Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
A collection of onboard and exterior field recordings of a Royal Hudson 4-6-4 steam train. Included are riding sound effects, exterior platform takes.
Featuring whistles, chugging, hisses, rail noise, and more.
The Steam Trains library delivers 175 sound effects of three different types of steam train engines, and the clatter, rattle, and grinding of wagons.
The collection includes riding, idling, pass-bys, departing and arriving trains, bells, whistles, steam blasts, platform atmospheres, and doors and windows.
Engines are the heavy Santa Fe 2-10-2, the Bavarian BB 0-4-4-0 Heavy Mallet, and a 4 Wheel Switcher 0-4-0 light railway. Also included are door and window handling effects of passenger cars
Each engine is well documented and listed in full Soundminer metadata.
The Steam trains library also includes a “Specification Sheet” with detailed information about the trains and environments.
Recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS, paired with a Sound Devices 702 recorder. Some takes provide an alternative mix with recordings from an additional Sony PCM-D recorder.
Recording of an American Stuart M5A1 Light Tank from World War II, equipped with two Cadillac V8 gasoline engines.
The recording consists of ten onboard channels with interior, engine, intake, exhaust and tracks perspectives, as well as several exterior channels from various positions.
It covers startup, idle, blips, steady rpms in neutral, various driving at different speeds, accelerations and decelerations, gearing, aways, approaches, stopping, passbys and much more. It also contains engine dying and gear grinding.
The StuG 40 assault gun tank sound library includes 241 clips in 10.1 gigabytes of audio. Also known as the Sturmgeschütz 40 Ausf.G or StuG III, this 1943 German tank features the sound of a Maybach HL 120 TRM V-12 gasoline engine with 300 PS (296 hp or 221 kW) with a six-speed transmission.
The collection includes synchronized recordings from both onboard and exterior perspectives in 16 takes. The 9 onboard perspectives share recordings from the tracks, engine, interior, onboard, and exhaust as the tank drives at slow, medium, and fast speeds, and with gearshifts. The 7 exterior perspectives showcase microphone placed on straightaways and at corners as the tank departs, arrives, passes, idles, and more.
Each clip is embedded with 18 fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata. The library is packaged with Pro Tools and Reaper sessions for easy mixing.
Recording of a Soviet SU-76 self-propelled gun from 1943 with two 6 cylinder, gasoline, 4 gear 14 ton engines.
The SU-76 self-propelled gun sound collection shares 282 clips in 25.08 gigabytes of field recordings. The bundle depicts the engine sounds of a 1943 Soviet artillery gun on tracks and its two 3500cm3, 6 cylinder, gasoline, 4 gear 14 ton engines.
A total of 9 synchronized tracks combine both onboard and exterior perspectives. The 14 onboard perspectives present recordings from the exhaust, engine, interior, tracks, and chassis. The 16 exterior perspectives arrange microphones at 8 positions to capture departures, passes by, and arrivals at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Also included are custom mixes of the interior perspectives, Altiverb and Waves impulse responses, and performed effects of levers, pedals, doors, and more.
The package downloads with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments, and metadata import files for keywords in seven languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
This sound effects library delivers the sounds of a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek SUV. Metadata is included, with over 35 minutes of recording time split into 90 ready to use wave files. There are onboard, external, and foley sounds, all in high quality 24 bit resolution, 96khz sample rate. This is the right library when you need stock sounds of a common Subaru vehicle.
Onboard multi-track recordings are in 4 separate mono wave files. Drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also stereo mix versions of the OnBoard recordings. The External recordings are in stereo wave files. The combined recorded driving time is more than 35 minutes long.
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
Subaru Impreza GD WRX sound library features 119 high quality files recorded with multi mic 8 channel 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. Onboard recordings are split into two folders, designed with already mixed inputs, and STEMS with engine, exhaust and air intake channels, for you to make a mix on your own. 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 recordings covering exterior and interior sound effects.
Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT sound library features 109 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup. 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 designed sounds, you’ll find raw recordings for each perspective (3 engine microphones, 2 exhaust microphones). Additionally this library features exterior recordings (passes, manoeuvres, approaches, engine start and such).
An in-depth collection of subway recordings, captured in Kyiv, Ukraine. There are platform ambiences, train interior and exterior, escalators, underground tunnels with people.
Recorded in quadro on Nevaton MC 50 QUAD; in double-MS on Oktava MK-012 set; in stereo on AKG C414 pair. The double-MS recordings were encoded to quadro and the sources (Mid, Side, Rear) included as well.
