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.
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.
Chain Ferry features the remarkable sounds of a 100 year old ferry with a specific drive system. The ferry pulls along a strong chain lying at the ground of the river to cross. This is achieved by a clever combination of 3 drive wheels that guide the chain and prevent it from dropping to the ground.
The Library contains several complete audio takes of the ferry in action – from departure to arrival. This encompasses engine start, engine idle, loading ramp noises and bangs plus a lot of chain rattling from various perspectives. The sounds are recorded aboard and from both sides of the river so that the entire scenery can be covered acoustically.
Equipped with two Mercury 496 engines, this mean machine takes us for a 60 knots ride! This library contains one exhaust channel and three engine channels for a 4-channel recording that is just under 14 minutes long.
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.
This pack includes a four-channel onboard recording of a real long-tail Asian boat captured in Thailand.
With one microphone on a handheld pole and the other three capturing its diesel engine, the boat goes through a series of maneuvers which it repeats three times. This library covers these maneuvers from different positions every time for sounds of starting, stopping, idling, driving, and constant RPM, which are just as unmistakeable as the boat's characteristic body.
The Mediterranean Summertime SFX library includes 120 selections dedicated to life and the atmosphere of both glitz and off-beat Mediterranean islands, during summertime. We follow tourists in well known busy bays, as well as head out to quieter destinations recommended by locals.
Mediterranean Summertime includes:
• Crowded and deserted beaches with Aegean sea waves breaking on sandy and pebble coasts, pounding on the shore and washing over rocks.
• Port ambiences with close and distant perspective fishing motorboats.
• Sounds inside a ferry transporting you to nearby islands or back to the mainland, loading cars and passengers, arriving and departing.
Get the sounds of a motorboat, with a Tohatsu 3.5 hp 4-Stroke engine mounted. It features sounds such as starting, neutral and forward speeds, false starts, engine offs, constant forward speed, and more. More than 18 minutes of motorboat sounds are included.
The Rowing Boat sound effects library gets you more than 17 minutes of rowing sounds. It features one-shots and rowing sequences in a slow, medium and fast pace + oars hitting the boat. It of course also gets you the creaking sounds of the oars, water splashes and the other sounds you associate with rowing.
Get the sounds of a Sea Doo RXT 260 RS jet-ski with a four stroke four cylinder Rotax engine. It consists of six channels, two engine, one exhaust, one engine air-filter and left and right passenger back. It contains engine start ups and stops on land and in water, steady rpms, blips, slow and fast take offs, ramps and reckless driving. The recording length is 16 min 1 s.
Meet this small amphibious hovercraft, which is beloved by locals in a archipelago. It has one engine to make it hoover and one to make it go forward.
The recordings consist of a 7 minute 41 second session from six onboard channels near the main exhaust, main engine, two front engine, hull front, and the propeller. The library also contains several startups, idle, stops, revving at constant RPMs standing still, and lots of driving at different speeds on both water and land. These are the sounds of pure fun!
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