Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
A little skateboard recording session of some rolling on surfaces such as Wood, Metal, Concrete and Asphalt. Board manipulations like Wheels spinning, Board impact on the floor, Grinding metal and concrete – and more.
The library contains 114 files of skateboarding sounds.
Each sound has been meticulously edited individually. All files were recorded and are delivered in 24bit 96kHz. Broadcast Wave files, all embedded with metadata information for easy import and to ensure a fast and easy workflow.
Skate on Board is an SFX library with the purpose of bringing alive the hidden sounds of skateboarding. This library has 65 stereo recordings with the best sound quality of actions such as jumps, pass by, and grinds over different surfaces like concrete banquets, and rail tubes. Furthermore, this library contains 47 mono audios of P.O.V perspectives which were reordered with different microphones attached to the skateboard to capture the full maneuvers and details of skateboarding.
A collection of real and gritty skateboard sounds. We recorded these sounds on the streets and not in the studio. Featuring various skateboard riding movement and trick sounds. These sounds are so real, you can hear the bearings squeak.
Need the sounds of a snowmobile / snow scooter? The Ski-doo library gets you the sound of no less than 6 different snowmobiles. It comes with a selection of sounds such as engine start, engine loop, acceleration, speed loop and much more.
A unique collection of engine sounds, for when you need snowmobile sounds specifically, as well as for other creative sound design purposes!
• 1977 El Tigre 5000
• 1978 Yamaha ET250
• 1979 Yamaha ET250
• 2003 Bombardier MXZ 600
• 2003 Bombardier Rotax 800RS
• 2004 Bombardier Arctic 4
Who doesn't love the sounds of speed? In this library, you'll hear the fast, harsh sounds of a drift car skidding on tarmac. The library contains skidding with engine running, skidding with engine switching off, skidding on wet tarmac, roll bys on wet and dry tarmac, spinning in circles, rolling with flat tire and much more. Both onboard and exterior perspectives are covered, and several microphones were positioned at each wheel, inside the car, and along the skidding path.
Some additional material is included, such as a supercharged Chevy -57 burnout, handbrake skids from a Skoda, and more.
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.
Get the authentic sound of a Skoda Octavia 2008 with a 1.6 liters 4 cylinder engine. The recording contains eight onboard channels, three engine, three exhaust and interior left and right, and ten exterior channels. It contains startup, shutdown, idle, revving, driving on constant rpms, accelerations and decelerations, ramps, passbys, aways and approaches.
Recording of a Polish/Czechoslovakian SKOT OT-64 armored personnel carrier from 1968 with a V8 diesel engine.
The SKOT OT-64 armored personnel carrier features 713 clips and 36.83 gigabytes from a 1968 wheeled 14-tonne version of the Polish/Czechoslovakian military vehicle. It showcases the sound of its V8 diesel 12000 cubic centimetre engine with a 5 gear transmission.
A total of 23 synchronized takes depict onboard, exterior, and rendered mixes. The exterior takes (13 perspectives) feature driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds from multiple locations while departing, passing, and arriving. The 13 onboard perspectives share driving with gearshifts and ramps from the engine, exhaust, and interior, including an Ambisonic perspective. Also featured are mixes of the exhaust, passenger compartment, interior, engine, and gearbox. Additionally, the collection gathers multiple takes of doors, buttons, switches, hatches, and other performed effects.
The sound library is packaged with Altiverb, Waves, and starter pistol impulse responses, pre-arranged Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and full professional metadata embedded into every clip.
The Terrängbil SKP m/42D APC sound fx collection includes 684 clips in 20.18 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a 1942 Swedish armoured personnel carrier and its Scania-Vabis 4-cylinder petrol, 115 horsepower engine at 2300 RPM performing in 42 synchronized takes.
The sound library includes 14 combined onboard and exterior perspectives in 23 channels. The 9 onboard perspectives feature microphones mounted in the interior, at the exhaust, and in the engine recording the vehicle travelling at slow, medium, and fast speeds with ramps and steady RPMs. The exterior microphones capture passes by, starts, stops, departures, and arrivals, captured in a rainy environment. There is also an extensive amount of performed fx such as hatches, doors, moving inside, shell drops and instruments.
The package also includes Pro Tools and Reaper pre-arranged mixing sessions, Altiverb and starter pistol impulse responses, and almost 20 fields of professional metadata.
