Tires Episode Two is the second in a series of sound effects collections that focus only on the sound a tire makes when rolling, skidding, starting and stopping without the engine running. This episode features casual to high speed coasting on various surfaces from a Crossover Utility Vehicle (XUV 4×4) and a smaller All Terrain Vehicle (ATV 4×4). Also included are exterior pass bys from the ATV coasting down steep hills through grass, brush and wood debris.
The vehicles were recorded coasting on asphalt, dirt, grass and forest debris. Since the engine was not running most of the recordings were made from rolling down roads, gentle slopes and steep hillsides on a massive ranch. The sounds produced by the tires lend themselves to more than just a vehicle sweetener, they can be used for all sorts of sound design including objects collapsing and rolling, debris movement, debris crashing and much more. When moving without the engine running the tires, suspension and frame bumps made some very cool “rattling and vibration” noises. Pitch them up or down, time stretch them, mangle them, mix them and just have fun transforming the tracks into more than just tire noise.
XUV and ATV skids are also included. Without the engine running it was nearly impossible to get the vehicles to skid but there are quite a few that made it into this collection.
Depending on the conditions, different recorders and microphones were used during the course of producing this library. Sometimes a 4 channel setup was used and other times a 2 channel was used. A combination of shotgun, cardioid, super cardioid and omni microphones were used very close to each tire. Stereo mixes of the multi-channel recordings are also included. The sole purpose was to get clean recordings of just the tires.
This sound collection comes in 2 versions. Both versions are accessible from your account at The Recordist after purchase. If you are not sure which you prefer in you workflow you may download both. For Soundminer users I have included the microphone names in the “ixmlTrackLayout” field. Example: 8060 (1),8020 (2),8040 (3),4061 (4)
(1) Mono Broadcast WAV files: Each microphone used to capture the tire sound is a single file.
Onboard Dirt Gravel Gritty Dry Fast Speed – Rear Left DPA4061
Onboard Dirt Gravel Gritty Dry Fast Speed – Rear Right MKH8020
Onboard Dirt Gravel Gritty Dry Fast Speed – Front Left MKH8040
Onboard Dirt Gravel Gritty Dry Fast Speed – Front Right MKH8060
(2) Interleaved (Poly WAV) Broadcast WAV files: Each microphone used to capture the tire sound is a multichannel file.
Onboard Dirt Gravel Gritty Dry Fast Speed – 4CH – Front 8060 – Rear 8020 – Front 8040 – Rear 4061
Onboard Dirt Gravel Gritty Dry Skids 9x 2CH – Front 8060 – Front 8040
Exterior Grass Field Rough Brush Pass By Fast 01 MK4_MK8
Onboard Grass Hill Steep Rough Slow To Fast 01 – Stereo MIX
How to download the version you prefer:
If you prefer to work with multichannel audio files download these ZIP files:
TIRES Ep2 Poly Wav Pt1
TIRES Ep2 Poly Wav Pt2
TIRES Ep2 Mix Ext
If you prefer to work with tandem mono audio files download these ZIP files:
TIRES Ep2 Mono Wav Pt1
TIRES Ep2 Mono Wav Pt2
TIRES Ep2 Mix Ext
Sound Devices 744T/Mix Pre-D | Sound Devices 702 | Sennheiser MKH-8040 | Sennheiser MKH-8050 | Sennheiser MKH-8020 | Sennheiser MKH-8060 | DPA4061
|Stereo/Mono/Poly BWAV – 24bit, 96kHz | Mac-Windows
|PDF Sound List
|XLS Sound List
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