Realistic exhaust sound recordings

Realistic exhaust sound recordings

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Jon39

Original Poster:

7,322 posts

100 months

Friday 7th August
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Many videos of VH Vantage cars feature an exhaust sound, but very few seem able to capture the realistic sound.
Having tried experimenting myself using remote microphones in different positions, most attempts have been disappointing.

Please post the best quality realistic sound videos which you have found, both V8 and V12, road and race.

How about this one to begin with?

V8 GTE testing at Monza.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep88IJSV6VA


Buzz Killington

47 posts

74 months

Friday 7th August
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I find using a decent pair of headphones makes a huge difference.

Here is one of mine taken with a go pro 8. Has a Larini back box is sounds a bit more throaty.

https://youtu.be/Lo0SarBqL3U

Jon39

Original Poster:

7,322 posts

100 months

Friday 7th August
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Your recording is very good. I listen through a household audio system, with big speakers.

Your mic presumably was the standard internal GoPro. So often wind noise is evident when a mic is in airflow, but you have managed to avoid that. Did you use a sucker mount for the camera, fixed perhaps to the tailgate? The camera moved slightly, which cleverly makes viewers think there must be a cameraman clinging on to the back of your car.



Felonious

304 posts

131 months

Buzz Killington

47 posts

74 months

Friday 7th August
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Jon39 said:

Your recording is very good. I listen through a household audio system, with big speakers.

Your mic presumably was the standard internal GoPro. So often wind noise is evident when a mic is in airflow, but you have managed to avoid that. Did you use a sucker mount for the camera, fixed perhaps to the tailgate? The camera moved slightly, which cleverly makes viewers think there must be a cameraman clinging on to the back of your car.
Yes it was just the built in Mike on the go pro with a sucker mount on the rear body panel. Lack of wind noise down to lick rather than judgement.

AstonV

975 posts

63 months

Friday 7th August
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Buzz Killington said:
I find using a decent pair of headphones makes a huge difference.

Here is one of mine taken with a go pro 8. Has a Larini back box is sounds a bit more throaty.

https://youtu.be/Lo0SarBqL3U
I have V8 GT, your N430 over there, with Larini valved box and secondary cat delete pipes. It sounds just incredible. I have tried recording with my iPhone and the audio does not translate well. Just does not do it justice. I need to invest in a go pro.

shinjuku

429 posts

38 months

Friday 7th August
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It's very difficult to record exhaust sounds. Microphones in phones etc are not designed to be most sensitive in that range. A proper microphone will capture it.

Buzz Killington

47 posts

74 months

Friday 7th August
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AstonV said:
Buzz Killington said:
I find using a decent pair of headphones makes a huge difference.

Here is one of mine taken with a go pro 8. Has a Larini back box is sounds a bit more throaty.

https://youtu.be/Lo0SarBqL3U
I have V8 GT, your N430 over there, with Larini valved box and secondary cat delete pipes. It sounds just incredible. I have tried recording with my iPhone and the audio does not translate well. Just does not do it justice. I need to invest in a go pro.
Thanks, it's a v12 vantage though smile

Del Lardo

15 posts

20 months

Friday 7th August
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https://youtu.be/n8wi3527jTY

2008 4.7. GoPro in car and a reasonable (£50) mic on the rear bumper with a fluffy thing on to help with the wind noise.

AstonV

975 posts

63 months

Friday 7th August
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Buzz Killington said:
Thanks, it's a v12 vantage though smile
I know yours is a V12. I meant the USA GT is the same as the British N430

Buzz Killington

47 posts

74 months

Saturday 8th August
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AstonV said:
Buzz Killington said:
Thanks, it's a v12 vantage though smile
I know yours is a V12. I meant the USA GT is the same as the British N430
Aaaah. I was two beers down when I wrote that. My bad.

AstonV

975 posts

63 months

Sunday 9th August
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Buzz Killington said:
Aaaah. I was two beers down when I wrote that. My bad.
You have secondary cat deletes?

Buzz Killington

47 posts

74 months

Sunday 9th August
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AstonV said:
Buzz Killington said:
Aaaah. I was two beers down when I wrote that. My bad.
You have secondary cat deletes?
No. Just the Larini box. It was fitted before I bought the car.