Vehicle sound effects and recordings – cars, helicopters, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, trains and sci-fi
The Fokker D.VII German warplane sound library includes 174 sound effects in 7.44 gigabytes of audio files. The collection features recordings from the 1918 fighter biplane and its 200 horsepower 6 cylinder Daimler D III aü engine.
The sound bundle collects 23 tandem takes. The exterior microphones (4 perspectives) were placed at various locations on the airstrip to capture taking off, flying by, and landing at fast and slow speeds. The onboard microphones (5 perspectives) were placed in the cockpit and engine to record steady flying, starting, flying, taxiing, and stopping. Also included are static engine recordings at various RPMs from all microphone perspectives with additional exhaust recordings. Performed effects of cockpit instruments are also included.
Every clip is embedded with 18+ fields of Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
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.
Foley Plus is a massive collection of Foley-related sounds including new and unusual footsteps, clothing movement, household/kitchen/bathroom/office sounds, wood and metal creaks, squeaks, scrapes, and so much more you’ll have to check out the track list! Add a big PLUS to your FOLEY library!
Get authentic vintage car sounds with these recordings from a nice, original Ford 1932. This is the first year with Ford's famous sideoiler V8. The car has three gears of which 2nd and 3rd are synchronized. The recording includes engine start, idle and driving at different speeds. At the end of the recording there is also some revving and different rpm's without any gear. The channels are left and right interior surround, engine and exhausts. The recording length is 10 min 20 s.
Get the sounds of a Ford F-150 2013 truck, captured by Watson Wu. Metadata is included with over 52 minutes of combined recording time split into 85 ready to use wave files. There are onboard, external, and foley sounds, all in high quality 24 bit resolution, 96khz sample rate. This is the right library when you need truck sounds for your film, TV, or game projects. Note that are no interior cab recordings in this package.
Onboard multi-track recordings 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 External recordings are in stereo wave files. The download is a 1.5gb compressed .rar file (3.45gb Uncompressed).
Channel 1 = Engine, Channel 2 = Near Air Intake, Channel 3 = Exhaust 1, Channel 4 = Exhaust 2
Stereo in Left and Right Channels
A full library of recordings from a 2009 Ford Fusion Plus with a 1.6 litre Duratec petrol engine. Includes door opens and closes, windows up and down, seatbelts, switches, buttons, engine turn key, start and idle, revs and more. Recordings made using Sennheiser MKH416, 8050 and Rode NT5 mics into a Zoom F8 and F4, plus some additional recordings using a JRF contact mic.
Also includes three 7+ minute continuous driving interior ambisonics (Ambix B format) recordings with synced mono engine bay recordings. Covering turn key and start, driving through the countryside up to 60mph on dual carriageway, into the city and stopping. Made with Sennheiser Ambeo and ME2 mics.
If you need a no-nonsense, great quality library of an ordinary car, not a fancy flashy sports car as I often do, then this is the library for you! Everything is delivered in 24 Bit / 192 kHz making it useful for sound design purposes too. Need a massive metal impact? Pitch down one of those doors!
All files contain extensive metadata in both Soundminer and BWAV formats.
This library has an extensive collection of sounds from a well-used 1990 Ford Ltd Crown Victoria with a 4-speed AOC automatic transmission. With its 302 cubic inch, 5 liter, V8 engine, rated 152 horsepower, you'll get thick beefy growls from this Ford. The library includes all kinds of driving at various speeds, cruising, startups, shutdowns, reversing, driving at constant RPMs, gearing, various accelerations and decelerations, and long and short ramps.
Some foley is also included: doors, hood functions, parking brake and gear shifter, and IR sweeps. With 12 onboard channels covering several interior, engine and exhaust perspectives, and 13 exterior channels with microphones positioned at different spots around the recording location, you'll get up-close approaches, aways, passbys and more at different speeds.
Extensive recording session of a 1970 Ford Mustang ” Mach 1 ” . The Mach 1 is a performance-oriented model of the Ford Mustang, its 351 cu in (5.8 L) Cleveland V8 produces 300 HP.
