Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
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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.
Recording of the Russian 1944 IMZ-Ural Dnepr M-72 motorcycle with a 2 cylinder boxer 750cm3 engine with a 3 gear transmission.
The IMZ-Ural Dnepr M-72 motorcycle sound fx library features 377 clips in 15.35 gigabytes of audio. Also related to the BMW R-71 and Chinese CJ750 Chang Jiang, it features a 1944 version of the World War 2 Red Army bike with a 2 cylinder boxer 750cm3 engine with a 3 gear transmission.
A total of 20 synchronized takes share onboard, exterior, and performed Foley effects. The 9 onboard perspectives place microphones on the headlight, seat, exhaust, engine, and in the sidecar to record driving with steady RPMs, ramps, and gearshifts. Three pre-rendered mixes of the engine, exhaust, and onboard microphones are also available. A total of 10 exterior perspectives share idling, starting, stopping, departures, passes by, and arrivals at slow to fast speeds.
The package also offers Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions with professional metadata embedded in every clip.
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.
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The Bundle gives you the full sound design power as it contains both – the DESIGNED and the CONSTRUCTION KIT edition at a discounted price.
Urban Passes By delivers hundreds of different vehicles passing by in an urban environment, covering all your needs for traffic scenes, especially to edit cars in the background or vehicles passing by your main character’s car during an onboard scene.
No need to search through your numerous traffic recordings to find the one “pass by”, we gathered hundreds of them from very slow to fast, dry cobblestones to very wet asphalt.
This library aims to help sound editors quickly find the whooshin’ vehicles they need, it includes passes by of cars, motorcycles, mopeds, trucks, etc…
All the sounds are 96 kHz / 24 bits and most importantly embedded with exhaustive metadatas for improved search results, including a detailed description, surface type, microphone setup, etc…
Metadata compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…
The “Source” folder contains 337 files corresponding to 183 different recordings with various microphones setups :
– Cinela LCR array ( ORTF + Center )
– Some sounds are simultaneously recorded from inside and outside a car, giving you extra edit possibilities
The “ Designed” folder contains 59 stereo files with processed sounds such as :
– Interior “whoosh” passes
– Isolated wet asphalt textures
– Resonant bass vehicle textures
Urban Traffic is a collection of 34 vehicle soundscapes recorded mainly in and around Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England, featuring the sounds of various engines passing by in the busy city centre as well as sparse, suburban traffic. You’ll hear all kinds of cars, lorries, motorcycles, buses and more with close-up and some distant perspectives.
Bonus Content: A further 16 sounds including bus station, train station, cafe and crowd ambiences.
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.
Cars, trucks, motorcycles at different speeds on a rural road in the middle of nowhere during summer.
From left, from right, from both sides, single vehicle or several at the same time.
Recorded simultaneously with an ORTF and a AB microphone stereo pairs.
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 automobiles passing singly and in groups, from the earliest part of the 20th century. Perfect for those traffic backgrounds in your period production. Hundreds of vehicles, none dated later than 1910, passing at various speeds, and in various configurations and at various lengths. Captured in First Order Ambisonic and available n both FuMa and ambiX order and weighting.
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
Vintage Trams: passes and rides from a number of perspectives.
The bygone sounds of rattly old trams, passing in the street: the rumble of the metal wheels on the tracks, the sound of the pickup rods on the overhead wires, the clang of the bell and the voice of the conductor, all of these are here for your delight. Starts and stops, rides and passes, all lovingly collected in First Order Ambisonic surround and collated in FuMa & ambiX orders and weighting. Full Soundminer metadata and Excel Spreadsheet included.
And there’s more! A bonus collection of sounds in stereo from my extensive archive, with a ride on a San Francisco cable car, more vintage trams and a series of recordings of a Trolley Bus, an electrically powered bus running form overhead cables, but so quiet in operation, it was known as ‘the silent killer’ as pedestrians tended not to be aware when it was approaching.
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.
Volkswagen Caravelle T5 2.0 TDI sound library features 66 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. Engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual city driving, through accelerations on a highway up to rpm ramps and constant rpm loops for game audio. In addition to engine recordings, this sound effects library features exterior passes, whooshes and other road related sounds recorded in mono and stereo. Last but not least, different foley were recorded to cover exterior and interior activities.
