Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
4-channel recording of an old Dacia 1310 driving in the city and on motorway, recorded with 2 DPA 4061 mics (one on the engine and the other on the exhaust) plus a Sony PCM D100 in the boot. These sounds can be used to portray this specific model, but also as sound design material for old carburetor engine vehicles or rickety rattletraps.
Dirt & Asphalt Volume 1 is the first addition of vehicle and transportation recordings from Output Audio. This library contains a selection of recordings from 3 road bikes, with additional bonus content from other road motorbikes.
All 3 bikes have been recorded externally and with onboards to provide a wide range of editing options for film, TV and video game applications. Acceleration and deceleration ramps have also been provided so the content can be replayed using granular synthesis techniques most commonly used in video game applications.
Output Audio have experience in the racing game genre as part of the team that recorded a wide variety of high performance vehicles for the video game ‘Need For Speed Rivals’.
Dirt & Asphalt Volume 2 is the second addition of vehicle and transportation recordings from Output Audio. This library contains a selection of recordings from two motocross events and two practise sessions, with additional bonus content provided as race atmospheres.
AMCA Motocross Classes Included:
MX1/MX2/Experts/Seniors Unlimited classes
Engine Sizes Included:
All bikes have been recorded externally at a range of driving speeds performing stunts and manoeuvres in a competitive race environment. Jumps, pass bys and accelerations from groups and individual riders are all included so the content can be used to recreate a wide range of motorbike driving action!
Distant Traffic by Badlands Sound puts traffic ambience in a different perspective: The library features over one hour of distant traffic ambience in 23 audio files.
The library includes distant bustling traffic, sparse roadways with everything in between.
Recorded in 96k / 24 bit with Sound Devices 702t – All files are three minutes each.
Distant Trains Sound Library delivers impressive multi-channel recordings of trains that pass by in a distance of at least 300 meters up to 1.5 kilometres.
Included are pass bys of freight, commuter and passenger trains plus single locomotives.
In order to capture the impressive walls of sound caused by passing trains an arrangement of 6 microphones was used. This setup encompasses stereo-pairs of MKH3040-MS, MKH8090-ORTF and MKH8040-WideAB. All pairs are recorded to separate files that are now available as time-aligned Reaper sets.
Each recording session took place at nights so that it was possible to capture extremely long approaches and tails that fade out to natural and calm night ambience without any disturbance by road traffic or other unwanted noises.
'District 10 – Mothership Sound Effects' from Bluezone Corporation contains over 178 complex science fiction SFX. This massive sound library was created with meticulously sampled sources and twisted using complex synthesis techniques: organic textures, command center ambiences, interior and machine background sounds, explosions and debris, alarms, beep and interface sounds, alien mothership textures and much more. This sample library comes to you in 24-bit high definition and is licensed to you as royalty-free so you can use it in your commercial projects at no extra cost.
This comprehensive sound collection contains all sound effects made by The Sound Pack Tree. It includes 8,533 diverse sounds from a large variety of categories such as:
All sound files have been edited carefully to be as useful as possible in post production and game audio workflows. Wherever applicable, sounds are seamless loopable. All sounds have clear, catchy file names and rich metadata keywords. The duration of this library is 33 hours while all files have been edited to a meaningful, non-exaggerating length.
Two versions are included in your download – you can either choose one or download both of them:
The audio content of both versions is 100% identical.
All files from all 15 sound libraries yet released by The Sound Pack Tree are included – and additionally, more than 3,000 various sound FX.
This one-folder library is made for quick & easy use, not for endless searching. You will find common sounds as well as tons of rarities and practical material, so this sound library serves the novice as well as the established sound designer.
Introducing Docks, an authentic collection of industrial harbor sounds captured in Dunkerque, France. It features containers being loaded and unloaded, trucks, cranes, sirens, alarms, steam + huge pieces of metal creaking and scraping. You also get lots of loud impacts with nice reverb from the container ships.
Enjoy that industrial atmosphere! All Recordings are in Stereo AB ORTF.
An in-depth recording of a Dodge Challenger 426 Hemi from 1970. This engine is the all-time most-famous American V8.
It is a 426 cubic inch engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and it is rated 425 horsepower from the factory.
The recording consists of eight onboard channels, intake, two engine, three exhaust and interior, and eight exterior channels.
