Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
In-depth recording of a Plymouth Cuda Convertible from 1971 with the extremely rare 426 Hemi engine and a 4-speed transmission.
Only two of these with the manual transmission were produced in 1971 so this car is obviously a clone but a very well built one. An original 1971 HemiCuda convertible is today extremely valuable, selling prices up to $5 million. The engine has 2 x 4-port Carter carburator and is (under)rated 425 horsepower by the factory.
The recording contains eight onboard microphones for interior, engine, intake and exhausts, and eight channels of exterior material.
It includes startup, idle, shutdown, driving at steady rpms, steady rpms in neutral, cruising, ramps, accelerations and decelerations through gears, approaches, passbys, aways as well as some foley like doors, hoods and knobs. Total recording length is 37m 39s.
A very in-depth multitrack recording of a Plymouth Road Runner 440 Sixpack from 1970.
The car has the 440cubic inches engine with the famous 3 x 2 barrel setup. The rating from factory was 390 horsepower. This car has the three geared automatic transmission.
The recording has eight onboard microphones, L+R interior, two engine, intake, L+R exhausts and finally a back center exhausts microphone. Exterior recording consists of four different stereo pairs, all in sync with the onboards.
The recording includes startup, idle, shutdown, blips, standing steady rpms, cruising, driving at steady rpms, various accelerations & decelerations, ramps, passbys, approaches, stops, aways and more.
It also contains foley recording of doors, hoods, gear shifter, switches and horn. Total recording time is 32min 7s.
Recording of an American Polaris Indy Trail Deluxe snowmobile from 1991 with a Fuji fan-cooled, oil injected 488cc Indy Trail engine with 2 Mikuni 34 mm carburetors.
Recording of a Polaris RZR all-terrain vehicle from 2017 with a XP 1000 EPS engine with a ProStar 1000 HO 2-cylinder 4-rate DOHC 999cc with EFI fuel system and automatic variable transmission.
The Polaris RZR sound fx collection includes 195 clips in 16.9 gigabytes of audio from a 2017 American all-terrain vehicle. It showcases the sound of its XP 1000 EPS engine with a ProStar 1000 HO 2-cylinder 4-rate DOHC 999cc with EFI fuel system and automatic variable transmission.
The bundle collects 9 synchronized takes from 30 channels of audio. The 11 onboard perspectives mount microphones at the engine, exhaust, and in various positions on the frame as the car drives with throttling, steady RPMs, and ramps. Three custom stereo mixes of the onboard channels allow for easy editing. The 8 exterior perspectives document departing, passing by, and arriving at slow, medium, and fast speeds.
The package includes Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with all fx pre-aligned to allow editors to begin mixing and editing immediately. Also included are 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments.
The Pontiac GTO sound fx collection includes 606 sounds in 27.05 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a 400 c.i. 335 horsepower V8 engine from a 1967 model of the American car.
A total of 26 takes depict both onboard and exterior perspectives. 14 onboard perspectives (15 channels) share exhaust, engine, and interior microphone recordings (including an Ambisonic POV) of steady RPMs, gearshifts, and ramps. The 8 exterior perspectives (18 channels) include departures, arrivals, and passes by at slow, medium, and fast speeds. The collection also showcases a variety of performed effects (doors, horns, etc).
The sound bundle includes Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with all takes pre-aligned, raw impulse responses of the interior cabin, and 3 ready-to-use designed stereo mixes of the interior, exhaust, and engine microphones. Every clip is embedded with 18 fields of professional metadata.
Very in-depth recording of a Porsche 911 SC 1981 with the 3.0 liter engine. It is rated 204 horsepower at 5900rpm. The car has the 5-speed 915 gearbox. The recording includes all kinds of driving at different speeds, cruising, startups, shutdowns, reversing, driving at constant rpms, various accelerations and decelerations, ramps and even faked unsteady bad driving. Lots of foley is also included like doors, hoods, switches and knobs, horn, seatbelt, electric windows and more.
Approx 25 channels out of which 8 channels are inboards covering interior, engine and exhausts.
The exterior microphones are positioned at different spots around the recording location and covers approaches, aways, passbys and more at different speeds.
A fun trivia is that this library was used for the main character’s car in the Swedish version of the TV-series “The Bridge”. Total recording time is 75min 28s.
Get the sounds of a 1999 Porsche Carrera, captured by recording specialist Watson Wu. The German-made Porsche Carrera is a 6 speed manual, 3.4 liter, Flat 6, weighing in at only 2,900 pounds. The combined recorded driving time is more than 45 minutes long.
Channel 1 = Exhaust 1, Channel 2 = Exhaust 2, Channel 3 = Engine, Channel 4 = Cab
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
The Porsche Cayenne 4.8 V8 sound library features 58 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. The engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you’ll find 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, there are foley recordings that covers interior and exterior perspectives of different activities.
The Porsche Macan S 3.0 V6 sound library features 198 high-quality files recorded with a multi-mic setup. The Engine was recorded in sync with interior cabin ambient, 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 on dry asphalt.
Last but not least, different foley were recorded to cover exterior and interior activities. In addition to designed onboard recordings, there are also premixed stems for the engine, intake and exhaust and RAW files, of each microphone without any post-processing.
This is a collection of recordings of industrial/farming make-and-break engines from the end of the 19th beginning of the 20th century.
