Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
BMW X1 sDrive 18d 2018 is our new library. This time we recorded this awesome car with several mics all around!
'BMW X5M' by Flysound is a comprehensive sound catalogue for this highly-tuned performance champion. The suite of 328 recordings is a systematic compilation authored by a dedicated full service post-production team, deploying Neumann U87s, Neumann USM69, Sonosax, Sound Devices 788Ts, Aaton Cantar-X2s, and further top quality recording equipment.
The subject of the suite is a 750 horsepower high-performance road dominator, while also remaining the dream car for suburban soccer moms. Our BMW X5M 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 BMW's fabled “M” division SUV variant peels away fast, chugs along slow, or just cruises an everyday commute. In short: Everything you'll need, all the maneuvers manifested by the immensely powerful and versatile 4.4 litre bi-turbo gasoline engine, here in this suite.
The symphonic grace of this German masterpiece in motion 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 BMW X5M (M for motorsport), whether you seek the sound of a high-octane road ruckus, or an everyday trip to the supermarket. The suite is parked here, ready to give you the exact audio you need.
Welcome to the first comprehensive collection of BMX extreme sport riding sound effects. Diverse environments, surfaces, obstacles and bikes are at your fingertips now.
Captured at 192 kHz 24 bit high resolution with a gear such as ultra-bandwidth Sanken CO100K microphone, the files are ideal source for awesome slow motions, as well as for realistic and creative sound design in general.
• rides, pass bys, jumps, bumps, lands, crashes, tricks, grinds, squeaks, skids and other effects
• divided into Big Ramps and Street Freestyle folders
• both indoor hall and outdoor street locations
• gravel to smooth surfaces
• usually several variations in each file
• natural dynamic range
• professional gear used – Sanken CO100K, Sennheiser MKH 416, MKH 30, Sound Devices 788T, Zoom F8
Arvor 215 boat sound library features recordings of the boat’s diesel engine in sync with its propeller. Onboard sound effects were recorded with two DPA 4061 microphones, taped under the “hood” and on the back of the boat, near the propeller. Inside this library you’ll find engine on and off sounds, running on neutral gear and three recordings of boat working on different settings.
There is a low, medium and high speed/rpm, each starting with engine being turned on, and than slowly going to desired speed. It’s easy to mix those recordings, and change their pitch, because of the 96kHz sample rate.
Engine Mono Mix 1 and 2 – 8 files, 28 minutes
Engine Stereo Mix 1 and 2 – 8 files, 28 minutes
Engine RAW files – 12 files, 42 minutes
Other files – 11 files, 49 minutes
Also included in LT Underwater Bundle 2!
The library has been recorded on small and medium-sized trip motorboats in Montenegro, Adriatic Sea. Rather than image of a specific boat model, this collection includes a set of universal elements with plenty of variations and perspectives, both realistic sources and stylized designs.
Boat ride / overwater – engine roar with more or less rushing water hiss, mic onboard
Boat ride / overwater – without the sounds of engine – universal rushing water around a fast moving object
Boat ride / underwater – sounds of a fast movement underwater
Waves splashing on a hull / underwater – boat is not moving, different wave intensities
Designed underwater – adding more interesting variations and emotions to the previous categories – stylized / multi-layered / spacious / diffused / distant / deep / eerie
Ambient Sound Fish 1 MKII hydrophone – includes ultrasonics
Aquarian H2A hydrophone
Sound Devices Pre6 recorder
Sony PCMD100 handheld recorder
Rode SoundFiled NT-SF1
• 94 files – 19 source overwater, 20 source underwater, 55 designed underwater
• 24 Bit / 96 kHz native resolution mono/stereo
• meta-tagged in Soundly
• each filename includes the full tag line
There is simple two step process to download this library.
The following is a 17 foot Medium engine boat single license sound effects library with Metadata (6.4 GB compressed .zip file, 8.5 gb Uncompressed wave files).
This boat has a 2004 Mercury 90 horse power, in line 3, 2 stroke motor. All 53 wave files were captured in 32 Bit, 96 kHz. External sounds are in stereo. Onboard sounds 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 combined recorded time is 74 minutes long.
Channel 1 – Helm Port Side
Channel 2 – Helm Starboard Side
Channel 3 – Stern Port Side (next to motor)
Channel 4 – Stern Starboard Side (Next to Motor)
Notes: If you need specific shots of this boat, Watson is available for hire to re- record this or similar sounding watercraft.
OnBoard = Recording perspectives on and in the watercraft
External = Recording perspective from bystander view
Helm = where the captain operatives the watercraft
Bow = front of the watercraft (more cutting through water and bounce sounds) stern = back of the watercraft (mixed of motor & water churning sounds)
Port side = left side of the watercraft
Starboard side = right side of the watercraft
Special thanks to Captain Nelson Italiano!!
This library gets you both the sounds of a tugboat / motor engine boat, as well as a sailboat.