It contains startups, shutdowns, idle, driving at different speeds, accelerations and decelerations, kickdowns, burnouts, aways, approaches, stops, passbys, foley and much more. Total recording time is 25min 58s.
This is a recording of the unmistakeable 1943 military Dodge pickup with its six cylinder and 72 horsepower engine. This eight-minute recording consists of engine starts, idling, revving, and engine stops, a stereo drive-by and driving at various speeds and on different road surfaces. In this sound pack you get four channels: left and right interior, engine and exhaust for detailed recordings of this WWII treasure.
Get the drifting, breaking, screaming, skidding and acceleration sounds of a race car – from both interior and exterior perspectives.
Features the roaring engines of a Nissan 240SFX s13 and the BMW E46 giving it everything they've got on a racetrack. Includes microphone positions such as cabin, body, exhaust and engine, and also includes selected ambiences from the race track, captured at a distance. Includes nearly 3.5 hours of recordings.
Get the sounds of crazy accelerations, drifting, wild breaking, screechy tires and more – captured from several different perspectives on a race track.
Drive My Car is a collection of 56 sound files from 9 different vehicles. From sport cars to electric compact cars you will certainly find one that will match. All of those sounds are in ambisonic B-format. Get ready for an an immersive vehicle passenger compartment sound collection.
“Driving Forces” is an ultimately innovative sound effects construction kit from Digital Rain Lab. The pack is dedicated to futuristic engine sounds: from small hovering drones to huge space motherships. It thoughtfully includes various engine categories such as Jet Turbines, Micro motors, and Recordings. The addition of real textures makes the library well balanced and very flexibile for designing unique vehicle sounds.
Natively made in 96k/24bit, all sounds are ready to be heavily manipulated, and are tagged with BWF and Soundminer metadata for a faster workflow.
This library of drones was carefully crafted from a variety of analog sources such as modular synthesizers, natural ambiences and electromagnetic recordings of many different devices.
Every one of these recordings were painstakingly performed. Many parameters were manipulated in real time to create an evolving texture that has a true sense of life and uniqueness to it.
A true labor of love, I had a blast putting this one together!
Seamlessly Looping Shepard Tones (Rising and Falling Pitches)
Dumpster Truck (Skiploader) delivers the sounds of a DAF CF 75.310 mid-size truck that delivers open steel containers. They are mostly used to collect debris, junk or discarded furnishings. Once these containers filled up, the truck picks them up again to bring them to the suburban garbage dump.
The library delivers 103 files in 5 categories:
Container Handling, Driving Activities, Engine, Foley and Props, Underneath Truck
This includes sounds of container dumps, noises from load chains and their locking mechanisms as well as sound from the truck itself (interior, door slaps, air pressure system, wheel noises, 7.5l 310hp diesel engine, exhaust and much more).
Looking for electric car sounds? This library delivers 111 files / 123 minutes of 96k recordings in mono and stereo of the Renault Fluence Dynamique electric vehicle.
The Reanult Fluence was one of the first medium sized electric vehicles in Europe, originally produced in 2012. The car is based on the Renault Megane conventional vehicle.
In these recordings, we have recorded the engine with contact mics, capturing the raw sound of the otherwise very quiet electric engine.
We also have a lot of tire sounds on different surfaces, gravel, asphalt and rumble strips on the highway, as well as passby sounds.
Looking for electric car sounds? This library delivers 211 files / 162 minutes of stereo recordings of the BMW i3 electric vehicle.
The BMW i3 is a B-class, high-roof hatchback manufactured and marketed by BMW with an electric powertrain using rear wheel drive via a single-speed transmission. Its underfloor Li-ion battery pack is offered in two capacities as well as with an optional range-extending gasoline engine. The i3 was BMW’s first mass-produced zero emissions vehicle and was launched as part of BMW’s electric vehicle sub-brand, BMW i.
As of December 2016, the i3 ranked as the world’s third best selling all-electric car in history with more than 65,000 units sold since its inception.
This very quiet car has been recorded using onboard DPA-4060 microphones, to capture the engine and tyre sounds. The different surfaces are gravel, asphalt and rumble strips on the highway. The interior sounds have been recorded using the Zoom H5 XY microphone. There are also contact mic recordings of the wheel housing using Schaller mics.
