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Home Sound Effects Utility Helicopters

Utility Helicopters


Need helicopter sounds? The Bell 407 and Bell 429 are *THE* helicopters used in police, news, rescue, military and private fleets. Over 1 hr and 45 minutes of beautiful recordings.

Licensor: echo | collective
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Type: Helicopter sound effects / recordings
Specs: 48 files • 48 sounds • 24bit/96kHz • 3.6 Gb • Includes metadata
Approx. 105 minutes total
Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
License type:
Royalty-free - you can select the number of users on checkout

The Bell 407 and Bell 429 are some of the most ubiquitous aircraft in the modern sky.

These two models have been used by police, news, emergency rescue crews, hospitals, private individuals, and militaries the world over since 1996. They are fast, agile, comfortable and flexible.

We were granted exclusive access to the airport used to train 407 and 429 pilots in the hometown of Bell’s corporate headquarters – Ft Worth, Texas. This airport is a purely industrial airport, meaning that no commercial passenger jets fly in or out of it. This reduction in air traffic provided excellent recording conditions.

During our time on the tarmac we captured pristine movements like starts, hovers, aways, returns, spin ups and spin downs. We recorded interior and exterior on the tarmac, and captured many beautiful long tails in and out. There was no rush, and we took our time getting what we needed.

Once we had the tarmac coverage we needed, we headed over to the training area a few miles away. In this spot pilots in training practice flight maneuvers like hovers, turns, and the very tricky autorotation landing. To do an autorotation, the main engine is shut off while the helicopter is in flight, and the freewheeling rotors keep turning purely on wind friction. Once safely on the ground, the helicopters would spin back up and take off again. It is an amazing thing to see and to record.

Each exterior recording was made with a small array of mics that were time and phase-aligned in post to produce the fullest and cleanest representation of the sounds possible. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Listen to the demo, read the file list, and own a beautiful set of modern utility helicopter recordings.

Key Features
• 24 bit, 96kHz stereo interleaved wav files
• soundminer and bwav metadata tags
• 3.63 Gb of sound
• 48 files
• over 1 hour and 45 minutes of recordings


Full sound effects list for Utility Helicopters:

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echo | collective

echo | collective is the label under which the guys at Dallas Audio Post release sample libraries and Kontakt instruments for use in film, music and games.

Our need for unique and interesting sounds has us constantly updating our libraries and databases. We love making noises, bending sounds and recontextualizing things into shapes and forms they were never really meant to take.

Under echo | collective our custom sounds are available to the world at large. Feel free to take a look around, listen to the demos, watch the videos and then pick up some sounds. You can follow us on twitter @echocollective