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Home Sound Effects Broken Car Engine

Broken Car Engine


My car engine broke! As a result of making a huge costly mistake caused by accidentally skipping an oil change service from getting dates and miles mixed up (on top of being a higher milage car), my 2006 Volvo V50 T5’s engine starting making incredibly loud knocking, clicking and rattling sounds. Took it for one last drive before it was picked up by a junk yard, and recorded the process. I put a DPA 4061 and a Rode NT5 in the engine and drove it around the neighborhood, first on residential streets, then drove it harder on some faster streets (the engine was so loud you can’t hear any other cars in the recordings), abusing the manual mode for higher rpm recordings the whole time until it started overheating, smoking and dumping liquid (coolant I think? Oil? Both?). I Quickly took the DPA out because it was right near a section of the engine that was overheating, but I left the NT5 in. Satisfied with what I recorded but still a couple miles from home, after my car cooled a bit I continued to record my drive home, this time with the DPA inside the car to get an interior perspective (this drive is labeled “bonus drive” in the library).

This library is just 5 files, totaling 27 minutes and 28 seconds, 24/96k, 956MB. Quality Soundminer metadata and UCS compliant. Recorded with a DPA 4061 and NT5 for starts, idles, off, revving, slow to moderate driving, harder faster driving, with lots of variation. One file is just the NT5 engine recording for an additional 5 and a half minute drive, and one is just the DPA for an interior perspective of that drive.

I’ll miss that car a lot, but at least I got some great recordings out of it! I hope you find them useful.

Licensor: : Western Tiger Sound Co. Categories: , , , .
Type: Car sound effects / recordings
Specs: 5 sounds • 5 files • 24 Bit / 96 kHz • 956 MB • Includes metadata
Approx. 28 minutes total
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Broken Car Engine is the knocking, clicking, rattling sound library of a broken 2006 Volvo V50 T5 5 cylinder engine.

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Western Tiger Sound Co. is a post production sound company by Nikola Simikic, with a focus on film, television, and advertising. Based in Los Angeles, California, Nikola works full time as a sound designer and re-recording mixer. He has a love of sound effects recording in the field and in the studio, and has begun creating boutique sound effects libraries for sale with the goal of creating high quality libraries for an affordable price, that are easy and fast to use when sound editing and designing. For more information, visit http://westerntigersound.com