Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
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.
The Volvo V70 N 2006 sound fx library provides 760 clips in 29.15 gigabytes. It features 30 takes of the Swedish police car powered by a 2.4 litre 5-cylinder straight engine with 170 horsepower and an automatic gearbox.
Eleven onboard perspectives from the engine, exhaust, interior, and trunk capture 16 channels of audio. The recordings portray the car traveling at slow, medium, and fast speeds at constant RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps from various sources including an AMBEO Ambisonic microphone. The exterior takes showcase 9 perspectives at four locations at close and far distances as the car starts, idles, departs, passes by, and arrives. There is a full arrangement on onboard and exterior siren recordings both static and while driving. A collection performed effects such as police equipment, doors, trunk, and more are also included.
The download provides Waves and Altiverb impulse responses of the car interior, as well as 18+ fields of embedded metadata.
The Volvo XC70 III features 473 clips in 20.89 gigabytes of a 2008 model of the car. Twenty-one field recordings capture the Swedish car’s AWD Diesel D5 2.4 litre engine.
The collection includes a combined 36 channels of synchronized recordings. The onboard takes highlight 11 perspectives of driving at fast to slow speeds at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. Exterior microphones are positioned at 9 close and distant positions to capture arrivals, departures, and passes on straightaways and corners. The library is complemented with Ambisonic recordings, 18+ field of metadata, and Waves and Altiverb impulse responses.
The Volvo XC90 2017 sound fx collection features 407 clips in 34.68 gigabytes from a Swedish hybrid SUV. The bundle gathers 24 synchronized takes recording the sound of a T8 4-cylinder petrol/electric hybrid twin-engine.
The onboard takes (12 perspectives, 16 channels) showcase a wide selection of microphones mounted in the engine, at the exhaust, and inside the cabin. The recordings depict driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 8 exterior perspectives (18 channels) recorded the car starting, idling, departing, passing, reversing, arriving, and shutting off from 4 locations and two distances. There is a variety of performed effects such as doors, hoods, horns, and much more. Also included are an Ambisonic recording of the interior cabin, and an Altiverb impulse response.
Every take is embedded with Soundminer, BWAV, and macOS metadata.
We're proud to offer our inaugural bundle package, which includes the first four VSCRL libraries- The Park, The Road, The Snow, and The Beach. This collection comes at an incredible deal, and is the ultimate showcase of the immersive and VISCERAL quality of our ambisonics.
Recorded with the stunning Sennheiser Ambeo microphone, each ambience is delivered in both AmbiX and FuMa formats, as well as Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1.
What’s more- a 360 video reference is provided to offer a fully immersive image of the sound effect being captured!
Recording of a Volkswagen Polo from 2003 with a 1.4L straight 4 cylinder, 16-valve petrol (79 horsepower) engine.
Bring the aggressive sound of the Warrior armoured vehicle to your production.
Perfect for use for a contemporary military film or as a basis for designing vehicles for your latest interstellar adventure. There’s also plenty of onboard constants for game audio use.
This sound library captures the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle from every perspective. This pack holds 156 files containing over four hours of recordings. These include static engine sounds, idles, door movements, switches, approaches and aways, bys and onboard constant tracks.
This library is all about wheels – and lots of them! Includes recordings of a selection of objects with wheels such as carts, transport stretchers, gurneys, rolling stands, shelves, IV stands, wooden tables, wheelchairs – and all the button clicks, slides, latches, and electronics that come with them.
All sounds were recorded in Mid/Side technique with mid on the left channel and side on the right. Recorded with Project Studio C4 mics, Sennheiser 416 Mics, Ambient Emesser, on a Fostex FR2 2 track recorder and mastered in Pro Tools.
The left side of the RAW files can be used as a MONO center effect and the encoded files as a stereo effect which has the width of an XY configuration and can be panned center for a mono compatible mix.
rMS = Raw Mid/side
MS = Decoded Mid/Side
Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Steven Ejbick and Ryan Macneill of Textures Sound
The Wheels & Gears SFX library features a collection of bicycle tire, freewheel, gear and chain recordings. Two bike models were recorded: A Specialized Carve Expert (mountain bike) and a Bianchi Campione (city/road bike).