Passby sounds have been recorded using Line Audio CM3’s in an XY setup as well as the Zoom H5 XY microphone. There are passes on dry and wet asphalt as well as gravel at different speeds.
Finally the engine has been recorded using the Elektrosluch electromagnetic microphone, resulting in 33 minutes of electromagnetic madness in 96 kHz.
I sincerely hope you will find this sound archive useful!
A collection of ambulance, police and fire truck sirens, captured in Italy. Features both cars, fire trucks and motorcycles – and comes with doppler pass-bys, stationary, close, distant and in-car siren recordings. A bonus selection of car/house alarms is also included, for a total of 15 minutes of howling siren recordings!
An additional 98 alarms and siren recordings have been added to the library, bringing the total number of files to 172 (61 minutes).
This library gets you 130 minutes of stereo recordings from an intense off-road motorcycle racing event, captured on a late autumn day with ideal weather conditions.
Two-stroke and four-stroke engines compete together. The race track is about seven kilometers long with a high difference in elevation. The library features sounds such as race starts, test laps, roaring passbys, struggling engines as the bikes go up and down the hills, single bikes and groups + lots more sounds from the event.
Welcome to the first pack in the RSAudio European Car series: This pack focuses on the Renault Clio, one of Europe’s most popular cars.
This pack contains a wide selection of multi-channel synchronous files from up to 8 different perspectives.
We used a number of microphones in the engine bay and at the exhaust so you can balance the sounds to your own taste.
Also featuring over 50 foley files including doors, windows, seatbelts, pedals and much more.
Comes with comprehensive metadata suitable for use with a wide range of sound library software.
Buckle up for 20+ gigabytes of high quality car sound effects. 10 everyday cars. Drive-bys, handling sounds, ignitions, honks, engines, doors and trunks. Get this SFX library and you will no longer look for high quality sounds of everyday cars.
We completely wired 10 everyday cars, rented a super-quiet test track for our recordings and are now proud to deliver really great and pristine long takes of drive-bys, car engine sounds, exhaust sounds and stereo interior recordings. We also give you a great selection of close handling sounds like switches, indicators, ventilation, handbrakes, basically everything we could find.
• Mercedes Benz 300SE 3.0 (1991) – gasoline
• BMW 318i 1.8 (1991) – gasoline
• VW Polo 6N1 (1996) – gasoline
• Peugeot 307 SW (2004) – gasoline
• Subaru Forester 2.5 XS (2006) – gasoline
• Opel Corsa C 1.4 (2007) – gasoline
• Audi A3 (2007) – gasoline
• BMW 1 series (2009) – gasoline
• Fiat Panda 1.2 (2011) – gasoline
• Audi A5 3.0 TDI V6 (2011) – diesel
All files contain extensive metadata to provide you with the fastest and easiest workflow possible.
Get the sounds of a powerful excavator – the Excavator MF 860 – covering both interior and exterior recordings.
The Excavator library gets you the sound of the engine recorded on-board (under the hood + interior from the cabin) while driving on the different roads, exterior engine with passes in mono and stereo recorded on asphalt, hard ground and dry grass and foley. Engine sounds comes in two versions, designed and RAW, so you can design it on your own.
The ‘Excavator MF 860’ sound library is a result of two full day recording sessions. The first session covered the sound of the engine, recorded under the hood with two DPA 4061 microphones, and exterior digging sounds recorded in mono and stereo with Rode NTG3, 2 Sennheiser MKH 8040 and Sony PCM-M10 recorder. The second recording session covered the exterior passes, interior sounds, foley and digging, since we had to dig our machine from the mud.
The library gets you 83 files and has a total length of 145 minutes. Everything was recorded in 96 kHz, edited, cleaned and meta tagged.
Finally a SFX library that delivers authentic Formula 1 recordings! This F1 Williams FW29 was driven by Nico Rosberg in the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship. It has a Cosworth V8 engine with 650 hps. The recording consists of both onboard and exterior material, and covers acceleration through gears, driving at steady rpms, ramps, passbys, approaches and aways, startup, idle, blips and shutdown. The onboard channels are two exhaust, two cockpit, intake, rear wing and two in the engine.
The F16 Maneuvers library features 36 recordings of F16 Fighter jets, captured at three different locations from the ground perspective. In addition to those, we included :
– 22 flight formation sounds (up to six aircrafts), designed using Sound Particles 3D software.
