Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
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!
This compact pack gives you a few sound effects of summer Toboggan Run. Loud lift clicking sound of the track, fast downhill ride and passbys of the bobsleds.
Recorded in Czech entertainment park on Line Audio CM3 (XY pattern) and Tascam DR 701-D.
The Toyota C-HR Hybrid sound library includes 411 sound fx in 17.37 gigabytes of audio. This 2017 Japanese SUV features the sound of a 1.8 petrol inline-4 (122 horsepower) engine with automatic transmission.
19 synchronized takes gather recordings from both onboard the car and the exterior. The onboard recordings (16 channels) include an extensive arrangement of microphones mounted at the exhaust, throughout the engine, and in the interior, including an Ambisonic perspective. They capture driving at steady RPMs, with ramps, and gearshifts and fast, medium, and slow speeds. Exterior microphones (18 channels) positioned at 5 locations and multiple distances record starting, departing, passing, arriving, and shutting off. Also included is a suite of performed effects of doors, buttons, dashboard levers, as well as impulse responses compatible with Altiverb and Waves plug-ins.
Each clip is embedded with full metadata. Also provided are Pro Tools and Reaper sessions with each clip pre-aligned for ease of mixing and editing.
The 2017 Toyota C-HR Turbo SUV sound fx collection features 414 sound clips in 32.15 gigabytes of audio. The sound bundle shares the sound of a Japanese 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine with 4 cylinders and a 6 speed automatic transmission.
A total of 19 synchronized field recordings showcase 34 channels of audio. 8 exterior perspectives depict the sports utility vehicle departing, passing by, and arriving and more at slow to fast speeds from 4 locations and two distances. The 12 onboard perspectives provide recordings of the engine, interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), and exhaust while the car drives at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. Also included are mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust, as well as performed fx of doors, windows, dashboard buttons, and more.
The package is bundled with Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions and Altiverb and Waves impulse responses. Each clip is embedded with 18+ fields of professional metadata.
'Toyota Chaser' by Flysound is a comprehensive sound catalogue for this Japanese turbo monster. The suite of 168 recordings is a systematic compilation authored by a dedicated full service post-production team, deploying Neumann U87s, Sennheiser MKH416s, Sound Devices 788Ts, Aaton Cantar-X2s, and further top quality recording equipment.
The Toyota Chaser JSX90 and its professional driver have been tracked from a myriad of angles and distances, both external and onboard, from the moment the doors close and a seatbelt fastens, right down the gamut of revs, take-offs, turns, passes-by, skids, pedal slams, handbraking, gearshifting, and panel buttoning galore with all the corresponding actions as the 2.5 litre turbo engine peels away fast, drives slow, or just cruises mid-speed. In short: Everything you'll need, all the maneuvers manifested by 280 horsepower car, here in this suite.
Our '99 model Toyota Chaser is captured with orchestra-grade studio equipment and field kit, by professionals, for professionals, ready to be used as authentic sound, ready to be arranged into seamless edits and proper 5.1 post-production. The 96kHz/24bit synced and multi-channel recordings have comprehensive metadata tags giving full position, microphone, and action detail. This catalogue constitutes the canon of sound for a mid-sized car, capable of speed. The suite is parked here, ready to give you the exact audio you need.
Toyota Corolla Verso 1.6 sound library features 70 high quality files recorded with multi mic setup.
The engine was recorded in sync with cabin interior ambients, and you can expect different styles of driving. From casual driving, through accelerations 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 like opening and closing doors, seat belt sounds, handbrake and more.
This 2005 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV with a 3.3L, V6, 225 hp engine. With a full range of speeds and performances, onboard and exterior, this collection provides the material needed for edgy car chases down to suburban trips to the grocery store. Another solid everyday car to add to your library.
You’ll also get a full compliment of doors, switches and power windows that can extend the use of this collection far beyond regular car sounds. Useful source material for creating high tech devices and gadgets.
Recording of a Japanese Toyota Land Cruiser LX Turbo from 1985 with a 4 cylinder, 3.4L turbo diesel engine.
Totalling 33 channels of recordings, the Japanese Toyota Land Cruiser LX Turbo includes 453 sound files in 30.29 gigabytes of audio. It portrays the sound of a 4 cylinder, 3.4L turbo diesel engine from 1985.
15 synchronized takes gather both exterior and onboard perspectives. 13 onboard perspectives share driving with gearshifts, ramps, and steady RPMs from the engine, exhaust, and interior (including an Ambisonic perspective). The 8 exterior perspectives present departing, passing, and arriving at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Also included are performed sound effects of doors, windshield wipers, horns, and other fx.
The sound bundle is delivered with impulse responses of the cabin, stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, professional metadata in every clip, and metadata keyword import files for 7 languages.
Engine start/stop/idle tracks. Foley of doors, windows, boot etc. Pass-bys at various speeds in 5-10 mph intervals.
5 stationary engine tracks
7 foley tracks
16 pass bys
1 ‘misc’ track
Toyota RAV 4 II 2.0 16V Diesel sound library features 89 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.
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