A wide range of sounds were recorded, from conventional bike sounds (such as freewheel clicks, gear shifting and chain movements, acceleration with various speeds, coasting, and disc brake movements) to more experimental sounds, creating unique sound effects using various found objects on the tires and spokes (such as cardboard, wooden sticks, fabric, shoe soles, guitar picks, and paper).
Recordings were captured with a Sanken CSS-5 Shotgun mic. The shotgun microphone was mounted in a full Rycote windshield kit and connected to a Sound Devices 702 recording at 192khz. The contact mic recordings were captured with the Barcus Berry 4000 Planar Wave system.
This library delivers a super-versatile collection of Whoosh and Impact sound effects. And yes, as the name suggests, this is the sequel to the very popular “Whooshes & Impacts“ Sound Effects Library from SoundBits. Two versions are available + a bundle:
It features everything you need to give your projects the sonic impact they deserve, from fantasy-style battles to intense sci-fi space combat. You get fireballs, magical projectiles, asteroids, space ship pass-bys, missiles – and of course a vast variety of designed impact sound effects from very organic metal hits to abstract, distorted, screaming strikes.
All sounds are 100% dry. No reverbs were applied.
This pack contains 266 files split in 116 Impacts with at least 2 versions of one sound per file and 150 Whooshes with at least 3 versions of one sound per file. Giving you total amount of 607 sounds.
The ‘Whooshes & Impacts 2 – Elements’ Sound Effects Library features a re-designed and further processed selection of the sound layers from ‘Whooshes & Impacts 2’.
Split into 3 frequency bands, this composite collection brings you production elements to spice up your own whoosh and impact sounds, or easily create new ones from scratch. You have a transition that sounds good but just needs some interesting movement in the low end for that extra weight? Just choose from 1 of 50 low frequency whooshes and layer it with your existing elements.
You get 150 Impacts and 150 Whooshes. The Whooshes come with one variation per sound, giving you a total of 450 design elements for your productions in this library.
You can also get both versions in a bundle – with a great discount.
This sound pack of the WWII Willys Jeep will bring historical accuracy to your soundscape. You get four channels with all the characteristics of the vehicle from the cockpit left, right and rear and the exhaust. Also contained in this seven and a half minute recording is the vehicle starting, stopping, idling, driving, free revving, gear sounds and more. Few vehicles are more iconic from the WWII era!
This is a sfx library of a classic wooden roller coaster built in 1932 that is in operation at Bakken theme park in Klampenborg, Denmark. It was recorded in 5 takes with four onboard microphones, multiple stereo rigs placed around the track and a 4 channel sps200 ambeo microphone placed in the middle of the coaster for the first two takes, above the cart in the station for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th takes, and the last take underneath the photobooth hill next to the station.
Sounds included are hill pass-bys, climbing, large bank turn, driving through tunnel, onboard sounds, and 4 channel atmos recording.
This is a great library for designing trains, subways, future machines, and of course, roller coasters. All are recordings contain no park patrons while the park was closed. On one or two of the recordings (while the cart is off mic ) has some light construction noise from park cleaners, this does not affect the usable and editable coaster sounds. I have included a few cut plane by’s and atmospheres that were picked up in-between takes.
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Wooden Roller Coaster was recorded with Sound Devices 788, Mixpre3, Zoom H4,H5,H6 with a variety of microphones from DPA, Sennheiser, Line Audio, Soundfield and with wind protection from Bubblebee Industries, Rycote and Cinela.
Ahoy Mateys! Step aboard the finest sailing ship sound effects library in the land.
Whether you’re working on an exciting Pirates of the Caribbean style video game or a relaxing sea-faring romance, the hours of exceptional background loops and additional cutting edge ship sounds contained within this sound pack will set your project on a course to excellence!
EXPLORE AN ENTIRE SHIP
Whether your adventure takes place in the MAIN DECK, CABIN, BELOW DECK, atop the CROWS NEST, in a MEDIEVAL PORT, or on a DISTANT SHIP in the HIGH SEAS we’ve got you covered! Each ambience contains MULTIPLE VARIATIONS, ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS, and MULTIPLE INTENSITIES to cover each and every part of the ship, on the rough and calm seas, this sound effects library is perfect for every situation you need.