DMS at the end of file name means Double-MS recording; Quadro means direct quadro recording; AKG means stereo recording.
The Spitfire sound collection includes 280 clips in 12.92 gigabytes of audio. The sound library features the 1943 British Supermarine World War II Mk IX PV202 H5R model aircraft and its 1,720 horsepower Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 V12 engine with a Bendix-Stromberg injection carburetor and a Dowty Rotol propeller.
The field recordings collect 20 takes of static and flying takes. Six onboard perspectives mounted in the cockpit, engine, and exhaust depict flying at fast and slow speeds, taking off, landing, and taxing. The seven exterior perspectives showcase the plane at three positions and a variety of distances passing by, taxiing, and lifting off and setting down. Also included are static idles, blips, and a suite of performed effects of rudder and flap movement, and more.
Includes 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
The Surround Sound LAB Complete Collection is a bundle containing the whole Surround Sound Lab Catalog. We offer it as a perpetual audio one-time subscription, getting you 4500+ files, 240+ GB of audio and free updates as the catalog grows! This one-time bundle purchase gives you access to all the Surround Sound LAB libraries, including new future releases!
Get the sounds of a 2003 Suzuki GSXR 750 sports motorcycle. The 105 files included are divided into External static sounds, External following sounds, Foley sounds, and Onboard sounds.
The combined recorded driving time is more than 40 minutes long.
The Onboard recordings are in 2 separate mono wave files, channel one for engine and channel two for exhaust. Drag & drop or import each of the files into your audio editing software, then align them for creative mixing. There are also stereo mix versions of the OnBoard recordings. The External recordings are in stereo, one MS (Mid-Side) for following (tracking) and the other MS at a fixed (static) position.
Vehicle Type: Motorcycle
Model: GSXR 750
Specification: modified with Level One Racing aftermarket exhaust, 750cc, in-line 4 cylinder 4
stroke, liquid cooled, manual 6 speed, fuel injection double over cam/twin cam.
Channel 1 = Engine, Channel 2 = Exhaust
Following (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels tracking the moving vehicle)Static (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels from a fixed position)
Definitions & FAQs:
Onboard: Sounds heard from driver and passenger perspectives (in or on the vehicle)
External: Sounds heard from bystander’s point of view.
This Suzuki motorcycle was modified with a Level One Racing aftermarket exhaust.
All files are recorded 24bit, 96 kHz, with Rode NTG1 and Shure VP88 microphones. Library contains wav files of driving, interior and exterior foley, mechanical and electrical sounds.
This library contains 17 different trains as they pass through the station, arrive and depart a rural station in Sweden. Trains include double decker passanger trains, local metro passanger trains, and few heavy freight train passes. They were recorded with two 4060s on the tracks with a mkh60 following, they are syncable.
These have a nice isolated stereo image and great for sound designing space ships and sci fi stuff. Also work Wonderfully for transition elements and corporate video introductions. Feel free to inquire before buying here.
Sydney Australia Trains consists of 55 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From pass bys and ins and outs, to atmos' and more.
Who doesn't want the sounds of a WWII Soviet tank? This T-34-85 is a legend, having been the weapon of choice in Operation Bagration, the Soviet response in Normandy.
These recordings consist of 16 onboard channels which capture the interior, exhaust, intake, tracks and its 500 horsepower 12-cylinder diesel engine, as well as 14 exterior channels. It also contains startups, idles, shutdowns, driving at different speeds, approaches, aways, passbys, foley and a whole lot more.
Whether you're going for historical accuracy or something memorable, this library has what you need!
Tank T-44: The great hulking mass that would spell doom for the Red Army’s enemies has been captured in all its glory trudging along, with every turn of its metal treads and gears recorded masterfully.
The sound capture equipment used were best-in-breed Neumann U87 and Schoeps M4 microphones, and the tank’s authoritative rumbles and clangs were recorded from various positions, and at various speeds as the treads grip the ground and transfer the power of its mighty engine, transmission, and parts. There are also stereo recordings for the tank’s engine and the tank’s exhaust pipe.
We at Flysound have dusted off the cobwebs and taken this 30 tonne beast for several victory laps to record its belligerent brilliance. The T-44: one of the great patriotic tanks! In a time when action productions are all to often devolving into the fake and unrealistic, this sound package is an authentic antidote of epic proportions. Tank you!
