For over 7 years I have been casually recording all kinds of moving vehicles and motors. Most of these sound effects were captured without any session planning or any idea of what I was going to get. I would setup whatever microphone or hand-held recorder was closest at the time and just let it run. Sometimes I would hear a construction vehicle or truck approaching and quickly grab a piece of gear and try and record it as it was passing by. Most of the time I ended up with something but sometimes just air. Whenever I heard a motor near the yard or out in the forest I would attempt to record it. Sometimes I would get up close and personal and other times I would let the recording device run for hours while I did something else back at the house. It was always hit and miss and what you get in this collection are the hits.
The pass by’s in this collection cover a broad range of motors. From smooth high speed passes to slow sputtering drive by’s this one of a kind set of sounds has them and everything in between. Long background ambiences of rural paved and dirt roadways are also included for those scenes where some “background traffic” is required.
Crazy doppler pass by effects can be created by pitching the sounds up or down and adding your favorite spicey plug-in process. Have fun and remember: never put your microphone directly in front of a moving vehicle (No, I did NOT do that, just some friendly advice).
Automobiles, Pickup trucks, Motorcycles, Vans, Road Graders, Road Pavers, Surface Rollers, Dump Trucks, Water Trucks, Logging Trucks, Excavators, Hot Rods and more.
Pavement (wet & dry), Dirt (wet & dry), Snow, Forest
Very Close, Medium Close and Distant
Logging skidder, Delivery truck or van making a drop
Crappy Postal Service Vehicle, Emergency Sirens, Stupid Engine Revs, Jake Brakes, Squeaky Treads & Chained Wheels
Sound Devices 702 | Sennheiser MKH-8040ST | Schoeps MK4-MK8 | Sanken CSS-5 | Audio Technica AT-835ST | Audio Technica BP-4025 | Sony PCM-D100 | Sony PCM-D1 | Sony PCM-D50
Files: 245 • Download: 6.2GB • Format: Stereo • Bit Depth: 24-Bit • Sample Rate: 96kHz • Metadata: Soundminer/BWAV