Ships, boats and ferry sound effects and recordings
A Dutch barge equipped with a 2-cylinder 1941 Bronz diesel engine with Dutch fuel injection system and 80 horsepower.
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.
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.
Recording of an American Cigarette 39 Top Gun Unlimited racing boat from 2012 with dual Mercury Racing HP1075SCi V8 engines with 4 superchargers.
The American Cigarette 39 Top Gun Unlimited racing boat sound library includes 180 clips in 28.99 gigabytes of audio. It depicts the sound of a 2012 version of the boat with a dual V8 engine with 4 superchargers from a twin Mercury Racing HP1075SCi engine.
The bundle collects 9 synchronized takes from exterior and onboard perspectives. A total of 18 onboard perspectives mounted the microphone around the engine, at the exhaust, and in the cockpit as the boat drives with steady RPMs and ramps. Three exterior perspectives from 8 channels captured passes by and approaches and departures.
Also included in the package are mixes of the onboard tracks, Reaper and Pro Tools mixing sessions, full professional embedded metadata, and keyword translations for 7 languages.
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.
We had the chance to make the crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean on a cargo ship container (ATLANTIC STAR).
We boarded in the Antwerp industrial port in Belgium, sailed the English Channel, and then stopped at Liverpool’s industrial port.
Then we crossed the North Atlantic Ocean to reach Halifax, Canada. This trip took us 10 days, 10 days of sounds recording.
Through this trip, we were able to access places that normally are closed to the public: industrial ports, and a container ship.
-The completed sound bank (Stereo + Surround-Ambisonic) contains 154 files record in 24 bit / 96 kHz
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.
The Drag Boat sound collection showcases the sound of a muscle boat powered by a 1970 Chevy 454 big block V8 engine mounted to a 1975 hull.
The Drag Boat sound collection features 183 clips in 20.64 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a muscle boat powered by a 1970 Chevy 454 big block V8 engine mounted to a 1975 hull.
The bundle gathers both onboard and exterior perspectives. 10 onboard perspectives present recordings from microphones arranged around the exhaust, engine, as well as onboard at the front of the hull as the race boat drives with ramps as well as regular driving. The 5 exterior perspectives capture recordings from three locations on the shoreline as the boat travels at slow, medium, and fast speeds departing, arriving, and passing by.
The package includes three stereo mixes of the onboard perspectives, Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, full professional metadata, and metadata translations in 7 languages.
Hyperdrive is a collection of powerful energy sounds inspired by a variety of futuristic vehicles and weapons. The sounds contained range in texture from more traditional to extremely chaotic. The collection will lend itself well for use as standalone effects or as exciting elements to be further manipulated and layered in your projects.
Great care was taken during the recording and editing process to ensure the maximum flexibility of these sounds. All source material was recorded at 24/192kHz using the Sennheiser MKH 8050 mic which captures frequencies up to a minimum of 50kHz. All processing and design for this collection has been done at 24/192kHz.
If you own the Forge Sound Design Toolkit this library also comes with a specially curated sample map. The sample map can be loaded into the sampler for randomization and the creation of more complex sounds.
The 2014 Modified Yamaha Superjet is a part of a jet ski library that also contains recordings from the 2015 Sea Doo Spark, and 2017 Kawasaki SX-R! This library includes 129 pass bys, shift bys, tricks, and more, all under 3 GB!
The 2015 Sea Doo Spark is a part of a jet ski library that also contains recordings from the 2017 Kawasaki SX-R, and 2014 Modified Yamaha Superjet! This library includes 120 pass bys, shift bys, tricks, and more, all under 2 GB!
The 2017 Kawasaki SX-R is a part of a jet ski library that also contains recordings from the 2015 Sea Doo Spark, and 2014 Modified Yamaha Superjet! This library includes 119 pass bys, shift bys, tricks, and more, all under 2 GB!
This library includes 3 different high performance racing jet skis, the 2015 Sea Doo Spark, 2017 Kawasaki SX-R, and a 2014 Modified Yamaha Superjet. Each one has different pass bys, shift bys, tricks, and more! The full library will include 386 files (6.40GB) each set including 2 stationary pairs of the Sennheiser 8040s, and Sennheiser 418. With a Shure sm57 on the engine!
This library features recordings made from a Laurin Koster 32ft 4 cylinder engine Sailboat.
This library contains docked harbor ambiences while windy and calm, water movements, sail foley, engine ignition starts and cut offs, multiple different RPMs while taxiing out of the harbor, sailing, on-deck atmospheres from different perspectives and contact mic recordings of different unique sounds of the sailboat. Contains everything you need to construct a film, game or commercial from a sailboat’s perspective.
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.
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 Motorboat 2 library gets you recordings of a motor boat with a Honda BF 5A 5-HP 4-Stroke engine. Includes starts, idling, forward speeds, false starts, and engine shutoffs.
A recording of a F2 race boat with a 2010 Mercury 200 XS 200 hp, 2 stroke V6, 2500 cc, 8200 rpm engine with a 4-blade counter-clockwise turning propeller, and a top speed of 200 km/h.
The F2 race boat sound effects library includes 161 clips in 25 gigabytes of audio. It showcases the sound of a 2010 Mercury 200 XS 200 hp, 2 stroke V6, 2500 cc, 8200 rpm engine with a 4-blade counter-clockwise turning propeller. The boat is modelled on a 2006 Mølgaard 5.5m catamaran hull. The race boat has a top speed of 200 km/h and goes from 0-100 in 3-4 seconds making 5-6 g:s when cornering.
The collection includes 12 takes with 21 synchronized channels. The 7 onboard perspectives record driving from slow to fast speeds and with ramps from the cockpit, engine, and exhaust. The 6 exterior perspectives capture departures, arrivals, passing by, idling, and revs from multiple positions.
Also provided are Pro Tools and Reaper mixing sessions, custom mixes of the onboard perspectives, 19+ fields of professional embedded metadata, and metadata keyword import files in 7 languages.
Narrowboats consists of 322 beautifully recorded and edited sounds, tagged with rich metadata. From entire journeys and ambiences, to every knob, switch and door and more.
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