– 8 recordings captured using contact microphones, attached in a nearby parked vehicle, leading up to some low tones and rumbles, that could be useful as sweeteners in aircraft or other complex sounds.
– 4 mixing sessions, combining ambient and contact mic recordings.
The product includes a total of 45 minutes of HQ material (24bit/96kHZ) and a total of 70 sounds, including 17 Soundminer metadata fields, such as description, keywords, category/sub-category, microphones and more.
If you want to get a behind-the-scenes look of how we captured those sounds, head over to our blog here
This fan sound effects library delivers the sounds of a floor fan, a wall-mounted bathroom fan and a hairdryer. It includes sounds such as starts, stops, idle and fans at different speed levels. Need the sounds of actual fans, motors, whirling winds – or imagined flying vehicles – that's what you get 42 minutes of right here.
Get the roaring sounds of a 1974 Ferrari Dino. This Daytona 246 GT edition Italian made exotic car is a 5 speed manual mid-engine v6, and it's known to be The Ferrari without an exterior Ferrari badge.
53 wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz – and the combined recorded driving time is more than 28 minutes.
Channel 1 = Exhaust 1, Channel 2 = Exhaust 2, Channel 3 = Engine 1,
Channel 4 = Engine 2
External Passby Settings:
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
This sound collection covers a wide range of sounds produced by this colorful characteristic car. Not only extensive driving sounds but also foley (doors, windows, body tapping, …), horn blasts and engine loops. All in high quality 96/24 BWAV-files, recorded with high end equipment.
The recordings are multitrack. For the onboard recordings you’ll find synchronized recordings of engine, exhaust, cabin. For the roadside recordings you’ll find an ortf stereo pair (on a stand) and a long shotgun mic (handheld, tracking movement)
Fiat Panda 169 sound library delivers vehicle sounds of a usual mass production car. The featured model was manufactured in late 2009 and has run about 40.000 miles at the time of recording. With the small 1.1 litre / 55 HP engine it is a lively compact size city car for daily use. The rear muffler already showed some rusty traces of age so that the entire car emits some very characteristic sounds, especially from the exhaust.
For the library the Panda was recorded to 18 takes with 6 onboard mics. These takes feature the car in various driving situations on asphalt, dirt road and gravel. Each take comes as Reaper set with time-aligned tracks from 2 mics in the engine bay, 2 interior mics, 1 wheelhouse and 1 exhaust microphone.
The exterior sounds – that encompass engine on, off, acceleration, approach, stop etc. – are recorded with Sennheiser MS Setup.
Additional foleys of doors, switches, wipers, windows, seat belts etc. are recorded separately with the car´s engine turned off.
Get the sounds of switches, buttons, knobs and handles – recorded inside an old, retired flight simulator donated to the Danish Technical Museum.
This machine used to make aspiring pilots sweat in their seats, putting them through all sorts of mechanical failures, emergency landings, and just plain flying.
There is basically a switch, button, knob or handle to start every single possible emergency situation a pilot and crew may encounter when flying.
When the sound recording started, some of them were partly broken, and others missing, some did not turn or switch, but most of them were still there and worked beautifully. The variety is surprisingly great, and very different from today's modern switch sounds.
91 tracks, recorded with a Sennheiser 416 onto a Sounddevices 702, all tracks Metadata tagged.
Part of the WW Audio Mini SFX Series, for those who want quality recordings without having to buy large libraries, Flypast brings you 10 different models of aeroplane, flying overhead, about to land into Heathrow Airport.
Each model of aeroplane has its own unique sound. If you want that great flypast sound, this library is a must for your collection.
The Fokker Dr. 1 1917 World War 1 triplane sound fx library includes 200 clips in 8.09 gigabytes. The collection of the famous German aircraft features field recordings of maneuvers from a 9-cylinder Le Rhône 110 horsepower 9J rotary engine.
A combined twenty-two synchronized channels showcase all angles of the fighter plane. Nine exterior perspectives recorded the Fokker idling, taxiing, landing, and passing by both fast and slow. Five onboard perspectives from various locations around the cockpit and engine capture high, medium, and low RPMs while idling, and extended takes of flying at various speeds. Also includes prop spinning performed effects.
Every clip includes 18+ fields of embedded metadata.
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