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Looking for electric car sounds? This library delivers 211 files / 162 minutes of stereo recordings of the BMW i3 electric vehicle.
The BMW i3 is a B-class, high-roof hatchback manufactured and marketed by BMW with an electric powertrain using rear wheel drive via a single-speed transmission. Its underfloor Li-ion battery pack is offered in two capacities as well as with an optional range-extending gasoline engine. The i3 was BMW’s first mass-produced zero emissions vehicle and was launched as part of BMW’s electric vehicle sub-brand, BMW i.
As of December 2016, the i3 ranked as the world’s third best selling all-electric car in history with more than 65,000 units sold since its inception.
This very quiet car has been recorded using onboard DPA-4060 microphones, to capture the engine and tyre sounds. The different surfaces are gravel, asphalt and rumble strips on the highway. The interior sounds have been recorded using the Zoom H5 XY microphone. There are also contact mic recordings of the wheel housing using Schaller mics.
Passby sounds have been recorded using Line Audio CM3’s in an XY setup as well as the Zoom H5 XY microphone. There are passes on dry and wet asphalt as well as gravel at different speeds.
Finally the engine has been recorded using the Elektrosluch electromagnetic microphone, resulting in 33 minutes of electromagnetic madness in 96 kHz.
I sincerely hope you will find this sound archive useful!
I am a Sound Recordist / Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor from Denmark with over 20 years of professional experience.
Over the years I have been supervising around 20 feature films, many of which I have also recorded.
I have won the Danish Film Academy Award for best sound 3 times, in 2004 for Reconstruction, 2011 for R and in 2013 for A Hijacking. In 2016 the film A War by danish director Tobias Lindholm was nominated for the best foreign language film at the Oscars, I was the supervising sound editor / sound designer on that film.
I live in Copenhagen, Denmark, and I own a small sound studio. I do sound for a living and as a hobby as well.