Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
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
The Farm is a sound library that I compiled about a year ago just for fun and I kept adding sounds recorded at the same location in the Canadian countryside at 4 different farms. During the recording session, I’ve been lucky enough to have met some fantastic people ready to share their passion for farming and pointing me out to what they felt was an essential part of their everyday soundscape.
I had the chance to stumble on two late 50s John Deere tractors that where still functional and that marked the end of an era. It is a comprehensive farm sound library that is not just about tractors or animals.
You will find, in the bonus section, 6 different footsteps surfaces each with a walk and run variation and some more. There are five main categories in this library: Ambiances, Animals, Footsteps, Misc (Various SFX) and Vehicles ready for creating a convincing farm soundscape for your project.
The gondolas lifts of Whistler are one of the most wonderful machinery pieces made by man to move them around the mountains.
This Sound Effects Library recorded the sounds of these unique vehicles during wintertime. The library shows multiple gondola perspectives, from its interiors to many Pass bys, and P.O.V’s of the cables that suspend this huge lifts. You will find different sizes and kinds of gondolas. Enjoy them and enjoy the experience of sound
The GUNS series gets you the sounds of up to 19 weapons, captured at 24 bit, 192 kHz. For the series, we've aimed at capturing every possible sound of those weapons, including but limited to, falling bullets, bullet insertions, bullet ejection, refill insertion, refill ejection, reload, safety fuse toggle, no-ammo trigger and shots. Sounds are not metatagged but arranged, indexed and easy to find in order for you to have an easier workflow. Full sound lists are available below. The library is available in 3 installments + a bundle that gets you everything at a special price.
Orbital Emitter proudly presents The Hangar Bay – a comprehensive sci-fi environment sound-set that gives you the tools you need to build fantastic sci-fi hangar atmospheres quickly!
In Science Fiction, hangar bays are cavernous mechanized spaces housing spacecraft ready for interstellar travel. These futuristic hangars usually have flight crews preparing those craft with last minute repairs and fuel as environmental force fields repel the cold vacuum of space just outside…
The Hangar Bay sound-set contains three long playing audio-scenes and twenty-four isolated audio-stems to give you ultimate creative control over our sounds!
The three audio-scenes are like field recordings from the future -like we travelled forward in time and recorded a hangar bay in real time and then sent those sounds back to the now! The three scenes include a high alert scenario with busy activity and a star fighter launch and landing sequence! There is a night shift scene which is calm and relaxed and finally, a scene that puts you down on the flight deck floor in the middle of all the frantic action! These three sound-scenes are rich with original sounds and designed to be flexible and fun to use!
Inside the audio-stems folder you will find the isolated audio elements used to make the audio-scenes! There you will find massive environment backgrounds, hurried activity sounds, pressurized valves hissing, mechanized lifts, bombastic alerts, repair sounds and the cinematic star fighter launch and landing sequences, isolated! The Hangar Bay sound-set is full of futuristic industrial sounds -on a massive scale! And the best part about our sound-sets is that they are so easy to use! Just drag and drop into any DAW or NLE have fun creating your own fantastic environments!
Orbital Emitter’s sound effects are designed to be at home in any motion picture, television show, video game or whatever sci-fi multimedia you can create!
All of the sound-sets in our Star Cruiser Environments Anthology Collection are delivered industry ready at 24 bit/48k WAV and each sound file contains simple meta-data to make our sound files easy to organize & find. All of our sounds are 100% original, created in our sound-labs and designed to boldly explore the universe of sci-fi sound!
Thank you for reading and watch for more sci-fi sound from Orbital Emitter coming soon!
Get the sounds of the the Honda VTX 1300 – a distinctive cruiser motorcycle.
Its 1300cc displacement is right in the sweet spot between the zippier 750 models and the massive 1800 road warriors. This particular one was equipped with a set of custom Vance and Hines Big Shots exhaust pipes early in its life, giving it a distinctive and throaty note that can be heard up and down the highway. The VTX line is also known for its distinctive transmission, which gives a meaty ‘clunk’ with every shift.
This library is a set of recordings that were made using a combination of onboard and exterior mics at a variety of useful speeds, as well as free running on the highway. Its a smaller set, but very distinctive and useful.
We recorded multiple channels on every movement:
• Onboards consisted of Line audio CM3, Crown PZM and Sanken COS11 mics
• A handheld MKH416 rig covered bys and exteriors
After a half day of recording we had material ranging from idles and slow starts to fast bys and highway runs.
Need the sound of a lawn mower? Here’s an entire sound effect library dedicated to just that!
The Lawn Mower SFX library features sounds recorded from different perspectives while using the lawn mower + on-board recordings of the engine and lawn cutting sounds. It also comes with the sound of an electrical lawn mower, as well as sound of a mower being moved/dragged with the engine turned off. Recorded with a Sound Devices 702 and 2 Oktava’s MK012 set in MS and XY mode in 96kHz and 24bit. Every WAV file was tagged in ProTools 11 for quick and easy access.
Perfect for when you’re looking for that lawn mower sound – or for more creative sound design uses.
The Lawnmower Library has just been updated with 44 new recordings – two additional lawnmowers: A Standard and an electrical lawnmower, for a total of 2.29 GB, 41+ minutes of extra content
Recorded over the course of two months this sound library features an extensive amount of Dutch ambiences including locations such as train stations, parks, cafes, streets and forests.
All atmospheres run for approximately 5 minutes and were recorded at 24 bit/96khz using the DPA 5100 and Sound Devices 788T. This library is available in stereo or 5.0.