This library contains onboard ( up to 8 mics ) , exterior and all the spot effects and foley you’ll need ( doors, windows, seatbelt, trunk, indicators… )
For greater edit possibilities, the exterior tracks were recorded with various microphones setups :
– static wide AB array
– static Cinela LCR array ( ORTF + Center )
– Neumann KMR81 shotgun mic following the car
For the onboard setup, here’s what you’ll find:
– 2 mics in the engine ( static omni + dynamic cardioïd )
– 3 mics on the exhaust ( lavalier + static cardioïd + dynamic omni )
– MKH 8040 ORTF + a hidden lavalier inside the cabin
Foley and spot FX were recorded with the Neumann KMR81 and Sennheiser 80XX LCR setup
All the sounds are 96 kHz / 24 bits and most importantly embedded with exhaustive metadata for improved search results, including a detailed description, microphone names/setup, etc…
Metadata compatible with Soundminer, Basehead, etc…
A selection of recordings of a 1960 Ford Prefect, including starts, stops, passes and ride.
The first mini-library from Immersive FX – all you need for a nice old UK car scenario:
Recording of an American 1995 Ford Probe with a 2.0 litre 118 horsepower (88 kW) I4 4 cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox performing a variety of maneuvers in 12 synchronized takes.
The 1995 Ford Probe sound effects library includes 304 clips in 20.35 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the classic car’s 2.0 litre 118 horsepower (88 kW) I4 four-cylinder engine with with a 5-speed manual gearbox performing a variety of maneuvers in 12 synchronized takes.
9 exterior perspectives arranged at four locations capture departures, arrivals, and passes at slow, medium, and fast speeds. The 10 onboard perspectives and three mixes tracks capture recordings from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), exhaust, and engine while the car drives with gearshifts, ramps, and at steady RPMs. The package also includes a handful of door, turn indicator, and other performed fx. Each track is recorded to professional recorders using microphones from DPA, Sennheiser, Neumann, and others.
The bundle is delivered with Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, and 18+ fields of professional Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.
If you are looking for some specific minivan sounds or just some good allround truck/minivan sound, look no further !!
This soundpack contains everything from car foley (windscreen sounds, seatbelts, gears, … …) to driving sounds on different surfaces, at different speeds and from different angles.
The driving sounds each have an interior perspective as well as motor and wheel perspective.
Recording gear: Sound Devices 633 / DPA 4017B/ Schoeps CMC5MK41 / Nevaton MC403 / Tram TR50 / DPA 4060 .
Old and new types of freight trains recorded with a high quality binaural dummy head. All tracks are recorded up close to capture all the characteristics of each freight train.
This sound library gathers the heavy, powerful sounds of freight trains, and the scream and chatter of transport rail cars.
Takes include idling, approaching, departing, and passing by. There are rail squeaks, screeches, and clatters. Each engine is carefully documented with its locomotive type and version, and is listed in full Soundminer metadata.
The Polonez 1500 police car sound fx library features 649 clips in 28.01 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 1984 Polish FSO car with an inline 4, four-stroke engine running at 75 horsepower.
The collection includes 30 tandem takes from onboard and exterior perspectives, as well as 4 stereo mixes of the engine, interior, onboard, and siren tracks. Ten exterior perspectives document driving at slow, medium, and fast speeds while departing, passing, arriving, and starting and stopping. The 11 onboard perspectives feature ramps, gearshifts, and steady RPM driving from the interior (including an Ambisonic perspective), engine, onboard, and exhaust. Also included are ready-to-use designed mixes of the interior, engine, and exhaust perspectives as well as performed effects of doors, horns, sirens, brake pedals, and more.
The package includes full Soundminer, BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata, Pro Tools and Reaper mix sessions, and impulse responses of the interior.
This collection features 111 interior and exterior stereo recordings of the FV432 Armored Personnel Carrier Tank as it is put through its paces. These effects have hand picked from the Sound Ideas Military Tanks library.
Game Audio Engines sound library was built from 311 WAV files, with a total length of 193 minutes. It features recordings of 22 different cars. Inside you’ll find engine on / off sounds, idle loops, rpm loops, rpm ramps, interior recordings and stems. Each car features a different set of recordings, and you can see the exact specification in the table down below. Cars that are part of this library:
Need airport sounds and ambiences? This collection provides good coverage of the common and domestic areas of a modern airport. In total, 19 different recording locations inside the Norwegian airport of Gardermoen have been recorded. A picture from every location is also included for reference.
All files that contain PA announcements have added metadata with a short description of the message. This makes it easier to find the correct announcement for your project. The majority of the announcements are done in both Norwegian and English which is convenient for non-Norwegian speaking sound editors.
Gardermoen airport is the largest airport in Norway, located 35 kilometres northeast of Oslo. Gardermoen is the main international airport in Norway and acts as the main domestic hub. It is also the second busiest airport in the Nordic countries, connecting around 30 domestic and 120 international destinations. In 2014 more than 24 million passengers traveled through Gardermoen.