It delivers powerful boat engine sounds such as accelerations, stopping and idle sounds. You also get radio VHF chatter, cabin roomtone, splashing waves, the sounds of anchors being dropped and handled and mainsail hoisting sounds. There’s also lots of ropes creaking and squeaking, winches, furlers, genoas flapping and raising, sailboat interiors with light swells. Finally, it includes some quiet ambiences from a big city marina.
So if your project calls for boat sounds, there’s lots to work with here:
Vehicles: Boats 1: Ferry Sound FX is a sound library of three types of ferry boats: a 7-ton, 12,000 horsepower car and passenger ferry, a 400-person SeaBus ferry, and a small 12-person AquaBus ferry.
This collection highlights field recordings captured while riding the vehicles. There are a variety of tracks from holds and positions on the boats: upper, lower, and mid-holds, as well as recordings at the prow and stern. These tones can also work as industrial tones as well. This boat sound library also includes maneuvering and bow wash tracks. Includes over 15 fields of Soundminer metadata.
Inside an airplane cockpit, we captured control manipulation sounds (knobs, levers, switch…), alarms, and ambiences.
Recorded from a 737 cabin, with the help of a certified pilot. Get maneuver sounds with original and ‘cleaned’ version (from background noise); but also ‘loopeable’ ambiences. See file list.
Recording of a 1945 Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress from World War II, an American heavy bomber with four Wright R-1820 Cyclone engines.
The Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress sound fx collection includes 190 clips in 10.81 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of the Sally B, a 1945 American heavy bomber with four Wright R-1820 Cyclone engines.
A total of 26 synchronized field recordings share 9 onboard and 9 exterior perspectives. The onboard microphones were placed in the cockpit, the bomb bay, nose, and engine to capture multiple steady RPMs and engine swells. Exterior microphones were arranged around the bomber and airstrip to record flyovers, takeoffs, landings, and taxiing. Also included are performed effects of switches, cawl flaps, alarms, switches and more.
The collection includes Reaper and Pro Tools sessions for easy mixing, as well as full Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata in every clip.
40 professionally recorded aircraft – features the Red Arrows, RAF Tornado jet fighter, Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft, and many more.
Brazillian Airports & Plane Journeys is a comprehensive collection of various ambiences and environments. All of the main areas of the airports are covered, including check-in, baggage check, food halls and departure gates. In addition to this, all of the major interior plane phenomena such as coasting, take off, landing and in flight are also included.
The majority of sound files in the library are over ten minutes in length, giving you a huge pool to source your audio from.
With Brazilian Airports & Plane Journeys you will never be left wanting for airport or passenger ambiences again.
Recording of a Polish/Russian 1964 BRDM-2 armoured personnel carrier from the Cold War-era with a 4-gear V8 gasoline 5500cm3 engine in a total of 28 synchronized channels.
The 1964 BRDM-2 armoured personnel carrier sound library features 355 clips in 27.49 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a Cold War-era APC and its 4-gear V8 gasoline 5500cm3 engine in a total of 28 synchronized channels.
The 14 onboard perspectives include microphones placed inside (including an Ambisonic track), on the engine, and at the exhaust to capture driving at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. 12 exterior perspectives arrange multiple microphones to record departing, arriving, and passing by at slow, medium, and fast speeds. Also included are performed effects of levers, switches, the turret, and more, as well as 3 stereo mixes of the interior perspectives.
The sound library is packaged with Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, Waves, Altiverb, and starter pistol impulse responses of the interior, and full professional metadata in every clip.
The Bristol Blenheim propeller bomber sound effects library includes 233 clips in 15.46 gigabytes of audio. This 1934 British plane – also known as the Beaufort and Fairchild Bolingbroke – features recordings of two 905 horsepower Bristol Mercury XV radial piston engines.
The sound bundle gathers 17 tandem takes of interior and exterior recordings. The 7 onboard perspectives arrange microphones in the cockpit, turret, and cannon flying at fast, medium, and slow speeds. The exterior microphones include 9 perspectives and 19 channels of audio. Those takes depict the aircraft starting, idling, taxiing, taking off, flying by, and landing and turning off. Also included are static recordings of idling at various RPMs with additional exhaust perspectives. The collection also offers a variety of performed effects of hatches, brakes, throttle, and more, with every take embedded with Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
This library consists of sounds of authentic British sirens recorded during a 3 month period in London including while in Covid-19 lockdown. The sirens source vehicles include ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks. Recoding techniques include recording with a spaced pair of 2 DPA 4060’s in DPA BLM6000 Boundary Layer Mount with wind protection as well as following the source with Sennheiser 8060 shotgun when opportunity allowed. As a result, the library offers 48 sounds recorded in 24bit/96kHz format delivered in 64 files with a total runtime of approximately 12 minutes. The sound was edited in RX7 to remove the occasional sounds of birds.
Recording of a BSA M20 WW2 motorcycle with a 1 cylinder 500cm3 engine with 4 gears.
The BSA M20 WW2 motorcycle sound collection features 322 sounds in 12.02 gigabytes of audio. It showcases a British 1940 Birmingham Small Arms Company military bike and the sound of its 1 cylinder 500cm3 engine with 4 gears.
