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Car Sound Design Master Class with Mark Mangini

Get advice on how to approach cinematic sound design for cars from award-winning sound artist Mark Mangini.

From larger-than-life engine revs and exhilarating chase scenes to rickety door opens and characterful tire screeches – there are lots of storytelling decisions to make with your car sound design.

Following the release of The Odyssey Collection: Vehicles (OV) – our latest sound effects library featuring thorough recordings of over 250 vehicles curated from the private library of Academy Award®-winning sound editors Mark Mangini (Blade Runner 2049, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Richard L. Anderson (The Lion King, Edward Scissorhands) – Mangini has already shared his philosophy on how to record vehicle sound effects that he developed while creating the sound for hundreds of Hollywood feature films.

In our latest exclusive video interview, get invaluable advice and wisdom on Mangini's approach to cinematic sound design for cars. Discover his process for sound designing car chase sequences, sweetening vehicle designs by layering sound effects, and why using the wrong vehicle sounds can subconsciously distract the audience.

Great car sound design starts with professional, methodical car recordings. Accelerate your productions with the deepest collection of car sound effects available – plus trucks, buses, and motorcycles – all curated from the private library of award-winning sound artists.

Available Now – The Odyssey Collection: Vehicles


Julian Slater

"Half the battle of a car chase sequence is getting a fully loaded set of vehicle sounds. Odyssey has those and more. It's a great go-to as my first point of call for car sounds."

Julian SlaterBaby Driver, Mad Max: Fury Road

The Odyssey Collection: Vehicles