When someone mentions that they're seeking out car sound effects, you probably jump to one of two conclusions. Either you think he means sound effects for his car, which includes items such as specialty horns and sirens, or you believe he means actual car sound effects, which are audio files used to reproduce the noises made by real cars. Below, we'll go over the difference between the two sound effects types, where you can locate them, and some info on each.
Car Sound Effects
If you're just looking to reproduce authenticated automotive sounds, all you need is a computer with an internet connection or a static-free sound recorder. Considering the breadth of vehicle types out there, and the tremendous number of sound effects each type of vehicle has, and you'd expect that it could be difficult to find ones that fit your needs. However, if you wanted to get an mp3 file of a Mustang skidding on its brakes or a Civic revving up its engine, we've got all the car sound effects you'll ever need here at AudioMicro. And if you just want to play car crash sound effects to scare your sister on April Fools Day, you can just always load up our site, crank up the volume, and you'll have car crash sounds blaring all night.
Sound Effects for your Car
If you want your actual car to enjoy a wide range of audio effects, there are plenty of car accessories that focus exclusively on sound effects production. For realistic police sirens, you can always install aftermarket novelty police sirens, and pair them with police car accessories such as roof mounted strobe lights for a complementing display. Perhaps instead you'd rather make your car sound like an approaching locomotive. If that's the case, you can choose to install a train horn, which reproduces train horn blasts at a high decibel level. Though most of these add-ons are novelty items, they can surely make your car appear to be something it's not, and that's the fun of it all. So now you've got it down - the difference between car sound effects (used by video producers and created by sound designers) and sound effects for your car (used by folks who are just really into their cars).