Skytrain Rapid Transit FX is a collection of unique passby’s, overhead POV and onboard sounds recorded at 24bit 96khz both in stereo and mono, giving you maximum flexibility and realism for your projects.
The Vancouver transit system is world renowned and carries millions of residents and visitors on board each year since its beginnings in the 1980’s. The older cars have a particular screech to them, perfect for creative design for monsters or machines, and can compliment any variety of air craft or land transport library.
Meet this small amphibious hovercraft, which is beloved by locals in a archipelago. It has one engine to make it hoover and one to make it go forward.
The recordings consist of a 7 minute 41 second session from six onboard channels near the main exhaust, main engine, two front engine, hull front, and the propeller. The library also contains several startups, idle, stops, revving at constant RPMs standing still, and lots of driving at different speeds on both water and land. These are the sounds of pure fun!
The Smart Fortwo is a unique everyday car. Under the hood, or rather under the trunk (it’s a rear mounted engine) this hatchback sports a tiny 41hp diesel engine. Normally covered for obvious reasons, we opened it up to expose the engine and get some super clean onboard recordings from inside the car.
Also, because the Fortwo has a quasi-manual transmission, we were able to perform the gear changes with dramatic sequences in mind. So they are more pronounced, adding some character that is sometimes lost in a fully automatic transmission.
Included are a full set of exterior and onboard (engine/tailpipe) recordings at varying speeds as well as all the doors and a couple dashboard chimes.
‘Smooth City Traffic’ by Badlands Sound includes 21 high-quality city traffic ambiences great for your projects. Hear the smooth sounds of traffic rushing through the city. This library was recorded by Sound Devices 702t with a pair of Line Audio CM3’s and a matched pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040’s in 96k / 24bit.
Feel the weight and the whooshing of the various vehicle passbys rushing through the city. You will also notice the unique qualities in each file like a car passing by with a flat tire, semi trucks, sports cars speeding by, as well as aggressive diesel trucks.
When snow has fallen on the ground, but time, cars and temperature have made it half melted, it has transformed to ‘slush’, making this distinctive sound when cars pass by.
This Car on Slush sound library is a small collection of cars passing by on slushy roads. As a bonus you will find 2 long ambiences of snowy streets.
This is a collection of snowy, icy, slushy, crunchy winter traffic. Single car passes, busy city roads, distant skylines, village roads, highways. All files are 96khz 24bit with metadata, and recorded with 2 x Sennheiser mkh 8040, mkh 416, Audio Technica BP4025 and Sony D100.
The Solar Sky library features a diverse set of state-of-the-art spaceship sounds. Designed for use in any modern sci-fi production, Solar Sky is an essential addition to add to your workflow.
Designing sound for spaceships can be quite time consuming, and Solar Sky gives you a great set of sounds to get started.
Solar Sky features more than 2.2GB of 350 24bit/96kHz files, all embedded with Soundminer and Basehead metadata.
• Ship ambiances and drones
• 120+ Ship passbys, both large and small
• Ship power ups
• Ship power downs
• Ship door opens and closes
• Wave Warped passbys
Recording of a French 1942 SOMUA S35 cavalry tank from World War 2. It is powered by a SOMUA V-8 petrol engine, running on a malfunctioning engine with 6 out of 8 pistons.
The French 1942 SOMUA S35 cavalry tank sound collection gathers 276 clips in 14.73 gigabytes of sound. Also known as the S40, this tank was used by the Allies and later the Axis forces in World War 2. It is powered by a SOMUA V-8 petrol engine, running on a malfunctioning engine with 6 out of 8 pistons.
11 synchronized takes of driving are shared from both onboard and exterior perspectives. The onboard perspectives mount microphones in the engine, interior, and at the exhaust. A variety of exterior perspectives capture the tank approaching, departing, passing, reversing, and more at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Bundled with the sound library are custom mixes of the onboard tracks.
Every clip is embedded with professional metadata. Also included are Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, and metadata import files for keywords in seven languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
Sonomar Collection: Speed Machine contains 266 rich vehicle recordings of the legendary 2006 Campagna T-Rex. Featuring pass bys, gear grinds, accelerations and more, this collection contains lively vehicle sound effects and maneuvers that are full of character.
