About the Sound Effects Library

trainwheelsThis sound effects library is a collection of field recordings of freight trains in the San Francisco Bay area. The trains were recorded in San Jose, Richmond, Oakland, Emeryville, San Francisco.

All of the recorded freight trains were old, rusty and covered in graffiti. When in motion they come alive with very unique sounds such as metal on metal scrapes, heavy thuds, clunking, and screeching noises. All trains were recorded within 15-20 feet from the mic setup.

Number of Files: 10 High Quality WAVS (29 minutes)
Size Unpacked: 992.9 MB
Sample Rate: 96kHz/24bit
Gear Used: All recordings were used with a mid-side microphone setup consisted of a Schoeps 2 CMC 6 U mic bodies, a Schoeps MK4 & MK8 mic capsules, and a Rycote windjammer fed into a Sound Devices 744T.
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