Presenting Luxury Jets HD Professional Sound Effects Library. This massive collection of private jet sounds from 20 aircraft models will blow your mind. Mostly recorded over a two month period at a very quiet airport these sounds offer a rare glimpse into the “very expensive to operate” world of private luxury aircraft. Extremely close up turbofan engine starts, ground taxi bys, arrival engine shut downs, sky ripping pass bys, roaring take offs and much more are included. Interior sounds from some of the jets while they are waiting for passengers to arrive and cockpit warning commands are also included. A airport tug vehicle was recorded unloading a jet and the motorized folding staircase and door from a large private jet are among the many other types of plane sounds.
Many perspectives were recorded from just about every corner of the airfield. I placed microphones in various locations around the airport on certain days to get as many textures as possible. Some microphones were behind the jets as they took off and some were down range to capture the screaming pass by during take off. During departure and arrival I placed microphones along the taxi way to get very close up and distant ground runs. Sometimes I was able to hide a PCM D100 near a jet as it started and when the jet was taking off far from the recorder, it captured some beautiful distant sounds.
A highlight of the collection are the very close up turbofan engine starts and stops. A pilot even offered to start and throttle one engine and it was recorded inside and outside. Other jet engines were recorded from behind as they fired up and from the side from only a few feet away. The possibilities are endless for SCI-FI engine sound design with these up close and personal jet engines.
This is the largest release in the history of The Recordist in terms of gigabytes. I hope you find the sounds useful in your work and I look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions. More interiors and other sounds such as doors, switches and buttons will be recorded at a later date (when a jet becomes available) and will be added to your download account.
Bonus: Included are interleaved stereo MS encoded versions of all the Schoeps MK4/MK8 recordings so you may adjust the stereo image to taste or use as mono. Left: MK4 • Right MK8
PS: I probably walked over 100 miles chasing these jets around the airport. Not bad for a middle aged man!
Sound Devices 702 | Sound Devices 744T | Sennheiser MKH-8040ST | Schoeps MS Pair MK4-MK8 | Sony PCM-D100 | Audio Technica AT-835ST