The Campagna T-Rex is a powerful three-wheeled vehicle with the ability to go from 0-60 in a staggering 4.1 seconds and reach a high speed of 140 mph. To create this library, recordist and sound designer Martin Pinsonnault (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club) and the Sonomar team utilized top-notch recording techniques to capture aggressive, expertly-handled driving maneuvers on a closed course.
Use the purring hum of a 155-horsepower engine as a stand-in for Japanese motorcycles and other high-powered vehicles. Let the distinct tone of a 1200 cc engine act as a punchy sweetener to existing vehicle sounds. Or pitch and process to create the engine quality that your project requires. Groups of synced recordings provide a variety of perspectives to maximize your optionality and adapt to your specific editing needs.
Each sound file is embedded with comprehensive metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Enable creativity with detailed descriptions of each recording and their specific sonic qualities. Advanced metadata fields include additional info to ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Search by PSE, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.
The Sonomar Collection: Trains is a collection of 53 train recordings that is sure to embolden your projects with the raw power of a 200-ton diesel locomotive. Explore the vast array of steam hisses, metal clanks, and squeals that this library has to offer. Use this versatile collection to provide your scenes with train arrivals, departures, and idles, or enhance them with crossing bells, air valve releases, and passenger walla.
This library features a wide variety of trains including a 1907 steam train, modern electric commuter trains, diesel freight trains and more. From simple pass bys and horn blasts to the unique rattles of wagon couplings connecting, supply your project with the specific train sound your scene requires. Lengthy onboard recordings and train station ambiences allow you to supplement your scenes with an authentic backdrop.
Each sound file is embedded with diligent metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Enable creativity with detailed descriptions of each recording encompassing both literal sonic qualities as well as the images they invoke. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as Search by PSE, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.
This is a library containing what you need to create a home experience, whether is cleaning, dining or relaxing, we have you cover with this amazing pack of 392 sounds you experience at home.
An eclectic collection from my extensive archive: Jumbo Jets, Military Fighters, War-birds, Helicopters and Bi-Planes. From an F-16 to a Tiger Moth – it’s all here.
Boeing 747 • BAC 1-11 • Cessna • Douglas C-47 • F-16 • F-86 • Fennec T-28 • Lancaster Bomber • P51 Mustang • RAF Tornado • Spitfire Mk IX • Tiger Moth
Anybody familiar with travelling on the London Underground will be aware of the distinct soundscapes beneath the streets of London; from the clatter of the ticket hall barriers to the eerie rumbles from the tunnels, waiting in anticipation for the next train to come rushing past before stopping with the squeal of the brakes.
Each type of train on the network has its own distinct characteristics such as the moaning of the electric traction motors or the peculiar sound of the 1996 Stock used on the Jubilee Line.
All of these sounds have been beautifully captured in 24-bit 48KHz quality- recorded both with XY stereo microphones and binaurally- creating a highly realistic experience for headphone users.
Sounds of the London Underground contains 40 minutes of recordings exploring the sounds of the London tube trains and station platforms.
With A Sound Effect, Asbjoern has created a web site where our international community can browse, learn, and share the vast fruits of our labors. Together we are accelerating the very real potential power of sound design as a recognized art form.
A Sound Effect is an excellent resource for us to keep our animated films sounding unique and exciting.
A Sound Effect is a great asset to have discovered.
We found the site very easy to navigate, purchasing and downloads were effortless and the effects themselves are awesome! Asbjoern has done us all a great service.
We’ll definitely be back!
There are many great independent sound effect libraries available these days. The main problem with having so many, is keeping track of them!
A Sound Effect is a great hub, and is one of the first places I visit to look for sounds by category or genre. I started coming here to see if I could find libraries that I knew I had heard, but forgot WHERE I had heard them.
And in the process discovered libraries I never would have found otherwise. Great work! Keep it up!
We're always looking for new sounds to mangle, so when A Sound Effect had a holiday sale, I tried them out.
The purchase experience is really smooth and quick, and delivery is almost instant.
I'll definitely come back to them again in the future!
A Sound Effect is a wonderful resource for indie sound effects libraries. On top of that, it has some of the finest sound design, film and game audio interviews!
I often need very specific types of sounds so I've become a big supporter of independent recorders.
Until now I've always had to go to their individual websites. Now I can find them all in one place.
And, Asbjoern is great to work with!
A Sound Effect is a well curated boutique sound effects shop and a great place to find industry interviews and learning resources.