Sounds of Trains, Skytrain, and Railways from western Canada
Trains are one of the most efficient methods of transportation. This library offers high-quality sounds of Trains, Railways, and Skytrains. There are different perspectives, speeds, sizes, and variations. All trains were recorded on the west coast of Canada, where the Canadian Pacific Railway owns powerful commercial cargo trains and the local transit owns High-tech electric Skytrains.
Cars are everywhere in film, games, and society in general, but many sound artists lack the resources to tackle vehicle-centric projects. Whether the obstacle is finding recordings of a specific model, matching unique angles, or running out of material for the quick cuts of a high-speed chase – sound designing vehicles without the proper sonic ingredients can be a huge waste of your time and distract your audience from the story.
Developed in exclusive collaboration with Academy Award®-winning sound editors, Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion King, Edward Scissorhands), The Odyssey Collection: Vehicles (OV) brings you an unrivaled professional vehicle sound effects library to help cover your needs for any scene. Recorded with the invaluable resources of a Hollywood budget while creating the sound for hundreds of major feature films, OV features over 250 different vehicles – from sports cars and luxury SUVs to street bikes and military trucks – expertly captured from varied perspectives with methodical workups to streamline your workflow.
What is a workup? A workup is a thorough series of recordings of the same subject from many different perspectives, angles, and distances. To ensure you have the sounds needed for any scene, a workup of a specific vehicle provides recordings of every action the vehicle performs – both interior, exterior, and at different speeds including pass bys, engine rumble, mechanical sounds, car Foley, and more.
As the latest library in The Odyssey Collection following Odyssey Essentials (OE) and Odyssey Expanded (OX), OV presents a new approach to sound library curation – combining the comprehensive offering of a general library with the pinpoint focus of a specialty library – all while championing Odyssey’s renowned and inspiring quality, reliable breadth, intuitive organization, and cinematic character.
“This library has been an essential tool for me my entire life, and this idea of workups and vehicle recordings is a big part of its philosophy. It makes getting the job done that much more elegant, professional, and high fidelity.” – Mark Mangini
Which version of Odyssey Vehicles is right for you?
In curating the Basic Version, we created a must-have pack for any sound editor by zeroing in on more than 25 of the most frequently heard vehicles in film & TV. The Full Library is an indispensable resource for serious sound editors with over 250 vehicles from Mangini & Anderson’s renowned collection.
The Porsche 911 GT3 is not a typical race car.
With engine, transmission, air intake and exhaust all situated in the rear of the vehicle under a large wing, this pure driving machine has sonic characteristics very different from many familiar racing vehicles. Its exhaust note is deep and throaty and the transmission is snappy at speed.
The Porsche 911 GT3 library is a series of recordings that were made on a track just outside of Houston on media day for the Effort race team. These are 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Rs that race on the Pirelli World Challenge series. Each car has a naturally aspirated, water cooled, four valve 4.0 liter flat six cylinder Porsche engine. These cars create 500 horse power from the factory and race with E10 fuel. The transmission is a Porsche six gear racing box with sequential shift mechanism.
With full access to the vehicles and the track, we recorded up to 13 channels on every movement.
• Onboards including Sanken CUB01, Crown PZM and Sanken COS11 mics
• Interiors captured with a Sure VP-88
• An ORTF array of Line Audio CM3s at pit row
• An array of MKH60s and a Shoeps MS rig at another straightaway on a balcony
• An ORTF array of Line Audio CM3s at a long slow turn
• A roving handheld MKH70 rig
After a full day of recording we had material ranging from idles and slow starts to whip bys and burnouts. We also got a wide variety of foley and ambient recordings that happened organically throughout the day.
Recording of the Pulse Jet Snowmobile. Powered by a 50 Hz Pulse ethanol/water jet engine the same used by a WW2 V-2 rocket.
The Pulse Jet Snowmobile sound collection shares 28 clips of field recordings in 1.42 gigabytes of audio. Powered by a 50 Hz Pulse ethanol/water jet engine the same used by a WW2 V-2 rocket, this bundle presents the snowmobile racing at extreme speeds for a mix of perspectives.
Both onboard and exterior perspectives are shared in two takes. The exterior perspectives arrange microphones at a mix of distances at the beginning, end, and middle of the racing strip. The onboard microphones were positioned onboard the body and at the jet engine to portray steady fast driving, with bonus custom mixes of the onboard and exhaust tracks.
The sound library includes iXML, Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder embedded metadata, metadata keyword import files for 7 languages, and Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions.
Streets and stop signs, freeways and highways, and yes, even a roundabout! This is a massive library featuring traffic ambiences that range from quiet suburb avenues, to downtown rush-hour. Not just urban environments, we also “hit the road” and drove north to sleepy desert towns, and single lane canyons. There's a ton of variety here!
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!
This warfare SFX library was recorded during a three-day military exercise, using several Combat Vehicle 90s performing live firing exercises with 40mm cannons and 7.62 machine guns. The recording consists of several multichannel setups from various distances, perspectives and environments such as forest and huge fields.
The library contains huge tails in different environments, shooting at close and far distances with various occlusion, onboard firing, sonic booms, ricochets, bullet cracks, projectile tails and much more. It also has some onboard and exterior vehicle movements and maneuvers. For sounds of military operations, you can't go wrong with this collection.
Unique recording of the world’s only running Tiger II heavy tank, also known as a King Tiger II Ausf. B, Köningstiger, or Royal Tiger, equipped with a German V-12 Maybach HL 230 P30 gasoline engine with 700 PS (690 hp, 515 kW).
This beauty was built in 1943 and is equipped with a 130 hp, 4-cylinder Gipsy Major 1F engine. The recordings consist of five channels including two engine channels, one exhaust channel and two distance channels recorded from different directions. It contains startups, stops, the engine running at different RPMs, and a surround fly-by at the very end. Enjoy!
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