Recording of a German 2001 Volkswagen Golf Sportscombi with a 1.6 litre engine with 5 speed transmission in a total of 14 synchronized takes.
The German 2001 Volkswagen Golf Sportscombi sound fx collection features 358 clips in 29.21 gigabytes of field recordings. It showcases the sound of its 1.6-litre engine with 5-speed transmission in a total of 14 synchronized takes.
The 11 onboard takes feature microphones mounted in the engine, at the exhaust, and the interior (with an Ambisonic perspective) to record driving with gearshifts, steady RPMs, and ramps. In addition, three stereo rendered mixes of each position are included for easy editing. The 8 exterior microphones were positioned at 5 locations to record starting and shutting down, departures and arrivals, and passes (including doppler horn bys) at slow to fast speeds. Also included are performed sound effects of doors, windshield wipers, horns, and more.
The package is complete with Reaper and Pro Tools editing sessions, Altiverb and Waves impulse responses of the cabin interior, and full professional metadata embedded in every clip.
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.
Recording of a 1943 German Volkswagen Kübelwagen type 82 from World War II, equipped with a 4-cylinder 1000 cubic centimetre air-cooled engine with a 4 gear transmission.
The 1943 German Volkswagen Kübelwagen type 82 sound collection features 436 sound files in 19.6 gigabytes of audio. Also known as the Safari or Bucket/Tub Car, the sound library showcases the sound of the World War II vehicle’s 4-cylinder 1000 cubic centimetre air-cooled engine with a 4 gear transmission.
A total of 18 synchronized takes depict both onboard and exterior perspectives. The onboard takes (14 perspectives) present recordings from the engine, interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), and exhaust as the vehicle drives with steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The exterior recordings (10 perspectives) position microphones at multiple locations and distances to capture departures, arrivals, passes, idles, and more at slow to fast speeds. Also included are performed Foley effects of doors, trunks, and more, as well as mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust.
The package includes Altiverb, Waves, and starter pistol impulse responses, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and full professional metadata in every clip.
Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDI is our new library. This time we recorded this classic car with several mics all around!
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 1970 Volvo Amazon police car sound effects library gathers 468 clips in 17.5 gigabytes of audio. Also known as the Volvo Canadian, the collection depicts the Swedish vehicle’s B20 straight 4-cylinder engine in 38 takes.
The car’s engine, exhaust, intake, and interior are portrayed in 8 onboard perspectives via 12 channels of audio. Fast, medium, and slow exterior maneuvers such as arriving, passing, and departing are captured at 4 discrete locations using 8 perspectives and 17 channels. The library includes ramps, gearshift, and steady maneuvers as well as a suite of idles and blips. The car’s siren is portrayed onboard and in Doppler exterior passes by. There are also extensive isolated performed effects of doors, sirens, the hood, horns, and more.
Includes 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS spotlight metadata.
The Volvo 142 features 425 sound fx from a 4 cylinder B20A 82 horsepower engine. The 35 takes depict 15.49 gigabytes of recordings of the Swedish two-door car, also known as models 144 and 145.
29 combined channels create synchronized maneuvers of onboard (engine, exhaust, interior, 8 perspectives and 12 channels) and exterior (approaching, departing, passing, 8 perspectives and 17 channels). There are also static idles, blips, and steadies in neutral, as well as driving and passing at steady RPMs, gearshifts, ramps, and performed sound effects. A four-channel Ambisonic AMBEO recording is provided of the interior vehicle cabin.
Includes 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS spotlight metadata, and an Altiverb impulse response.
The Volvo 142 drag car recording showcases the sound of a 1971 version of the Swedish car and its custom Chevrolet 427 small block V8 with a Vortech supercharger.
The Volvo 142 drag car sound library bundles 129 clips from 6 tandem takes totalling 11.15 gigabytes of field recordings. The collection showcases the sound of a 1971 version of the Swedish car and its custom Chevrolet 427 small block V8 with a Vortech supercharger.
A total of 33 channels of audio detail the sound of this custom car from both onboard and exterior perspectives. Interior (including an Ambisonic microphone), exhaust, and engine perspectives – in addition to three custom mixes – detail onboard driving at medium and fast speeds from 11 perspectives. Exterior takes on straightaways and turns share departures, passes, and arrives across 8 perspectives.
The package also provides are Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions as well as full professional metadata in every clip.
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