The GAZ-69 military truck sound library includes 701 clips in 22.8 gigabytes of audio. It features the sound of a 1965 version of the light truck and its 2.1L (130 cu in) GAZ-69 I4 4 cylinder engine with 3-speed manual transmission at 55 hp.
The collection includes 27 synchronized takes of onboard and exterior performances. The exterior takes showcase departing, arriving, and passing at fast, medium, and slow speeds on straightaways and around corners. The onboard takes gather recordings from interior, engine, exhaust, and onboard with driving at steady RPMs and with gearshifts. A four-channel Ambisonic AMBEO recording is provided of the interior vehicle cabin. Also included are various performed effects of pedals, doors, handles, sirens, and more, as well as ready-to-use designed mixes of the interior, exhaust, and engine.
The package also includes Pro Tools and Reaper sound library mixing sessions, Altiverb and Waves impulse response, and full professional metadata embedded in every clip.
A grumbly old GMC pick up truck you might find on the farm, likely from the early 90’s. Exterior pass by’s, up and stop’s, start and away’s, idles, revs and doors.
The GMC Savana (identical to a Chevrolet Express) is one of the most popular vans in North America. It has a 6.0L, small block V8, 361 hp engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This library features a full range of speeds and performances, recorded from interior, onboard (engine/tailpipe) and exterior perspectives of a 2010 model. Also included is a full compliment of doors (front, side, rear and hood), chimes, switches, power windows, gearshift and the horn.
This library presents a vintage Gordini race car from 1947, recorded on a private race track.
We captured a full lap and a half with three onboards microphones and a Schoeps MS for the exterior pass bys.
Why a lap and a half ? Because the car broke down mid track, which made for several fantastic engine failure sounds.
Witness the powerful loud (LOUD) sound of this vintage beauty and its trumpeting exhaust from hell.
Recording setup:Onboards microphones routed to a MixPre6 :
Engine – Shure SM11
Exhaust – Shure SM11
Cockpit – DPA4061
Exterior passes recorded with a Schoeps MK4/MK8 to a Cooper CS104.
Get up close and personal with the Grumman F6F Hellcat and its Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine.
These recordings were captured during a private session which consisted of two stationary runs on the ground and they feature startups, idling, constant RPMs, ramps, throttle movements, and shutdowns from onboard and exterior microphones. The library also has foley from the cockpit—to include sounds of switches and canopy functions—as well as fly bys, landing and taxing from both exterior and onboard microphones. Get the authentic sounds of a WII American fighter aircraft with this library.
The Harley Davidson sound effects library from G4F SFX features high-quality recordings of the Heritage Softail model. All the files have been meticulously recorded, mixed and meta-tagged for rapid use. We used an Aeta 4minx recorder, a pair of Schoeps ORTF and an AKG C414 to boost the center of the stereo sound. An SM58 placed near the exhaust also allows you to add the characteristic “throaty sound” of the Harley that can be mixed to suit your requirements. Each exhaust is on a separate file and is precisely the same length as the ORTF/C414 file for easy synchronization.
Aways – False starts – Accelerations – Gear shifts – On-board camera – Handling of the bike – Horn – Stops / Braking
Get the real Harley Davidson sound from two recording sessions of a Harley Davidson Fat Boy with a 1449 cc V2 engine. The first recording consists of five channels, two exhaust, one engine, one intake and one from a microphone in the sidepocket. It contains start, stop, idle, driving, accelerations, decelerations and more. A surround driveby is added in the end. The recording length is 19 min 23 s.
The second is the older of our two Fat Boy recordings. The classic Harley sound, delivered to you on three channels, two exhaust and one engine. The recording contains several starts, stops, revs, driving and horn. The recording length is 16 min 32 s.
Get the sounds of a 1999 Harley Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle sound effects library (with Metadata).
All 131 ready to use wave files were captured in 24 Bit, 96 kHz. Files are divided into External static sounds, External following sounds, Foley sounds, and Onboard sounds. The combined recorded driving time is more than 42 minutes long.
The Onboard recordings are in 2 separate mono wave files, channel one for engine and channel two for exhausts. 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 External recordings are in stereo, one MS (Mid-Side) for following (tracking) and the other MS at a fixed (static) position.
Vehicle Type: Motorcycle
Brand: Harley Davidson
Model: Fat Boy
Country origin: USA
Specification: modified with straight pipes (without mufflers), 1450cc, 2 cylinder, 4 stroke, V-Twin, air cooled, manual 5 speed, carburetor fuel system (modified with larger jets), 63 horse power.
