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Close-up engine/rotor sounds of the DJI Phantom 2 multirotor quadcopter.

Whether you are working on project that needs the engine sounds of a actual quadcopter drone, or intend to use the recordings as source material for sound design of all kinds of machines – this collection might come in handy.

We recorded static sound perspectives at different speeds, intensities and rotor combinations. The collection includes long recordings at constant speeds, variations on accelerating and decelerating, various maneuvers and random rotor movements. All sounds were captured in 192 kHz using a Sennheiser MKH 8040 stereo pair and RME UFX D/A converters, giving you enough resolution to creatively pitch shift and process to your liking.

For even more variety we recorded all of the above with a mix of contact and coil microphones giving you a less realistic, more futuristic sound perspective to the drone’s engine itself, rather than the air movement caused by the rotors. Mix those recordings with the MKH 8040 recordings to create your own blend of engine sounds: be it a drone, spaceship or other types of futuristic vehicles.

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