, as well as the vehicle's sirens and horns.
You get the sounds of a real semi truck with this SFX library, featuring a 1992 Volvo F12 truck with a straight 6-cylinder diesel engine. The recording contains of both onboard and exterior material, and covers startup, idle, shutdown, accelerating and decelerating through gears, driving at steady rpms, blips, approach, passbys at different speeds and more.
The 1966 Volvo P1800S sound fx collection features hours of recordings of a vintage Swedish sports car. 16 perspectives detail the B18 in-line 4 cylinder ohv 115 horsepower engine also similar to the models 1800S, 1800E and 1800ES.
The sound library includes 363 sounds from 17 exterior and 12 onboard channels totalling over 15 gigabytes of audio. The performances include departure, passes, and approaches at slow, medium, and fast speeds while accelerating, with ramps, gear shifts, and at constant RPMs. The collection also has idles, horns, an Altiverb impulse response and an extensive range of performed effects.
The Volvo S60 Polestar sound library collects 309 sound fx totalling 18.39 gigabytes of audio. The 21 takes feature recordings of the 2015 Swedish vehicle and its 3.0 T6 AWD 6-cylinder, 350 horsepower with turbo.
10 onboard perspectives (14 channels) present the car driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds, as well as at constant RPMs, with gearshifts, and with ramps. The 8 exterior perspectives (23 channels) depict the “compact executive car” departing, arriving, starting, stopping, shutting off, and also passing with constant RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 20 takes also include stationary idles, blips, and engine cooling ticks. Includes full metadata for Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Spotlight.
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