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

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49,00 $


Quadcopter engine sounds

Close-up stereo recordings + contact & coil microphones

Multiple speeds and variations

38 files with descriptive filenames

192 kHz / 24 bit WAV files

Embedded Soundminer metadata

2.5 GB Zip / Fast download


Whether you are working on a project that needs the motor sounds of an 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 at 192 kHz using a Sennheiser MKH 8040 stereo pair and RME UFX D/A converters.

We recorded all of the above with contact and coil microphones giving you a less realistic, more futuristic sound perspective to the drone’s motors, 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.

Sound examples

Behind the scenes

Recording stationary quadcopter engine sounds with contact and coil mic.