The sound bundle offers 20 synchronized recordings of onboard, exterior, and performed sound fx. The 7 onboard perspectives record sounds from the engine, exhaust, and onboard locations such as the seat and frame, all of which are also mixed into three pre-rendered tracks with driving at steady RPM, ramps, and gearshifts. The 9 exterior perspectives include turning on and off, departing, arriving, and passing from multiple perspectives and distances from slow to fast speeds. These are paired with performed Foley of handlebar clutch and brake, kickstarting, and more.
The package includes Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, as well as full metadata embedded in every clip.
In this large bustling European city, transportation means are plentiful, with tramways, metro, bus, trains, boats, bicycles, … Emergency workers have to be heard distinctively above the city’s clamor.
Recorded from the 5th floor of a traditional building, but also at ground level in actual street of Budapest. Hear the natural acoustic of these famous street.
Recording of an American 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS “Transformer Edition” with a 6.2 liter V8 engine and Borla atak cat-back and long tube headers.
The American 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS “Transformer Edition” sound library includes 288 sounds in 22.18 gigabytes of audio. It depicts the sound of a 6.2 liter V8 engine and Borla atak cat-back and long tube headers.
A total of 12 synchronized takes provide both onboard and exterior perspectives in 36 channels. The 13 onboard perspectives include field recordings from the engine, exhaust, and interior (including and Ambisonic perspective) as the car drives with ramps, gear shifts, and steady RPMs. 7 additional exterior perspectives share departing, reversing, passing, and approaching at slow, medium, and fast speeds.
Also included are custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, 18 fields of Soundminer metadata, plus BWAV metadata and MacOS Finder comments, and text files of translated search keywords in 7 languages, ready for import into your favourite metadata app.
Recording of a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from 2014 heavily modified with CNC ported heads, supercharger, custom hydraulic roller mild cam, Lingenfelter pulley, Roto-Fab cold air intake with K&N filter, Stainless Works long tube headers Borla X-Pipe, and X-Force manual controlled sound mufflers and a custom V8, 6.2L, 587hp engine.
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sound fx collection includes 209 clips in 19.48 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 2014 version of the American sports car and its custom V8, 6.2L, 587hp engine. The car is heavily modified with CNC ported heads, supercharger, custom hydraulic roller mild cam, Lingenfelter pulley, Roto-Fab cold air intake with K&N filter, Stainless Works long tube headers Borla X-Pipe, and X-Force manual controlled sound mufflers.
The sound bundle gathers 12 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior field recordings. The 11 onboard perspectives feature recordings from the engine, exhaust, and exterior as the car drives at steady RPMs, with gearshifts, and ramps. The 7 exterior perspectives present driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds as the muscle car departs, arrives, passes by, as well as starts up, shuts down, and idles.
Included with the sound library are Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, custom stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, and 19+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata in every clip. Also included are bonus metadata import files for keywords in seven languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.
This library consists of two different sessions where we dropped cars from a crane onto other cars and onto the ground. The first session contains lots of windows being smashed and sounds of car body debris from two hanging cars scratching against each other. During this session, microphones were positioned inside the vehicles as they were dropped from the crane as well. The left side of the onboard recorder comes and goes, but we decided to leave it in the library since it has some very nice bits in it.
Junkyard Car Smashed. Windows, doors, lights dash, great tearing of safety glass. Maybe should have ended up in gore, sweet and gross. Good glass shatter explosion.
I purchased a car in a junkyard and we went to town smashing it up. There are metal hits and glass hits as well. There are some great safety glass explosions as well as glass debris flying around inside the car. I smashed a bunch of the engine with a sledge hammer as well as dragging metal over engine parts. One of the best sounds is grinding and tearing the windshield. As safety glass is often covered with a thin film of plastic, it made the best sharp crackly flesh peeling sound ever. Perfect for adding destruction details.
I have been spending days at the local auto salvage yard, which is where our 4-wheeled friends end their days – and here's the result:
The Car Doors library gets you 78 mono door open/close sounds from 30 cars, and 6 car trunks, with multiple passes on each for soft and hard closes – all metadata tagged and ready to go!
Before the poor things were being torn apart for spares and placed on top of each other, I had the pleasure of recording a lot of their doors, opening and closing. As they were rubbish anyway, I could really put all my weight into the closing, and not being scared of the consequences. The sounds are from everyday cars, and some had a bit of rattle and rust, or cheap and thin kind of sound to them, others had some nice, heavy, and convincing thump, to them when they closed.
The Car Foley sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 13 different cars. It’s 176 files with a total length of 37 minutes, covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, sunroofs, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes, horns and more.
Car Foley 2 sound effects library features foley recordings of different actions performed inside 10 different cars. It’s 130 files with a total length of 30 minutes covering actions like closing and opening regular doors, slide doors, hoods, trunks, interior buttons and switches, windows, seatbelts, brakes, gear levers, handbrakes and more.
Inside you’ll find foley recorded in cars like:
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