It features small clockwork type clinks and clicks, larger gears and pistons, and huge exhaust pipe chugs and blasts.
Whooosh! What was that? A pass by from a train? A bus? A tram from the 60s? The longest escalator in all of Sweden!?
Essential sounds from different types of transports for your production. A great starting point for new sound designers or to complement your existing library.
We have recorded buses, trains, trams, subways, ferries, escalators and freight trains in this library spanning over 100 files. Arrivals, Despartures, Pass Bys, Internal Rides, Doors and a toilet flushing on a train. It’s all there, for your essential transport needs.
All files have meta data and are easily searched for in any database search engine. Everything is recorded with Sound Devices 633 and MixPre-10T with Sennheiser MKH50, Neumann KM184 and DPA 4060 in 96 kHz 24 Bits with a total size of 6,7 Gb.
Ultra-high resolution Sea Doo recordings utilizing on-board microphone techniques, from multiple perspectives (driver perspective (mid-side) exhaust perspective & engine perspective).
This library provides perfectly seamless loops at every 500RPM interval from IDLE to MAX speed, giving you insanely detailed control for interactive dynamics in game audio, or film sync. Not only that but also start-ups, shut-offs, revs, both dry and wet.
This unique SFX library gets you the close-up engine/rotor sounds of the DJI Phantom 2 multirotor quadcopter. And whether you are working on project that needs the engine sounds of an actual quadcopter drone, or intend to use the recordings as source material for sound design of all kinds of machines – this collection will come in handy:
We recorded static sound perspectives at different speeds, intensities and rotor combinations. The collection includes long recordings at constant speeds, variations on accelerating and decelerating, various maneuvers and random rotor movements.
For even more variety we recorded all of the above with a mix of contact and coil microphones giving you a less realistic, more futuristic sound perspective to the drone’s engine itself, rather than the air movement caused by the rotors. Mix those recordings with the MKH 8040 recordings to create your own blend of engine sounds: be it a drone, spaceship or other types of futuristic vehicles.
Quadcopter Drone CX10 is a small radio controlled toy with a feisty character that could be described as a robotic version of an angry bee.
This library covers in detail everything you can do with this little neat quadcopter drone. You get sounds of acceleration, deceleration, steady engine fly loops of various speeds, engine revs, fast turns, ground hoppings and takeoffs. In case you need them I also recorded collisions and landings on various surfaces like carpet, metal, rock, plastic etc. Surprisingly these sounds are quite suitable for user interface sounds too.
The steady engine fly loop sounds are really useful when you want to create your own flyby / passby sounds. I can also imagine using this library to add some unique flavour to winged insecty characters in a game or just to richen otherwise bland engine sounds.
The whole library was recorded in 96KHz 24bit quality so these sounds are really flexible if you want to experiment with pitch, stretch and other audio tools.
You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.
‘Quadcopter Flight’ shows off these buzzing beasts from near and far in both quiet exterior locations and the studio.
Featuring a large quadcopter and two minis, these machines were captured as they performed all possible actions, such as take-offs, flybys, revs, and sustained flight.
The library also has foley, a few crashes, and recordings from contact mics that were attached to the two smaller quads for sounds of high-tech servo/rotor sounds that can be used for sci-fi projects containing robots, sliding doors, and more.
• Dromida Kodo II – Interior
• Eachine H8S – Interior
• Yuneec Typhoon G – Exterior
• Yuneec Typhoon G – Interior
A bundle of fierce race car field recordings during practicing, qualifying, racing and race car passes. Includes clips from Ferrari Challenge, NASCAR, IndyCar, and other races.
Need the sound of fast cars at an affordable price? The Race Cars Essential library features recordings from a 2009 Nissan GTR and a 2007 Lexus IS 350 – approximately 300 MB in total.
Created by Carlo Ascrizzi and Aditya J Yadav
Motorcycles go fast – especially on the racetrack. Here we have the 300cc, 600cc, 1000cc and Moto 3 Classes recorded on the Hairpin Exit, Straight and Fast Turns, with riders going at it solo and some preferring a bit of group action. They sound fast and powerful, except maybe the Moto 3 class which sounds a little like a small prop plane.
The library includes 90 recordings. All files are Sound Miner metadata embedded, 24Bit/48kHz wav files
Get a range of sounds captured at a railway crossing – including trains passing, and numerous vehicles such as scooters, cars, buses, and bicycles as driving through the crossing.
Get the sounds of rally cars competing in the world championships. Pack of very fast speed passbys through the turns. Two general locations and additional recordings further away.
Race to the summit! A collection of impressive WRC sport car passbys in three different distances. Close, further and two bonus far sounds, also usable as ambiences. Recordings are not “whoosh” type – the microphones typically follow the cars. It is easy to pan customization or make it more spatial. Recorded at the popular Czech event Rally Bohemia.
Enter the world of rally cars: This library is all about roaring engine sounds. With 27 rally car passby’s – recorded at real races – it’s time to put the pedal to the metal!
The Rally Cars 02 sound effect library includes 81 sounds at 24bit / 96kHz, recorded at actual rally service areas.
It includes Pass-bys, idles, revvings and other car engine sounds. Wroom!
This SFX library includes 44 sounds, recorded at rally service areas and the race track. Contains Pass bys, idles, revving and other car engine sounds.
This library includes 123 sounds, recorded at rally service areas and the race track. Pass bys, idles, revvings and other car engine sounds.
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