Following (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels tracking the moving vehicle)Static (MS Stereo in Left & Right Channels from a fixed position)
The Iron 883 is not the biggest Harley Davidson bike around, but it has that recognizable HD throttle sound – in a different tone that you might lack in your sound collection.
The library contains starts, idling, passbys at different speeds and onboard driving on both gravel and asphalt roads. A bunch of foley tracks, burglar alarm, false starts, on spot revving recordings and more.
The onboard recordings consists of a Shure SM57 on the motor and an Oktava MK012 cardioid pointed at the exhaust pipe. These are conveniently exported together as stereo tracks to ease synchronization and mixing in your daw.
Each clip contains detailed metadata information, with filename, description, microphone, picture and more.
The harvester Claas Lexion 530 Library contains all the sounds a decent harvester produces on the field in one day. We were allowed to accompany this gigantic 300+ horsepower machine on the field and document all its activities. It roars and sounds harsh and dangerous.
Whether you are looking for realistic farm sounds or want to design a futuristic vehicle. The harvester files are ready to use or very easy to manipulate as they deliver sounds across all frequencies captured with high end equipment. Both helium-3 harvesting spaceships and apocalypse scrap transporters can be produced in just a few steps.
In addition to the standard exterior recordings such as bypass, away and up, the library also includes on-board recordings from the cab, from the platform, as well as various mic positions such as directly above and beside the cutting knives, on the belt, at the unloading pipe and many more. In addition, there are selected foley sounds, as well as a few distant atmo sounds.
70% of the revenue will benefit the non-profit association “Bulldogs for Kids e.V.” and by this benefit chronical ill children.
Sound Mind Heavy Industry sound effects library is a massive collection of over 600 sound files of unique and hard to access machines and industrial ambiences, recorded both interior and exterior. To create this 45+ GB pack we went underground and climbed on constructions, we have been in both very hot and cold, humid and smelly places, wearing funky protective clothing, helmets and glasses.
You will find large, heavy machines sounds in it, industrial vehicles, as well as pneumatic, electric, diesel or even antique steam engines sounds and many metal, wooden, debris and also liquid textures.
During our searches we found many unusual sounds with great potential for sound design.
Sounds were recorded multi-mic and from different perspectives, giving large variety for designing purposes. We used microphones with extended frequency range (Schoeps CMC6XT MS kit, Sanken CO-100k) recording on 192kHz sample rate, shotgun mics (Sennheiser MKH-8060, MKH-815T, Neumann KMR81/KM120 MS kit) as well as Trance Audio Inducer stereo contact microphone (which was very useful in noisy environments and which also has very wide frequency range). We used Sound Devices 702, 744 recorders with MixPre, plus Zoom F8 and Sony PCM D-50.
Get authentic military-grade blasts with these recordings of the 76mm M18 Hellcat cannon from the World War II era. This beast fires five blanks that are captured with 20 channels of varying distances, perspectives ranging from 0 to 150 meters, and microphones, such as Sound Devices and Zaxcom. This library also features foley from the hatch. Don't miss out on some 76mm power!
This library gets you 97 minutes of binarual recordings of wind noise, captured inside the helmet as a motorcycle rides along the highway. The speed ranges from a slower pace all the way up to 100 – 130 km/h, and features both acceleration, variable and constant speeds, as well as occasional sounds of passing traffic as captured from inside the helmet. The helmet is a flip-up type of helmet, and the motorcycle is a Honda NC 700D.
Recorder: Tascam dr100 mk/III, Microphone: DPA 4060 miniature omni
High Desert Trains has the sounds of classic Southwestern freight trains. This library captures these monsters as they tear through the desert, rumbling past the observer and screeching to a halt when they reach their destination. These sounds were recorded at 192kHz, which offers you the freedom to stretch these sounds into new machines, monsters, and powerful droning ambiences. If you need a quick pack of train sounds with a lot of flexibility, this is the library for you!
2% for the Planet:
Two percent of the price of this library is donated to an environmental cause. I view it as an “artist royalty” for the planet!
• Passbys (fast and slow), approaches, departures, stops, idling, braking, horns (close and distant), mountain incline climbs, whining drones, piercing screeches, thunderous wheels, and a full start from idle.
• GPS coordinates and location map included.
Get the sounds of the Hindustan Contessa Classic, a sedan built by Hindustan Motors in the eighties.
The Hindustan Contessa Classic featured is a 1985 model, and the library includes everything from pull ups, pull aways, revs, breaking, ignition sounds, engine idle, pass-by's, onboard driving, doors, windows, interior and exterior perspectives. More than an hour of recordings are included for a great range of car sounds.
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