A JOURNEY TO REMEMBER
Our expert team of sound designers have meticulously crafted each ambience into CONTINUOUS, NON-REPETITIVE, DRAG AND DROP-READY LOOPS that will serve as perfect background audio for your game, film, animation, live event, or even as relaxing background audio! We have even included FULL and SIMPLIFIED MIXES, ISOLATED WEATHER, OCEAN and WOOD CRACKING versions, SHORT and LONG non-repetitive variants, and numerous other options for your convenience!
With FREE UPDATES, FOREVER! and FREE BONUS AMBIENCES: MEDIEVAL PORT and isolated, SEA, SAILS and FLAG FLAPPING, Ship’s BELL RINGING, WEATHER and WOOD CRACKING SOUNDS, all supplied in industry standard Hi-Rez WAV and Hi-Quality MP3 formats, there’s no better time to set sail on the high seas with this ONE OF A KIND sound pack!
So what are you waiting for? Take command of this UNIQUE library and begin your journey on the high seas today!
The WORLD WAR 2 TANKS sound effects library delivers a gigantic arsenal of tank sounds, recorded in collaboration with Pole Position Productions (PPP) from Sweden.
You get 8 different tanks to be super-flexible in your military sound design environment. Each tank gives you driveby and onboard maneuvers. The onboard recordings are multi-channel recordings (4x stereo) that enable you to perfectly mix the sounds as you wish.
For example: your interior scene sounds good but you need some more mechanical chain sound? Simply boost the “Tracks” channel in your mix and you're set. You're totally free to give your tank the character it needs.
Whether it's a heavily damaged and slow tank or some massive crawling beasts that will – once at full speed – flatten everything that crosses their way. You're in full control with this SFX library. But there's more. Besides driveby and multi-channel driving sounds, we added some handling sounds and – you'll especially love them – a fine selection of incredible cannon shots.
Included are more than 400 files in more than 27GB of data. All files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible.
• Char B1 bis, French (France) light WWII tank
• 38t Hetzer, German light WWII tank destroyer
• M24 Chaffee, US American (USA), light WWII tank
• Sherman M4A1, US American (USA) medium WWII tank
• Panther V, German medium WWII tank
• Somua S35, French (France) medium WWII tank
• T 34, Russian (Soviet Union) medium WWII tank
• MkIII Valentine, English (Great Britain) infantry WWII tank
+ WWI Generic tank
WW2 Aircraft is a collection of recordings of rare World War 2 aircraft. It features icons such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Bucker Bu-131 Jungmann, North American P-51 Mustang, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Grumman F8F Bearcat and others. The library consists of 59 recordings ranging from 13 seconds to over 10 minutes in length. The sounds have been recorded with the Sennheiser MKH416, MKH8040 and the Sony PCM D100.
The library covers exterior flybys from slow to very fast, aircraft taxiing by, engines starting up, idling, revving, stopping and a few takeoffs. It also includes an on-board recording of a Bucker Bu-131 biplane as it starts up, taxies, takes off, flies, lands and then stops. The planes have been recorded at a variety of distances, from close to relatively far away. As an added bonus, one of the P-51 Mustangs recorded had had its guns removed, which caused an awesome whistling sound every time it swooped down at a certain angle.
Get the sounds of a Yamaha 24MX 125 cc dirtbike – featuring onboard and exterior recordings.
The recording consists of 11 channels, two exhaust, driver back, chain, two engine, intake and 4 synced exterior channels, left, right, surround and following shotgun. It contains several start, stop, idle, blips, revving at constant rpms without gear, various accelerations and decelerations, driving while braking to get even rpms etc.
Driver back channel is missing for the first startup, and chain channel suffers from bad contact last startup, but we decided to keep those in since they still contain many useful parts. The recording length is 19 min 3 s.
Recording of a Yamaha RS Venture snowmobile from 2006 with a carbureted 3-cylinder horizontal in-line 4-stroke engine.
The Yamaha YZ250 Dirt Bike SFX library from Watson Wu delivers the sounds of this 2004 motorcycle with a 250cc 2 stroke engine. Files are divided into external static sounds, external following sounds, foley sounds, and onboard sounds. Captured Onboard – from the driver's point of view. External recordings: External Static is from a fixed stereo microphone. External Following is from an MS Stereo Shotgun mic following the traveling dirt bike.
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