A recording of a Polish Tankietka TKS Tankette mini tank from 1936 on tracks with a 6 cylinder, 2500cm3, 3 gear engine, made in the Ursus Factory.
The Polish Tankietka mini tank sound fx collection includes 194 clips in 20.31 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1936 TKS Tankette mini tank on tracks with a 6 cylinder, 2500cm3, 3 gear engine, made in the Ursus Factory.
The sound library shares 7 synchronized takes from 36 channels of field recordings. The 13 exterior perspectives captured driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds while departing, arriving, and passing by. The 12 onboard perspectives recorded the tank from the engine, interior, tracks, and exhaust. Dual perspectives gathered various performed effects of doors, levers, pedals, and more in MS and mono.
The collection is packaged with Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with all fx pre-aligned to allow editors to begin mixing and editing immediately. Also provided are 4 ready-to-use designed stereo mixes of the interior, exhaust, tracks and engine microphones. Each clip includes 19+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, and the library is bundled with metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
Tanks and jet was recorded during a real military drill in Sweden featuring a variety of tanks, and a JAS 39 Gripen.
From the creaking and clanking of the tanks to the glorious and soaring JAS, and all the way to the brutal tank cannon and machine guns. This pack contains all ingredients for nasty machine warfare. All of the files were recorded during a military drill performed in front of a live audience.
All files are meta-data tagged with keywords and a description.
• Tank Driving (18 files, 18:22 in duration)
• Tank Battle (7 files, 04:27 in duration)
• Jas Gripen Flyover (7 files, 12:09 in duration)
It's finally here: An electric car sound effects library with recordings from a Tesla!
The Tesla Electric Car SFX library gets you 146 High Definition sound effects. It features recordings of the subtle sounds of an all-electric car – with its drive motors, servos and alerts, as well as interior and exterior perspectives of doors opening and closing and the horn honking.
It also captures the interior environment at highway speeds and the tires on gravel and pavement at various speeds. Plus, it has exterior street-based perspectives of vehicle pass-bys and arrivals on different road surfaces at various speeds.
So if you need electric car sounds for your projects, this library delivers.
TESTIMONIALS & BUYERS COMMENTS
“I had a Tesla in a show and realized I had no Tesla library – This kit got the job done perfectly – Thanks Rick!
-Jonathan Lipman, MPSE
Sony Pictures: “The Good Doctor” network TV series
“Rick’s TESLA SFX library was a life-saver for us on Season 2 of HBO’s Divorce, especially since Tesla demands that ONLY authentic Tesla sounds be used whenever their vehicles appear in a scene! Rick’s FX gave us that authenticity. Very valuable resource. Thanks Rick!”
– David Briggs
Supervising Sound Editor, HBO “Divorce”
“Hey Rick! Awesome job on the Tesla library! Literally minutes after downloading, I cut one of the servos into a commercial I’m working on… I’m going to get a TON of mileage out of the wheel recordings. I feel like wheels are a really difficult sound to get a great recording of… All around great job!”
Sound Editor | Los Angeles, CA
Echo Peak presents: Tesla Model S!
This Tesla Model S P85D was recorded on a closed track with a professional stunt driver. (It was not easy to make it skid…) Not only is this library useful for Tesla sounds, but for tire sounds on pavement as well. As all of our libraries, this has been tested and approved by Hollywood sound editors. Enjoy the sounds of Tesla Model S!
Big. Wheels. They are the coolest things to kids and the toughest things to ride as adults. The Biggest Big Wheel library will take you on a trip down memory lane to the time you rode your big wheel to the park with your friends or that time you decided to try and ride it to the corner store. This library includes general riding sounds on grass, gravel, pedal movement, and more! All 52 files are 96kHz /24-bit WAV and are all ready to be placed in your project!
The Complete Craig Carter Collection comprises of the major sound libraries in addition to a wide range of additional, specialised sound libraries.
‘The Excavator’ by Cinematic Sound Design delivers a collection of recordings in pristine 24 Bit / 96 Khz. Captured using highest quality equipment providing a discrete signal path, such as Sound Devices 702 and a pair of Neumann KM 184, this collection features engine & bucket sounds from Neuson 3602 rd excavator, suitable for your car & construction games, visual projects etc.
In total, you will get 43 field recording sounds totalling over 10 minutes of engine & bucket recordings, captured from different perspectives.
• 43 Field Recording sounds
• Engine Sounds
• Powering ups, pumping, speed ups, powering downs
• Excavator bucket sounds
• Shakings, digging, rattle
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